I downloaded ubuntu for desktop and created an usb-stick. I am using an old hp eVectra PC as an "guinea-pig". I configured its bios to use usb as first boot device. It did not boot from there, but went straight on to the debian on the HD.Ok, let's go for a CD. I burnt the image and tried again.Meanwhile, I used this CD on an other PC - but not for an installation, but only for a trial run.
I'm obviously very stupid, but fedora is polite about it, suggesting it might be a bug. My laptop has 4Gig of am, twin turion. Of dev/sda1 - sda10 I give itsda5 = /boot (40/80M used)sda6 = / (Old fedora install 5G of 19G used)sda7 = /home (9G of 23G used)which is the previous arrangement on fedora 9. Next screen is about a boot loader, and it offers me sda1 or sda6. I tell it go go and play in the traffic and uncheck the box 'install boot loader' I hit 'next' and it crashes, muttering about some python assertation. It offers to save the error, and I say yes, but doesn't - it just saves some other crap.Any ideas, Fedora experts? I'm afraid I'm rusty on fedora, having defected to slackware & slamd64. But I am trying to get back.
i probably messed up the clock somehow... I think during install. Linux keeps messing up windows clock... And vice versa... When the clock in windows is correct (say, 2 PM), the clock in Linux when i reboot says 4 PM... And when i set up the clock in Linux to the correct time (in this case 2 PM) and boot into windows, windows clock says 12 PM...
Of course, when i correct it in windows, linux clock gets messed up again... 2 hours early or forward, idk... I'm not sure what i did to make this happen... Maybe has something to do with hardware clock... I don't wanna constantly correct time whenever i change systems...
I have a cronjob which is supposed to run every 15 minutes and record with arecord for 900 seconds. When I run the script manually, arecord record for 900 seconds, but when cron starts the script it stops recording after about 90-110 seconds.
I'm very much interested in running Ubuntu (64bit) on the new 15" macbook pro (8,2), but I would like to get a bit more info about it. So if you own a 15" macbook pro.
Following questions: 1) Can you switch of the AMD Radeon GPU to save power? 2) Does the Thunderbolt port allow you to use an external monitor? 3) What is the battery life under Ubuntu? (describe your usage)
Some more 'advanced' questions: 4) Is the quadcore benificial for running full disk encryption (due to the extended AES in Intel's 2.2 i7 cpu)? 5) What kind of IO throughput do you get with and without full disk encryption (please describe if you use SSD or HD incl RPM) 6) Can you tell me the exact type of Broadcom wireless chip used for wifi?
A while ago I used "qucs" on an early Suse 11.x system. It worked fine.Now I ran into a problem that could nicely be solved with a qucs simulation. So I wanted to install it.However I did not find a package for 11.4/32bit nor did I find any traces of one being under construction.So I tried to compile Rev 0.16 but without success. After installation of a lot of missing Qt stuff which the compiler to proceed a bit further, the run ended in a dead end road - at least for me.So here are my questions:Is there a killing situation that makes 11.4 and qucs incompatible?Has anybody here successfully installed qucs on 11.4/32bit?Is there a package under construction and expected to be working soon?
I got this script that backs up a server and then keeps only the last 10 backups and removes the rest.Problem is, the part where it deletes any backups older than the last 10, it never reaches that. I'm guessing it is because the ftp session somehow exits the script entirely, especially if there is a problem with the ftp session. But just to make sure, I'm wondering if you all can look at the code to see if I am making it exit accidentally.Here's the code. I left out data like ip address and directory/file names for my security purposes.
Code: #ftp in and grab the file ftp -in xx.xx.xx.xx << EOF
I've tried about a billion times to get this to install correctly to no avail. This is the amd64 desktop edition, but I've tried with the 32 bit as well. I have a lenovo W500. The system never boots off the USB. It gets through a bit, with text output, and then stops. Sometimes it doesn't even give an error message, and other times I get something like udev failed while loading some pci device. I've tried re-downloading the iso several times, different USB keys, different USB key creators, CDs, to no avail.
