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Posted on: Jan 3 2003, 12:09 PM


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Ok I nabbed a copy of SuSE 8.1 professional before buying and I'm glad I did. It's been nice on my workstation but my laptop screams in agony at installation attempts. So far, the only way to boot the installation is using CD2 to boot Yast2 as CD1 and the DVD just error out at the ramdisk. Now that I've gotten Yast2 to load and get cranking, the Software selection lists "No base selection available ERROR: no poposal". Anyone else finda way around it? Can't even get it to base install and it's something specific to the laptop but 8.0 instal worked liek a dream. Silly Germans keep changing everything .. heh heh
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Posted on: Jan 3 2003, 12:04 PM


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I played with irc servers for a while and they can be a hassle to knock-down. The oper should be in the ircd.conf file, but, the quit message might have to be hard-coded into the souce and recompiled. Your best bet would be to go to the ircd homepage and check the FAQs or subscribe to the ircd mail list and post a question there.
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Posted on: Jan 3 2003, 11:59 AM


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I don't remember if Redhat 5.2 comes with DHCPCD package which most cable providers need to get an IP. I also remember back in my redhat days that Pump (the dhcp client) for Redhat was severly bugged. What you may want to try first is to dialup with a PPP account and get the dhcpcd.rpm and latest pump.rpm packages at the minimum. Otherwise, you should seriously consider running a more current version of Redhat ... at least 6.2. Is there any reason that you would want to run such an archaic version?
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Posted on: Jan 3 2003, 11:49 AM


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I hate foaming at the mouth ranting. I see that the situation has been difused, but what people need to understand is the following :

Linux IS NOT Windows

Linux is not a program.
Linux is not difficult.

Linux IS a robust and configurable operating system. This means like learning anything else that is configurable, it requires thought and planning. If you want an out of the box and brainless operating system that your pet monkey can install by clicking icons with "Next" and "Finished" on them, stick with Windows.

We were all newbs at one point and we were all frustrated. I can't say we all did our homework, but I did as much as I could while I learned. After a few weeks and trial and error, you'll get the hang of it too.
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Posted on: Nov 27 2002, 04:52 PM


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Your init could be screwed up. At the LILO prompt, try forcing single user mode (root required) by entering "linux single" (without the quotes) at the LILO prompt at boot. Once you enter single user mode, try to run init 0 and check for power-off. Sometimes hardware (ram, pci cards, bad mobo) can really screwup.

If as root "init 0" does not halt the system it could be something as trivial as a firmware issue in a piece of hardware. I have experienced with Compaq Deskpro 2000 series and the "a" chip Intel Pro100 nic's a powerdown issue. There was a flaw in the Intel chipset on the Pro100 that forced a remote boot command to the bios, thus preventing it to shutdown and always "reboot". This was documented on the Intel site and they offered to replace the card if you weren't comfortable with burning a new eprom =)

So ... if you are positive that it's not a system problem, check all of your hardware's firmware and see if there are any known bugs (such as mine above).

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Posted on: Nov 27 2002, 04:40 PM


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Yes. There is a commercial package that I swear by "Partition Magic". It can resize, shave and otherwise completely manipulate *any* PC useable parititions. You can shave off ext2fs or reiser partitions, then apply that space to vfat or ntfs partitions for windows. Remember to verify your divy tables before and after this under linux. Usually not a problem, but *if* there is any kind of problem or break you have the ability to fdisk and modify the divy.

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Posted on: Nov 27 2002, 04:36 PM


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As root (or su to root) ...


# mount /dev/cdrom /cdrom

# cd /cdrom

(look for directory containing packages you want ...)

# rpm -ivh <full package name>

(You get a bunch of hashes '#' if it installs or a message on compatability or missing prerequisites. If you get a list, install those packages listed and their prerequisites)

(After all packages are installed that you want ....)

# cd /

# umount /dev/cdrom

Under Gnome there is a nice graphical RPM manager ... you could use that instead of command line as well. KDE should have this too, but I don't recall their names. Maybe a Google search on "gnome kde rpm manager"

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Posted on: Nov 27 2002, 04:32 PM


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A little more detail would help ... like how are you connecting? What are you connecting? Services being used on linux? How they are being accessed currently in Windows 98 ..... bore me with all the details you can think of.

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Posted on: Nov 19 2002, 10:31 AM


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Check this ...

http://pop3check.sourceforge.net/

It runs from the console and is highly configurable. What you can do is, configure it to look for new mail on "sales@mycompany.com" and when new mail is received, execute a shell script that will send you a custom email message to wherever you want with what you want it to say ...

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Posted on: Nov 19 2002, 10:20 AM


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I haven't used Redhat since like 6.0, which was almsot 2 years ago. Grub is not one of the "standard" linux loaders -- LILO is most common. From what you describe, it sounds like RedHat has misidentified your videocard and your NIC. I don't want to come off as trite, but migrate to Mandrake or SuSE as they have better system auto detection schemes for the linux newbie to install. You can download Mandrake or purchase SuSE personal edition. My preference is SuSE, but everyone has an opinion :-)

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Posted on: Nov 18 2002, 11:56 AM


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Ugh. I've been down that road before. You have a couple of options:

1) Boot from CDrom and select the emergency repair mode which loads a chrooted linux envirnment from CD. You can then run fdisk and delete all of your linux partitions but DO NOT MESS WITH /DEV/HDA1 as that is your windows partition!

2) Boot from floppy and go through ht emotions of a manual install. This is outlined in the SuSE 8.0 "Reference" guide. I have the 8.0 Professional set, so if you have personal I don't know if it's detailed.

Post a reply and let me know if that helped, otherwise, we can work on a couple things on IRC at a scheduled time when convenient for both of us ...

I'm usually on the #linuxhelp as Morbid_Angel

later ...
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Posted on: Nov 18 2002, 11:49 AM


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Try the Alsa sound project =) SuSE uses that as an alternate setup tool if all else fails ...

http://www.alsa-project.org/
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Posted on: Nov 18 2002, 11:46 AM


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Couple of flaws ...

<Quote>
Ive been trying to set up a namevirtualhost just as a project running on my own computer, ive altered my hosts file which
looks like this
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
127.0.0.1 www.peta.com.au
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you shouldn't name like that to same IP in that manner to localhost. Try
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
127.0.0.2 www.peta.com.au


Second ... apache changed it's Vhost syntax in the httpd.conf with recent patches to exploits in vhosting. What is your version of apache? Check the latest docs on Vhosting on the apache site http://httpd.apache.org/

Hope that helps ...
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Posted on: Nov 18 2002, 11:37 AM


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http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/demos/Dem...ake9.0/Install/

Try that first and look it over

I also suggest searching Google for

"mandrake install from hard drive"

That should yield more help
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Posted on: Nov 18 2002, 11:29 AM


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You can visit the www.redhat.com site and get the exact specs for minimum requirements. I do know that it will work on your system that you described ...
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