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  1. Same problem over here! Now i have found out (by trying to install Ubuntu wich didnt let me continue at the partitioning stage, and by executing qtparted in knoppix) that my HD have gone bad (!?) Not sure if MDK 10.1 has cause this, but before trying to install 10.1 i had MDK 10.0 installed and working fine, so... BTW i did not change the HD partition layout since i was gonna use the same partitions as i had for 10.0. Im gonna swap the HD and see ir Ubuntu installs fine, if it does and there is no prob with the new HD, ill try installing 10.1 to see if it causes any problem or not. Would it be possible for you to get hold of a knoppix CD and try qtparted to see if there is something wrong with your HD? Regards,
  2. No, AFAIK to make the partition be mounted as 'read-only' you'd need 'ro' which isnt there... This is, for example, the entry for my cdrom, note the 'ro' statement: You can try to add 'rw' (read & write) but i think its not necesary...
  3. Firt of all, id recommend you not to log in to kde as root. To do maintance work, open a console an su to root. So in a console as root do this: chown -R finn:finn /home/finn/winlin And thatll convert everything under /home/finn/winlin to be owned by user finn. Post results. BTW: the system wont let you unmount a partition if its being used, even if you only have a konqueror opened showing this partition contents will be considered as 'in use', so youll have to leave the directory (same applies to a console).
  4. Or... You can just edit the file .wmrc in your user home directory and changed it to GNOME. Cheers !
  5. The link to the torrents is on the clubs article link i posted earlier.
  6. See the clubs article here. Enjoy it !
  7. Hi, have you tried the Mandrake Control Center? MCC --> BOOT --> BOOT LOADER --> BOOT DEVICE --> according to what you said this is probably set to /dev/fd0 (floppy drive) so change it to /dev/hda. Note: I have Mandrake set up in spanish so the option names may vary from the actual english ones. P.S.: Oh and welcome to the forums !!
  8. You can always try with drakdisk, the mandrake utility for partitioning, before thinking on reinstalling, or even with qparted, an open source app vey similar to partition magic.
  9. For the next time, if you happen to d/l the isos again, to check wheter the sums are ok or not do in a console: md5sum -c name_of_md5_file.md5 For it to work you need to have the .md5 file and all ISOs in your working directory. Regards. P.S.:Ooops! error again, i didnt realize youre on windows, im trying to find out how to do it and post it in a minute... P.S.S.: Here you are... In windows you need to d/l an application to do the md5sum, you can get this one for free. Then you need to have all ISOs and md5 file in same directory and double-click the md5 -which will open with that program- and itll start checking the images for you.
  10. Oh yeah, im sorry i didnt realize, Ixthusdan is right, you should burn them as iso images and not as data cds The problem i mentioned is known to have happened to many -including me- thats why i rapidly though it was the same one. I would say youll have to d/l the isos again, but cant tell for sure...
  11. Did you check the MD5SUM for the ISOs? Anyway, some drives sometimes do not recognize CD1 as bootable (dont know why), you can use CD2 and once it has boot change it to CD1. You cant see any ISO files? What do you mean? Do you have the isos or not? Can you see any files/directories on the CD1 that you've burned??
  12. Acoorting to a message on the cooker list!: [moved from Installing Mandrake by spinynorman]
  13. You welcome. Yeah, and thats true for any directory, not only encrypted ones !!(I mean when you try to unmount any directory)) Cheers!!
  14. No problem mate, you're welcome. Im sure youll 'pay' something back to the comunity in any way You dont really say how you finally made it to work, so i dont really know. Have in mind that for you to mount a remote directory in a local computer you need to specify a valid dir (a folder that exist on the local computer), so the remote dir will be used as a local one and be referred to with that local dir name. These two directories (remote & local) do NOT need to have the same name, i.e. you can mount dir /shares from a server into your local /others dir. So to your question of whats 'remote_share' that was just a folder I wanted you to create with the mkdir (make directory) command, it couldve been called whatever else. Anyways, id advice you to read more about unix/linux ways. A very good starting point (at least it was for me, and actually still is) is Mandrakeusers DOC section. P.S.: I apologise if i have ever written 'folder' instead of 'directory'. There is nothing like folders in computers, its all again M$ nasty ways Regards, P.S.S.: ChrisM, please edit your first post in this thread and put a 'SOLVED' in the 'Topic Description' to let people know this is over, cheers!
