Fedora Installation :: Didn't Make Custom Setting Changes To Partitions

Sep 23, 2009

I installed Fedora 11 on a server with 2 equal sized disks. I used the gui installer and didn't make custom setting changes to the partitions. One of the steps asked for me to choose the disks i wanted to use for this installation. I selected both disks and after the installation Fedora only sees one volume the size of both disks combined.Do I now have software raid0 or do I have something else?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Proseed.cfg Mirror Setting Didn't Work?

Apr 13, 2011

i want to install ubuntu10.10 x64 by pxe, so i have following proseed.cfg. and system should install using mirror according to preseed.cfg. But it always report "Bad archive mirror". i could ping and could get file by "wget" from

# Locale sets language and country.
d-i debian-installer/locale string en_us
# Keyboard selection.
d-i console-setup/ask_detect boolean false


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Fedora Installation :: FC12 Install From Live CD - How To Make The Partitions

Mar 11, 2010

I'm trying to install from the Live CD. I read the sticky about needing a /boot and a / partition. I think that sticky applies to me but I'm not sure; once the Live CD loads, I click the "Install to Hard Drive" icon on the desktop. It thinks for awhile but ultimately doesn't display anything.What I'm not sure about is how exactly I go about making those partitions. My current HD is a Ubuntu system (Karmic Koala), and its network slowness has prompted me to try FC12. I've backed up everything already, I don't need to preserve anything on the existing drive.

I'm looking for the easiest way to get FC12 installed. Should I fool with the partitions? I just download a different install CD i.e. a non-Live one? If so, which one? Do I need all 5 or so CD images? I don't have a DVD burner so downloading the DVD isn't an option. I'm comfortable working from a Linux command line once the system is working, but I don't have much experience "close to the metal" i.e. actually getting a system up and running.

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Debian :: Installation Didn't Include Neither 'make' Nor ' Gcc?

Mar 12, 2011

I just installed Debian, after having some experience as a Ubuntu and Mint user. I'm not sure if this is normal, but my installation didn't include neither 'make' nor ' gcc', which I thought were very basic programs. They where in the cd though, I installed them through apt. I realized that they weren't there when I tried to install the drivers for a D Link DWA 525 wireless card. I was able to install the drivers on Ubuntu, but I can't do it on Debian. When I try to 'make' it, there is an error. I don't recall the exact error (since I have to reboot back and forth in order to get internet access, I won't post it right now).

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Fedora Installation :: Erratic Install Results W/initrd - Custom Spins With Custom Drivers - Modules?

Dec 28, 2009

Just spent three whole days barking up the wrong tree, solving Fedora 11 and Fedora 12 boot failures because the correct hypothesis was illogical: installation did not update/modify the initrd.

The first couple of times I installed Fedora 11 on the HighPoint Technologies RocketRaid 2640x4, the installation inserted my "custom" driver module (rr26xx) into the initrd, permanently, so that the system booted off the controller card for which the custom driver was inserted. (I yelled about this success in this thread: [url]

My most recent installs of BOTH F11 and F12 on the RocketRaid failed to properly set up the boot. It turns out that the "rr2640" module I "slipstreamed" into the installation process was *NOT* permanently added to the initrd by anaconda. (F12 gave me "no root device found boot has failed, sleeping forever", on boot; F11 hung also, without such error, I presume, during the init script execution). Because of limited resources and time, I only know for sure the module was missing from the F11 initrd, and am ASSUMING the same was the case with F12.

The only difference between the successful installs and the ones with failed boot is that the successful installs were made on a single-drive (JBOD) mode on the controller; whereas, the failed ones were placed on RAID 5. But, AFAIK, the created logical device for the card is "/dev/sda", in both cases, and the kernel can not distinguish between the two cases (or can it?). Thus, the inconsistency cost me a lot of time, and is still inexplicable to me.

Question: What is the best way to deal with custom drivers, today? There are custom spins, and many tools, like isomaster. Stupid question: Is there a way to modify the initrd inside an installer ISO -- be it for CD/DVD/USBboot drive -- beefing the init RAM disk with whatever modules you'd like, for the boot process (using, say, isomaster)?

And what makes anaconda understand that a module must be added to the initrd ? How can one force anaconda to do so?

How does moving to dracut as the initrd tool affect any/all of the above?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Setting Up The HDD Partitions

Jul 2, 2011

I want to install Kubuntu on my computer alongside W7. from what I have read Kubuntu requires around 4 different partitions. Do I make these partitions using Windows partitions tool before installation? So that when I install they are partitioned? Or do I just use the Kubuntu installer partition tool?

