I want to use the live cd (Linux mint 9) to do a repair install on my system, but when I start, it says that it has detected another instance of linux and this must be removed before I can continue. I don't want to do this as I have a lot of data on this system and I don't want to lose it. The error occurred when I did a dist-upgrade and installed new kernels. Before I installed the kernels, a message came up saying the following packages are already installed but are no longer required. Use apt-get autoremove to remove them. I did this and now when I boot, I get as far as the five changing dots on the screen and it just stays there. I went into command line and ran apt-get mint-meta-main mint-meta-gnome, and at the end it came up with problem with /etc/utilities/desktop.
The boot sector somehow got messed up on a friends computer while updating. I used to know how to do it with the old version, but now that they've updated it and changed everything , how do you repair the boot sector from a live-CD with Grub 2?
I have a dvd movie that has been a little neglected, scratched, and otherwise foobared. In the dvd player, it freezes ... put's out ugly quality, etc.I would like to copy it to my computer, repair as needed, re-burn to a shiny-new-unscratched DVD.I would appreciate some recommendations as to what software package(s) are well suited for the task.
I'm going to be installing Windoze (because 3D graphics are still not there in Linux), but that will of course override the MBR. So how do I rewrite it? I just tried starting from the Fedora 11 DVD until it got into the 1st graphical screen, and then I tried to mount *any* of my Fedora partitions - I think it's made 5 of them (God knows why!!), but anyway,none of them would mount except /boot - kept saying "wrong fs type or superblock" etc. My plan was of course, to chroot my current Fedora partition, and then run grub-install, but of course I can't if the partition itself doesn't mount.
I ve got a dual boot, XP and FC 12 on a single harddrive. After defragmentation of NTFS partition (With XP installation) cant'boot linux So, rub statrts with boot menu after selecting linux it tries to load linux but prints out some messages again and again (I do not remember contetn of messages) And these messages are circulating
I have a bad entry in /etc/fstab I have tried to tried to change in boot but it says read only. It will not take su. I have a livecd but I can't seem to get to my filesystem from a terminal where I can specify su
I've done a search thru the forums on a recent headache but couldn't find anything. now we all know that windows installations knackers the grub boot-up, and it becomes modus-operandi to repair the boot loader, with a live distro. however, in my current dual boot system (vista.sp2/fedora12), i've done a clean install of windows7 over the current windows ntfs partition. as standard, the boot menu would vanish. but when i put in the live-linux cd, gparted now shows the fedora partition (sda6) as LVM2. i'm somewhat of a neophyte with linux, but fedora12, suse11.2 and ubuntu don't seem to yet support this file system.
since i don't have critical data on the fedora partition yet, i usually wouldn't mind reformating this part', but the wireless chipset on my laptop cost a fortune on cups of coffee and beer to install, and in addition i used the fedora12 FEL spin and want to keep the installation intact. is there anyway to make the LVM2 indentifier back to ext3 or 4 and repair grub form there (without loosing the current partition kernal etc.)?
I am using Fedora core 10. I have changed my partition size of Linux from windows. After I finished resizing the partition, I rebooted my system to the Linux platform. While booting it gave me an error: repair filesytem #1: I don't know what to do?
E: Error occured while processing abrt (CollectFileProvides) E: Problem with MergeFileProvides /var/lib/apt/lists/download.fedoraproject.org_pub_fedora_linux_update s_12_x86%5f64_repodata_repomd.xml E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
I created a new partition in Windows Vista which, after rebooting, screwed up Grub. I believe that I need to reinstall Grub and everything should be fine, and I remember reading the command to do this on this forum, but I can't find it. When I boot, I now get a black screen with white letters instead of the Grub boot menu. It says something about "Minimal Grub" at the top and gives me a prompt that looks like this.
I can boot the live CD and I have internet access with it, but I can not remember the terminal command to repair Grub. Can someone tell me this command?
I edited /etc/fstab and after that the computer won't boot up. I got as far as (Repair filesystem) 32 #mount -w -o -remount / and it says already mounted or busy. I type (Repair filesystem) 32 #mount And it looks like all mount points are (rw) I try to edit /etc/fstab but when I save it I get told that the filesystem is READ ONLY.
I am trying to install my laptop in a triple-boot configuration with Fedora 10, Windows XP and Windows 7 beta. I did already installed them in that order. This is how it is layed out on the harddisk:
Now i want to use grub to present a menu at boot so i can select an OS. Because I installed XP last it boots straight into XP. I've understood i should be able to do the following:
All goes well until the last step (grub-install). It gives an error stating that /dev/sda doesn't exist, which is correct; It doesn't. I do have the "device" listed outside of the chrooted environment.
My question is: How do I get /dev/sda available in my chrooted environment?
I have XP, Win7 Pro and F 11 installed. Before I installed F 11, Win 7 boot mgr was working fine. I then installed F 11 and I went to System/Admin/bootloader to edit it and it wouldn't bring up the boot loader. In the attachment was the error msg. Now my only option when I boot up is F 11.
I do not have access to the Win 7 DVD only the F 11 install disk since I am on a fishing trip and need to use Win 7. How can I repair to the grub boot loader to boot into Win 7?
When i boot the fedora image from a dvd i'm not being taken to the fedora live system screen, instead i see a bunch a words on a black screen (looks like DOS)...am i having compatibility issues or what? ive tried 32bit, 64bit versions as well as different desktops. does anyone have any ideas? my laptop is brand new: toshiba e205 running windows 7 ultimate..
ok so the router works in windows and i know the config details of it.i can see other wifi access points in the area but not my one. i have tried joining it as a "hidden network" to no avail.is there any reason why fedora would not detect my own wifi when it detects substantially weaker signals instead??
