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Kiran Hampal

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  1. Hi, I've just installed Mandriva 2010.0. How do I remove La Ora completely, and use the oxygen theme for scrollbars, buttons etc? I did try and do it from the KDE control center, which only changed it in some KDE applications and not non KDE applications (like openoffice)? Regards, Kiran
  2. I've just checked fstab and everything is correct. Any ideas why I'm getting this kernel panic?
  3. Hi, thanks for that info - but it installed fine with ReiserFS. Only the problem is when I boot into Mandriva I get this: Please appen a correct "root=" boot option; here are the available partitions: Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown block(0,0) I'm now trying to boot from live cd on mandriva again, but getting a billion SquashFS errors. I'll now try and boot into Ubuntu live cd, my 3rd favourite linux distro, and see if I can use Pinkdakoe's method there.
  4. Thanks for the reply. Right, I reinstalled I repartitioned my hdd. Now I'm getting this error when trying to mount my Partition: An error occured mounting partition UUID=0b771208-deba-4899-a298-22e50238277a in directory /mnt/install failed. And get this popup: DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken. I've never had this error before. Anybody know why? EDIT: Seemed to be a problem with ext3 filesystem, I've switched to ReiserFS.
  5. Well now it does boot, after wiping the entire Win7 and Mandriva Partition... Is life always this hard...?
  6. Hi there, Recently I installed Win7 on a seperate partition - everything went smoothly, and it obvious removed grub. I know how to restore grub via live cd. So I got out my Mandriva 2009 live cd and booted up - strangely it didnt work - so I burned a fresh copy. I tried again. However it wanted me to 'repair filesystem' and I'm stuck here. Its not a problem with my burners, because any I've tried several. It's not a problem with my .iso image since its the same one I used to install Mandriva in the first place. Help?!
  7. Thanks, I'll have a read of that now.
  8. Hi, thanks for the useful reply. It said that I couldn't use localhost - so I change it - it worked and then at the last step said the parameters need changing. Any ideas?
  9. Hi there, Yes, I am fully aware of the risks of running as root. I login everyday as root, to get things done - I'm using Linux in this case for experimenting (servers etc), and to be frank, I couldn't care if Tux grew laser guns and destroyed my linux partition - it's easy enough to re-install. If I was using it for home/office purposes (eg documents) then I wouldn't log in as root, I have linux on other computers, one of which is a home intranet server, - and only touch root when absolutely necessary. Now I have to eat some forum members. ;)
  10. Thanks, although I did to a search and nothing turned up. EDIT: seems most of the command are for KDE, and I have gnome. Also I can login as root, just want the added bonus of actually not having to type root out.
  11. Hi, I can login to root fine - but its not a listed user on the login box. How can I add it to the list? Thanks (Anyone who tells me to not login as root will be eaten alive.)
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    Hi there, I have Mandriva 2009.0. All my computers are connected to the internet by a wireless router. I have apache, mysql, php, perl, bind, phpmyadmin, webmin and sendmail on my laptop server. What I want to to do is setup my laptop to be a DNS server with a domain. I want my laptop to be still connected to the internet, but so that only computers in my household to view my laptop. This is fine so far. I can browse to and access my server without anybody else seeing except other computers in my household. How do I setup my laptop to be a DNS server with a domain such as laptopserver.com, and no one else can see it except household computers and still receive the internet? I have tried several tutorials, and can't seem to get the domain working. A full tutorial would be appreciated. Thanks Kiran. [moved from Software by spinynorman - welcome aboard :)]
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