  15. Well, yeah, he could try that, the thing is... he is using FC !!
  16. Do 'lsof /home/gregory/secret' to find out whats using it, then just kill the app.
  17. Once i had a similar problem because i switched monitors. What i did was simple, just deleted xorg.conf and restart, mandrake created a new configuration file and everything worked fine. Obviously i had harddrake runnging, so i suppose there is something similar to that on FC.... You can always try by renaming the file instead of deleting it. Hope it helps.
  18. Hi Chris, But why are you trying different directories (/mnt/shared.stuff AND /mnt/home/shared.stuff) ?? Do any of them exist? Its not that confusing but youre making it so. You need to know where you want to mount the remote directory, in the client, give this command (as root): mkdir -p /mnt/remote_shares Once its done, issue this command as root: mount /mnt/remote_shares And voila, shoud be already mounted. IMO your problem was that you were trying to mount the remote directory into an inexistent local directory, and that my friend, its not a good idea Please post results.
  19. When you start your computer, on the first screens you see, before the windows or the bootloader loads, you should see the motherboard checking the components, cpu, available memory... and a message telling you how to get into the motherboard BIOS, its something like "Press <del> to enter the Bios". Its usually 'del' de key to press, but this may vary. See picture: Once you enter into your bios, you should see something similar to this: The setting you are after its in the 'Standard CMOS Features' menu. Have a look at next pic, see the 'Access Mode' option? (not the one thats selected but the one below it?? See that its set to AUTO? thats what you need to change to LBA. This another one, quite old pic, but mine looks the similar, see the MODE setting (set to LBA as it should be) at the right side of the screen: But be aware, there are different types of BIOSes and the one of the pictures might not match yours, but you know what to look for, cause no matter what BIOS, they all have more or less the same settings. Once you are done go back to the main menu and choose 'SAVE & EXIT SETUP', the computer will reboot. Post if anything goes wrong. The post was edited to add some more screenshots.
  20. So...did you try to set your Hard drives as LBA instead of AUTO in the BIOS as avadis suggested?? :deal: Becuase IMHO if someone takes the time to give you ideas to help you, at least you could try them out, and/or if you have tried it post results. That solution has helped many so I advice you to try it. P.S.: Post edited because i could have been confused as being rude, which i try not to be.
  21. Ok, i would probably be around so keep posting if you need some I dont think line 1 is needed, but instead of deleting it (imaging you do and something terrible happens :o ) you can jus comment it out by insertin a # in front of the line, so will look like this: #/home/username/share * /home/username/shared stuff (everyone) Anything you put after the # character on that same line will not be taken into account, if you ever need it again, just delete the # and youre done. :lol: Yeah, im not a native english speaker so sometimes what i say sounds funny, i try to make myself as clear as possible altough sometimes i just dont succeed.
  22. Acording to a message on the cooker list that i read yesterday, 10.1 official has already gone to press.
  23. Im back on bussiness , howd it go? Any luck?
  24. I just realized that is something else wrong. The 'mount' command is: mount server.ip.address:/shared.directory /path/in.client/where/to.mount.it So your command: mount stuff/mnt/shared stuff It is NOT about right, it should be: (see the space between the two folders) mount stuff /mnt/shared stuff I suppose that the latter '/mnt/shared stuff' is the local file on the client where you want to mount the remote directory, if so, please DO CHANGE IT to 'shared_stuff' as well. So after renaming both the server and client 'shared stuff' to 'shared_stuff', the command would be: mount /mnt/shared_stuff P.S.: Im going to bed now, see u in 7 hours !!
  25. Oh man, dont mess whith spaces in directory/file names, linux doesnt like it, thats something that comes from the windows world , and remember that linux is case sensitive too. My advise: CHANGE EVERYTHING FROM 'shared stuff' TO 'shared_stuff' or even 'shared.stuff'. - To change the directory name do (put the " " too): mv "/home/username/shared stuff" /home/username/shared_stuff - Change it in /etc/exports on the server - Change the command you use in the client to: mount stuff/mnt/shared_stuff (or mount stuff/mnt/shared.stuff, or whatever else name you have chosen for the directory) NOOOOOO, the problem is there for sure, you are just confusing nfs because of the empty space in the folder name, dont do it again :P
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