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  1. I installed the iso file to a U.S.B. stick and booted into the liveCD option. Everything worked. I chose to install the operating system to a SATA hard-drive partition. I opted to install the GRUB boot loader to pclinuxos's root partition as I have a boot loader already in the MBR. I couldn't boot, however.


    I then booted back into the liveCD option to try to install GRUB via the command line. I did:


    (as root user)


    find /boot/grub/stage1

    root (hd1,7)

    setup (hd1,7)


    as the root partition is on sdb8. This did not work. I also tried

    grub-install /dev/sdb8


    Any ideas?

  2. I used the Unetbootin software from


    I have several Linux partitions on the hard drive and use the GAG boot loader to boot them. When I use Unetbootin it tells me that I do not have p7zip, which is not true. It gives you the option of installing the iso file to the hard drive but it doesn't let you specify any specific partition (you can only specify "/").


    The grub boot loader for my main Linux operating system did have an entry called "Unetbootin" but selecting it did nothing.


    So, I want to install an iso file to a partition of the drive.

  3. I installed Mandriva 2008.1 on my new hard drive and using its Mandriva Control Center mounted various partitions on the old hard drive. I've now tried to unmount those partitions on the old hard drive using the Mandriva Control Center. However, when I reboot they are then mounted again. If I switch off the PC and unplug the old drive and then turn the PC back on again it cannot boot up. How do I unmount those partitions?

  4. I use an ssh tunnel which needs a password, where the characters entered are not displayed. I tried different methods:



    sh -c "password" | ssh -L 6700: user@sshtunnel.net



    ssh -L 6700: user@sshtunnel.net

    sh -c "password"


    I tried 'echo "password" | ssh -L 6700: user@sshtunnel.net' but this only works where password characters are displayed.


    The technical support guy said that the ssh server won't allow public-key placement because of vulnerabilities of openssl.


    Incidentally, it always says "#!/bin/bash: no such file". I checked: it is there.


    I also tried to change the algorithms:

    ssh -c aes128-ctr, aes192-ctr, aes256-ctr, aes128-cbc, cast128-cbc, arcfour128, arcfour256, arcfour, aes192-cbc, aes256-cbc, 3des-cbc

    but it always says there's a problem resolving the second algorithm.

  5. I've been using on-board graphics with VESA. I then plugged my nvidia card into the motherboard. I left the monitor connected to the on-board and switched on the PC. It could not reach the login screen. Plugging the monitor into the card, I switched the on-board off in BIOS and I still could not reach the login screen.


    When I took the card out and tried to install the nvidia software in runlevel 3, it said no card detected and would not continue. It said something about kernel sources. I have kernel-sources, gcc and make installed in Mandriva 2007.


    Later, I plugged the monitor into the card and when it reached the grub loader, I entered run level one. Then I typed 'login' and logged in. Then I entered root mode, and typed 'mcc' (which was the same as 'drakconf') to enter the Mandriva Control Center in text mode and selected the vesa driver. I left root mode but I couldn't reach the gui by typing 'startx'.


    'rpm -q kernel kernel-source' gives:

    package kernel is not installed

    package kernel-source is not installed


    yet in the Mandriva Control Center they are installed.

  6. I'm using it in Linux and will need to send encrypted files to Windows users, so I wondered if ccrypt-1.9 works in Windows vista and 7. Can people let me know? Also, what are encrypted files called? For example in Linux it would be, filename.mp3.cpt for mp3 files.


    ccrypt-1.9 is from http://www.mathstat.dal.ca/~selinger/ccrypt/ 650Kb. There is a version for Windows 95-XP. You also need ccrypt_gui_integration.zip 20Kb from http://ccrypt.sourceforge.net/VF/README.html which allows you to encrypt/decrypt files/folders by right-clicking on them in Linux KDE, Gnome, and Windows 98+. I think that in Windows you double click 'ccrypt-Win32-install.bat' to install it.

  7. It says the openchrome driver


    Requires :

    rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1






    rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1




    what are rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1 and rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1 ?


    what is devel(libdrm) ? I have libdrm2-2.0.2, which has libdrm.so.2.

    I also have libdrm2-devel-2.0.2 & libdrm2-static-devel-2.0.2


    why these glibc_2.x ?



    (Aussiejohn: did you get my message?)

  8. egrep 1600x900 /var/log/Xorg.0.log

    shows nothing. The log lists only the standard resolutions like 1024x768, 800x600, 640x480.


    I can't boot into gui with openchrome, even if I set 1024x768.


    I can't even set 24 bit colour with vesa, even though in the past I could with my 14 inch monitor.


    (mod: you can delete the last 2 posts)


  9. I figured out how to install the via driver on 2007. One problem was that a few files were missing. I can get 1440x900. If I try 1600x900 the screen scrolls when I move the cursor to the end. I don't know why I can't use more than 1440x900. The PC does crash.


    The openchrome driver didn't work. I did read that bug page you posted. I could select the driver in the Mandriva Control Center but the PC can't enter gui.



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