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  1. Thank you, spinynorman, for changing the signature. I had no idea that I had disabled PM's :( Thanks, again.
  2. Thanks to all for your kind words. I do read here, but I am having a hard time to not get involved again :D So I am pretending to not be around. I've tried twice to get out of MCNLive (without success), and don't give up the hope that someone will continue the project. If there is a need, someone will :P I just wanted to have my life back. In the meantime Charles (from the official mandriva forum) did a great job on the mklivecd and mcnlive code and managed to create a new livecd based on 2008. You can read it here: http://www.mandrivaclub.nl/site/index.php?showtopic=8902
  3. Hi folks, after some months of not not being able to work on and improve MCNLive I would like to announce officially my decision to stop with the development of MCNLive. The reasons are changes in my personal life, preferences about spending time. Creating LiveCD's based on Mandriva and working on the mklivecd scripts kept me very busy the last 4 years. It has been a great experience, in particular working together with testers and contributors was wonderful. MCNLive is the project of http://www.mandrivaclub.nl. And I hope they will find someone/people to take over from me and fill the gap as soon as possible. Help is really appreciated. Please get in touch with MCNL here: http://www.mandrivaclub.nl/site/index.php?showforum=30 --chris
  4. There is no rpm of the mklivecds scripts. You would need to do it all manually: https://mandrivausers.org/index.php?showtopic=42429 Steps. Install 2008. Add the contrib and main sources. And follow the steps given in the link. If you are able to build an iso, it won't even boot. The kernel changed, we have now IDE as modules. And we need to adapt the scripts to preload these modules and put them into the initrd.
  5. Scott, you should be able to use the remaining free space on the flash drive, outside of the loop image, as normal storage space. You can access and write to it under /mnt/<somewhere> You can store all files, documents etc there. Only added software/programs and settings etc are useful in the loop image. We have limited - in the wizard - the loop image size to 2 GB. I did not think of people with 8 GB flash drives. You could edit the script to give you a larger option (though you would need to create a new loop image). /usr/local/bin/mkmcnlive-loop Search for the term: max-value=$MAX Replace $MAX with your size, in MB, example: 3 GB would be: 3000 ('max-value=$MAX' shows up twice in the script, for the vfat and ext3 filesystem options) --chris
  6. Tomas, so you have a normal installation on an external usb harddrive (not in live mode). And you want to use it on different computers? Is this correct? As far as I know this is not possible. Different computers -> different hardware. You have done an installation for one specific hardware. Only a live system has a dynamic hardware detection. Second problem is the bootloader. You would need a very specific bootloader config (on a start cd and/or on the usb drive) to deal with different machines and their internal and external harddisks. I don't know how to do this, sorry.
  7. The mklivecd versions don't work for 2008. They need a major rework. I'll start with 2008 this weekend with the first tests. Don't know yet how long it will take to have a first test version. Please keep in mind that MCNLive is a community edition of a small group of volunteers. We try to do our best, but we have a normal life :D PS: Sure, you can do your own MCNLive. Use the mklivecd scripts from MCNLive Toronto, and make them work on 2008. :P Sorry, that was lame, I know.
  8. I am completely lost, what you exactly want to do ... :unsure: MCNLive is made to install and run in Live mode on an USB flash drive or an external HD. How: read the howto page in a browser window when you run the LiveCD. It is a LIVE system. A normal (non live mode) installation to internal or external HD: use the Mandriva install DVD.
  9. Close opera. Open the following file with a texteditor: /home/<username>.opera/opera6.ini (Note that the .opera directory is a hidden dir, with a dot) And add this line: Enable Core X Fonts=0 in the section [user Prefs] edit: ffi was faster :-)
  10. Nope. One of the various reason we don't recommend a HD installation. When you add the official 2007.1 update source and install the updates, you get all help and doc files - for the updated rpm's. Same with new installed rpm's. A trick would be to un-install stuff, and re-install it.
  11. This thread was about the non-MCNLive method. The easy way to remaster MCNLive Toronto. Boot the Live CD. While you are in live mode, add all packages and localization rpm"s you need. Switch in MCC to your locale. In the KDE Control Center switch as well. Make all other changes you want. Now start the remaster live wizard, in the menu: MCNLive. - Everything is done running live, NO installation to HD needed. It will build a new iso and store it on a hard disk partition.
  12. MCNLive is not a tool to create a live cd from a fresh normal Mandriva installation. I do not advise this. MCNLive IS a livecd. And with the possibility to remaster it. That's all. It is for people who want to use it as a Live CD.
  13. mtools are tools to work with ms-dos disks. For example you can set a label on a vfat partition with the command mlabel. When using the mtools in scripts, you don't want that these commands are prompting/asking questions/being verbose. That breaks the scripts. MTOOLS_SKIP_CHECK=1 --> let the commands skip certain checks, that would lead to a 'question' when running in a script. Edit: Oops, the following is wrong: ________________ We had some mtools commands in our specific scripts. But not any longer. You don't need it. _______________________________ We don't need it in the script that creates the persistent loop file, because we don't work with a label on a vfat partition. But we still need it for the "Create Live USB" script. The syslinux command, which installs the syslinux booloader on the partition, calls a certain mtool utility in the background.
  14. I had a look at the pcmciautils. Seems that there is even more involved in configuring these cards. I'd need to write some special scripts - but I am unsure. I admit that this is above my head if I need to do this without the hardware at hand. Sorry, Paolo. And the OO version will delay a bit ...
  15. pcmciauitils ...rpm package: "PCMCIAutils contains hotplug scripts and initialization tools necessary to allow the PCMCIA subsystem to behave (almost) as every other hotpluggable bus system (e.g. USB, IEEE1394)." Okay, what are they doing. B) I can at least all files that are installed with this package add to the initrd. It is kind of funny to find something for hardware you never used. When in early 2005 I started developing the first LiveUSB I had no computer which was able to boot from usb, and I had no usb stick. At mandrivaclub.nl we developped everything 'online', while I was preparing the code and implement it into mklivecd, two crew members made tests. Bad news: it took forever. Good news: this was soooo much fun. The best things, with Linux, for me personally is: working together with folks on a problem and the solution.
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