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  1. Also, now that I'm thinking about it, your ID is a process. you login and are a process. So if you create a process that runs under your process, then you are killing your top process when you log out. Why should your subprocess continue to run? Not because its in the background (still under your login process). I'm not 100% about this though.. is there a process you can attach this F77 process too to keep it running (a daemon)? I'm not really savvy here, anyone have any ideas?

  2. Try making a very simple F77 program that has no complexity, maybe opens a file, writes a date/time stamp, closes the file over and over until the process quits. Then see if your logout interupts this or not. If not, it tells you something specific to your first program, if not, its something else. May have to work on the process of elimination in this kind of problem. How about if you run it as root? Does it interrupt if you log out?

  3. Ok, the challange for me was..


    1. no floppy drive

    2. no spare cd's to burn

    3. a good internet connection. I got the ISO images

    4. I know how to mount ISO's :)

    5. I have a spare partition with Mandrake on it..


    Either, I go buy some more CD's *yawn*


    I use Mandrake to mount the ISO images and find a way to install them into new partitions (run the installer)


    Find someway to upgrade my existing partition from 10.0 community to the latest 10.1 (save beta for later)


    Ideas? Also, I'm reading the Mandrake Club discussion. The link pointed just to Mandrake Club so I'm trying to figure it out.. :cheesy:

  4. Is it possible to install Mandrake 10.1 from mounted ISO images when you don't have a floppy drive? Any ideas? The few descriptions I have seen for installing from iso images seem to require making a boot floppy..


    Note that I have a 10.0 community version of mandrake on a spare partition. After the install of 10.1, this partition will be cleared so it doesn't need to be saved.. :afro:

  5. Something tells me they lost.. :hanged:  :beer:


    Thanks for the confidence vote, but it ran about 50/50 They had a couple of fabulously smart guys on their SE staff (to balance off the numerous not-so-smart ones.) It was a pleasure to see them work on a 12"hex dump!!!! :headbang: Those were good days - coffee and choc chip cookies in the middle of the night while pouring over a dump. YUM! Whole 'nother world!



    I used to do that back in my first year of college (1980 lol). The university had a xerox sigma 9 system and this was before CRT's were cheap so they had line printers. Type your command, prints on paper (can you newbies believe it?). I was taking some assembler course and we would do all these pages after pages of memory dumps (sys 11 calls I think). Then sit there and track memory.


    I was pretty much a natural at it *cheese*

  6. What you want to do is add a clause to your submit button to call javascript code that validates fields..



    <input type="submit" value="Save Record" name="btnSubmit" onClick="validate();return returnVal;" tabindex="1">


    After that, its up to you to write the javascript code and design a system to define the validation.


    I suggest that you google on


    javascript validate


    and explore various pre-written packages for validating web pages. I could tell you how to do it but its better to research it (learn more, go off on tangents) :)

  7. Do a board search for




    Youu can also read our FAQ section. Here's some stuff to read





    Basically, in order to mount any partition, you need to add an entry to /etc/fstab for that partition. fstab is processed on startup to fully mount "EVERYTHING". If you cleared out your fstab file, your system wouldn't startup.


    Note: Make a backup copy before you start working with this file. Just in case you need to restore it.


    Note: You can test your changes by unmounting the partition you referred too and then typing


    mount -a


    This will mount all fstab entries.


    If you still have questions, come back here :)

  8. Depends depends..


    I'm a shortcuts guy so I like to be able to type my commands and absolutely hate to do 10 steps when I can spend some extra time and reduce it to 1 step. Other people in the office (developers) tend to do the same 10 steps each time and if you try to show them a short cut they mumble *no time* or *cool* but ignore it..


    Regarding Linux, I like to say that unlike Windows, Linux can be whatever we want it to be. You dig GUI? Do GUI, you like CLI, why not?


    Kristi, you must be an old hand if you are talking about IBM :0 (just kidding, really!)

  9. Actually it may be that since these are removable media, that you can't add an entry to fstab. But once you did the mount, it probably made an icon for you. If you unmount, does the icon go away? Try mounting/unmounting and see if the icon comes and goes.. if it does, then we just need to make you an icon that contains a command to mount. Really I'm not the best person at this point to help you with this as I don't have removable media..

  10. Can't help with the cable :)


    But your pictures? Try this..




    Just select your input folder and output folder, set some more details and it will build you a website. It's a simple solution, not dynamic, but works fine.