I then thought, well, heck with it, I'll just install 10.10 and upgrade. Nope, there's a GPG key error for some bizarre reason, which is tripping up apt, but it's not going to tell me what key that is so I can go and get it (and apt-key update does nothing). Command line upgrades fail similarly. So finally, I go for broke and try to just install the thing with Wubi. Of course, that eventually crashes too.
Just installed Ubuntu this morning and got rid of openoffice and was trying to install libreoffice via the instructions when I received this error: mike@mike-ubuntu:~/Desktop/libreoffice/DEBS$ ls libobasis3.3-sdk_3.3.2-19_amd64.deb mike@mike-ubuntu:~/Desktop/libreoffice/DEBS$ sudo dpkg -i libo*.deb Selecting previously deselected package libobasis3.3-sdk. (Reading database ... 119423 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking libobasis3.3-sdk (from libobasis3.3-sdk_3.3.2-19_amd64.deb) dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libobasis3.3-sdk: libobasis3.3-sdk depends on libobasis3.3-core01; however: Package libobasis3.3-core01 is not installed. dpkg: error processing libobasis3.3-sdk (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Errors were encountered while processing: libobasis3.3-sdk tried googling the error and the missing library and don't see any answers.
Anyone here installed 10.04 on Pentium III's? I have tried installs on 5 of them and have had 5 video failures. These machines all currently run various earlier Ubuntu releases (8.04, 9.04, etc). All of them have 512 M memory but video memory is 32M or less. I have installed 10.04 successfully on 2 Pentium IV's that have 128M video memory so I suspect that's the difference. Is there any trick I'm missing to get the new XRANDR working on these old P-IIIs or should I give up? What I get when bringing up 10.04 from live CD is just a black screen... as 10.04 appears to grind to a halt or just hang.
Just finished trying to solve this by using other threads / Fresh install today of Ubuntu 10.10 configured as dual-boot with WIN XP. Grub loads latest kernel with no problem at all as long as the keyboard is NOT touched in any way. Touch any key and grub hangs infinitely. There is never any success in changing boot selection in any way. I tried reloading grub from the LiveCD version 10.10 with no success, then I tried reloading it from a 10.04LTS LiveCD which totally blanked grub from the boot process entirely, then I tried purging grub and downloading new code as instructed in another tutorial here on the forums. After the final effort I have restored access to 10.10 on the HDD so that I can boot without the LiveCD, but I am back to the choice-less grub! It's 10.10 or nothing! I need complete instructions on how to obtain and document the diagnostic information needed to trouble-shoot the issue so that I can provide the data you need to assist me in repairing this boot loader...When I downloaded the new code and installed it, the system recognized and properly identified all partitions and OSes on the system. I should boot from /dev/sda and the linux partition is located on /dev/sda6 the WIN partition is on /dev/sda5. I did notice some strange information concerning the starting and ending locations of the partitions when I was attempting to correct this issue. If that information seems relevant I will post it upon request. (if instructed on how to do so) Should I repost this as a bug report? (Am I posting in the wrong location?)
When I install either desktop version of Ubuntu 9.10 or Xubantu 9.10 it boots ok when ask to reboot at the end of the install, but will not reboot after that (2nd attempt and all after fail)On 2nd and later attempts the grub menu comes up and I choose default Ubantu and the Ubuntu circle logo displays for about 30 seconds, and most of time I see it try to access my floppy drive (sometimes the floppy drive light stays on, sometimes it does not) a cursor then blinks in the upper left hand corner for about 10 seconds and then the screen goes blank and freezes there until I power down.
