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Everything posted by ianw1974

  1. If you don't have an fstab entry, you cannot just type: mount /mnt/cdrom because it doesn't know what device is attributed to /mnt/cdrom. Therefore you could then have to do something like: mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom or wherever you wanted to mount it. udev/dbus would need to be dealing with this that is why there should not be an fstab entry. I wouldn't expect the USB icon to be managing your CDROM since it's not a USB device. The CD/DVD should appear on your desktop and can then be accessible by double clicking it. And it's going to be read only unless you are using Brasero or K3B or similar which would be an application that uses the necessary tools so that you can write files to it. Otherwise CD/DVD that has something on it, will be readonly irrespective unless the session is re-opened in a CD/DVD burning application.
  2. He's not saying it's a USB drive. He's saying, optical drives, like USB drives, don't need to be in your /etc/fstab. So for the /dev/sr0 line in your /etc/fstab file, place a # at the beginning of the line and save it.
  3. If you have 2008.1 on your system, and the repos configured, you can easily find the version numbers of packages installed by using the gui application to search or: urpmf --name package replacing package with the text you want to search for, for example: firefox.
  4. Hi John, I can't tell you how to do it with drakwizard, or the MCC tools, but on one machine you'll need to make one directory accessible for sharing. For example /home. Then from the other machine, using MCC, you should be able to mount the partition somewhere else, so for example, you connect to machine1 and mount /home to for example /mnt/home (if this directory existed on machine2). NFS is not browseable, this was why I suggested samba as it can be easily got at than compared to NFS.
  5. Sorry I forget also about graphical partition tools such as gparted. I think mainly because I'm used to doing everything at the console.
  6. Stand corrected :) MCC seems to do it then, so NFS better if no Windows systems about.
  7. Yes NFS is good for Linux only hosts, although you have to mount from the command line or CLI, you cannot do it directly in konqueror or nautilus. With samba, you can, and so it's easily accessible without mounting it :) I know John would prefer to mount in the gui, and not have problems for example if the other computer wasn't turned on when he attempted to access his files on the other machine. Although, this wouldn't necessarily need to be a major problem. With samba, you can access it on the fly without having to remember the sequence in ensuring one computer is on before the other as you would need to do with NFS. I use NFS in the office with a NAS, but then it's always on and accessible :)
  8. Hi John, Console could be easiest in this instance, if the system is not recognising it. If you can't see it in konqueror or nautilus (depending on KDE or Gnome), then the easiest will be to open a console and then su and enter the root password. Once you are here, this is what you would need to do. First disconnect and reconnect the USB stick. Then do this: dmesg it should then tell you what USB device it found at the end of the dmesg, and which disk it assigned, for example, /dev/sdb. Once you know this, you can do this: fdisk -l /dev/sdb that's a lowercase L. It will list your disks in the system, and should also list the USB stick that you plugged in and from where it matched in dmesg. I would expect that only one partition is listed on the disk. If that is the case, you can then do: fdisk /dev/sdb t b w t = toggle partition type b = set to W95 FAT 32 w = save changes it will then return to the command prompt. Once this has been done, you can do this: mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1 and it will create a FAT32 filesystem on the USB stick. You can then remove it and reconnect again to see if the system recognises it normally. Please be careful, substitute /dev/sdb in my example with the one that matches your dmesg output. Also from the fdisk -l listing, you can check that size of the USB stick to verify you have the right disk, if it's 16GB like you posted here.
  9. Hi John, If you wish to do it via MCC, then the easiest will be to install the drakwizard application which will add a ton of stuff to the MCC panel. Then you will be able to click and install samba to run on one machine, and then connect to it from the other one. You only need to configure the samba server on one of your machines. The other will just be a client which will access the server and allow you to copy files from it to that machine.
  10. CloneZilla will be able to do it no problems in terms of data copy etc and should even sort out grub booting etc. If it doesn't boot, then the easiest option later would be to do this. 1. Install the new disk as the first disk in the system. 2. Attach the old disk as the second disk in the system. 3. Boot and install new system on the first disk. 4. Create a new home directory on the new disk. 5. Copy data later once rebooted from old disk to new disk - only data for your username in /home.
  11. I think this minority share holder is a bit silly. I would have expected shareholders would accept funding to improve their financial position, rather than vetoing it, and possibly ending up with erm, nothing? :huh:
  12. Try: systemctl disable dm Mandriva has systemd scripts and SysV also, so it could explain why it looks disabled, when in fact it's being controlled elsewhere. Also check what else is in /etc/init.d and post back if it doesn't work: ls /etc/init.d/
  13. Please provide the output of: chkconfig --list and also add here the /etc/inittab: cat /etc/inittab
  14. Maybe there is a service loading. Check: chkconfig --list | grep -i dm to see if any services are here relating to display manager. Could be kdm, gdm, xdm, or something similar. I forget how Mandriva might have it, as I'm not using it right now.
