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  1. Using the mandriva seed script and mandriva 2010 beta i was able to create a bootable usb stick (unmounted sdb first) it looks like the manner in which the usb sticks are originally created has a lot to do with this, knowing this i will be using the seed for creation, i have not been able to successfully reuse sticks created that didnt work, ive tried using fdisk /dev/sdb and completely removing everything and recreating a FAT partition and then using mandriva seed, guess i will have to be really careful in the future.
  2. I tried again, this time closer to the wireless router and it succeeded. this can be closed.
  3. Yes. however a different stick, same manufacturer, I have three sticks that seem to work ok, I know it must have something to do with the partition structure, on the sticks that work I seem able to put other hybrid-isos on them too using the DD method, mandriva seed, image-writer and yes even net-booten however it seems to have issues with mandriva's iso and fails on it but not on others (shakes head) I have had to resort to labeling the sticks and what package i used to put the .iso on it.
  4. I have tried this on my other netbook and its working, so now a retest is in order, I burned the .iso to a CD and it is working from there, I do notice there are two menu selections the first is configure network, perhaps i tried the second first and thats why it was failing, i will have to review this....
  5. I just got the mcnlive-kris-rc1.iso and put it on a USB stick (with a method that works for me on netbooks) it booted fine and setup the wifi network with no issues. Great Job HighKing. tests all positive on the Acer Aspire One netbook.
  6. yes it is a bummer, thank you for reviewing this. I agree it does appear to be a bios issue with Acers Aspire One, at least with the ones i have.
  7. I should of added that MCN-live kris connects and worked the very first try, thats why i was surprised that mandriva 2010 beta didnt work, does your aspireone110 have the same wifi chipsets ? this error from drakconnect might give someone clues: /usr/lib/libDrakX/interactive/gtk.pm line 522. Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_cell_view_set_cell_data: assertion `cell_view->priv->displayed_row != NULL' failed at /usr/lib/libDrakX/interactive/gtk.pm line 522. Selected interface 'ath0'
  8. I am using MCN-live beta 3 to report my test with Mandriva 2010 Beta 1 , it booted from a USB stick i created with MandrivaÅ› seed, I had checked the md5sum before putting it on the stick. I tried using the configurator icon for network and wifi connections however it refused to located my essid, I tried once more using drakconnect but its basically the same program. I am attaching log files for review by those who might be interested. On MCN-live am using: Linux localhost.localdomain #1 SMP Tue Jan 26 02:59:40 EST 2010 i686 Intel® Atom CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz GNU/Linux relavent lspci for Network: 01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller (rev b0) dmesg-mandriva-beta.txt drake-connect-errors.txt messages-mandriva-beta.txt syslog-mandriva-beta.txt
  9. I agree with your assessment. Its likely a bios issue however I have never flashed one and can really live with this knowing a work around exists. I have mcn live kris installed on it but the curiousness of this behavior led me to posting here. I thought perhaps its the cylinder boundary of 1024 that is known to cause issues and perhaps it is, the 1gb stick booted fine the others were 2gb and 4gb, I plan on getting new ones and testing my theory with using the seed script on them. The bios is set with a boot order of USB HD , USB flash, then Hard drive.
  10. Since this issue is so weird i am updating this thread. I have a Attache 1gb stick which i use regularly for different distros to test them but now am focused on this netbook not being able to boot. I dont know if its significant or not but here is a fdisk -l of the stick after using mandriva seed and putting the latest mandriva 2010 beta on it. The stick booted on the netbook, simply amazing. I used fdisk /dev/sdb and deleted the old and then created a new partition but this is the result... Disk /dev/sdb: 1007 MB, 1007681536 bytes 64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 961 cylinders Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 = 1048576 bytes Disk identifier: 0x2f83c158 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 676 676 1024 c W95 FAT32 (LBA) Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings: phys=(163, 63, 32) logical=(675, 63, 32) /dev/sdb2 * 1 675 691199+ 17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS I tried Mcn-live beta 3 on this same stick and it works on the netbook too.....seems that using usb sticks on netbooks can be very picky.
  11. I got hold of a plug in micro-phone, it works now its a puzzle perhaps pulse audio can use the built-in mic but presently it is pointed at the mic jack input called "internal Audio Analog Stereo"
  12. Well on the netbook it just hangs and wont leave the bios boot screen until i remove the stick, but on the other desktops it boots right up to the mcn live grub screen where i can make selections as necessary, seems so silly it doesnt work on the netbook but next time i get a brand new stick (which happens at least once a month) i will try the trick of unmounted and the seed script, that script is very well written and looks really robust when compared to others attempts.
