Slackware :: Tries To Start Ubuntu In Another Disk?

Apr 22, 2010

I've got a fresh Slackware 13 install in a sata disk. I am trying to backup data from another sata disk which has Ubuntu 9.04 (or 9.10, not quite sure). Lilo starts, boots ok but for some strange reason it finishes trying to start gnome from Ubuntu, it even says that the "nvidia card is going to run with low config" and freezes there. Fstab in Slackware is set with UUID values, bios and everything points to this disk, even inittab is set with runlevel 3... Why is this happening?? Any idea? Why Slackware mounts the second disk as root and grabs its fstab?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Start Up From Another Disk?

Feb 21, 2011

I have a PPC G4 with two internal hard drives. I just (well, a few hours ago) installed ubuntu 8.04 LTS (I think) on one of them. I find it wonderful. I never thought I would like another OS besides MAC OS.

Anyway, I still have a MAC OS 10.3.9 in the other (and bigger) hard drive: I would like to restart with Mac OS from that drive (something like choosing the startup disk in Mac OS System Prefrences) and I don't know how!

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installed 10 On The Usb Disk - How To Start

Aug 7, 2010

I have xp, vista and w7 installed on my pc's hard disk. I installed ubuntu 10 on the usb disk but I dont see how to start it.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Cant Make Start-up Disk With Some OS's

Feb 27, 2011

I have made several start-up disk, just made 2 today, but certain ISO's won't even go into the "start up disk creator" window.I've made them with Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Linux Mint, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ultimate-Edition, Peppermint One & Peppermint Ice, but I can't make one with Puppy, PCLinuxOS, and a couple others.I'm trying to make one with "system rescue cd" so I can use it to totally wipe my 500GiB hdd, before I start to partition & install OS's on it. I downloaded system rescue & saved it to my desktop, but start up disk creator won't let me make a start up usb with it.My questions are...

1. Why does it refuse to make some & not others?

2. I know it's not totally necessary but, is there really any reason to completely wipe it before writing over it? Such as longevity or speed?

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Ubuntu :: 9.04 - 2nd Hard Disk Not Detected At Start Up?

Jun 3, 2011

I Installed Ubuntu 9.04 with XP theme. Then I installed Picasa and I have pictures on a 2nd hard disk. When I restart the PC Picasa doesn't see the 2nd drive. The 2nd HDD is mounted under /media/disk and clicking on the "My computer" icon (this is XP theme), I see the 2nd hdd. Now, I have to add this disk to Picasa again for it to scan the pictures. I don't want to do this on a regular basis.

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Ubuntu :: Start Up Disk Creator Not Recognising ISO Image?

May 29, 2010

I am having a problem with the USB Start up creator. I am down loading the Ubuntu Netbook Edition ISO image in the normal way.I then start up the Start Up Disk CreatorI then attempt to select the ISO image to add to the USB stick by clicking 'Other'I then locate the image and double click on it to select it.The image does not show up in the Source disc image section at all.I have tested the image in a virtualbox to confirm that it is not faulty and have tried two different downloads of the imag

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Ubuntu :: Each Time Start The Computer - Have To Check The Disk

May 19, 2011

When I start the computer I receive the message that the drive that contains the /home partition has an error. If I press "F" the screen says that the drive is no ready, that I can wait, cancel or manually recovery. If I wait, in about 1 minute, the system starts normally. If I press "M" to repair manually, then I press fsck to repair the disk and apparently repairs the disk. But everytime I start (power on) the computer, Ubuntu always checks the disk and gives a dialog where I can: press F to attempt to fix the errors, I to ignore, S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery

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General :: Ubuntu Grub Fails To Start - Error: Out Of Disk

Aug 9, 2010

My computer has become quite strange the last days, last week grub stopped working and just halted at the grub prompt.

I can manually start the system by writing

insmod /boot/grub/linux.mod
linux /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 ro
initrd /initrd.img



The system is a Ubuntu 10.04 based system on a old HP laptop.

Related questions:

grub2 error: out of disk

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Ubuntu Servers :: Start The RAID Using "Disk Utility?

May 5, 2011

My system locked up while copying files last night. My RAID array will not start. I did verify my UUID's. (Lesson learned.) I do not understand a few things.1. Why do different drives show "active sync" on different drives? 2. Why does "Disk Utility" tell me the RAID is not running and when I try to assemble the RAID, mdadm returns: mdadm: device /dev/md0 already active - cannot assemble itWhen I try to start the RAID using "Disk Utility":

Error assembling array: mdadm exited with exit code 1: mdadm: cannot open device /dev/sdd1: Device or resource busy
mdadm: /dev/sdd1 has no superblock - assembly aborted
So, I examine sdd1:
sudo mdadm -E /dev/sdd1


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Ubuntu Installation :: Start-up Disk Creator Is Not Accepting The Iso File For Puppy?

