The way I usually boot Linux distros, and this has worked for every distro I have tried up to Kubuntu 10.10, was to install Grub2 on an extended partition, run "dd if=/dev/sda5 of=linux.bin bs=512 count=1", and then adding that bin file to my Windows boot.ini. What usually happens after is that I get the Grub2 menu after selecting it from the Windows Bootloader.
The problem is, with the latest Squeeze AMD64, all I get when I do this is a static cursor and the computer is frozen and I have to hit the reset button.I mounted the Linux partition with Ext2IFS (mkfs.ext3 -I128 /dev/sda5 to get 128KB inodes), and I can see that the Squeeze installer did indeed install Grub2, because I can see the files in their respective directories.
I want to install Adobe's Flash, as opposed to one of the free options (they don't handle some content well). I have Googled around to try to find out how Flash is installed, but there doesn't seem to be one recognized way.
I found the following:
Is anyone using Adobe's Flash on amd64 and is happy with the install?
The following packages will be upgraded: libavcodec52 libpostproc51 libswscale0 3 packages upgraded, 18 newly installed, 0 to remove and 5 not upgraded. Need to get 16.5 MB of archives. After unpacking 31.5 MB will be used. The following packages have unmet dependencies: libavformat52: Depends: libavcodec52 (< 4:0.5.2-99) but 5:0.6.1+svn20101128-0.2 is to be installed. or libavcodec-extra-52 (< 4:0.5.2-99) which is a virtual package. The following actions will resolve these dependencies:
Normally I say yes and hope for good, but this time... I do not use adobe flash player, but I would still like to watch ..... videos. Would be hard without gnash, right? I use iron portable and iceweasel. Also I use totem a lot, but aptitude seems not being able to resolve this inconsistency automatically. My question is: what would happen, if I just say "y"? gnash is completly away? And is there any way to install newer version of gnash or do whatever to have everything working?
I wanted to know which is the best firewall application for my debian squeeze amd64 home desktop. I prefer a simple interface yet powerful enough. After googling I found two options - gufw & firestarter. I am not sure which one to choose between these two.
Using the howto at http://wiki.debian.org/skype I installed Skype 2.1 beta 2. It launches OK using either skype or linux32 skype and brings up the login screen. It already has my username but when I enter my password skype crashes before logging me in. I get the error:
I want to set the login to the old default of having to enter a username,password. I've tried to use the configuration editor to achieve this and have ticked the "disable-user-list" option under /apps/gdm/simple-greeter but it makes no difference, the greeter still starts with a user list. It appears that the default valuef TRUE for this function is overriding my choice, but I'm notre why. My next step appears to be to edit /etc/gdm3/greeter.gconf-defaults to change the default value. I haven't actually tried that yet so not sure if it would work but, even if it does, it doesn't seem a very elegant way of setting this up. Is there some simple way of changing the behaviour back to asking for username first?
I seem to remember the whole login process as being more configurable than it is now, with options to choose backgrounds, allow root accest finystem->administration->login_screen only gives a choice between selecting a user or automatic login of a particular user, with no further options available.On a general note, would the old method not be a more secure default than presenting an unauthorised user with a list of login id's to be tried?
Having trouble installing 'Squeeze' 6.0.1a-amd64-netinst on a new AMD64 system.The installer boots and runs fine until it gets to hard disk detection. Then it hangs for about 20 minutes showing a blue screen, during which time the HDD-activity light flickers every 5 seconds. Eventually it says it can't detect a hard disk, and displays a (longish) list of possible drivers; no idea which, if any, would suit.Anyone else installed (successfully or otherwise) on this combo?
I use the automatic upgrades - they hardly ever cause a problem... until now.
I just applied this upgrade (linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64) and a restart was required (normal under when upgrading the image). After the restart my SIP phone software didn't startup - didn't even get any errors in the log file... So I checked the "System Monitor" to see if the process was running but not displayed... the System Monitor generates a core dump...
I hope there will be another update to solve this really quickly.... not sure what else is broken. Firefox is still working and so is Skype.
