Hardware :: BIOS Settings For CDROMs And Linux Installs?

Nov 9, 2010

Is there something I can do to get a Linux Distro to install right the first time. I have the same types of problems with Mandriva Ubuntu and Fedora over and over again but not with a OS you pay for. Is it time for BSD?

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Ubuntu Servers :: Grub Always Installs On 'first' Bios Disk?

Apr 9, 2010

I was installing Ubuntu 9.04 64bit server from the CD on a machine that I normally run ESXi on. I wanted to test disk speed on a direct install vs. the install in ESXi, so I installed a 4th hard disk, shutdown ESXi, and installed Ubuntu directly on the new disk (4th Bios disk - SCSI:3 or sdd). When I tried to boot from this disk, nothing happened. I rebooted from the ESXi install disk (SCSI:2 or sdc), all was fine. Playing around, I finally found that to boot the ubuntu install, i had to boot from SCSI:0 - Grub had installed there, even though I never indicated that disk for anything during the install. It would be much better if Grub ASKED where it should be install, rather than assuming.

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General :: Create A Bootable Dos CDROM In Linux That Is Bigger Than 1.44MB For Bios Update

Sep 13, 2010

I need to install a bios update to fix my PC after I upgraded the CPU. BIOS update should fix it.

But...This seems to be way harder than it should be. I'd be great if motherboard manufacturers could provide bootable iso images with all the tools to do the job without us having the build these ourselves...

Anyway, how do I go about creating a freedos bootable CDR under Kubuntu that is BIGGER than 1.44 MB!

My image file is 1MB already. The flashing program 32KB. I tried the methods from the various forums and just couldn't get them to work. Either ran out of space, or all the links to fdos were broken.

By the way, [url] doesn't seem to be right anymore and thats where everyone is pointing. I would probably have had this sorted if I could have the 2.88 MB image, but all I can find is a 1.44MB image and I have now idea how you can grow that to a bigger one. Why be stuck with 1.44MB? are we still in the 1990's ?

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Hardware :: Very Slow BIOS Loading On 2002 Computer With Puppy Linux And GRUB

Apr 25, 2010

I installed Puppy Linux on a partition on an older 2000-era computer. The other partition had Windows ME, which crashed and burned recently. Lately, the computer has started to open GRUB very slowly. It is also slow to boot Puppy Linux from there. I reinstalled GRUB, to no avail. I decided that the problem was probably a slow BIOS, but I'm not sure. Does anyone know of another possible problem, or of a good boot-disk BIOS diagnostic tool? I tried using a couple of the tools on the Ultimate Boot Disk, but they all got hung up, displaying: - InitDisk as the last line in the sequence.

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Fedora :: 11 Changes Bios Time Settings?

Aug 19, 2009

I'm successfully dual booting and running Windows XP and Fedora 11 (with EVERY recent update installed), everything works fine EXCEPT that I cannot get both System times to synchronize.. Evey time I run Fedora I find the system time is always an hour different to Windows. Evert time I correct the system time in Fedora it affects my BIOS time settings. If I then go into Windows I first have to go into the BIOS and correct the BIOS time setting by one hour before I get the correct time in Windows........ Nothing is wrong with my Windows side of things, I know this because if I don't log into Fedora then my system times stay correct, only when I correct the settings in Fedora (which are always an hour out) do I get my BIOS changed. Also in Fedora, although I live in the UK (London) Fedora ALWAYS DEFAULTS TO Guernsey, no matter how many times I correct this to LONDON, Fedora always defaults back to Guernsey.... Has anyone else experienced this as I'm sure it's a Bug in Fedora, surely it shouldn't alter my BIOS settings, should it ??

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Change Bios Settings?

Nov 24, 2008

two weeks i was trying find out to change the bios settings in linux from command line...can we edit the bios settings after os loaded without reboot

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Ubuntu :: Changed These BIOS Settings But Now Won't Boot?

Oct 16, 2010

Long story short, I changed these BIOS settings (and changed them back), but now Ubuntu won't boot: SATA RAID/AHCI Mode: from Disabled to AHCI

Onboard SATA/IDE Ctlr Mode: from IDE to AHCIThe last thing it says is "Init: ureadahead-other main process (nnn) terminated with status 4". Booting off an Ubuntu CD and entering Rescue mode gets me to a shell; the file systems are still there, but Reward for first solution (other than reload): $10 Starbucks card!

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Hardware :: Change To USB 2.0 Without Rebooting & BIOS Settings?

Mar 11, 2011

Is there such a command (mb with sysctl)?

