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  1. I was just wanting more information on why it would do this. You don't have to get snappy. If it was switching between sdb and sdc without me changing drive configuration between boots, what difference would it make if I took the SCSI card out of the system? I would think it would then just switch between sda and sdb instead. I'm just wondering what would cause the system to detect it differently every time, if there's a kernel bug, or what. I'm just requesting information, that's all. Otherwise, I'll try taking the SCSI card out of my system when I get a chance.
  2. The thing is, I didn't ever have this problem with Mandriva 2005 or 2006, and my drive set up never changed from 2005 to now. I don't have any USB drives or sticks in when I boot. It just sometimes boots my SATA drive as sdb, sometimes as sdc.
  3. I have a SATA hard drive that I use to store my data on, connected to a SATA PCI card. However, sometimes Mandriva 2007 detects it as /dev/sdb, and sometimes it detects it as /dev/sdc. This means I have to manually change it in fstab every time I boot. How can I keep it consistently reading it as one or the other? I also have a SCSI PCI card, which I believe is being read as /dev/sda (however, the only thing connected to it is a jaz drive that doesn't get used much)
  4. Actually, there is a difference between the regular kernel and multimedia kernel. I've recorded audio with the regular kernel before, and there are small pops and cracks in the audio. Plus, the multimedia kernel allows realtime scheduling for normal users, helpful in running plugins while recording. While I could do that with the regular kernel by running as root, I'd rather not.
  5. I finally got booted into the multimedia kernel. But it was a bit of a roundabout way of getting there... I had a theory that it was my onboard RAID controller that was taking up hda, hdb, hdc, and hdd. But I didn't have any drives plugged into it (they are labeled "IDE3" and IDE4 on my motherboard). I plugged into what I thought was my primary and secondary IDE controllers (IDE1 and IDE2). I guess for some reason, any linux kept assuming that the RAID controllers were the first drives, and the regular IDE controllers were the second ones, hence, why my main hard drive, plugged into IDE1, was being read as hde instead of hda. I'm guessing this particular multimedia kernel was, for some reason, hard-wired into looking specifically for hda, and would complain when it couldn't find it. So I went into my BIOS and disabled my onboard RAID controller. This wasn't without consequences, though. My system wouldn't boot at all after that. I ended up running the Mandriva install routine, but I picked the "upgrade" option, which doesn't erase anything, but creates correct configuration files. So all was well when I booted into the regular kernel, then I booted into the multimedia kernel, and it had no problems at all. Probably a small oversight in compiling the kernel, but not really a problem most people would face, so it was probably overlooked.
  6. While I'm not at home right now to check for sure, I'm fairly certain that when I use Knoppix Live-CD, it also sees the primary hard drive as hde. I do know that every version of Mandrake/Mandriva I've used since I've had that computer has always seen my hard drive as hde, and I've never had a problem with a multimedia kernel booting before.
  7. I tried that, still the same kernel errors, except it also tells me that the extra resume2 line is necessary and to put it in. Also, my /dev/hde5 partition is just a junk partition that I use to mess around with. I didn't get around to having it set to be mounted every time, but I went ahead and edited fstab to mount /dev/hde5 every time, but that didn't fix the problem with my multimedia kernel. Actually, I don't. The main hard drive (hde) is connected to the primary IDE channel. Output of lspci: The PCI cards in my system are a SCSI controller, a SATA controller (/dev/sdb), and aa Soundblaster Live Card. I'll also try booting with parameters suggested earlier another day. I'm tired of messing with this tonight. P.S. disabling acpi in the boot menu of MCC had no effect on the error.
  8. My hard drive has been "hde" since I got this computer, back with Mandrake 9.1. My /dev/hde5 is actually a separate partition that I use in case I wanted to experiment with other distros or install a separate version of Mandriva to do something potentially dangerous, so that I don't screw up my main installation. I don't actually have a separate /home partition I'll try adding /dev/hde5 to my fstab, but it doesn't explain why my regular kernel boots just fine while my multimedia kernel doesn't. As far as I know, they use the same fstab (although I could be wrong).
  9. Here is my /etc/lilo.conf: # File generated by DrakX/drakboot # WARNING: do not forget to run lilo after modifying this file default="desktop_2.6.17.13-mm-3" boot=/dev/hde prompt nowarn timeout=100 message=/boot/message image=/boot/vmlinuz label="linux" root=/dev/hde1 initrd=/boot/initrd.img append="resume=/dev/hde6 splash=silent" vga=788 image=/boot/vmlinuz label="linux-nonfb" root=/dev/hde1 initrd=/boot/initrd.img append="resume=/dev/hde6" image=/boot/vmlinuz label="failsafe" root=/dev/hde1 initrd=/boot/initrd.img append="failsafe resume=/dev/hde6" image=/boot/vmlinuz- label="desktop_2.6.17.13-mm-3" root=/dev/hde1 initrd=/boot/initrd- append="resume=/dev/hde6 splash=silent resume2=swap:/dev/hde6" vga=788 Here is my /etc/fstab: /dev/hde1 / reiserfs notail 1 1 /dev/hdh /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0022,users,iocharset=utf8,noauto,ro,exec 0 0 /dev/sdb1 /mnt/data reiserfs user,defaults 1 2 none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0022,iocharset=utf8,sync 0 0 none /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/hde6 swap swap defaults 0 0 My output of "fdisk -l" Disk /dev/hde: 41.1 GB, 41110142976 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4998 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/hde1 * 1 3571 28684026 83 Linux /dev/hde2 3572 4998 11462377+ 5 Extended /dev/hde5 3572 4851 10281568+ 83 Linux /dev/hde6 4852 4998 1180746 82 Linux swap / Solaris Disk /dev/sdb: 82.3 GB, 82348277760 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10011 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 1 10011 80413326 83 Linux Thanks in advance for any help.
  10. When I select the option to continue, these are the messages that pop up: Suspend2 missing or invalid storage location (resume2= parameter) Please correct and rerun LILO (or equivalent) before suspending. Mounting root filesystem /dev/root with flags notail mount: error 6 mounting reiserfs flags notail well, retrying without the option flags mount: error 6 mounting reiserfs well, retrying read-only without any flag mount: error 6 mounting reiserfs Switching to new root ERROR opening /dev/console!!!!: 2 unmounting old /proc unmounting old /sys switchroot: mount failed: 22 Initrd finished Kernel Panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!!
  11. I'm attempting to use ther multimedia kernel on Mandriva 2007. I get the following message: "BIG FAT WARNING: failed to translate "/dev/hde6" into a device ID (note: /dev/hde6 is my swap partition) "If you want to use the current suspend image, reboot and try again with the same kernel that you suspended from. If you want to forget that image, continue and the image will be erased." It gives me the option to continue booting or to reboot. Unfortunately, continuing to boot ends with a kernel panic, so I have to reboot and use the default kernel. I really need the multimedia kernel, because I do occasional music creation with my computer. Anybody that knows how to fix this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  12. Actually 2D DirectX does work with Win4Lin 5 (9x). I've got several older DirectX games that work just fine under Win4Lin. It's when you get to games that require 3D acceleration is when it doesn't work.
  13. I'm still wanting to know if there are any issues with switching from Xfree to Xorg before I make the switch.
  14. I'm asking because there are ready-made xorg RPMs available here for Mandrake 10.0 Official: http://rpm.nyvalls.se (this site is where I get ready-made RPMs for music/audio programs) And I'm just wondering if there are any issues or things I should do before I switch to xorg.
  15. What are the advantages of Xorg over XFree86? (or vice versa?) Can they be installed side by side, or do they conflict with each other? [moved from Software by spinynorman]
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