Jan 20, 2011

I downloaded the puppy linux iso. I don't want to write that iso to any disk (because most of the linux disks are used just once and then the just acquire space in my cd bag). I tried to create its bootable pen drive by start-up disk creator. But start-up disk creator is not accepting the iso file for puppy. Can anyone please tell me how to make a bootable pen-drive of puppy linux

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General :: How To Get Live CD To Start After Booting From Floppy Disk

Nov 18, 2010

I'm an experienced Linux developer who has run into a little problem. I'm using a National Instruments 8170 chassis, among the normal ports, it has a FDD and USB port but this model does not allow booting from a USB CDROM ( I tried a BIOS update, that didn't help either ). I made this cool customized 550MB FC8 LiveCD wtih X, GCC, various apps, etc. and a kernel 2.6.30 & 2.6.18 boot floppy disk with all the needed drivers. The floppy boots to a shell with all the busybox utils, etc. and detects the USB CDROM media and all its files.

My Question is: How do I get the kernel and initrd on the Live CD to start or boot after booting from the Floppy disk ?, I mean, I want to load linux again but this time from the CD after booting linux from floppy, if that makes sense. I'm just using the floppy to boot and recognize the USB CDROM. This can be done with MSDOS and loadlin but loadlin has an issue(it hangs) with the newer kernels (2.6.18 and greater). I searched for the loadlin source code to port it to linux but was unable to find it on the net.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Hard Disk Needs No Password In Order To Mount / Firefox Can't Start

Apr 30, 2010

well yesterday I upgraded my karmic to lynx. So far so good, overall much improved plus I love the new theme. Now the problem, I share my Firefox/Thunderbird profile (stored in my secondary HD) with WinXP (dual boot box). Since karmic, before I opened Firefox/Thunderbird, I had to mount the 2ndary HD which of course prompted me for a password and then everything worked fine. In case I forgot to mount the disk then Firefox popped the following msg: Firefox is either opened or in use.Now, lucid strangely mounts my HD without a password, more peculiarly I have r-w-e permissions and on top of that Firefox/Thunderbird gives me the silly msg!

Tried to unmount/mount back but still no password. I end up believing that this Firefox hesitation to start (based on karmic experience) is related with the password thing...or not?

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General :: Start Gnome-disk-utility From A Terminal (as Root)?

Feb 8, 2010

I have a real newbie question. I want to edit my disk partition table. Mount some drives etc. I like gui tools and gnome's disk utility seems to be able to do everything I want to. My problem: When I want to create a new filesystem on an empty space, I'm not allowed to. I guess I need root access, but I can't login as root to my gnome session and I know no way to start the disk utility from a terminal where I'm the root user, so my question is: How do I do this?

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General :: Bootable Partition Start From Sector 1 On Hard Disk?

Dec 20, 2010

Should the first bootable partition start from sector 1 on a hard disk? or Can it be created anywhere on the disk? I am using fdisk to create the bootable partition.

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Slackware :: Can`t See 1Tb SATA Disk - 10.2.0

Jun 1, 2010

Have a problem here with 1Tb SATA disk. Disk is visible during boot (dmesg below), all modules are loaded after (make menuconfig + select <M> + make modules + make modules install + modprobe)

fdisk -l can not see any /dev/sd...

modules are not in use





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Slackware :: NTFS Disk In - 13 ?

May 25, 2010

After a motherboard change in my pc, I would like to dualboot Slackware 13 with WinXP. In the old system, (dualboot Win2K-XP), I had "My Documents " on a separate disk, as it was used by both OS's. In the new system, I would again like to share this between the 2 operating systems. (both clean install) --> Is it possible to use the existing NTFS disk as the /home in Slackware?

For the Linux side, I am planning 4 partitions on 3 separate HD's:

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Slackware :: USB Disk Always Rotating?

Jul 23, 2010

I have a USB 500 GiB Disk, but when I connect it to my computer it start spinning at full speed without me trying to access it, is it normal?

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General :: Installing Slackware Disk 2?

Nov 29, 2010

I am completly new to Linux and managed to download slackware 13.1 iso and burn it to disk 1 and 2.I installed disk 1 and set the laptop up fine but it could not find disk 2. I can burn again but do i need to burn in a certain format or as an iso? also i do not know how to get linux to read a cd or mount it?

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Slackware :: Add Packages From The Installation Disk?

Aug 2, 2010

i'm done selecting packages from the slackware installer and the installation was finished. the problem is that when i tried to 'startx' it gives me an error.. i think there's some missing packages. how to go to the selection of packages again?