  13. I have a similar issue using MCN live kris however it uses mandriva 2010 but with Skype-2..1.0.81.tar.bz2 I extracted it and followed the README telling me where to put the files then I tried it as user, it seemed to work, normal skype sounds when dialing the test web site but no microphone, I looked at the options and noticed that it was being run by pulse audio, I had a similar issue with pulseaudio in a different distro and was able to disable it but have not found success in mandriva 2010, I know that once it was disabled i was able to use the mic. I have a ALC272 codec and alsa 1.0.20 driver
  14. i downloaded the "seed" from here: ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr/pub/linux/MandrivaLinux/official/iso/2010.0/mandriva-seed.sh in a terminal as root: sh mandriva-seed.sh mcnlive-kris-beta3.iso /dev/sdb The menu popped up and I selected the above iso, it showed that /dev/sdb was the device to be written, it completed successfully. I tried it on my Acer Aspire One D150 with booting from a powered down state, selecting F12 the screen just froze, it was unable to go forward with that stick in place. I removed the stick and tried it in my Emachine t6420, selected USB with F10 and it booted the mcnlive-kris-beta3.iso fine. from fdisk -l: Disk /dev/sdb: 2003 MB, 2003795968 bytes 64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 1910 cylinders Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 = 1048576 bytes Disk identifier: 0xfa9acd3d Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 1 381 390143+ 17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- fdisk -l on a stick with beta2 but created by makeing sure it was not mounted. created using image-writer a usb stick creator and a brand new 2gb stick never having been used before. (when i get another new stick i will use seed in a similar fashion for comparison.) Disk /dev/sdb: 2000 MB, 2000682496 bytes 64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 1907 cylinders Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 = 1048576 bytes Disk identifier: 0x6567d1a8 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 1 377 386047+ 17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS They both appear to be very similar when it comes to start and end tracks..sigh, very strange they perform differently on that netbook. I have a 2nd netbook with windows only on it, i will try the sticks on it to see what happens but i think they have the same bios. again, I do not think this is related to mcnlive. thanks.
  15. No i havent, i wonder if you have to format before trying the seed, its one of the few programs i have not tried, good suggestion. I have just figured its something with the process of mounting or not but am at a loss why the strange part is that i can boot the stick on another machine, that suggests that the image is on it ok, just something with the files system, I saw a comment from fdisk which said that i was using more than 1024 cylinders and that it causes a problem with some bios's , perhaps thats it and maybe what happens if you do the process on a mounted stick, I just dont know. but i will try the seed and see.
  16. I am really enjoying the MCN-live kris, I have done a remaster and it works great on all my tested computers, emachine t6420, Acer Aspire One netbook however i am having a issue with putting the .iso on my usb sticks I have used the suggested dd method and it works however not on my netbook, I have other hybrid isos that it will not boot too and so far i have isolated it down to the very first attempt at putting the .iso on the stick, I have only been successfull using mobilin image-writer but on a brand new usb stick and when used the stick is not mounted but then the writer puts it on the stick and it works on every machine including the Acer. Now I have used the dd method and it only works on my emachine and my lenovo, I just dont know what the difference is when the unmounted stick is used to put the .iso and when i use either methods. Any ideas ? since i know what works i will continue with that but it would be nice to know why these other methods are failing on the netbook. I dont believe its a mcnlive kris remaster issue, its something to do with the format of the stick itself and the bios of the Acer not being compatible. keep up the great work HighKing, I really am enjoying this project....i have the beta 3 too by the way ;)
  17. I used the MCNlive that was developed by Chris and others that worked with her, it was a sad day when she was no longer able to continue her magic, however this new release is just outstanding, I have booted it up on two of my 5 computers and will be testing it on the others, getting a workable X system on my Gateway computer with a ATI graphics chip is a tough act and MCNlive Kris did so easily with the VESA boot option here is the result of running inxi looks like it is not able to resolve something but for the most part it was able to pullup information relative to the session. inxi -v3 Resuming in non X mode: xrandr not found in path System: Host localhost Kernel i686 (32 bit) Distro Mandriva Linux release 2010.0 (Official) for i586 CPU: Quad core AMD Phenom 9750 (SMP) cache 2048 KB flags (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm) clocked at 2398.747 MHz Graphics: Card-1 ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics Card-2 ATI RV730 PRO [Radeon HD 4650] tty res: 80x32 Network: Card-1 Realtek RTL-8185 IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Controller driver rtl8180 Card-2 Marvell 88E8071 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver sky2 Disks: HDD Total Size: 1504.3GB (17.5% used) 1: Hitachi_HDT72101 2: WDC_WD5000AACS 3: USB_Flash_Memory Info: Processes 166 Uptime 19 min Memory 235.6/3040.4MB Runlevel 5 Client Shell inxi 1.4. Excellent job HighKing keep up the great work, hope this continues and we can collaborate and help others. I found that xrandr was not installed, now inxi works fine, thanks to http://techpatterns.com/forums/about1133.html for their fine test script
  18. nice to have a distro boot up on my gateway with ati gra

  19. I love it when i can answer my own problems. I installed wireless-tools and now my wifi is detected and works fine. it got removed during the install as not being needed along with a bunch of other packages, I didnt have the option of keeping it.
  20. I installed Ndiswrapper and the radio is on however i am not able to see a wireless network, I tried adding it to the network manager but the essid is not showing,. I am not sure why but am unable to use iwconfig wlan0 essid nameofessid i am not useing any wpa or anything. Any suggestions ? I do have a wired connection but want to make the wireless work so i dont need the cable drapped over things.
  21. First i was unable to login after installing mcnlive-kris 2010, i was able to use a terminal and set the root passwd and finally able to figure out that the userid: live and password:live got me into the desktop but when i tried to change the password for my userid of wirechief i was not able to login using it, i had to revert back to username: live password live i had to delete it and try again. that worked once i went back and deleted the user that i had created with adduser wirechief -p xxxxxpassord all of this could of prevented if i had known originally that the user name was : live and password was live [moved from Software by spinynorman - welcome aboard :)]
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