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?
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!
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?
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.
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
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
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":
Code: 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: Code: sudo mdadm -E /dev/sdd1
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
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.
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?
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?
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:
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.).
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
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?
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.
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?