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Everything posted by Cannonfodder

  1. Nah, I humbly bow out of your way :) You know too much
  2. and get rid of the 7toosl partition manager :).. just use the mandriva tools, you are fine. But warning to the wise, don't use the WIndows Disk manager tools on your linux drive... may trash your partition table when it encounters the linux extended partition format..
  3. Why don't you scrap your linux partitions and start over. You can redo the install and this time do a custom install.. Now you can set it up yourself exactly like you want it.. the custom install has a autopartition button so you can see how Mandriva would have set it up for you. You can then write that info down, clear the partition table, and set it up with your own modifications.
  4. Hi, You can delete whatever you want :) It just won't work afterwards.. A suggestion.. before you continue with anything else, get your uprpm sources squared away. Then you can take advantage of RPM installs and you will feel confident that everything is being installed in the correct place. Have you tried the command line yet? Try this.. 1. Open a console (command line window) and type su [enter] your root password [enter] You are now root and have rights to do admin stuff. Now type mcc Go to your urpmi sources and delete them all *toss them out* Quit MCC and you are back in the command window.. Now use a browser (just leave the command window open) and locate EasyURPMI Select your locations, just get one, don't worry about getting them all Highlight the location with your mouse.. as you highlighted it, it is already copied to the cut/paste buffer for you to use. Now go to the command window and hit the middle scroll button. It should paste the text into the command window. Press enter and the source will be added.. When all done (do all the individual sources), try.. urpmi whatever e.g. urpmi opera If its listed in the sources, it will bring it down and install it for you.. If its not, you can get the rpm source from a web site, down load it, and then type rpm thefilename.rpm It will install...
  5. Sure, all data is subject to security evaluations.. how important is it too. are you burning porn? May be very important to you *just kidding, really!* Is it media projects that you create, get paid for, back it up 2 different ways, my real point is he needs to consider what his deal is..
  6. So what it broils down to is what are you going to use it for? If you are going to do a lot of media (movies, music, whatever tickles your fancy), then don't worry about the potential for disk space loss with a large single media partition. If you just need a 10 gig partition and don't expect to do more, then just go with that. If you put the media partition on the end of the partition table, then you can always increase it later.. However, a note on media. If you are actually using that much space for media, then you might as well burn it to DVD's because media itself doesn't tend to change that much.. (just grows)
  7. When partitions were originally created (way back in the dark ages), you could only have a maximum of 4 partitions. The partition table (which is the first sector of your hard drive (or close enough) had four entries. But people wanted more partitions so the extended partition was created. An extended partition is one of the four partitions but can be sub-divided into any number of "logical" partitions (I'm generalizing). Using this, you can have many more partitions than four. So the rules are.. 1. Only one primary partition will be an extended partition. 2. At any time you can have between 1 - 4 primary partitions. You do not have to have all 4 in order to use your hard drive. 3. You have to create the extended partition before you create the logical partitions. Sometimes software will just go ahead and do this for you. 4. The extended partition is the only partition that can hold logical partitions. 5. All of the logical partitions have to fit in an extended partition so make it big enough. 6. The linux names for these partitions are: hda1 hda2 <- lets say this is your extended. hda3 hda4 afterwards, you are referring to logical partitions you have created that exist physically within the extended partition hda5 hda6 and so on An example of a setup. hda1 - primary 15 gig - windows XP hda2 - extended partition - fills rest of hard drive. -----> hda5 - linux / -----> hda6 - linux /usr -----> hda7 - linux /home -----> hda8 - linux swap -----> hda9 - vfat (Fat32) - media/work/whatever Generally, I've found that /usr/home can be around 10 gig comfortable for a home installation. / can be as small as about 600 meg but I suggest a gig. Another setup.. hda1 - primary - 10 gig hda2 - primary hda3 - primary hda4 - extended -------> hda5 - rest of drive Its totally up to you. One good idea is to have a 1st drive that has your windows and media on it. 2nd drive is your linux drive. Special note:!!! Do not create extended partitions with linux and then use the windows disk manager to modify it. You will possibly lose everything because windows disk manager does not recognize linux extended partition table entries. (not recently tested though)
  8. *GOSH* Isn't Macs just for graphic designers? *GEE*
  9. A window with a scene :) Plants that don't shed.. wire ties
  10. Usually dual-booting would interfere with your ability to even "find" the linux system. Once it starts, it has nothing to do with dual booting unless you replaced or renamed some partition that linux is looking for.
  11. Got a USB file system (like a card that's not inserted)? Or any kind of hub? I'm reaching but if there is a card or some kind of removable usb file system, try putting it in place and install. Think I read recently that this is an issue. Alternatively, you can try removing extra usb connections (aside from a mouse) and see if things go alright. This would allow you to hook things back up and identify the problem.
  12. Well said On Linus's defense, we all get like that from time to time so perhaps he will re-evaluate his stance on this. If it results in an open source bm software then they will always be able to make modifications in the spirit of open source rather than a private package. Again, in his defense, he has a big task to do and McVoy's product was mking life easier for him. Now his schedule is probably screwed up. But maybe he's blaming the wrong party?
  13. My initial reaction was that linus just woke up on the wrong side of bed. Cool it indeed..
  14. Does the RGB cable come with the monitor? Not a separate component? I didn't read the thread too carefully but either the monitor, cable, or video board is most likely (especially the video board). Alternatively, is there any possible magnetic radiation from nearby that may be going on and off and affecting your display? (far shot I know). Seems unlikely its the linux distro. But try Knoppix and see if it still does red..
  15. Well, we could just keep on calling it.... Mandrake Let them call it Mandriva (how trivial, what drivel!) We can just keep referring to it as Mandrake.. who they gonna sue?
  16. Conectiva sounds like a scam to me *solly*.. like the ol vacuum cleaner door salesman. How about DrakeSoft? Just kidding, I know.. too close for comfort Bangorang Linux EasyUse Linux Gotta start thinking out of the box.. Mechanics of Linux (nah drive away the newbies) Hey! Linux for Kids! heh Guillotine Linux (anyone smell dead meat? lets pass) Bahama Linux (attract the snow bound..) Guess it broils down to who Mandrake is marketed too and how to attract them with a name.. Platypus Linux? (looks like a pinguin... kinda) ok I'm off to bed..
  17. I haven't looked but wouldn't Phantom be copyrighted for the same reasons?
  18. How about FrenchKiss Linux? Driva is a UGLY word... but would go good with the stars graphics they use in the background..
  19. You might want to move this whole concept to the Workbench forum where a "large" project can be managed and organized separate from the daily questions. I may be able to make a subfolder project in the workbench forum so you can organize your concepts and queries on an ongoing basis. Let me know what you think..
  20. You can also take the ISO images you downloaded from Mandrake and mount them virtually as a loopback file system. This means that as far as the system is concerned, the CD is in the drive when it really is just an ISO file. Easy to do with a single command..
  21. I'm going to assume you are using a version of windows greater than win98? Windows doesn't need to be in the first partition, it justs needs to think it is.. I don't know the specifics, but you can tell lilo, when booting the windows partitions to make it C: After booting, windows will exist on C: (as far as it is concerned) Optionally, you could always get another hard drive and put windows on that? (safer?)
  22. Including memory.. processor speed.. chip type.. also, hard drives can be setup to run quicker.. sometimes they are not, and that can slow things down majorly..
  23. It may be that root is a process that is already running when you log in as root.. Steve, thanks for the info on screen..
  24. iphitus, I think it means not to follow symbolic links out of the current filing system (top of my head)
  25. Best way I know of is cp -pax (easy to remember yeah? pax roman :)
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