My setup is like this:

HD 1
Drive C: Windows 7 - 33GB of 326 GB free
Drive E: ( 9GB Factory Partition I deleted - want to Install boot for Kubuntu here )

Do I format in Windows or just leave the space unallocated?

HD 2
Drive D: Docs, Videos - 40GB of 335GB free
Drive G: Docs, Videos - 77GB of 590GB free

Hard Drive 3 has around 70 GB free that I can use for the other partitions, do I do these partitions in Windows? Or using the Kubuntu CD? When installing I get 2 Guided options.

1 - To install Kubuntu on Drive: G wiping out the whole HD.

2 - To install Kubuntu on Drive: G using 45GB or 10% of space.

If I do option #2 will it erase the docs and videos currently on the HD? Will it be just 1 partion or several? I wanted to ( using Manual partition )install the boot, and system files on HD 1 Drive: E, and the swap and /home partition on HD 3 Drive: G.

If I make new partitions and re-size partitions using the Kubuntu CD will I erase any video, and doc files currently on my HDs? Or should I make these partitions in Windows and then install the respective Kubuntu partitions where I want them to go?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Setting Up Partitions For Dual Boot?

Jun 2, 2010

So I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 7, but have no idea how to partition out Ubuntu. At the moment, I'm working with a 300GB harddrive that will solely hold installed applications and stuff like that. Any shared/storage data will be put on separate harddrives altogether.

I plan on using a 40-50GB partition for Windows 7 alone (no installed applications and stuff). And here come the questions about Ubuntu partitioning. From what I read, do I only need three separate partitions? (/, /home, /swap) Even then I'm not 100% sure what each of these partitions represent. But my research says... / = equivalent to my Windows 7 partition, /home = the partition where installed applications go and other non-essential Ubuntu stuff, /swap = virtual memory

With all that said, to comfortably run Ubuntu can I have my partitions be these sizes?

/ = 10GB
/home = 20-30GB
/swap = 2GB (Do I even need this if I have 2GB of ram?)
Windows 7 = 40-50GB
W7 Apps = remaining space

I don't know what exactly I want to do with Ubuntu, but is a /home of 20-30GB adequate to install lot's and lot's of apps?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Setting Up Dual Boot / Partitions

Dec 18, 2010

I'd like to dual-boot it with Windows 7, but I'm not sure exactly how I should set things up. Searching has helped but I would really appreciate advice specific to my scenario. Windows 7 to run a couple games (mainly Starcraft II) and for anything that doesn't run on mac or linux, and Ubuntu to do most of my normal everyday stuff (documents, programming projects, web browsing, listening to music).Hardware: 1TB hard drive, 4GB RAM, AMD Athlon II 435 processor.

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Make Live Cd With Custom Kernel

Jan 16, 2010

I am using ubuntu 8.04 and i am trying to make iso image cd with running kernel. i know that there is documentation in ubuntu website in"how to make live cd" but the thing is this is my custom kernel. i have my own configuration. so i want this kernel to be work in live cd.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Make Custom Kernel With Localmodinfo

Jul 14, 2011

What are the best ways to make the kernel using git, and localmodinfo. and optimizing the kernel the best way on a laptop I have, which is a desktop laptop, so it is never really unplugged. Has a core 2 duo 2.53Ghz, 4GB DDR3 RAM, and an ATI HD 3870 GPU.so what things other than the obvious core 2 cpu type when making the kernel. It's on Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit. I also want to create it with the local mod info. and Also create this into a .deb package so it may be saved.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Manually Setting Partitions And Mount Points?

May 24, 2011

I have figured out manually setting the swap partition and setting "/" as the mount point for the primary partition during install. If during install, I want to create another partition to keep the OS separate from installed programs and such, to be able to do a clean install every 6 months and not loose everything (or anything) I have done prior.

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Ubuntu :: Make A Custom Debian Package Prompt For A Restart After Installation

Jun 29, 2011

I am wondering how to add a need to restart notification in a Debian package, so upon installation, it'd pop up something to tell the user to restart the computer for changes to take effect. Perhaps something like what happens with some packages through the update-manager when it prompts the user to restart for the changes to take effect.

Is there any way to do that? Perhaps adding something at the end of a "postinst" file?