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General :: Correct BIOS Settings Required For Installing Red Hat E5

Oct 7, 2009

I have tried all the ways possible by changing settings in BIOS, changed the ROM, even the hard disk but nothing worked to install red hat 5 in my system. I tried to install in my laptop and it was done but not in my desktop. I m using HP dc7900 convertible minitower.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Cant Access BIOS When Trying To Change Settings To Load Through USB

Jun 7, 2010

Im trying to test out Ubuntu while running Windows currently, once i got the ISO image installed into my USB device by following the steps on the Ubunto site, i rebooted my PC and tried to get into BIOS to change the setting to boot through the USB device.

but i was unable to open BIOS.

this is all i saw in the bottom right side of my screen as far as commands to open some thing before my PC would boot through my Cdrive and load Windows.

L> BIOS Setup/Q-flash

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General :: Grub Settings And Boot Order - BIOS Getting Reset

Dec 18, 2009

Is there some workaround by changing grub settings other than rewiring the hard disks or changing in bios..
1. my bios is getting reset (low battery)
2. my hard disks are sata and ide, so the ide one is loaded as hd1 by default, cudn't find any way to change that..

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Debian Installation :: BIOS Settings EUFI Or Legacy - Secure Boot Enabled

Oct 3, 2015

debian 8 64bit

Should bios setting be eufi or legacy?

Should secure boot be enabled?

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Ubuntu :: Linux Ignoring Windows NTFS Permissions & Security Settings?

Apr 26, 2010

I have NTFS-protected directories under Windows. However under Linux, even though I'm not logged in as a Super-User, Ubuntu cheerfully mounts all NTFS partitions on this machine and EVERY computer on my home network. This gives my GUESTS complete access to all machines connected to my network: Nautilus -> Windows Network -> Workgroup -> Clicking on any computer Name gives access to windows' administrative shares C$, D$, etc. I've always known that Linux ignores Windows security, but... what is the solution?

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Software :: Using Dd To Find Out Cdroms Checksums?

Mar 9, 2010

I issue the command 'dd if=/dev/hdc|head -c 4294607004|m5sum'. But the checksum I get is not the correct one. Its not the checksum of the first 4294607004 bytes in /dev/hdc. And the message dd outputs is

8387904 records in
8387904 records out

Then I find 8387904 * 512 (512 because 4294607004 / 8387904 = 512.0000186) = 4294606848, which falls short of 4294607004 by a few bytes. But 8387905 * 512 > 4294607004. So I issue 'dd if=/dev/hdc ibs=512 count=8387905|head -c 4294607004|md5sum'. the message is still the same:

8387904 records in
8387904 records out

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General :: Reed Solomon Coding In Cdroms?

Apr 4, 2010

I am trying to see how programs for cdroms use reed-solomon coding. I looked in the site lxr.linux.no , but couldnt get anything there, too much details present.

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Fedora :: How To Stop Gnome In 13 From Auto-mounting The Cdroms

Jul 13, 2010

how to stop gnome in fedora 13 from automounting the cdroms i insert? i just want it to ignore them.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Unable To Change BIOS Settings Due To Which Can"t Change Boot Preference?

Mar 24, 2011

I currently have a Windows XP OS which i want to dual-boot with Ubuntu Linux 10.10 . I put the disk in the drive and chose the option to install Linux through Windows. But it hangs in the middle. I am also unable to change my BIOS settings due to which i can"t change my boot preference. My first Boot is the HDD. I want to change it to CD-ROM. Any suggestion? I also have another PC where i can boot through the CD...I tried installing there by booting from the CD but i get this error message after seeing the purple Linux screen with the loading dots. "(Process:286):Glib warning**:getpwuid:failed due to unknown user id (0)

P.S.- I am not able to see any options while the boot is going on

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OpenSUSE Install :: Upgrade 11.1 To 11.3 - Burn ISO DVD File To Multiple CDROMs?

Apr 19, 2011

How can I burn the openSUSE 11.3 ISO DVD file to multiple CDROMs to upgrade a legacy notebook (Sony Vaio PCG-FXA32) running 11.1 that has only a CDROM drive? I have the 11.3 ISO on a DVD disk.

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Debian Hardware :: Bios To Find Out That Only 2 Settings To Choose Between "off" And "last State"

Mar 7, 2011

I bought my previous laptop without thinking about whether linux would run or not, I ran into a lot of ton of trouble and had to use ndiswrapper for the wireless and I had to wait year before a patch came so the monitor could be used, and 1 year before it ran stable (back then I used ubuntu). I have a medion computer, their consumer service are very nice, however I fried the hard drive, and when I got the computer back the wireless card weren't visible from linux... I then went into the bios to find out that there were only 2 settings to choose between "off" and "last state", and last state apparently also meant off... in windows both off and last state could be turned into "on" by clicking Fn + F7... but this did not change the bios setting and therefore linux wireless were still off (I know it sounds strange).

Anyway My girlfriend needs a windows computer for gaming (and all of out computers run only linux with the exception of mine which dual boots), so I have desided to buy a new one. My main question is this: which laptop manufactures play nice with linux... I have heard only bad things about dell costumer service, and I want to buy a laptop that I can return w/o to much hassle if it doesn't perform as I am hoping...