I booted my Fedora 13 live CD on my Dell server, and configured networking and SSHd. On my desktop I logged into the live cd and started copying over a big file (1.5 GB) (i.e. copying from the desktop computer to the server). After copying about half the fil, the download fails with an error message about the filesystem being read-only.I've seen this exact same behavior on both i386 and x86_64 of the same live CD, but don't know why it's happening. I've also had the same issue when copying small files. In /var/log/messages these messages are repeated many times:
Code: Dec 20 12:32:23 localhost kernel: Buffer I/O error on device dm-0, logical block 684075 Dec 20 12:32:23 localhost kernel: lost page write due to I/O error on dm-0
I've recent begun to want to create a spin of Fedora for my high school to offer as an alternative to Mac OS X and Windows. My first attempt with any distro was to try and use Suse Studio, however nothing with packages that I downloaded myself would successfully compile. I then thought that I might try and use some sort of local program do create it with and tried Revisor, however when I made Live Media, Xorg wouldn't start and when I made DVD Install Media the kernel would kernel panic every time on boot.
Is there anyway to solve the problem with Revisor or are there any alternatives?
I have also tried using Ubuntu with the Ubuntu Customization Kit however that didn't work either considering I have to have it in a virtual machine.
I need aufs support/patch for kernel 220.127.116.11 as i i need to create a live linux distro for my organization and linux live scripts (the scripts which I am using for creating live linux distro) require aufs and squashfs support. There is a directive for squashfs in kernel configuration file but nothing for aufs and the patch available at linux-live site seems not to work.
I just wanted to upgrade to fedora 11 from the current version 5 with the of a live cd.I dont want to loose the previous configuration files. upgrade everything except the / directory. How do you do that? I also have a retarded WINXP partition on the same drive which I dont wanna loose.
I just downloaded OpenSuse 11.1 64 bit live cd from it's official site.I have live usb creater in my xp box , with the help of which I successfully created live USB for fedora 11 earlier. Now the problem is whenever I try to create live usb using Opensuse live ISO image after extracting all files to usb , it gets failed.The same thing is happening with OpenSolaris 11 live cd iso image. Does this mean that live usb creater I have, was only foe Fedora distros?
Live CD: I dowloaded the ISO, burned it to CD, booted from this CD. It starts to load and I can see the purple background with the loading icons. Everything seems normal. But instead of ending up with the login screen, it ends up with a screen that says 'Please remove all bootup media and hit ENTER' or something like this. So I hit enter and then it shuts off my computer. That's it.
Live Stick: So I tried another option and created a stick with 'usb-creator.exe' that is on the CD. Then I start from that stick, but all I end up is a line of 'Syslinux bla bla copyright 20xx-2011'. That's it. Then it does nothing anymore. The cursor is blinking, but no prompt or whatsoever and keyboard input doesn't do anything.
Now something weird: When I insert Live CD and Live Stick at the same time and then boot my computer, then it boots into Ubuntu. Obviously it loads the first parts from CD and then the rest from stick. Because when I'm then in Ubuntu and try to format the stick, it says it can't do so, because there's system files from that stick in use.
I've done a good few ubuntu installations for friends and colleagues and now my Dad wants in on the action. His PC is more than capable of running ubuntu 32 bit BUT I've hit a brick wall I've never come across before. I've burnt a CD image of the 10.04 iso from [URL] on my ubuntu box and for some reason, his PC just won't boot from it. If I select the option to manually select the boot source, all I see is the hardware monitor telling me things like CPU temperature. As for the Live USB - nothing whatsoever. Is it possible that I've managed to corrupt the iso file somehow?
I botched up adding storage to an existing volume group. The original volume is still intact and working fine, but the management utilities show I have an "unknown physical volume" as part of the group. That happened because I did things out of order and dropped a partition with fdisk before removing in LVM. So now it says it can't remove the volume because it can't find device with UUID Mt6...
Am I correct in thinking that if I restore a *.vg file that describes the lvm state before the botch up from /etc/lvm/archive to /etc/lvm/backup, then re-start the system, I'll be able to find and remove UUID Mt6....... and then start over doing things in the proper order?
I want to get rid of the "unknown device" record and add the "New Physical Volume" at /dev/sdb1 to the volume group. I'm concerned about adding the new pv with the bogus record still in place. I need this volume group to be stable! Attached is a txt file with output from "dmsetup info" and "pvdisplay".
I just bought a new laptop--Toshiba, AMD processor and ATI video card, i think--and i can't get Linux installed!With Fedora, the Fedora icon appears, first pure white, then it fills in, and finally the Fedora icon shows properly, but it doesn't go any further than that. I woke up in the morning and found it hadn't made any progress since last night. The same story for booting with USB or CD.When i press ESC, the screen goes black with the fallowing text:udevd-work: '/sbin/modprobe -b acpi:LNXVIDEO:' unexpected exit with status 0x0009
I am under the impression that live versions of Linux don't mess with the video card since the drivers may not be installed, and so i believe that this has nothing to do with my ATI card. Is this correct?I also tried to install Ubuntu, but the problem there was that it would spew text on to the screen, resembling in my mind a call stack, and would seem to freeze on this line:[2.473359] [<c0104087>] kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x10I almost don't care what distro i end up using, but Fedora is indeed my favorite thus far. So, the most appreciated help would be for getting Fedora working, but if anyone can suggest another distro, that is acceptable.