  15. Should work as it uses the Realtek 8069 module from what I know, this card has been about for a few years now. A post here recently mentioned this card.
  16. iptables. Can also install webmin to configure it much easier than from the console.
  17. From a bit of reading it should be detected, as it should use the Realtek 8169 module as it seems to be based on that, unless something has changed. An lspci can verify this I would expect.
  18. Doesn't make sense on why some lowly previous main investor is blocking it, unless he's hoping to pick Mandriva up for nothing, or has some ulterior motive. Shady.
  19. is playing with the iphone 4s

  20. Removing the disk and booting the machine, should leave you with the disk missing. Adding a partition with fdisk, or whichever you normally use :) and changing the type to Linux raid autodetect. You won't add the 1TB to the array, since it won't be the same size. You'll create a separate array with the 1TB disk, but with the second disk missing. Then, when you've copied the data from the old array to the new array, you can then remove the 750GB disk and add a second 1TB disk and then add this to the array. With /etc/mdadm.conf - if you have disks /dev/sdb and /dev/sdc as part of the array, and /dev/sdc is faulty, then you edit /etc/mdadm.conf and remove the info that corresponds with /dev/sdc and replace it with "missing". Look at my article I wrote ages ago: http://www.linuxsolutions.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=26 in particular: Creating Arrays Since /dev/sda is in use, we cannot add this to the array yet, so we will build the array with /dev/sda offline, and only /dev/sdb active. This is how: mdadm --create /dev/md0 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 missing /dev/sdb1 mdadm --create /dev/md1 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 missing /dev/sdb2 mdadm --create /dev/md2 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 missing /dev/sdb3 mdadm --create /dev/md3 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 missing /dev/sdb5 mdadm --create /dev/md4 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 missing /dev/sdb6 here you can see, the part where I have /dev/sda missing but the array configured on /dev/sdb. When I then remove and replace /dev/sda with the new disk (eg 1TB), I would then add it later to the array. It's all in the link, it will tell you how to add the disk later, and then in /etc/mdadm.conf you replace missing with /dev/sda.
  21. It would be easy enough as you'd need to remove the faulty disk, and then add the new one. Add a partition to it marked as Raid Autodetect. Edit /etc/mdadm.conf so that the second disk is missing. Then you will need to add it to the array after the system has started. The array will then rebuild on the new disk. Then you edit /etc/mdadm.conf again to add back the config as it was before with the second disk. Of course, if you're replacing with a disk of the same size. I know you want larger. Therefore, you'd create Raid1 on the 1TB disk with the second disk missing, then LVM inside this. Copy the data to the disk. Then add another 1TB disk later similar in my procedure for replacing a faulty disk and adding it to your 1TB array.
  22. No, I mean /usr/local /usr/lib is for libraries only and better not to unpack binaries here. And if you do as I wrote, it will create a directory called firefox under /usr/local like in my example that I put in my post.
  23. As you've used Kubuntu 11.10 which is October 2011, I would suggest using the latest Mandriva 2011 available and simply trying if nobody has this particular camera. I haven't a Canon, so can't help you there. Sometimes it's just worth trying the latest release and see what happens.
  24. Hi Roger, Here is an example from my download: ian@jasiek ~/Downloads $ tar xjf firefox-9.0.1.tar.bz2 ian@jasiek ~/Downloads $ cd firefox ian@jasiek ~/Downloads/firefox $ ls Throbber-small.gif icons libsoftokn3.so application.ini jsloader libssl3.so blocklist.xml libfreebl3.chk libxpcom.so chrome libfreebl3.so libxul.so chrome.manifest libmozalloc.so mozilla-xremote-client components libmozsqlite3.so omni.jar crashreporter libnspr4.so platform.ini crashreporter-override.ini libnss3.so plugin-container crashreporter.ini libnssckbi.so precomplete defaults libnssdbm3.chk removed-files dependentlibs.list libnssdbm3.so run-mozilla.sh dictionaries libnssutil3.so searchplugins extensions libplc4.so update.locale firefox libplds4.so updater firefox-bin libsmime3.so updater.ini hyphenation libsoftokn3.chk ian@jasiek ~/Downloads/firefox $ in the last directory listing is an executable called firefox. So wherever you unpack this, is where you would create the link for the executable. For the icon use the path icons/mozicon128.png from within the firefox directory. I unpacked in /home/ian/Downloads/firefox, so for my shortcut the program would be: /home/ian/Downloads/firefox/firefox and the icon would be: /home/ian/Downloads/firefox/icons/mozicon128.png of course, ideally you would unpack this in for example /usr/local. So to do this: su (enter root password when prompted) cd /usr/local tar xjf /home/ian/Downloads/firefox-9.0.1.tar.bz2 then your paths would be /usr/local/firefox/firefox and /usr/local/firefox/icons/mozicon128.png.
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