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  1. Hi there, I have been able to mount, read and write all my Windows 98 partitions on boot, after deleting the 'code=437' piece from my fstab lines, indeed, as told before. Now, I checked the links ac-dispathcer found and cannot really decide whether this option is NONEXISTENT or not; in several home pages, it is explicitly mentioned, despite, in fact, not being mentioned in the man pages for fstab and mount... Now, I insist, I would like automagically to have the hard disk ICONS appear on my desktop area, as it does for my floppy disk. Is that possible? Thank you
  2. Hi there, My first problem mentioned before (1) wrong fs type, or... was solved via another topic which I posted here (entitled windows 98 partiions unaccessible). I had to delete an option 'code=437' from the lines relative to the windows partitions in my /etc/fstab file. I still remain with the other problems: starting X generates some flashing messages, which I will try somehow to discover what they read, and quitting it, generates other messages, which read something wrong with kbmap (or the like): it seems my keyboard keys are would be somehow confused, but I did not detect anything strange at all, up until now, at least.... The other annoying thing is that the status bar, when logged in as root, presents no icons... Cheers!
  3. Hi there, Deleting the expression 'code=437' from my fstab /windows/C up to /windows/G lines (corresponding to my windows partitions) DID work; thank you very much. Now I would like to know two things: 1) why the hell did this expression crept into my fstab file? which procedure 'incorrectly' made it appear there and what does it mean, if anything at all? 2) how do I make icons relative to these several partitions appear on my desktop area, like it happens for my floppy drive? Cheers!
  4. Hi, I checked, in fact, that, for instance, under my laptop, which dual boots for Windows XP and Linux Mandrake 10, there is no option 'code' on the fstab file. .. However, I did not create or edit the fstab file at all, so I wonder what the result might be of deleting this option on the /windows partiitons: I do not know what 'code=437' menas or 'codepage=850', for that matter. I checked the man pages both for fstab and mount and they only referred to 'codepage' option, not to the 'code' one at all. So again, don't you think it might be risky to delete that particular piece of coe? I do not want to risk losing any data on my windows partitions... Thanks again!
  5. Hi there I have installed Mandrake 10.0 OE on my desktop PC. I have two hard disks: the first one is just for my Windows 98, with partitions C:, D:, E:, and F:; the second one has a partion G: for Windows 98 and all its rest is for my Linux, having two partitions with mount points /, and /home. My problem is Mandrake, despite creating directories /windows/C up to /windows/G, does not show up anyting inside them. I guess this is related to the messages issued by the command dmesg listed below ... Supermount version 2.0.4 for kernel 2.6 FAT: Unrecognized mount option code "437" or missing value FAT: Unrecognized mount option code "437" or missing value FAT: Unrecognized mount option code "437" or missing value FAT: Unrecognized mount option code "437" or missing value FAT: Unrecognized mount option code "437" or missing value ... My /etc/fstab file reads: ... /dev/hdb1 / ext3 defaults 1 1 none /dev/pts devpts mode 0620 0 0 /dev/hdb7 /home ext3 defaults 1 2 /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec 0 0 none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850 0 0 none /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/hda1 /windows/C vfat umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,code=437,codepage=850,gid=users,users 0 0 /dev/hda5 /windows/D vfat umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,code=437,codepage=850,gid=users,users 0 0 /dev/hda6 /windows/E vfat umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,code=437,codepage=850,gid=users,users 0 0 /dev/hda7 /windows/F vfat umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,code=437,codepage=850,gid=users,users 0 0 /dev/hdb6 /windows/G vfat umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,code=437,codepage=850,gid=users,users 0 0 /dev/hdb5 swap swap defaults 0 0 ... Furthermore, during initialization the screen shows the following messages: and similar sentences for other partitions Could you help me to access the windows 98 partitions? Regards!
  6. Hi I did a basic installation in pure text mode, though that's far from funny; anyhow, as always with Linux, I was able to learn a few interesting things... Now, the situation is: 1) during boot, there are several initialization messages, reading: too many fs mounted, or wrong file system, or bad superblock on some partition 2) there is no graphical splash for lilo 3) I chose to boot in runlevel 3 (pure text), just in case. When I run startx, there are some flashing messages, indicating, I guess, some problems; the same happens when I log ou of X: these ones seem to be related to the kbeyboard mapping (?) 4) when I login as root, there are no icons on the lower status bar of the deskop... Apart from this, everything seems to be working fine Cheers
  7. The command 'linux splash=quiet vga=normal', on the boot prompt during installation, still led to a pure text mode.... What I have been able to do was, by using CTRL+ALT+F1 through F5, to check the issuing of the following messages: . . . * getFile Mandrake/base/patch-oem.pl * errorOpeningFile Mandrake/base/patch-oem.pl . . . * trying to load i810fb module with xres <800> (vga was <788>) . . . * Trying with server Driver:fbdev * Server died * Starting step 'selectLanguage' and then the text mode is in forever.... Have you got any suggestions?