I'm trying to compile the 2.6.38 kernel (from the Wheezy sources) on my Squeeze laptop and get the following error: "dpkg-buildpackage: error: debian/rules build gave error exit status 2" After doing apt-get build-dep linux-image-2.6.38-2-amd64 and apt-get source linux-image-2.6.38-2-amd64 I did dpkg-buildpackeg and here is what happened:
I am thinking about alternatives for VirtualBox (which i like, but the Oracle-story is making me think). After this thread: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=56314 I downloaded the vmware-player (manual, not with the download-manager ) and installed it. Oct 15 15:02:15.614: app-3078584000| Failed to compile module vmmon!
I have tried several times--unscuccessfully-- to upgrade to the testing branch. I change my apt sources to "squeeze". I get either "err" or "ign" on a lot of the sources when updating. I have seen several methods as to how to upgrade from stable to testing and none have worked so far. I have tried "apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade" as well as using aptitude to do the same similar commands. What I find is the following:
* My kernel never gets upgraded at all.
* udev is broken and mice and keyboard do not work.
* Many packages are held back and not upgraded.
I do have a debian 5 image to re-install and try again but I am not finding it to be as easy as many debian people claim. Also, I did a fresh install of squeeze using the net-install image. When the install finished and I rebooted, the computer hung on boot up. It never seemed to read where the kernel was. It would boot up, the system would beep and then reboot never finding the kernel or boot block apparently. how to get squeeze on my box? It is a 1.2 Ghz computer with 512mb ram with the intel i810 southbridge chipset I believe.
I have done a update from Lenny to Squeeze with the update manager within Gnome. And there was a error 126 and the update broke off leaving me with a non working system. The system does start into Debian Squeeze to the command line. Users are in place and a login is possible. X does not work and there a lot of broken and defect packages. I want to repair my system. Is a restore without losing the configuration possible?
I just upgraded to Debian 6.0 squeeze 32 bit XFCE from Ubuntu on my old Dell PC. Installation went well, however, i can't get into X windows after reboot, the screen just displays garbage Specs: Dell dimension 600Mhz/384M RAM/10G HDD ATI RAGE pro 128 Any pointers on what should I do?
when i ran jhbuild build as a normal user, i found below messages before it failed
Code: Please add the files codeset.m4 gettext.m4 glibc21.m4 iconv.m4 isc-posix.m4 lcmessage.m4 progtest.m4 from the /aclocal directory to your autoconf macro directory or directly to your aclocal.m4 file. You will also need config.guess and config.sub, which you can get from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/config/.
I'm trying to do the simplest thing. Compile XMMS. I navigated to the folder containing the extracted source and ran ./configure. That failed, so I remembered to install the build-essential package.
After that, I continued and got this output:
It said I didn't have glib installed, whatever that is. I did "apt-get install glib" and it told me it couldn't find the package called "glib". I thought, "Yeah, that seems a little too broad of a package name".
So then I went to Synaptic and did a search for "libglib" and noticed I already have libglib2.0-0 installed, as well as libglib2.0-data and libglib-perl.
How can I get this to to work correctly? I know the process should be ./configure, make, and then make-all, but I get stuck on the ./configure step.
Currently our cluster is based on AMD opteron processors. We are going to add more nodes however I want to know is it good to add Intel xeon processors. They both claim to be x86 compatible however I don't know if they are really math each other.Does a program compiled on Intel xeon really works on opteron (amd64)?
My university is checking LAN access through F5 Firepass server. Using amd 64 proc with squeeze and iceweasel 3.5.16 browser with F5 Network access plugin and F5 sam inspection host plugin, I cannot access university servers through the F5 firepass server.
when I try to update my Debian, I have the following internal error:Error message:Fetch failed: W:Failed to fetch [URL] Unable to find expected entry free/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?), W:Failed to fetch [URL] Unable to find expected entry free/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?) , W:Failed to fetch [URL] Unable to find expected entry free/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?), E:Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
Setting up mythtv-database (0.24.1-0.0squeeze1) ... Failed to execute SQL: GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON mythconverg.* TO mythtv@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'mythtv' Access denied for user 'root'@'%' to database 'mythconverg' at -e line 8, <> line 1. dpkg: error processing mythtv-database (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 255 configured to not write apport reports Errors were encountered while processing: mythtv-database