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  1. Well, I've made some progress on the 2008.1 installation on hdb. This is the installation I'd rather get working anyways. I reinstalled and manually changed all references in menu.lst and fstab from sdb to hdb. I get further along in the boot process but e2fsck comes back with an error in checking /dev/sdb1. It then drops me to a "rescue system" prompt. Mount tells me that /dev/sdb1 is mounted as /. However, there is no /dev/sdb1. Here are the relevant files: menu.lst timeout 5 color black/cyan yellow/cyan gfxmenu (hd1,0)/boot/gfxmenu default 0 title linux kernel (hd1,0)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=/dev/hdb1 resume=/dev/hdb5 splash=silent mem=1280M vga=788 initrd (hd1,0)/boot/initrd.img title linux-nonfb kernel (hd1,0)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux-nonfb root=/dev/hdb1 resume=/dev/hdb5 mem=1280M initrd (hd1,0)/boot/initrd.img title failsafe kernel (hd1,0)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=failsafe root=/dev/hdb1 failsafe initrd (hd1,0)/boot/initrd.img title windows root (hd0,0) makeactive chainloader +1 title Mandriva Linux release 2008.0 (Official) root (hd0,4) configfile /boot/grub/menu.lst fstab /dev/sdb1 / ext3 relatime 1 1 /dev/sdb6 /home ext3 relatime 1 2 none /proc proc defaults 0 0 #/dev/sda6 swap swap defaults 0 0 /dev/hdb5 swap swap defaults 0 0 I also attached the dmesg log file. Here are the results of fdisk -l having booted from One 2008.1. Booting from the hard drive all of the sd's show as hd's. Disk /dev/sda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x27d627d5 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 7295 58597056 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda2 7296 7948 5245222+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA) /dev/sda3 7949 9964 16193520 5 Extended /dev/sda5 7949 8712 6136798+ 83 Linux /dev/sda6 8713 8775 506016 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda7 8776 9964 9550611 83 Linux Disk /dev/sdb: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0xdd94dd94 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 1 2302 18490783+ 83 Linux /dev/sdb2 2303 4865 20587297+ 5 Extended /dev/sdb5 2303 2555 2032191 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sdb6 2556 4865 18555043+ 83 Linux dmesg.txt
  2. I recently pulled my hard drive from an old system and put it into a newer system as the master. Grub comes up ok and windoze boots ok but when I try to boot to Linux I get a kernel panic. I have tried normal booting, 2 older kernels, failsafe. I get the same result in any case. I have attached the screen output that I can see while booting (the rest scrolls by too fast). After the kernel panic the machine locks up with the caplock and scroll lock lights flashing. I suspect the problem may be related to the drive designations. The drives are both IDE. The 'new' machine, a Dell Precision360, supports SATA but the controller is turned off in the bios. I have tried reinstalling 2008.0 to the primary hard drive which it designates as hda. I got the same behavior described above. I also booted One 2008.1RC1. Under 2008.1 the hard drives show up as sda and sdb and they mount fine. I tried installing 2008.1 to sdb but got a similar lockup upon booting. I have also tried interrupting grub to change the devices from hda to sda and vice-versa. Still no luck. Another thing I suspected was the change in the cpu. The old cpu was an Athlon 700 and the new one is an Intel 2.4. However, reinstalling 2008.0 should have solved any issues there and the clean install of 2008.1 wouldn't be affected. I have looked through the log files but didn't find anything that pointed me to a problem. One other oddity: One2008.1 only recognizes 896MB of ram even though the system has 1280MB. Not sure if that is at all related. Any advice on what to look for would be much appreciated. Boot_Msgs.txt
  3. Arctic, Shouldn't the command be: chroot /mnt As I understand it you are changing the root partition to a new directory (not a device).
  4. [root@localhost chris]# rpm -qa |grep nvidia [root@localhost chris]# rpm -qa |grep kernel kernel-source- kernel-desktop-devel- kernel-desktop- kernel-desktop-latest- kernel-desktop-devel-latest- kernel-source-latest- I have removed the prepackaged nvidia rpms as I want to use the driver supplied directly by nvidia.
  5. I already have the "latest" rpms installed. The Nvidia installer still thinks kernel-desktop- does not match with kernel-sources- Someone must have tried to compile something against the kernel; this would affect more than just video drivers. I know the performance will not be great but in the past, with much screwing around, I have been able to play games like Supertux fine with the nvidia supplied drivers. With the Mandriva package nvidia drivers such games will play at maybe 1 fps then crash.