Dell Dimension 2350 Celeron 1.80 G Hz 768 Meg RAM 30 Gig hard drive
Note: Xubantu installs OK to HD on another system I have, but not on this Dell. To test the Dell I did install Puppy Linux with default grub loader to HD ant it works OK (boots OK to HD each time).Side note: At first I tried this Dell to set up dual boot with XP and Ubantu and same symptoms Ubantu only booting OK once and then never again so I thought it was dual boot issue so I deleted all partions (XP is now gone) with latest GParted version and attempted installing Ubuntu 9.10 and then Xubanto 9.10 on the whole harddrive but still no boot past the first time I though this might not be a grub issue since it seems to get past grub and the Ubantu circle shows for about 30 seconds before the system freezes. only a guess on my part as I don't know enough about Grub or Ubuntu to troubleshoot without help. I see I can hit "e" to get to the grub editor and I looked at the grub boot code but don't enough about it to edit for a fix. I thought about Lilo but did not see an option on the normal Xbuntu ,or even when I used the alternate install CD,for a Lilo option. Also note I can run the live CDs for Ubuntu and Xubuntu OK on this Dell. Only HD install gives me problems.
I'm trying to get openssh-server working so I can stop using the family TV and just SSH from my laptop. I've only just installed 10.4 server edition, and I've made a change to /etc/apt/sources.lst by removing the # in front ofdeb cdrom:[Ubuntu-Server 10.04 LTS Anyway I run:sudo apt-get install openssh-server
Code: Reading package lists... Done Building dependancy tree
on my pc, that was running WinXP, I thought of installing Ubuntu. (I did install linux already a few times in the past years and use it on another couple of pcs) But something went wrong. This machine has 2 x 200MB maxtor drives, in raid 0 configuration, supported by the motherboard Nvidia chipset, and working well in Windows. When ran the live Ubuntu 10.04 cd, gparted was not able to access the drives in raid configuration, until I installed the mdadm and kpartx packages then the existing data became visible. So after that initial moment I thought all was ok and proceeded to install Lucid on the machine, dual booting with Windows. I did partition manually so that in my 400GB raid drive there is an 80GB NTFS partition with WinXP, a 90GB extended partition for Linux Ext4 and Swap and then a last NTFS 200GB partition for data. All went well, but now on restarting the computer nothing happens, nothing loads, Grub is not showing, and it looks like I cannot launch Linux nor Windows. All the data from WinXP and the Ubuntu installation seems to be on the disks but the pc is just not booting. I suppose the problem is with the raid configuration that is not handled properly during the installation, but is there anything that I can do now, apart from reinstalling Windows Xp or installing Ubuntu in a non raid configuration?
I'm having issues installing the nvidia-96 driver package on the new Lubuntu 11.04. I have a GeForce4ti 4200 card and have had that driver package install successfuly on numerous flavors of Ubuntu over the years.
apt-get spits out the following error:
Code: The following packages have unmet dependencies: nvidia-96 : Depends: xorg-video-abi-8.0 but it is not installable Depends: xserver-xorg-core (>= 2:188.8.131.525-1ubuntu3) but it is not going to be installed Meanwhile, a check of the currently installed xserver-xorg-core through apt-cache shows:
The nouveau driver does work, but I would really like full 3d acceleration like I have had in the past.
I have a C2D (E6600) with 2Gb of DDR800 and an Nvidia 8800GT. I had this setup running one of the Hardy flavors a while back, but it had since been wiped. I'm now trying to install 10.10 x64 on it. When using the LiveCD, I get to the purple screen (desktop background). It just hangs there.
It's not hanging during the boot process where you'd see something the splash is hiding, it's where it turns over to gnome. So if I turn all that off, I get it to show up on the purple screen, but every five seconds or so, it flashes like it's reconfiguring the display (crazy colors, black screen, lines, then back to purple), then it pulses goes brighter, then back to normal and then sits. I dropped into a command prompt and looked at /var/log/messages (dmesg doesn't have anything useful) and it tells me that nautilus has a general protection error in libdbus, gnome has a general protection error in libgobject, and then apport has a general protection error in python2, then apport apparently generates a core, then aborts the core.....
