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#1 OFFLINE   Bruno

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Posted 08 May 2004 - 12:40 PM

Hi Colin,This is what Quint and I have been cooking for you: MEPIS !! ( Kernel 2.6 and KDE 3.2.2, Debian based distro ) Download this ISO and burn it to CD: ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/mep....05.b03.cd1.iso  There is no checksum so you will have to test it by running it life :o   Also because after the install we will be using The PCLos lilo we need a boot-CD for PCLos, boot into PCLos and do:
mkrescue --iso --initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.23-2.tmb.2mdk.img --kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.23-2.tmb.2mdk
  And after that rightclick the "rescue.iso" in your /home/kamicota and burn it to CD . . . then test it if it works :teehee:  Let us hear how far you got . . :D . . . No lazy weekend for you Colin ! Sweat sweat sweat !! Buckets of it D :D   B) Bruno

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Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:11 PM

And be very careful when you get to the bootloader.  Do not install grub.  Clear the box there and continue without doing that (just in case you jump the gun here!).  :o Julia :teehee:
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Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:11 PM

Heck Bruno  B) I DID download the stable LIVE version LATE last night.BUT installing it over MDK 10 is giving me the "Willie  :D " all over again.First have to burn the CD and see if it goes as smooyth as Knoppix 3.4.And FINALLY I got the MESSAGE a STABLE version of Linux alongside PCLOs just makes so much commom sense  :teehee:  :o By the way  I also ENJOY and EXCITING weekend too Colin  :D
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Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:15 PM

Colin,The file I linked you to above is stable ! . . Check if you do have the right one: mepis-2004.05.b03.cd1.iso and NOT:mepis-2004.05.b04.cd1.isoB) Bruno

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Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:17 PM

Bruno Here is the one I downloaded--->>> file:/home/kamicota/downloads/knoppix/mepis-2004.05.b03.cd1.isoJulia Ill get back for more clarification on the Grub instructions seems like it might be time to bur a Cd  :o  :D Colin  :teehee:
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Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:20 PM

Okay . . burn the CD Colin !!And if you are in PCLos make the rescue CD as well as long as you are there anyway ( See first post ):o Bruno

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Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:22 PM

BrunoSurely I need to be in Mepis to make the rescu cd  :o Colin  :teehee:
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Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:24 PM

NOPE: You need to be in PCLos to make the rescue CD !!!:o Bruno

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Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:27 PM

Righty Ho Bruno   :teehee: Will do it as soon as the Mepis Live is ready. Is there an  application in Mepis the same as PCLOs to install to hard drive hda 7.Thankz  :o  Julia, if I read you right there will be a check box to install grub and it needs to be unchecked if that makes any sense :D  HECK I even confuse myself at times  :D Colin  B)
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Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:30 PM

kamicota, on May 8 2004, 01:29 PM, said:

Thankz  :o  Julia, if I read you right there will be a check box to install grub and it needs to be unchecked if that makes any sense :teehee:
You got that part exactly right!  Later on you will see an option to burn a boot floppy.  That is what will happen.  :D  Slow and steady - one step at a time.  Do your MD5Sum check and burn your CD and then onward and upward!Julia :
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Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:31 PM

Mepis uses Lilo Colin  . . so no worries :DAnd yes there is an app to install it to HD . . very easy !:teehee: BrunoPS: There is no checksum :o

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Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:34 PM

Hey Julia  :D Don't throw TOO many cuve balls at me at once, I'm a SLOW  :D  LearnerAny ways that's mepis Burned   :o Now to PCLOs rescue and possibly then a try to see if Mepis Live works  :teehee: Colin  B)
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Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:37 PM

First test the PCLos rescue Colin . . then boot into MepisB) Bruno

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Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:38 PM