  6. I have already installed the "latest" files you mention. This grabs the files I included in my original post. The problem is that the kernel-sources rpm does not seem to match with the kernel-desktop rpm (or at least the nvidia installer thinks they don't). I don't want to use dkms files as they have never worked for me. Desktop apps will run ok but games run painfully slow if it all. GLX apps are extremely unstable. -Chris
  7. I installed Mandriva 2008 and like its predecessors since about 2001 my NVidia MX440 was not supported properly. I tried to install NVidia's drivers which of course need the kernel source files. The install program complained that I did not have the source files installed, however, I can't find what I would expect to be the right file, kernel-desktop-sources- to go along with the currently install kernel, kernel-desktop- I tried kernel-sources-, but that did not work. Any advice? Thanks, -Chris [moved from Games by spinynorman]
  8. John, I'm not sure i understand what you mean regarding burning the iso. I am using NTI in windows as I have been unable to burn from Linux since upgrading to Mandriva2007. I don't think there are any special setting required. I am selecting to make a CD from an iso, not just copying the iso file to the CD. I do get directory and file tree on the CD. In fact, as I mentioned above, if I waited an hour I could eventually boot to the command prompt from the CD. Also, does the install program on the One CD actually require X? Can it be run from the command prompt or the startup prompt? Thanks, -Chris
  9. When booting from the CD I do not get an option to install. The only option is to load Mandriva 2008. Using the function keys I can read the help, change the boot options etc. I think I could enter the install command here but I don't know the syntax. I should also mention that 2008 failed to boot properly from the CD. It literally took about and hour and even then it only got to the command prompt. I downloaded the iso from 2 sources and burned 2 cd's with the same results so I don't think that is the problem. Can I enter the install string manually? Also I read mention of installing from Windows. I looked at the CD from windows but did not see any windows executables. Thanks.
  10. I think I am really in trouble now. I re-ran mkinitrd to create a boot image for 2.6.12. This seemed to run fine. I added a section to lilo.conf and ran lilo, again with no errors. However, when I tried to boot I got a kernel panic error both booting to 2.6.12 and the original I thought I might be able to correct the problem by using the rescue feature of the installer. I selected "Reinstall Bootloader". At this point I got a couple of errors. First it could not find amd74xx.ko for my AMD756 IDE controller (this is where I have my CD & DVD drives). Second was "error inserting /tmp/it821x.ko : -1 Invalid module format" and "could not find root device". At this point I ran lsparts -v to see the partitions and all I got was "Skipping (Loop0)". I was then willing to do a complete reinstall; however as soon as I select "Install" from the main screen it freezes. Does anyone have any suggestions? I currently have no way of loading Linux at all. :( BTW, I am using the floppy boot disks to install via ftp. My CD drive has decided it doesn't like to boot anymore.
  11. When I performed the upgrade, near the very end I got error message that basically said mkinitrd failed but gave no details. Lilo.conf did not include any reference to 2.6.12. Where do I begin looking to track down the problem? BTW, I saw somewhere that some version of the it821x driver allowed the drives to show up as ide instead of scsi (hda vs sda). Anyone know if this is the case for the 2.6.12 kernel from Mandriva?
  12. Has anyone been able to get the iteraid module complied for the 2.6.12 kernel? I recently upgraded to Mandriva 2006 but am stuck with the old 2.6.8 kernel. Any suggestions?
  13. Deleting the original profile by running "mozilla-firefox -ProfileManager" and then creating a new one did the trick. So simple once you have the answer. Thanks.
  14. When I make changes to my preferences in Firefox 1.0 I get an error message that it can not save the preferences file and changes will be lost. Even bookmarks are lost and I am not able to install extensions. This happens whether I run as root or ordinary user. It sounds like a configuration issue butI can't seem to find the problem. The configuration file $HOME/.mozilla/prefs.js does exist and I do have write priveleges. In fact, I can edit the file manually and the changes take effect. I have tried uninstalling & re-installing with 3 different builds from 2 different sourses but no luck. I originally had mozilla 1.7 installed and have since removed it. Any suggestions? Thanks
  15. I finally got the PCI controller to work :) Thanks for all the help. After changing references hda5 to sda5 in ftabs and lilo.conf I mounted the drive and ran #lilo -v -r /mnt I guess chroot might have been simpler.
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