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Everything posted by Cannonfodder

  1. Later, I"ll post a small program you can install on XP to just burn an ISO image (with out using Nero) or whatnot..
  2. ChrisM, if there is terminology or concept you don't know or don't understand even if its been explained, start a new thread on just that term or concept. We wil edicate you :) (did you know that edicate only has one D? :) )
  3. I don't know if this is up to date but look here.. http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/biol/help/e-mail/mozsig.htm I did a google on mozilla signature
  4. If you are smart, you won't depend on PM or Windows Disk manager to make changes to your partition table for a drive containing linux. You just don't know if they are bug free or whether your version supports it. You are much safer using the disk manager in Linux.
  5. Try checking out the du command (I think :) du foldername Type man du for more info..
  6. Depending on which system you want in charge, you can reinstall the bootloader for that system (.e.g go back to mandrake and rerun lilo). Additionally, for lilo at least, you need to add an entry for Fedora. I wrote this awhile back, give it a look (its in our FAQ section) and let us know if it works :) http://mandrakeusers.org/index.php?showtopic=5082
  7. Can't you just ftp to your website and download all the files to your computer and upload them to the new server?
  8. What was that program that lets you make an application and add it to the RPM database? checkcompile someting... oh too much vodka oh oh.. (nah!)
  9. Might want to publish full info on your hardware including manufactorers and memory, disk size, so on so on..
  10. If you restart the install, do you get the same DOS type screen? You are booting off of CD1 correct? Just to double-check. If you can, I suggest you install Mandrake on a separate drive from your ME so you don't do anything to harm that.
  11. Sure.. Here's what you do.. boot off of Mandrake CD1, hit F1 and type rescue. When the menu appears, you can select the option for going to the console. Do not attempt to install LILO again since you haven't checked the configuration. Once you get to the command line, you can type chroot /mnt The reason for this is since you are booting off of a CD, the root is the CD. So your root partition is actually in /mnt where /mnt exists on the CD. By typing chroot /mnt, you are pushing the root down one level and making the CD invisibile. Now you are operating at the level you would be if you booted off your hard drive. Now you can use vi or some other editor to modify your /etc/lilo.conf for example. If you didn't use chroot, you would have to type vi /mnt/etc/lilo.conf but now you can type vi /etc/lilo.conf Saves a lot of confusion. If you don't get it, try sketching the paths on a piece of paper. There is a program cfdisk that will allow you to view your partitions. Then you can modify your /etc/fstab and /etc/lilo.conf files to match. Additionally, you can boot off of CD1 and proceed with a reinstall. When you get to the step for partitioning, you can select custom partitioning. At this point, you can view your partitions graphically. Might make it easier. Afterwards, you sijmply turn your computer off without proceeding with the install. Just don't save anything.. ;)
  12. Cannonfodder


    I agree, otherwise, you are assuming the attacker is a human who is sitting there whereas it can be an automated (coded) intruder taking advantage of some exploit.
  13. Sure, you need to check your /etc/fstab file and insure the partition entries are correct (as compared to your new setup). You also need to check your /etc/lilo.conf file and make sure that the entries in there are correct as compared to your new partition setup. Then you need to execute the lilo command and install it to the mbr using any changes you made.
  14. Since you seem very partition savvy, I would recommend that when you do the install, you use the custom partitioning feature and insure that you know exactly what is going on. Otherwise, mandrake may make some decisions that do not suite you... some other cavaets.. 1. Backup backup backup first. Especially if this is for a business. If you need image your paritition, you can check out partimage. 2. After you install linux, DO NOT use Windows Disk Manager on the hard drive that shares both windows and linux. You stand a good chance of destroying your partition table. Use Mandrake's Disk Manager instead. The issue is different definitions for extended partitions. 3. If you can swing it, buy a second drive for Mandrake. I'm not really RAID savvy so this may not be a good suggestion. But you can install Mandrake on the second drive and prevent issues with RAID or with Disk Manager or even possibly messing up your windows installation. This mess up usually occurs because you don't know something not because there is a software issue. Good luck!
  15. illogic-al... more info on this can ya? Last I heard its read only.. is write now reliable?
  16. Before you continue though, are you using any linux extended partitions? If so, you may want to create the Windows XP partitions ahead of time with the Mandrake Disk manager. Also, you may want to consider a second drive. Always nice to have and they tend to be cheap nowadays. Prevents issues where linux and windows clash! (extended partitions).
  17. Perhaps some hardware does not work with the new kernel 2.6.3-7 so Mandrake provided an older kernel as an alternative. View your file called /ect/lilo.conf
  18. Just backup /etc/lilo.conf (boy I got the slashes right that time!) cp lilo.conf lilo.bkup Now make all the changes you want, strip out the other kernals leaving yourself with windows and linux.. Then open a console and run the lilo command lilo PAY ATTENTION TO THE OUTPUT OF THIS COMMAND!!!!! :) Did it work? If not, do not reboot until you have no issues..
  19. heh... I knew it when I typed it.. was at work! But just couldn't remember which was which (can you say 12 hour shift?) :woot_jump:
  20. Try googling on linux link symbolic basically its like a windows shortcut..
  21. Well, each entry is used by linux to load a file system. It defines the partition location, the type of file system (ext3, ntfs, reiserfs, etc) and additional parameter information such as permissions. Remember, you can google this board and of course google.com for terms such as partitioning and fstab and learn rapidly. So look at win_d2. Located at hdc5 and mounted into the file system at location /mnt/win_d2 (this is a actually a folder) as an NTFS file system. The IDE controller board in your computer supports 2 IDE devices (hard drive, cd writer, whatever) each. So, the first board's devices are going to be HDA and HDB. If you have a second IDE board, those devices are going to be HDC and HDD (or some variant based on the device). The question is what would happen if fstab thinks hdc5 is NTFS, but in actuality it is ext3 (linux file system)? It's gonna have an issue because it tries to mount it with the NTFS keyword and logic. If you have linux up and running, you can open a command terminal and type diskdrake or, if you don't have it up and running, you can start up your PC with the Mandrake Install CD. Do an install and when you get to the partitioning screen, you can select CUSTOM install. Now you should be looking at a visual image of your hard drive(s). Compare the file system types to what your fstab file states and make sure they match.
  22. I haven't messed with the MBR with partimage but I recall seeing this in the visual GUI. That feature has been around forever..
  23. You may also want to examine your /etc/fstab file. This file contains a list of all mounted partitions and their file system types. Maybe some partition got shifted and its now attempting to load a NTFS file system from a linux partitions or something like that.. Run diskdrake to get a visual display of your partition layout..
  24. have you checked the usual sites such as sourceforge.net and freshmeat.net?
  25. There is also a command that you will find useful.. Open a console terminal window and type locate <somefilenameOrpartofsomefilename> for example: locate firefox This will immediately give you a list of all file and their locations with firefox in the file name.. if the list is long and the screen scrolls, you can type locate filefox | more more is a program that accepts text input and then pages it for you. Hit spacebar to get the next page. The | symbol, called a pipe symbol, tells the locate command to send the output to the more program.. kinda cool huh? B)
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