Trying to compile a linux 3.0 kernel for my ubuntu system, but how do i make an initrd img file? google's been giving me answers that worked in 2006, but not anymore.
mkinitrd initrd.img 3.0
Something like that.
Wee, updating my Crunchbang install on my laptop to a rolling release based on Debian experimental
Fuck yeah, bleeding edge packages.
I did the same thing, installed crunchbang, and switched to Wheezy repos. Been running it for about a month now, and so far it's been smooth sailing
mkinitrd hasn't been in ubuntu since, dapper drake. mkinitramfs hasn't given me a file that I can boot.
I chose to do squeeze backports over updating to rolling-release for CrunchBang. I get the new packages I want and the (nearly) guaranteed security and stability I like. :c00lbert:
By the way, let's do a count. Vote "friendly" if you also have CrunchBang.
I need some help. I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my old MX6124 gateway laptop. This is the second time I put Ubuntu on it, and the first time it had worked beautifully with no problems. However this time I can't get wireless to work. I have checked proprietary drivers and there is nothing there, and tried to find a different solution but to no avail. Anyone know whats wrong?
Haven't used Linux in a while, is there a WM that's effective for laptops with trackpads? Do you think I should go all keyboard based with something like awesome?
I have a usb stick that I used many time to make live usb.
But I managed to mess its partitions by trying to install a live version of Chrome OS.
I used gparted to remove all the paritition and make a new one. But now I can't manage to make any live usb linux with it. Each time I have the same error when trying to boot on it "Operating System not found".
I tried different program, booting on different PC's, same error. Any idea?
Edit: Nevermind. I used "HPUSBDISK" to format my stick and it worked.
I'm trying to put some music on my ipod, I've got awesome installed, the ipod has the "do not disconnect" screen when I plug it in but rhythmbox doesn't see it.
I am attempting to setup Arch with awesome on my laptop but I don't really know what to install now that awesome is working. I feel like I need some sort of de but I really have no clue about it. At the moment I have installed pcmanfm but it looks horrible and does not load any icons.
It all seems kind of - empty and flat.
Yeah, i think you need a GTK themer. There's plenty of those. LXAppearance works.
I've recently jumped into arch linux, using a virtual machine. I was able to install it and get it working correctly; so i finally maned up and did the install for real.
I want to run a dual boot from a 60GB SSD that has a 59.9GB partition for windows and 120mb partition for linux's /boot.
After i made the partitions in archlinux and press quit, the program hangs for about 50 seconds, and when i go to mount the file systems the SSD seemingly unmounted itself? (only /dev/sdb shows up, without the partitions /dev/sdb1 or /dev/sdb2)
I rebooted and saw that the partition in the SSD is indeed created, so i go straight to mounting the file systems. All goes well untill it tries to mount the SDD's /boot (ext2) partition. It comes up with the error "process_filesystem needs a partition as $1".
Anybody have any advice as to what i've done wrong?
After fucking with it for the day i decided to just use a normal HDD.
I'm running Linux Mint Debian Edition. When I try to run the Update Manager it returns this: W: GPG error: http://security.debian.org testing/updates Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY AED4B06F473041FA
W: GPG error: http://ftp.debian.org testing Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY AED4B06F473041FA
and then it opens and I can't install anything because it says some packages are broken.
Fixed it. Ran:
And fixed it.
Still can't install the updates...
Got arch linux working with gnome and i'm astounded at the power. I don't have to fiddle with awkward gui when i can just type things and they work instantly! Without the 'pancea' windows 7 uses (rebooting).
Too bad i couldn't get it working on my SSD, I looked forward to counting how many seconds it takes to start up.
Anyhow, I can't wait to explore this more; I really enjoyed installing it.
Hi there, I just installed Ubuntu 10.0.4 32-bit on my old machine, and it won't pick up the wireless card I threw in there. I can't connect to anything to install drivers with it () and I was wondering if there was a way to use the Windows drivers without installing 20+ packages..
You can use ndiswrapper that comes with it, but it's really not recommended to do so if there is a compatible kernel module for your card that should be loaded automatically on boot. What card is it?
It's a NETGEAR WG311T, and it isn't recognized on boot.
Okay, asked this before in another thread but to no use.
So, I bought a VPS, installed CentOS 5.6 32-bit, installed vncserver via SSH then opened it up with a VNC Viewer, everthing went dandy until I noticed that I had no admin rights, like "Add or remove programs" etc.
My user is called root, which I think should have admin.
I tried to upgrade it: "usermod -a wheel root" (Or something like that, it said it was successful)
I need help, but I can install different OS's too, like Debain, Fedora, Slackware and Ubuntu. Should I install a different OS? (I want to run a Minecraft server, with a GUI)
root is the root user
You never ever ever login into the GUI as root ever
Why would you even put a GUI on your VPS.
Last time I checked X still took up a relatively massive amount of resources you probably want to spare for something useful.
For me right now X is taking up 2% CPU and 145,8MB of RAM.
That's just something that don't work with a VPS.
If you're running a VPS you should be.
Besides, running a minecraft server from the command line is both easy and a good way to train yourself in the art of doing it. A friend of mine learned to use not only the CLI but also vim by doing it
So I recently found a PC at my local recycling station. It all seems to be working splendidly with the exception of a completely redundant and possibly broken TNT2 that was in it (it's got integrated graphics).
It's a compaq evo from about 2002, new it would have had a celeron 2ghz and 512mb ram, I found it with 1 gig of ram and I upgraded that celeron to a 2.4ghz pentium I had lying around. Next to it was a bag containing a broken PSU, a broken 40gb IBM deathstar (model 60GXP for those wondering) and a seemingly functioning 80 gig seagate, which is in the PC at the moment.
Now though I can't think of anything to do with it, I've already got a pc doing my webhosting stuff and I don't have much else going on. Most of all I would like to do something new that I can learn from (I'm generally pretty inexperienced in linux and networking) but nothing comes to mind.
Actually forget what I said about a seemingly working seagate.
Googled on how to check smart info in linux, the results where not pretty.
and so on
I don't think I wanna entrust this drive to do much of anything at this point.
So I'm without a hard drive but that can be remedied, still need something to do with the rig.
Still wanting suggestions.
I should put the IBM deathstar in and see what smart info I get on that, heh.
So seeing as my Debian install was broken I decided to throw #! on in place of it. I'm in love. Anyone have some nice conky configs?