Thinking about it, I could just add something like this at the end of the "postinst" file:

notify-send -t 86400000 -i /usr/share/icons/gnome/32x32/status/info.png "Please restart the computer for all changes to take effect."

It'd work, but not as well. For instance, if the person isn't by their computer at the time.

Another option could be using a Zenity dialog box. That might work. Though, if done, wouldn't a yes/no question box keep the actual package from technically finishing until the user would select yes/no to restart?

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Make Partitions

Aug 2, 2011

I'm new to the linux just few days ago, tried my slef to install Ubuntu on my laptop then I have help of friend to install Opensuse for me in my laptop I face problems with Opensuse and couldn't solve it so my friend install the Ubuntu in the free partition which was 120Gb, and the rest of the 320Gb was dedecated to the OpenSuse, I see no use of having OS with problems in my laptop so I wonder how can I install Ubuntu once again in my laptop and give it the entire 320Gb at least to be usable in storage data
my laptop is dell xps it seem work fine with ubuntu
Model M1330
RAM is 4 Gb I think of upgrade it to 8 if it work with it
HHD is 320Gb 7200rpm
I'll be thankful to show me how I can use the maximum HHD size for Ubuntu
I'll use Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64bit

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Sep 8, 2010

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 9.10. When it got to the "partition manager" stage of the installation, not only was I not able to decrease the Windows partition's size, I was also told that there was an error when partitioning and that the process has been aborted, I'm now just using the Ubuntu Live CD..

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Jul 27, 2011

I was trying to create a partition to share between Windows 7 (pre-installed, and I use it for some games and specific programs) and Fedora 15 (I use it for everything else), but when I tried to do this, apparently I already reached the maximum of primary partitions, 4. So I have 3 for Windows and 1 for Fedora!

The schema I have (see picture) is, 10.5 GB for windows recovery, 100MB for windows boot, 341GB for Windows 7, and 48 GB for Fedora, and it's in a dual boot. My intention was to leave about 100GB for Windows, 50GB for Fedora and the rest for shared files.

But I also don't want to format the recovery files, I had luck when windows broke and I could recover it with this files (I don't have the installation DVD, but it is original and validated), so I would like to keep those files.

1. I make a backup (I have no idea of how or if this is even possible) from fedora of this partitions and save them as files.

2. I try to include the /boot of windows in the big windows partition, but, is this really needed? Can I just delete the 100MB windows booter? (is it enough with the Fedora one or do I need this one?)

Is there a way to make more than 4 partitions? (it would be actually a 3rd option, but I didn't find any info online)

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Oct 24, 2009

Basically the computer will have to do nothing other than run some custom software that interfaces with the vehicle's systems via a USB FDTI board and render to an 8" touch screen via OpenGL. User input will be via the said touchscreen, and audio output will eventually come into the equation. The target vehicle(s) will be extensively modified for the project, and I'm hoping the software will eventually override features such as the immobiliser, so an extremely fast boot time will be essential.

I have one of those Via C7 fully integrated mini ITX motherboards, much of the onboard hardware will be useless besides two USB ports and a SATA port, so could be completely removed from the kernel if necessary to achieve a fast boot. If some BIOS hacking is required I'd happily look at that too. I'm a recently graduated software engineer, and can comfortably use Linux (I'm using openSUSE for developing the software) but don't have a clue where to start with the OS; if I should be downloading and modifying an existing distro or trying to build one from scratch somehow?

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Sep 7, 2010

I have a custom PS1 that I would like to use for my user account however when I view my users .bashrc file, there is no line entry there for 'PS1='. Can someone please tell me if I have my own custom user PS1 line entry, where do I place it so I can have some extra function and colors in my RHEL 5 system.

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Jun 12, 2009

I have successfully installed Fedora 11. It works fine with no problem what so ever. My problem is that while using F10 I have created a separate partition for "home". I tried to use the same /home partition for F11 but it did not work. how to achieve this and at what state of the installation.

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Jul 12, 2011

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Apr 16, 2010

I ran Computer Janitor and I thought it deleted things I don't use anymore so I deleted those things and I read somewhere that Computer Janitor does delete important things, how can I be sure that I didn't delete anything important?