My OS11.4 KDE 64 bit I'm trying to install Win4LinPro and I get this error message. "An internal system error has occurred. A problem that we were not expecting has occurred. Please report this bug with the error description. Details: [PK_TMP_DIR|dir:///var/tmp/TmpDir.vZjMM9] Repository already exists". When I click OK the install shuts down.
Resently I installed OpenSUSE 11.1 including XEN as I planned to use virtual machines. XEN item appeared in GRUB boot menu along with other items (OpenSUSE, windows...).I was instructed to boot XEN in order to use virtual machines.During boot, XEN was examining my disks and partitions, and when it reached CD and DVD drives, seemingly it went into infinite loop between the two drives. Finaly the screen went dark, and I have to make hard reboot. How can I work around this problem?
Tried to install 10.4 Beta2 on my testing machine. Boots but then splash screen starts scrolling really fast though I can notice that 5 dots are moving so no hanging. It takes quite a while and then black screen appears (also scrolling) and I cannot read what's there; last line looks like a prompt. Alt-Ctrl-Del reboots the machine. So I cannot even enter Live mode.
This machine is about 7-8 y.o. P4 2.4GHz (i686) on Asus P4S333/c, 2.5GB ram, GeForce3-Ti200, latest bios 2003 but runs any Linux (I tried) and FreeBSD 9-CURRENT perfectly (Even win7 is installable...but runs badly). On newer machine same CD works fine. The machine is AthlonX2 2.3GHz on Asus M3N78-vm, 4GB ram, onboard chip GeForce8200, HDDs, DVD-RW - all SATA (AHCI). What could be wrong with my old machine? Does Ubuntu still support 96xx Nvidia driver?
UPDATE: decided to reinstall and run the partitioner to get rid of the raid. Not worth dealing with this since seems to be lower level as /dev/mapper was not listing any devices. Error 15 at grub points to legacy grub. So avoiding the problem by getting rid of raid for now. So ignore this post. Found a nice grub2 explanation on the wiki but didn't help this situation since probably isn't a grub problem. Probably is a installer failure to map devices properly when it only used what was already available and didn't create them during the install. I don't know, just guessing. Had OpenSuSE 10.3 64bit installed with software raid mirrored swap, boot, root. Used the alternate 64bit Ubuntu iso for installation. Since partitioning was already correctly setup and the raid devices /dev/md0,1,2 were recognized by the installer, I chose to format the partitions with ext3 and accept the configuration:
Installation process failed at the point of installing grub. It had attempted to install the bootloader on /dev/sda2 and /dev/sdb2. I moved on since it would not let me fiddle with the settings and I got the machine rebooted with the rescue option on the iso used for installing. Now, I can see the root partition is populated with files as expected. dpkg will list that linux-image-generic, headers, and linux-generic are installed with other supporting kernel packages. grub-pc is installed as well. However, the /boot partition or /dev/md1 was empty initially after the reboot. What is the procedure to get grub to install the bootloader on /dev/sda2 and /dev/sdb2, which represent /dev/md1 or /boot?
Running apt-get update and apt-get upgrade installed a newer kernel and this populated the /boot partition. Running update-grub results in a "/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: no mapping exists for 'md2'". grub-install /dev/md2 or grub-install /dev/sda2 gives the same error as well. Both commands indicate that "Autodetection of a filesystem module failed, Please specify the module with the option '--modules' explicitly". What is the right modules that need to be loaded for a raid partition in initrd? Should I be telling grub to use the a raid module?
After buying a new PC, I decided to "reorganize" my former PC as follows:Initially it has been a dual (SATA) disk dual boot PC- one disk for each OS, while XP was fully installed on a single NTFS partition. Using Gparted I shrunk the XP partition, and created some Linux partitions. I've verified that the XP partition (sda1) is bootable. Afterwards, I removed the other (former Linux) disk from the computer. While doing so, I had to temporarily disconnect cables from both drives. Finally, I fresh installed Mint 9 (Ubuntu 10.04 derivative), on my pre-prepared Linux partitions. Installation completed flawlessly, and during the install, I've noticed that GRUB2 has been installed on sda. Rebooted and got "Disk boot failure" error.
