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  1. Hi all, I'm having trouble booting into my Mandriva 2010.0 One. Upgraded Motherboard and CPU (Intel Pentium D to Intel Core 2 Duo) I hit a problem where it says "waiting for device sdc1 to appear (timeout 1min)" Using Trinity Rescue Kit CD... I've checked /etc/fstab and /boot/grub/menu.lst to see if the UUID matches what appears in blkid, and it does. I then changed the UUID on these two files, and replaced it with /dev/sda1 /dev/sda5 /dev/sda6 etc. I still hit the same problem, for some reason, at boot, it still looks for sdc1, even though I believe the location is sda1. The boot ends with a "Kernel panic - not syncing" message. Please let me know if you need more info to help me fix this issue. [moved from Installing Mandriva by spinynorman]
  2. Exactly the same issue. I thought PowerPack costs so why provide that option if we're running Mandriva One?
  3. Hi, every now and then my entire OS crashes (blank screen) during the playback of a flash video, e.g. video on youtube.com. I don't know any other way but to do a hard reset. I'm using flash-player-plugin-10.1.53.64-1plf2010.0.i586 Mandriva One 2010.0 I'm very much a newbie, but I have been running Mandriva since Jan. I'm happy to post any logs you can point me to. [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  4. Hi guys, Can anyone tell me how easy it is to upgrade from Mandriva 2010.0 to the new Mandriva 2010.1. I know currently it's not out yet, but I'd like to know how easy/difficult this process is. It is the first time I've used Mandriva, I find it absolutely brilliant. I just simply like to know how straight forward it is to stay up-to-date with new Mandriva releases. I'm currently running Mandriva 2010.0 One (32-bit)
  5. Thank you, any idea if there is a paper book around?
  6. Is there a book/ebook I can view/buy to learn more about the latest Mandriva release? [moved from Installing Mandriva by spinynorman]
  7. Boot up with Live CD Create one partition using LUKS i.e. cryptsetup (this will be your root partition) Create the filesystem using mkfs.ext4 Create another for boot and another for swap Using the installer Mount the encrypted hard drive (it will ask you for password) Select / for encrypted Select /boot for boot partition It will automatically detect swap Install and it will boot asking for password. Tested with Mandriva 2010 Free 64bit. Very easy process once you know how. Source: http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Docs/SysAdmin/Security/EncryptedFilesystems
  8. Hi all. How can I, from scratch, install Mandriva 2010.0 with the root and home partition encrypted? Either using LUKS or any other encryption method. I guess when I start up my box, it should ask me for a password before attempting to boot into Mandriva. Please guide me through this. Thanks
  9. I was still having problem booting up after a battery change. I cleared the CMOS and haven't had a problem since. Thank you
  10. I hope you're right Jim. Happened again this morning. I did change the battery a few months ago... hmm... I'm going to try a new battery anyway.
  11. Every now and then, when I boot up to Mandriva, the time gets reset to 1st January 2007. When this happens Mandriva doesn't boot, stops and tells me a time is in the future (can't remember exactly what the message is ) and I need to run fsck to fix it. I did run fsck the first time I saw this message, but now, I restart the PC and set the correct time in the BIOS. What on earth could be causing this crazy error to happen??? [moved from Installing Mandriva by spinynorman]
  12. I could setup static IP addresses, I don't have an 'always-on' machine to do DNS/DHCP/WINS etc. I'm still new to all this, but I found this on the web: http://lucasmanual.com/mywiki/SambaDomainController#Quick.3APingnetbiosnamesfromlinux Does anyone know if a solution like this would work?
  13. Thanks to you both for your responses. Unfortunately your answers doesn't quite satisfy what I was after. Editing hosts file means the computers I want to ping must have a static IP. It sounds as though this is more difficult than it should be - in Windows it just works. If someone connected to my network and I know their hostname, I'd like to ping it or ssh to it using their hostname. Is this possible without finding out what the IP address is and editing the hosts file? - It must be possible.
  14. Hi all, I'm running Mandriva One 2010.0, I have setup Samba to share folders and access other Windows' share folders. But how do I ping the name of the PC and get it to resolve to the IP address? e.g. ping DOWNSTAIRSMEDIAPC
  15. I'm a newbie, why isn't Thunderbird 3 available in software management?
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