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AH7
Posted on: May 1 2006, 04:49 AM


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Many thanks....

When I configured etc/network/interfaces it had a line of comment explaining that the file had been setup automatically as part of the Debian install I did. I must have provided the fixed IP address but, unfortunately, I hadn't remembered and/or wasn't aware of the file it changed !

Still in very early stages of getting to grips with Linux but am already sure that it well worth the time and effort !

Thanks again for your help !

AH7
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AH7
Posted on: Apr 30 2006, 08:52 AM


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Sometime back, I configured my small Debian linux server to use a fixed IP address on my network.

Coming back to the server after a short absence, I needed to reconfigure the fixed IP address for a new network. To do this I use the command:

ifconfig eth0 192.168.2.nn

All well and good. I can then fire up PuTTY to find the server and off I go. Only one problem though, everytime I shutdown, I need to reconfigure the fixed ethernet adddress again. My previous configuration is always lost. I have tried "doctoring" my etc/hosts file with an entry showing the server name and the assigned IP address. This doesn't seem to make any difference.

Any help to permanently configure my ethernet card would be gratefuly received !!!

AH7
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AH7
Posted on: Feb 24 2004, 05:43 AM


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Thanks.. was aware of Debian's "Woody" CD-5 (Binary-5) but assumed I would have the same problem. In the end I have managed to install the bf2.4 flavour from "Woody" CD-1 i.e. Binary-1 by booting into Linux by way of a rescue disk !

Just for the record, in case it helps anyone else, my main problem is that I have an old Pentium that doesn't offer boot from CD on its BIOS ! Originally, to install from CD I booted into DOS from a floppy that loaded CD drivers then from the CD itself ran /install/boot.bat ! All well and good for most flavours but when trying to load bf2.4, to make use of EXT3/ReiserFS, I bumped into the loadlin error (#142421) mentioned above. Essentially booting from DOS was preventing me from loading the bf2.4 flavour from Woody CD-1 !

Went away and burnt CD-5 as suggested. To run install on CD-5 required boot into Linux. To do this I had to cut a bf2.4 recovery diskette from rescue.bin and a second diskette from bf2.4 version of root.bin using RaWrite3.exe. Started system with rescue diskette and at the boot: prompt I typed floppy0 to kick off the installation process from floppy disk. Then I was prompted to install the root floppy disk and was dropped into opening bf2.4 install menu ! Subsequent screens allow you to choose the installation media so I opted for CDROM, obviously, but the automated search for a runable object kept producing an erroneous path and refused to install. There is no way to intervene to correct the path. In desperation I introduced CD-1 and low and behold the installation process chugged on to completion quite happily !

No doubt somebody will tell me what I could have done to use Disk-5 but, hey, I got there in the end ! Now have ReiserFS installed and am reading up !!!

Thanks again for help and advice… a very useful forum !
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AH7
Posted on: Feb 14 2004, 12:18 PM


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!!!

Went looking for bf24 kernel on my Woddy CD only to find that I can't install it because I get an error:

... invalid compressed format (err=2)

All other flavours kick off OK !

I seem to have traced this to a loadlin error (#142421) which is actually mentioned in the documentation !

No great problem. Have a "toy" system at the moment to learn about Debian Linux but if anyone knows if a fix exists would be grateful for info. Alreay have Vanilla flavour installed. Perhaps I can boot this and run a Linux loadlin (or similar) ?

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  Forum: Technical Support · Post Preview: #8587 · Replies: 11 · Views: 5,640

AH7
Posted on: Feb 14 2004, 09:58 AM


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Thanks for advice...

Yes will try re-install - done a few already but getting used to it by now!!! - and load bf24 kernel. Unfortunately, my BIOS don't allow boot from CD (flashed them once to make them Y2K (!) don't want to risk it again) so I have to run a batch file on the CD (/install/boot.bat) to kick off. This didn't give me any options as it should have but looking at it now I can force the bf24 option !

Will give it a whirl !

