Fedora Installation :: FC10 On Laptop LG ED500 - CD In The DVD Drive Stopped Very Quickly
Mar 8, 2009
I met problems when istall FC 10 on LG ED 500. I put the installation CD in the DVD drive, and start the computer, but it stopped very quickly. I didn't even see the progress bar of Fedora 10 coming out of the screen. What happend? I have checked the DVD drive under the windows system, and it's working.
I am new to Fedora 10 and encountered the following problem. I installed FC10 on an external eSATA hard drive (sdb) on my laptop which already has some other Linux distros on sda. I used a DVD that came with the Fedora 10 Bible, so I can assume that the DVD had no problems. The installation went OK and I got no error messages. I added the following lines to the menu.lst file of the distro that I use to boot all my distros.
my eth0 suddenly stopped working on FC10. i have been using it the whole time, and now it refuses to even ping the gateway. dhclient is not receiving a dhcp offer and when i put in the information manually, it is not even able to ping the gateway. netstat -rn shows that the destination of the router is going nowhere.
i do not think it is the hardware/software, but rather maybe the provider? i am from central europe but just moved up to great britain and working at a friends place. i can connect the mac powerbook without a problem (it will get an ip with dhcp), but not the linux machine.it is a normal ethernet modem connection here. can it be, that it checks MAC addresses or even the computer names? the powerbook also has a really weired IP address: 77.102.xxxxx
i am not using network manager, but command line tools and have nm uninstalled. does anyone have a clue, what this could be about? i am not a newbie, but this is really puzzling me.....
I am upgrading my old 40G hard drive to a new 160G one and want to know the best way to set it for use with my system. I currently have a Windows partition which I want to keep & reinstate onto the new drive. Then I want to have another 3 partitions for different distros.
What should I do as a first step when I put the drive in boot off a live CD. I am assuming that I will need to do. If I do a, # grub-install, will this then format the MBR and then create a small partition for /boot. Following that, do I just restore the Windows partition immediately after the /boot partition, and then create new partitions for the distros accordingly.
I would also like to create a seperate swap partition and then install F10. Is there an option in Anaconda to not use LVM (can't remember).
So I am prompted in desktop for updates, but no information is given about the size of the packages involved. Sometimes, I don't like to wait too much for the dowload or to update packages which are too large.
Any settings dealing with that, so the individual size and the total per groups (security updates, etc) would be show without going in yum?
I've used Katapult to launch applications on both my laptop and desktop boxes for a long time, but yesterday it stopped working on my laptop. It will bring up folders, but not apps. I checked the settings and compared the katpultrc file with the one on my desktop (they are the same) and also compared katapult.la and katapult.so from /usr/share/kde3 and they are the same also. I'm not having any other problems, and it doesn't appear to be a problem with katapult itself, and I'm getting no warnings of any kind. Also I have done the same package updates on both machines.
Fedora 14 on my laptop has randomly decided that it hates me. The system stops booting after "starting atd", right when its starting X. It "hangs" after the fedora logo, though it will reboot when I try "ctrl-alt-delete". I can see that haldaemon is failing to start, and when I boot the kernel with "selinux=0" it gives me an error message:
error while loading shared libraries: libdbus-glib-1.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory. NetworkManager fails with same message. the .so file is in its proper directory, where it has been all along. I've tried booting into runlevels 2 and 3. No luck there either. It'll boot to the login prompt, but as soon as I under my userid the screen flashes. I managed to get the error message it was giving me before the flash: inconsistency detected by ld.so: dl-open.c: 503: _dl_open: Assertion `_dl_debug_initialize (0, args.nsid)->r_state == RT_CONSISTENT` failed!
I can boot into single user mode just fine. I've checked dmesg and Xorg logs, but I honestly don't know what I'm looking for (and I imagine that those logs would be useless if I boot into runlevel 1, since the error is at higher runlevels. But I can't get the logs for those because the computer just hangs. SSH and networking are never enabled before the hang.)