I've checked the BIOS and noticed that the (single) drive was not recognized. I manually tested from the BIOS and located the drive as IDE3. Saving the new configuration (F10) and rebooting- the HD gain is not identified (the CMOS battery is fine- keeps time).
Booting a live CD I can see and access all above partitions.
How do I install an additional kernel in Linux Ubuntu 10.10, in case of a boot failure? Also how do I make the Grub Menu Visible, so that I am able to select multiple kernels. There is an older solution below, but is there a way to do this in Linux Ubuntu 10.10. I just suffered an update failure, possibly due to a corrupt kernel upgrade, which made my system unbootable. The cursor just flashed continuously.
Solution of 2007[URL].... "The next obvious rescue aid is to always have a working kernel installed. I usually work from a kernel updated via yum. Kernels have occasionally been released with flaws that have caused one or more of my machines to not boot. To this end, I always make sure I have at least one perfectly running kernel on a machine. A great way to handle this is to first add plugins=1 in your /etc/yum.conf file. The next step is to take this script (written by Jeremy Katz from Red Hat) and save it as n-installonly.py in /usr/lib/yum-plugins. You can change the number of kernels to retain on the system by changing the tookeep variable (default = 2).
With a known working kernel on your system, you can upgrade safely. If the new kernel is hosed, simply boot the old kernel to solve the issue with the new kernel be it to remove it, recompile it, or update it."
I am trying to install several of the packages listed in the repositories for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS from the Ubuntu SoftwarecCenter. I get the error message: "The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated sources."
How can this be...they are in the repository. Doesn't that mean they are authenticated?
By the way, under sources, I selected "Server for the United States".
BFO install via USB[URL]..I get through all of the initial menus, and to the main installer, after which is says "starting installation" (this is perhaps 2 hours into the installation). About 3/4 of the way through I get a dialog: "The file libssh2-1.2.4-1.fc13.i686.rpm cannot be opened. This is due to a missing file, a corrupt package or corrupt media. Please verify your installation source. If you exist, your system will be left in an inconsistent state that will likely require reinstallation. Reboot or Retry"
[screenshot attached] I have clicked retry several times and it doesn't continue. I have previously had no problem installing Fedora 13 beta with the same hardware.
After upgrading several packages (can't remember which now) I can't login with the graphical login. It accepts the password, starts to load, but then dies and dumps me back at the login prompt again.Attempting to login from the prompt, sometimes works (there is specific condition), and when it does, I then attempt to "startx". OK, it complains the display is already in use, so I then "startx -- :1". Everything starts to load, but then fails again like the graphical login.
checking /var/log/Xorg.1.log I see no errors [EE].checking /home/***/.xsession-errors I see the following.xauth: file /home/***/.serverauth.15914 does not existI have also tried as another forum suggested and rename the .kde4 and the .skel directories to something else. Login via graphical and prompt still both fail.I have also tried logging in with another window manger. That also fails.However, I have also tried creating a new user and logging in. That works. It is from this user account that I write the postI have attempted copying over all of the application settings from the corrupted user account, but some things are missing and there are various personal project directories and permissions that are causing issues. Therefore I would like to repair the corrupted account. Where do I begin to fix the corrupted account?OS: Linux 3.0.1-40-desktop i686System: openSUSE 11.4 (i586)KDE: 4.6.5 (4.6.5) "release 4"Video: nouveau
I have tried many times to load Debian on a new HD without any success. I used bittorrent to download it to my windows vista laptop and preceded to burn the image to a cd using Active@isoburner. But it only gets to where it says boot failure.
AMD 64X2 3800 CPU 1.5 G RAM ASUS A8N5X MOTHERBOARD ATI RADEON HD 545O GRAPHICS HITACHI DESKSTAR SATA 500G HD