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  Forum: Technical Support · Post Preview: #8583 · Replies: 11 · Views: 5,640

AH7
Posted on: Feb 14 2004, 05:34 AM


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Thank you !

I'm embarrassed to say that that swung it ! I had assumed that cfdisk and fdisk did this process when I wrote the partition table to disk because I don't remember mke2fs or similar process running when I configured /dev/hda under the Debian install !

Had a feeling it would be something simple (user error !!!) !

Thanks again for your help and thanks to providers of this forum !!!

(PS. Still unclear why /dev/hdc must be typed Linux (83) and cannot be typed Linux extended (85) but not a serious issue !)

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  Forum: Technical Support · Post Preview: #8575 · Replies: 11 · Views: 5,640

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Posted on: Feb 14 2004, 04:35 AM


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Thank you for reply.

Yes I Do have a directory called /hdc which I created and have also tried the mount command specifying this as the mounting point !

I had thought the mount command didn't need to be given the specifc file system type and when I mount like this:

mount /dev/hdc1 /hdc

I get prompted to specify the filesystem type. If I do with the -t option like this

mount -t ext2 /dev/hdc1 /hdc

then I get the same old problem "wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdc1, or too many mounted file systems" !?
  Forum: Technical Support · Post Preview: #8572 · Replies: 11 · Views: 5,640

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Posted on: Feb 13 2004, 09:27 AM


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·Running Debian 3.0 r2 (Woody)

·Linux newbie !

·Cannot mount my second fixed hard disk !

·Have 2 fixed EIDE drives:

/dev/hda 6GB
/dev/hdc 4 GB

·Here is my /etc/fstab:

<file system><mount point> <type> <option> <dump><pass>

/dev/hda1 / ext2 error=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/hda5 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdc1 /hdc ext2 user,auto 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/fd0 /floppy auto user,noauto 0 0
/dev/cdrom /cdrom Iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0

·I have added the /dev/hdc1 description myself to /etc/fstab !

·Seems to be some discrepancy between the way the disk is described by fdisk and cfdisk !

·Device /dev/hda looks like this from fdisk:

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1* 1 609 4891761 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 610 791 1461915 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 610 791 1461915+ 82 Linux swap

·Device /dev/hda looks like this from cfdisk:

Name Flags Part Type FS Type [Label] Size (MB)
hda1 Boot Primary Linux ext2 5009.20
hda5 Logical Linux swap 1497.01


·Debian install automatically made the primary partition type Linux ext2 and suggested a swap partition.

·I know partitioning is probably not ideal but have more HD than RAM so can be extravagant with swap partition !

·Unclear why simple cfdisk primary partition appears in fdisk as a combination of /dev/hda1 Linux (83) and /dev/hda2 Extended (5) which is invisible in /etc/fstab !

·Device /dev/hdc looks like this from fdisk:

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdc1 1 523 4200966 83 Linux

·Device /dev/hdc looks like this from cfdisk:

Name Flags Part Type FS Type [Label] Size (MB)
hdc1 Primary Linux 4301.83

·Cannot type this partition as Linux ext2 for love nor money. Well I can with the fdisk option "t change a partition's system id" but it isn't recognised by cfdisk !

·Tried using fdisk to mimic /dev/hda and create a Linux (83) partition and an Extended (5) partition, but cfdisk still shows it as type Linux (83) !

·Here is my /proc/filesystems:

ext2
msdos
vfat
nodev proc
nodev nfs
iso9660
nodev devpts


·I try to mount my second hard disk with the following command:

mount /dev/hdc1

·This leads to the error:

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdc1, or too many mounted file systems

·I have tried several variations particularly using the -t switch with the type ext2. I have also tried specifying different file system types described by man mount such as ext but this doesn't figure in /proc/filesystems and is not supported by kernel ! I can only mount using -t proc or -t devpts which I know don't mount my device but tried out of desperation to see if I was using the mount -t switch correctly ! I also tried removing the options from /dev/fstab in case these were the problem but no success.

·I would LOVE to be able to mount and use /dev/hdc can anyone please tell me where I am going wrong !

Thanks in advance...

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