I'm at a loss here. I use the machine for both school and work [and I have quite a bit of both to do today] and I've been trying to get it to boot normally for hours now. Anyone have any ideas that I could try?
I'm running badblocks on some new disk drives just to be safe before my return period expires. I'm running the command
Code: sudo badblocks -b 4096 -p 4 -c 65536 -w -s /dev/sdb1 on an empty partition taking up the entire device. I am getting the following output:
1) When it gets to the "reading and comparing" phase, it seems to complete in <1s. I see other posts where people say this takes them as long as it took to write to the drive. I don't see any mention of this being quick, so I'm just afraid that badblocks is being denied read access or something.. Anyone familiar with this behaviour?
2) Obviously since it is on a sixth pass, badblocks thought that it found new bad blocks on the second pass (or later). When I check SMART, though, the drive has not re-allocated anything (despite having plenty of spares)... Doesn't this seem odd? Is there some reason why the disk would not step in upon a write fail? In fact, I thought a write fail should be transparent... Which makes me wonder if question 1 (above) is causing this...
I'm looking for a way to quickly remove all data/partitions/boot records from my hard drives while running linux (distribution is irelevant). There are lots of ways to do this that I know of, but they all have some problems. Here's a list of what I've tried/thought of already. The most obvious is fdisk: Simply delete all the partitions. This usually works just fine and is very quick, but there are times it just doesn't....I'm realy not sure what gets left behind...I remove the MBR as well..but whatever it is, it's in the way. A couple other options are:
Both of these approaches are great if you're selling the components and want to make it very difficult for anyone to recover data. The draw-back is they take so very long to run. I've got four 1.5 TB drives that I've been writing zeros to for 2 days now. If you thought watching grass grow or paint drying was boring. A hundred years ago or so, when I was doing tech support for Windows 95 users we used this nifty dos-based debug script to wipe the hard drive. It was sort-of a last resort thing, but it worked beautifully, most of the time. If the customer had already formated, fdisked, fdisk /mbr, reinstalled Windows, but still couldn't get the thing to work, this would clean the drive so you could do a fresh install.
Just in case someone wants this, I'll post it. To use: first boot to some type of DOS environment in which you have the program "debug".
I just installed FC13 on my HP laptop and everything has been working great with one exception. When I plug in my headphones, it doesn't mute the speakers and there is no sound in the headphones. I've checked alsamixer and the gnome-volume-control and all necessary channels are unmuted and turned up. But I have no idea how to proceed. I'm afraid to make any configuration changes because I don't want to lose the sound completely. Here is the output from lspci
Code: 00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) 01:05.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RS780 Azalia controller
Can Linux emulate a USB disk? Why would you want to do this you ask? Say you have a digital picture frame that uses a USB thumb drive you could connect your computer to it and quickly change what was on the screen. I realize you need some special hardware for this as both the PC and the frame would want to be USB masters. But there are USB transfer cables you can buy on-line that do USB master to master connections.
I was forced to reinstall fc10 a couple of days back and from them the bootingup is really slow(takes more then 1 minute to show login screen). before the reinstall, it was quite fast. i dont know what went wrong.
I am trying to install systemc v2.1.0 on fc10 with gcc 4.3.2. I have gone through the previous posts for systemc installation with gcc 4.3.2 and have installed the patch , added the following headers in systemc-2.2.0/src/sysc/utils/sc_utils_ids.cpp
#include "string.h" #include "cstdlib"
but it did not work out.This is what I get The complete installation process is as follows
$tar xvzf systemc-2.1.v1.tgz $cd systemc-2.1.v1 $wget http://www.kix.in/misc/patch_systemc-2.1.v1-gcc4-osx // patch from post $patch -p0<patch_systemc-2.1.v1-gcc4-osx
installing IE on FC10 as I need it to access company email I installed wine first as #yum install wine* then I installed cabextract as #yum install cabextract after that I downloaded IEs4linux and run the script ad $./ies4linux I got the following message in the terminal "IEs4Linux 2 is developed to be used with recent Wine versions (0.9.x). It seems that you are using an old version. It's recommended that you update your wine to the latest version (Go to: [URL])" and in the install window script couldn't download flash and it seems to be hang every thing is stopped and I didn't get any message in terminal or in installation window.