My second question is, is there any way to check whether the graphics card and such are compatible with linux ahead of time, (w/o acualy buying it where you can do lspci and then submit it to some webpage) 3rd are there anyway to check whether the fn + key buttons and webcamp works ahead of time (this is only of minor importance, as I find that generally the sound up and brightness up/down works, and that's the most useful)

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General :: Moving From Paid Linux To Unpaid Linux CenOS - Red Hat (KVM Virtualization)

Dec 21, 2009

if anyone of you have shifted using Paid Red Hat Linux with CentOS, and what are your experiences of moving from Paid Linux to Unpaid Linux CenOS. When do you suggest a person use Paid Linux and when to use Unpaid Linux?

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Fedora :: Insert Unlock Code In Linux Using Any Linux Tool?

Apr 16, 2010

I have learnt that the network locked huawei modems may be unlocked to use any sim card bu getting a special unlock code and it should ask for it when a "foreign" SIM card is inserted. This procedure works well in Windows, but in Linux where I use wvdial, I dont get prompted for this unlock code. Does anyone know how to insert the unlock code in Linux using any Linux tool (GAMMU/GNOKII/Minicom etc)?

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General :: Verifying Qlogic FC HBA Adapter In Linux ( SUSE Linux)

May 5, 2010

i would just like to verify that the command

lspci would show the FC adapter installed

is there any other command that i can use to verify the FC adapter is being installed

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General :: Migration Of C++ Application From SuSE Linux To Red Hat Linux

Feb 12, 2010

I want to Migrate my C++ Application from SuSE Linux to Red Hat Linux.What impact analysis i should do?

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Networking :: Unable To Ssh Linux Box From Other Linux Boxes

Mar 12, 2010

I am unable to ssh a Linux box from other Linux boxes; also tried to window putty.Although I am getting the password prompt instantaneously.So far, by comparing logs of other server, I am just able figure out that "debug2: callback start" is not coming in ssh -vvv logs.

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General :: How To Share A Folder From Linux To Linux

Mar 17, 2010

how to share a folder from linux to linux systems and setting password to open that folder

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Networking :: Linux Router / Configure Linux CentOS 5 As A Router Using Iptable?

Nov 27, 2009

I want to configure linux CentOS 5 as a router using iptable, .Im new in linux so I need the steps to do that

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Ubuntu :: Reset Compiz Settings From Command-line To Default System Settings?

Jan 31, 2010

Did you play too much with compiz and after-a-while you realize that certain functions are not working anymore?

Well, just follow the steps below:


gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/compiz



Restart your PC / lappy


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General :: Fedora 13 - Cannot Get Any Of The Resolutions Settings To Look Right On Separate X Screen With The Nvidia X Server Settings Gui

Aug 21, 2010

I am using Fedora 13 x86_64 on a Acer Aspire 7730ZG laptop with: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G98 [GeForce 9300M GS] (rev a1) I have kmod-nvidia- installed from rpmfuison when I plug in the hdmi cable to the tv, my tv says the resoultion is at 720p, and I can not get any of the resolutions settings to look right on seperate x screen with the nvidia X server settings gui. my tv is a vizo 42inch. also another question is their a way to set the video card to output at 1080? this might be part of my problem?

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OpenSUSE :: Sharing Of Chromium Settings / Share The Browsers And Email Settings?

Sep 28, 2010

I have a triboot windows suse 11.3 stable and suse 11.3 factory pc, I would like to share the browsers and email settings between the suse stable and factory, I succeed with thunderbird and firefox moving the /home/.thunderbird and /home/.mozilla in an ext3 shared partition and linking these in the respecive /homes, I found that there isn't a /home/.chromium folder, I found probably /usr/lib64/chromium could be the same as /home/.mozilla for firefox, but I don't know if is secure or can damage my system to move this in a ext3 partition and then link this to the respective /usr/lib64/chromium, /usr/lib64/chromium has root owner, root group, visible and modifiable for root and only visible for group and other.

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Ubuntu :: Change File Permission Settings To Force All Documents To Inherit Parent Document Settings?

Aug 21, 2011

i have a computer with 3 users on it, and a folder using samba that everyone on the network has access to. Lets say that, the folder is stored in /etc/sharedfolder. What happens is, when user1 puts a folder in it, then logs off, user 2 attempts to modify it and fails, because permission is set to 755, and they are not in the same group. (even if they were, it should still need to be 775) Anyway, my current solution is, every 5 minutes a crontab changes permission like so: chmod 777 -R /etc/sharedfiles && chown useradmin:superadmin -R /etc/sharedfiles Which works, but seeing as there is getting close to a gig in there, this is a bad solution, as it eats up the computers resources. Solutions that i think might work:

1) create a script that only changes permissions that need be changed.
2) change file permission settings to force all documents to inherit parent document settings

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