  8. Hi there, I am trying to install Mandrake 10 Official (3 CD's) on a desktop PC, with the following features: Dell XPS 400 MHz, Pentium II, 384 MB RAM, video card Diamond Fire GL 1000 Pro (8 MB RAM), monitor Dell Ultrascan 1600HS (D1626H). When I start the installation process from Installation CD 1, only a TEXT mode is loaded into memory (even if I press F1 and choose 'linux'); the installer doesn't seem to recognize, in this machine, its graphical resources (video card?). How shoul I proceed to have it working, right during the installation process and afterwards? The weird thing is that I have already used the same CD's to install Mandrake on two other machines (another desktop and a laptop) and everything worked fine. Also, in this very same machine I am having this trouble, I previously had installed SuSE 8.1 with no problems. If I insist trying the text installation (despite being too cumbersome), when I reach the X server or graphic configuration, I notice that, instead of having autodetected my Diamond Fire GL Pro 1000 card, it displays, if I am remember correctly, a card called Gloria (?). Any specific information in plain English or links are much appreciated. Thanks!
  9. Hi, I have added some more RAM memory, totalling now 256 MB. I have reinstalled Mandrake 10 from scratch, this time choosing to format all my second hard disk (dedicated only to Linux) under ext3. In my first try, I had left a previous /home partition intact, formatted as Reiser, and the installer had chosen to format the other partitions (/ adn /boot) as ext3. Perhaps it was getting confused with different file systems formats (???) Now at least I am able to login and have an effective desktop area, under KDE; the problem remains that, under the initialization, there still is a message reading: Mounting file systems: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda1, or too mounted file systems [FAILED] My first hard disk, which should be hda is dedicated to Windows 98; does it seem to have some problem??? Regards!
  10. Hi guys, I solved it: I found a similar problem in a related topic here (which I unfortunately did not exactly write down), but the solution was: 1) install acpi and acpid, via (as root on the command line): urpmi acpi acpid 2) then, under Mandrake Control Center -> Boot -> Bootloader, check Enable ACPI 3) then, under Mandrake Control Center -> System -> Services, uncheck On Boot from apm and apmd (if there is any) and check that acpi and acpid are on On Boot Thanks anyhow!
  11. Hi guys, I have just installed Mandrake 10 Official on my oldie desktop Pentium II PC, with only 68 MB RAM. My monitor is an LGStudioworks 55i on a video card Diamond SpeedStar A50. I have a dual boot system with Windows 98 and now Mandrake 10 (formerly SUSE 9.1, working all perfectly). Well, in the beginning of the installation, the GUI told me that my system was low on resources and perhaps I should try installing on text mode only. Nevertheless, I went on and apparently it worked. However, during first boot, under Linux, there were some scrolling messages stating that "Mounting file systems: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda1, or too many mounted file systems [FAILED]" After these initial messages, there splashed the login window, I tried to login, but then, there were three popup message windows: 1) "There was an error setting up inter-process communications in KDE. The message returned by the system was: Could not read network connection list. //.DCOPserver_localhost_0 Please check that the 'dcopserver' program is running!" 2) "Will not save configuration. Configuration file "//.kde/share/config/kdeglobals" not writable. Please contact your system administrator." 3) "The following installation problem was detected while trying to start KDE: No write access to $HOME directory (/). KDE is unable to start." After that, I am returned to the login window... Please any help in plain English is appreciated! Cheers!
  12. Hi guys, I am new here (as well); I hope you can bear my silly questions... I have installed Mandrake Linux 10 on my Toshiba Satellite A25-S279. It works perfectly well, except for battery monitoring. I have (I guess) kernel 2.3.6-7. To try and fix this, I have entered, as root, Mandrake Control Center, then Boot, then Bootloader, and under Bootloader main options, checked Enable ACPI, checked Force No APIC and unchecked Force No Local APIC. I then checked that, under my default entry linux (/boot/vmlinuz), there is an Append line reading `noapic devfs=mount resume=/dev/hda5 splash=silent. I accepted all this and left Mandrake Control Center. Then under the KDE main (star) menu, I chose System, then Configuration, then KDE, then Power Control, and finally Laptop Battery; but the folllowing message appeared on the popup window: `Your computer seems to have a partial ACPI installation. ACPI was probably enabled, but some of the sub-options were not - you need to enable at least 'AC Adaptor' and 'Control Method Battery' and then rebuild your kernel'. Well, I'm stuck. Do I have to really go to a new kernel to solve this? I remember using some days ago a Mandrake 9.1 Powerpack which seemed to have power management functional; well, at least I was able, by a similar procedure as above, to make a battery icon appear on the status bar and it once checked something like '32%'. If I do have to install a new kernel, can you give me some guidelines and/or links to how to proceed? Well, any more specific and non-jargon help is extremely welcome! Thank you guys!
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