I'd like to try a clean install instead of an upgrade from FC10 to FC11. What is a good way of getting the list of all packages that were installed through yum, and how do I feed that list to yum on a newly installed FC11?
I have just loaded the FC9 onto a HP/Compaq D510 2.8Ghz/Intel graphic card. Everything when as expected during the install but on login I get the following set of errors. The follow Panels encounters a problem.
I installed fedora on my second hdd, the other one had xp before fedora, now in grub it shows xp as other and wont boot into it, just hangs there. SDC is an external drive and sdb is the xp drive as you can tell by the filesystem.
Disk /dev/sda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x836db2c4 .....
I would like to try out fc10 on an old, k6-2 pc. Last night I tried to download the dvd, but firefox 'completed' the download with only 1.2/~3xg, and of course it didn't work.
I am trying a test net installation in VirtualBox, so far so good.
However, I would rather have a more complete installation on hand and I'm looking at the full install cd's --there are 6 of them.
Are all 6 required for a minimal install, or could I get by with one (or two, etc)? For example, with debian installation cds you can use just the first one -- the rest are just a complete set of packages for everything +kitchen sink.
I upgraded to fedora 10 using yum but i have a problem, the installation went fine and after rebooting i got a login screen. I typed in my user name and password and after a second it returns to the login screen. Im sure the username and password are correct. If i type in another password i get an error message. So how can i log in?
This is what i did to upgrade to Fc10:
Then i got an upgrade wizzard and selected Fedora 10 and than reboot.
In the grub menu only one kernel is present which is the Fc10 so couldn't use the old one.
I've tried to edit the kernel with single for single user that works gives me a command line but im just not experienced enough to figure out how i can use the command line to login.
I have a home network with 2 WINXP machines and one I am trying to load FC10 on. If I get FC10 to work, I will convert the others to FC10. I am trying to access the WINXP machines through my LAN. I have installed samba. I have gone through a lot of places to try to configure samba. Several places say I have to set the security level on the ethernet card using system-config-securitylevel. When I enter this in terminal, I get command not found. I checked with yum and it is installed. I have tried using the menus but cannot find it anywhere. I can see the FC workgroup from one of the WINXP machines but I cannot look into it. It says I don't have the right permissions. I would like to set it so I don't need a userid/password at all. Can I do this?
My laptop is dual-boot with Windows XP and FC10 co-existing. Yesterday, I wanna re-install FC10, so I formated(deleted) all linux partitions in Windows XP. Disaster happened when i rebooted computer: the computer cannot startup at all?Now, I don't know how to deal with it. I wanna know: what can i do to start up the computer into Windows? In my opinion, computer should work well without one system in dual-boot mode. If you format C: drive on which windows are installed, for instance, the computer can boot into FC10 normally. Why it die deleting FC10?
I've been running FC10 with all updates and had downloaded the FC11 DVD. Yesterday I upgraded to FC 11 using the DVD and it appeared that everything went fine. However when I tried to do ayum updateI got the following error. There was a problem importing one of the Python modules required to run yum. The error leading to this problem was:
No module named yum
install a package which provides this module, or verify that the module is installed correctly.
It's possible that the above module doesn't match the current version of Python, which is:
2.6 (r26:66714, Mar 17 2009, 11:44:14) [GCC 4.4.0 20090313 (Red Hat 4.4.0-0.26)]
go to the yum faq at: [URL] I'm not sure what to do next. I also noticed that all my previously configured repositories are lost.
I am trying to boot kubutu from FC10's grub. FC10 is in MBR, installed kubuntu without grub. Is that a problem for me now? I mean, should I need to install kubutu grub in order to boot from FC10 grub? I tried with these methods but nothing works:
title Kubuntu 8.10 Linux chainloader +1 title Kubuntu 8.10 Linux