I just KNEW things were going to smoothlyheres what I got with the rescue command and the CD does not seem to be burning or does it do it that quick[kamicota@localhost kamicota]$ mkrescue --iso --initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.23-2.tmb.2mdk.img --kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.23-2.tmb.2mdkbash: mkrescue: command not found[kamicota@localhost kamicota]$ suPassword:[root@localhost kamicota]# mkrescue --iso --initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.23-2.tmb.2mdk.img --kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.23-2.tmb.2mdk2880+0 records in2880+0 records outMaking filesystemmke2fs 1.34 (25-Jul-2003)/tmp/mkrescue-emu is not a block special device.Proceed anyway? (y,n) Filesystem label=OS type: LinuxBlock size=1024 (log=0)Fragment size=1024 (log=0)24 inodes, 2880 blocks144 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super userFirst data block=11 block group8192 blocks per group, 8192 fragments per group24 inodes per groupWriting inode tables: doneWriting superblocks and filesystem accounting information: doneThis filesystem will be automatically checked every 24 mounts or180 days, whichever comes first.  Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.Mounting filesystem`/boot/diag1.img' -> `/tmp/mkrescue-flp/diag1.img'`/boot/diag2.img' -> `/tmp/mkrescue-flp/diag2.img'Copying files...`/boot/livecd.klt' -> `/tmp/mkrescue-flp/lang.ktl'`/boot/initrd-2.4.23-2.tmb.2mdk.img' -> `/tmp/mkrescue-flp/initrd'`/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.23-2.tmb.2mdk' -> `/tmp/mkrescue-flp/linux'done.Running /sbin/lilo ...Ignoring entry 'boot'Added linux *Added hard_diskAdded diagnostic_1Added diagnostic_2done.MKISOFSSize of boot image is 5760 sectors -> Emulating a 2880 kB floppyTotal translation table size: 2488Total rockridge attributes bytes: 410Total directory bytes: 0Path table size(bytes): 10Max brk space used 01624 extents written (3 Mb)END MKISOFS:  output is in  'rescue.iso'The bootable CD can be burned with the 'cdrecord' utilityusing a command of the form:        cdrecord [<options>] [dev=<device>] rescue.isoAll done.[root@localhost kamicota]#Colin  :o
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Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:42 PM

I don't get it Colin . . do you have a rescue.iso file in /home/kamicota ?:o Bruno

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Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:46 PM

BrunoThis is what I have in home/kamicota file:/home/kamicota/rescue.isoColin
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Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:47 PM

Bruno, on May 8 2004, 12:42 PM, said:

And after that rightclick the "rescue.iso" in your /home/kamicota and burn it to CD . . . then test it if it works :teehee:
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Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:48 PM

OOPS AdamI didn't do that fiorgot I had oneSilly moo me  :teehee: Colin  :o
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Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:50 PM

Right, burn the ISO to CD . . and boot from it !:o Bruno

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Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:54 PM

Righty Ho "HOUSTON we have lift off" PCLOs Rescue CD works I'm posting from it   :teehee: Looks like Mepis time  :D  :o  :D Colin  B)
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Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:58 PM

Good . . give me a second to write instructions you can print out !:o Bruno

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Posted 08 May 2004 - 02:06 PM

You know exactly which partition you are going to use and do not have anything on that partition?  Make sure you follow Bruno's instructions down to the very last period!Julia :o
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Posted 08 May 2004 - 02:07 PM

Right Colin,You boot from the Mepis CD and at the welcome screen you select with the arrow up and arrow down keys:
Boot MEPIS with 1024x768     2.6.4 kernel Engish ( Experimental )
Then press enter !At the login: the password for "demo"is "demo"Once the KDE desktop is up you see an Icon with "Mepis Install Center"  . . . . . .  click it and you will have to give the rootpassword: "root" . . . . . then  you will see a line that says: "Install Mepis to harddrive" select it and next.Then in the right pane you see the drive: hda . . . next . . . then you have to select to install / on hda7 . . . . from there on it is easy as pie . . . . do not install a bootloader, not needed . . . . just skip that part . . . . then when ready reboot into PCLos and we will see you back here.:o Bruno

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Posted 08 May 2004 - 02:09 PM

OOPS I jumped the gun again   :D I'm already in MEPIS after giving it palpitations at the beginning when I  :o  tried to log in as kamicota Silly me  :teehee:  it froze the mouse   B) Don't know if I like the Google start in each browser thoughColin  :D
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Posted 08 May 2004 - 02:11 PM

Hey Colin . . what kernel did you boot ??:o Bruno




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