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Slackware :: How Do I Specify Root Disk In Lilo

Jun 13, 2010

With the continued growth of SATA devices, I have really been having problems with my boot loader. In the old days, it was pretty easy to make sure that the IDE devices stayed put. However, now everything is an sd device. Specifying a root directory of /dev/sda1 in lilo is no longer a sure thing. If you have a USB device plugged in or an ESATA device, your sd devices are no longer guaranteed to stay put.In reading through the lilo documentation, it appears that you can specify root devices by UUID or even by LABEL.

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Slackware :: Usb Disk Access Gone Wonky

May 29, 2010

I use a WD 300 gb usb disk for backup, storage etc. No problems until a couple of weeks ago. I can access it with file managers, gparted, fdisk etc with no problems. But now I am unable to write more than the occasional file to the disk. There seems to be no consistency as to what will or won't write. I get a message that the operation is not permitted. This occurs under either user or root.It happens in both 13 and 13.1. No other issues have come up. The internal hard disk in the laptop remains normal. All other usb periph's are working properly.

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Slackware :: Kdm Will Not Start In Kde 4.4

Feb 22, 2010

KDM does not start after upgrading my Slackware-current 32bit to KDE 4.4 using Alien Bob's packages.

In syslog I get:


What am I missing? (I used the exact same procedure on a 64bit Slackware-current installation and everything works beautifully)

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Slackware :: Cdrecord Closed The Disk Without Been Told So?

Dec 24, 2010

Kernel, Slackware 12.0Cdrecord 2.01I burned a blank DVD-R in the following way:

cdrecord -multi -sao -vv speed=2 driveropts=burnfree
dev=1001,0,0 -data opera.iso


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Slackware :: Getting The Volume Serial Number Of A Disk?

Dec 21, 2010

Kernel, Slackware 12.0


root@darkstar:~# blkid
/dev/sda: LABEL="MAESTRO!" UUID="4730-D359" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/hdc: LABEL="STORE1 ver. 2 (overrules ver. 1)" TYPE="iso9660"


As you can see, the first command gives numbers like C841-0655. But for the optical disks (iso9660) it gives them not. Neither does the second one. This number is known as 'Volume serial number' in MS-DOS, and is printed on console with the command 'dir' not only for the HDD partitions but for the optical disks too. how to get an optical disk Volume serial number? Notice that this number is inherent to the media (is a property of the media, under any O.S.).

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Slackware :: Copy & Play A DVD From Hard Disk?

Jun 28, 2011

I just received Phil Mickelson's "Secrets of the Short Game" DVD but it keeps stopping when I play it on either my PC's DVD drive or an external DVD drive - using VLC.Is there a software that will allow me to copy and play it from my hard disk?I tried a simple Dolphin copy but that stops as well.Is there something that I am missing?Also, it will not play on my DVD player - it just keeps ejecting it

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Slackware :: Usb Flash Disk System For Rescue?

Feb 14, 2010

I've upgraded my pc to -current. All done well. But I forgot to reinstall my nvidia driver. I have no cd/dvd-rom. How to make usb storage (8GB) for rescue.

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Slackware :: Using Syslinux To Create A USB-Live Disk?

Apr 5, 2010

Update: I've been looking into third party tools and Slackware live Distributions, example, "Slax"; still, I have yet to have complete success.

I have discovered that by using syslinux I can make the USB Hard-drive Bootable -- I learned this by playing around with Gentoo, however, I like Slackware. I was wondering if any-one could point me toward the direction of how to install Slackware and then utilize syslinux to make it bootable?

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Slackware :: Can't Start 13.37 On VirtualBox 4.0.6

May 7, 2011

Actually, Slack64 runs just fine under VirtualBox on my old HP under WinXP, But the installer for Slack86 won't boot under VirtualBox on my Toshiba Netbook under Win7 starter. I tried updating the 13.1 install I have on there, but I get the same kernel panic when I try to reboot that. It always bails just as it is switching over to the new kernel. The dump fills my screen so I can't see the actual error. How can I capture that initial startup log? Slack86 runs just fine on my old Compac Armada 1700 (266PII 92M/12G), but that's a very different environment.

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Slackware :: Can't Start Netbeans On 13.1

Feb 18, 2011

Slackware vers: 13.1
Netbeans vers: 6.9.1
JDK version: 1.6.0_24


# A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment:
# SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0xb2d772fd, pid=2766, tid=2953837424
# JRE version: 6.0_24-b07


I tried reinstalling both JDK and Netbeans to no avail.

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Slackware :: Could Not Start X After Last Update

Mar 9, 2011

After I upgrade my slackware to current(kernel,X could not start.My video card is ATI Radeon HD 4570.and I do reinstall fglrx like old ways :


./ --buildpkg



installpkg fglrx-*******.tgz

But after restart, X could not start,and Keyboard does not respond. Also ,when I try init 3 and remove xorg.conf,The X can start with a low resolution(1024X768).In console mode,I got a high resolution(1366X768). So,is there a confict between fglrx and new kernel or What have I done Wrong?

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