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Mar 18, 2011

I have ubuntu 10.10 installed on my computer in dual boot with windows 7, but i am using a 27-inches Samsung screen through an hdmi cable to connect my computer. whenever i try getting on ubuntu, i cannot see the top and bottom of the desktop (so i cant access the menu bar or anything!)(while using my spare vga cable) i tried downloading the nvidia driver & utility for my video card (gtx 460), but even using that, i could not setup my screen resolution manually. When i setup my windows, i was able to manually setup a custom resolution (i.e. 1842x1026) through the nvidia utility to be able to get the screen the fit properly.

I was wondering if there is any way i could do the same for ubuntu, perhaps through terminal.

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Apr 30, 2011

I'm trying to set the default apps using gnome-default-applications-properties. In previous versions I was able to set custom apps for everything. Looks like Gnome3/Ubuntu 11.04 doesn't let me do that for, say, the mail reader. I'm one of those people who still use Alpine, and in previous versions I was able to set the default to run an xterm (well, aterm) which auto-ran alpine.

This version, looks like that's not there. I'm wondering if there's a way to set that anyway. like registering a script I write as a "mail client" so it's available in the chooser. Second... and almost MORE annoying... the "Terminal Emulator" default app DOES have a custom option. But it also recognises that I have aterm installed, which I want to use as the default app... however, since it has an aterm option, it won't let me enter aterm as a default command. Which I want to do because I want to modify the commandline options. But if you choose "Custom" and type "aterm" into the Command field... it ERASES your commandline options and puts it's default sterm options in!

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Jul 17, 2011

I'm having difficulty setting custom ls colors in xterm. If I understand it right one can edit the system-wide file located in /etc/DIR_COLORS to modify every terminal or customize xterm; I chose xterm mostly because the other terminals I never use. Here is my .bash_profile and .bashrc respectively:
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
source ~/.bashrc

if [ -f /etc/bashrc ]; then
source /etc/bashrc

alias ls='ls --color -F'
PS1='[e[1;32m][u@h:w]$[e[0m] '

When I use the login shell, the colors are different than xterm in that they are not as bright; furthermore, I marked out bold fonts in .Xresources:
!xterm colors
xterm*foreground: #d3d3d3
xterm*background: #000000
xterm*boldColors: false
xterm*cursorBlink: true
xterm*cursorColor: white
xterm*loginShell: false
xterm*faceName: Liberation Mono
xterm*faceSize: 10

So, there must be a file around somewhere that is changing the colors between the interactive and login shells. Also,
man xterm:
color6 (class Color6)
color7 (class Color7)

These specify the colors for the ISO-6429 extension. The defaults are, respectively, black, red3, green3, yellow3, a customizable dark blue, magenta3, cyan3 and gray90. The default shades of color are chosen to allow the colors 8-15 to be used as brighter versions. How does that get anyone anywhere with setting the color? It doesn't say what color (class) is assigned to which file specifically, thus adhering to the distribution-wide color codes. Perhaps I am making this more difficult than it should be.

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Jul 29, 2011

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Apr 2, 2010

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I want to make it possible to gain access to the cstrike folde via a ftp login. But I really have no idea were to start. The server is also a webserver, where I can ass FTP accounts for my apache vhosts via plesk - but I dont think this is the solution of my problem, isn't it?

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Sep 10, 2010

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I've read posts where linux users put /boot, /root, and /swap outside the lvm system but no details as to how they do it? Have also looked at slackware12 lvm howto but there are no details for the setup I need.
Previously when I try to setup /boot separate from / I got a setup error saying i had two boot partitions? - if i can get that straightened out then i can follow the reset of the lvm how to.

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Apr 27, 2011

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Feb 17, 2010

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Nov 30, 2010

I installed Fedora 13 x86 64 on my Dell system as Installation rimpo it has not installed gcc and related lib files. Any other addon I am trying to add to my system looking for gcc, so I could not install any thing on it. I tried with gcc rpm file but it again looking for several files I find these files on 3rd CD of Fedora 13 But I could not install them. And now my net connection asking for rp-ppoe file which also require gcc etc. So I could not connect net as well.

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Nov 10, 2009

A custom image of Fedora 6 was built on a USB stick of size 2GB.

The size of the image is 546MB and i need to build the image on a 1 GB USB stick.

-The partition on the disk is bootable and I have a grub bootloader

- BIOS is configured to boot from the USB stick.

The same set of files are copied to the 2GB usb sticks and the 1GB usb sticks.

The system boots out of the 2GB Usb disk but does not boot from the 1GB usb sticks.

I am not sure if this issue is related to the usb stick, which i dont think so. I tried it on a different USB stick of size 1GB and it does not work as well.

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