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Cannonfodder last won the day on September 1 2009

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  1. We will just have to vote this longest running thread in MUB.. although it is nice to finally have an answer to this question.. its been keeping me up at nights..
  2. The debug output is saying that an error occurred during unpacking.. So, either your computer can't unpack it because its a corrupted file or something on your computer is not working for unpacking. Why don't you go get the file manually and manually install it? If its installed via RPM then its installed. You don't have to get it from that source necessarily. If you can't install it and get an error during installation,, then you can focus on why that is happening rather than skippig an update..
  3. An alternative would be to copy the root partition to a subfolder on another drive and reformat it. . pretty sure the cp -pax command would copy everything correctly..
  4. Just to toss an idea out there, maybe you should be starting witih a different distro, one that is more minimalistic?
  5. Osom, part of the problem is focus. You are all over the place with problems. Start with one task and learn it then you can re-apply the knowledge to other tasks. Lets look at getting software.. I'm using Studio64 Linux (deb/Ubunto). It does not use RPM but the concepts are the same. Getting software in Linux works in one of two ways. In linux, you have registered repositories which are basically pre-compiled catalogs of software that are designed for your distribution. You can run the package manager (someone else chip in here because I havent used Mandriva since it was Mandrake) GUI that will allow you to search for software in the repository and it will install it for you. When this doesn't work, usually because the software you want is new or not specific to the distro you can go to a website and download a file to install. However, at that moment, you might notice several different types of files to install. E.g. RPM is the best way for you, because then you can install and uninstall through the package manager or by using the URPMI program. It keeps track of the files just like windows installer does. A tar.gz file is a compressed file that uncompresses into individual files. But it is not registered with the system like a Windows installer. Instead it just puts files where they belong. So, start with the program you want the most and see if you can use the Mandriva Package Manager (someone else chip i here, I'm rusty). Is it in there? If not, then go to the web site and get the RPM. If it's not available, look for the tar.gz. Regarding playing of AVI, try downloading and installiing VLC Movie player. Very robust, gets codecs for you and shouldn't have any problem playing avi..
  6. Why don't you find some alternative tool for reporting memory and see what it says?
  7. Andriano, please go read the board guidelines and refrain from personal attacks on other members. For all involved, plese return to the topic which is the original questions.. thanks
  8. You may also want to boot in rescue mode and see if you can mount the drive. Since you are booting off a CD Image it eliminates the possibility that your installation is corrupted.
  9. you could try opening them with a browser.. You could write software that imports them in and presents them in some way.. puts them in a database or searches the contents..
  10. You might want to read this website.. I"m not 100% sure, but I think you will find detailed descriptions of what the journaled file system does.. http://www.namesys.com/v4/v4.html
  11. This is often the subject of debate but with Linux, physical access and a litttle knowhow means you are root.. However, accessing the box through network communcations means you have to deal with linux security..
  12. I tried Firefox for awhile but even though I was able to get it to do many of the same things that opera uses (long time opera user), the big thing I didn't like about Firefox is the lack of an email client within the same process. The opera email client is a big part of my decision to stay with opera. It's right there and supports views. I don't have to launch it separately. At work, I tried Firefox for awhile, but ended up going back to IE for speed and compatibility. *SHOCK* *THE HORROR!* Before you guys pile on me :) I think Firefox had to negotiate the company's firewall so it often took way too long to start up. I had issues with some password negotiations too. SO the real reason is that my company favors IE and has designed their interfaces to work with it. However, to play devil's advocate, firefox is a nice browser. I like that its open source too. I wonder how much my decision to stay with opera is simply based on what I'm used too. But I ain't kidding about how much I like opera email..
  13. Are you checking TOP while logged into root? Isn't there an option to make sure you see all processes vs just your own. Wait.. I'm thinking of the visual gnome process monitor (forget the title).. but you get the idea?
  14. Before you do that .. Here's a link to LILO error messages http://www.wlug.org.nz/LiloErrorCodes Note that 07 07 IS related to your BIOS. Here's a suggestion.. Try locating an option that restores your BIOS DEFAULTS. Then save and reboot. Then try re-installing..
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