    For an example, try my website at http://www.ryansplanet.com/photos


    Don't laugh at the main page of ryansplanet.com. It's actually a sophisticated honeypot designed to totally turn off anyone thinking of breaking in :)

  11. Your guess is accurate. SDA1 is probably your USB drive. If you can figure out the designator for your zipdrive, then you will be able to mount that as well. What it broils down to is:


    1. Provide a mount point (a folder)

    2. issue the mount command

    3. Check the results.


    Once you know where everything is located, you can now create fstab entries for them and make the process automatic.


    Unfortunately I'm not very familiar with zips and linux. Not sure what the designator would be. Might want to do some googling with keywords like zipdrive linux so on..


    Another note..


    If you reboot, you can reset all the mounts and start over with your investigation.


    You can also type


    umount /mnt/zipdrive


    and it will unmount the drive. Note that there is no N after the u (who knows why?)


    You can then verify that its unmounted by checking the folder contents and the files you saw should be gone.


    Also, maybe you should drive sda2 instead of sda1, try some playing around.. Back to work for me..

  12. The /etc/fstab file is where you can permanently add info on how to automatically attach and mount hardware storage devices. This is why you don't have to build your normal operating tree each time you start linux up. There is a step that processes the fstab file.


    In your case, you should try the steps I outlined to determine whether this will work at all. Your only hitch may be whether you have the correct hardware designator.


    Give it a shot first, shouldn't take long. It's all temporary unless you put it in the fstab file so you are not going to hurt anything.

  13. Just a suggestion. Your first concern should be to know whether you can access your external drives. Then you can worry about making desktop icons to get to them.


    Basically, a major difference between Windows and Linux is how you access a new storage system such as a hard drive or a USB drive. In Windows, this will create a new DRIVE letter. E.g. D: or E: (whatever). Each exists independantly of the other. You can open explorer and type




    and go the file listing of the device. Think of this as a bunch of trees (with paths) sitting next to each other.


    In linux, the archetecture is a little different. There is just one tree starting with slash / (notice that the slash goes the other way?).


    /mnt/somefoldername/somefoldername (for example)


    If you attach a new storage device, you need to indicate where in the current tree you want to attach it and then go to that location.




    make a directory called /mnt/usb or /mnt/zipdrive (whatever you want to call it).


    mount (means attach to the existing tree), your storage device to the tree. You indicate the folder you made and it will invisibilly attach it starting at that location. Now you can simply refer to that folder and you don't even care whether its a zip or a usb drive, cddrimve or just a plain old hard drive. That's one feature of linux I like.


    So, to make a folder, you need to decide where you want it to be mounted into the directory tree. It's up to you. A good convention is to put it under /mnt. This folder should already exist for you since Mandrake uses it.


    Try these steps. Type commands exactly for upper/lowercase.


    1. Open the command window.

    2. Change your location on the tree to the /mnt directory


    cd /mnt


    3. List the current contents of the folder.


    ls (or try ls -1A)


    4. If you see a folder called zipdrive, you don't need to make it. Otherwise, try making it.


    mkdir /mnt/zipdrive

    ls /mnt <- double check that the folder now exists


    5. Now tell linux to mount the device at this location Below, /dev/sda1 is the hardware name of the zipdrive (to use windows terminology). Linux will know which device you are referring to based on this. The USB drive will have a different name, you will need to find out what it is. -t auto means to figure out automatically what kind of file system the drive has. FAT32? NTFS? so on..


    mount -t auto /dev/sda1 /mnt/zipdrive


    Look at any messages that appear. If you get an error then either you typed it wrong or you may have provided the wrong information (e.g. the device is not /dev/sda1.





    Note that eventually you will not need to do this everytime. But this time, learn the concepts so you can make it automatic later.


    6. Now see if you can access your drive. You can do this in the command line with the ls command


    ls /mnt/zipdrive


    or try doing it at the desktop level


    let us know how you make out..

  14. You need to learn to use Webmin. This is the easiest way for you to start using Apache and PHP modules. The reason is that Webmin provides you with a browser interface to control your computer. One module in Webmin is devoted to controling Apache. Starting with this, you can become familiar with Apache and its commands.


    Open a browser and try to enter




    If Webmin is running, it will do automatically run through your browser. If not, you will need to install it first.


    Give this a try and let us know how you make out.

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