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by stripedtomato
Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: USB HDD not recognized during cold boot [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: USB HDD not recognized during cold boot [Solved]

Thanks Vincent, you were right on the $. I checked the boot status within BIOS, and it was set to "quick boot." I changed the setting to "diagnostic" (the only other setting) and now it works just fine. It does take a little longer for the system to boot, but since it will be a s...
by stripedtomato
Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: USB HDD not recognized during cold boot [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 605

USB HDD not recognized during cold boot [Solved]

Hello, I have installed LM 10 (by itself) onto a USB HDD which is attached to my R50 ThinkPad, to be used as a server. During a cold boot, the USB HDD is not recognized and will not boot into LM 10, but during a warm boot, the USB HDD is recognized and boots to LM 10 as it should. What is it that is...
by stripedtomato
Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Permissions Changing by Themselves, Spooky. [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 3888

Re: Permissions Changing by Themselves, Spooky.

Ended up dropping the use of FAT32 & NTFS with the USB HDD. Used an old laptop (not the Sheeva, as it crashed and burned), as an FTP / SSH server with Ext4, which solved the problem.
by stripedtomato
Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Receipt of Donation [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 945

Re: Receipt of Donation

I saw the donation was applied to my member name, not sure how it happened though.
by stripedtomato
Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM and “Adaptive Booting?” [Solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: LM and “Adaptive Booting?”

Almost all hardware support is in the kernel, or in dynamic loaded modules. Interesting, I did not know that about the kernel. I will have to do some reading about the basics of the kernel. If you picked out your hardware with care, and need no restricted drivers to make it work, you should be fine...
by stripedtomato
Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM and “Adaptive Booting?” [Solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: LM and “Adaptive Booting?”

Ho yes, those great Live CD/DVD's, those opened up the world of Linux to me. :D I thought when you installed a Linux OS from one of the Live CD/DVD's, only the files which were system specific were installed onto the HDD. That is why I was not sure moving the USB HDD from system to system would work...
by stripedtomato
Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM and “Adaptive Booting?” [Solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 471

LM and “Adaptive Booting?” [Solved]

Out of curiosity, and on my quest to learn more about Linux, I have installed LM10 on a USB HDD (using the Thinkpad listed below) and used it to boot the following systems independently: IBM R50 Thinkpad Compaq CQ60 laptop HP DC5700 tower In each case LM10 booted perfectly and did not show any signs...
by stripedtomato
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Apt-get is trying to install packages on its own [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: Apt-get is trying to install packages on its own

I do understand what you are saying, but I would think using the -y switch for installs would be just as safe and effective as saying Yes to each prompt for all of the packages that are needed. Are you saying a person should install one package at a time to settle the system down, or are the package...
by stripedtomato
Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Apt-get is trying to install packages on its own [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Apt-get is trying to install packages on its own [Solved]

I discovered while surfing around the forums that .txt files are executable and can be setup for sudo apt-get commands. :) I have setup a two .txt files to help automate things for me, one is an installatin file and the other is a removal file. The installation file works like a charm, but when I us...
by stripedtomato
Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Donating to Linux [Solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 1664

Re: Donating to Linux

I ran across these, which might be the best way to go:
http://www.fsf.org/
http://www.linuxfoundation.org/
by stripedtomato
Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Donating to Linux [Solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 1664

Donating to Linux [Solved]

I know the different ways a person can contribute to an active Linux distro, or most individual developers, but here is what I am wondering: 1) Say a person wanted to setup a Trust, and after their death, wanted this Trust to be donated to Linux as a whole. What organization would the Trust go to? 2...
by stripedtomato
Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Packages You Use/Don't Use
Replies: 18
Views: 3364

Re: Packages You Use/Don't Use

I agree with you Fred, From my personal point of view, I would be quit happy with a minimal, bare bones install and do the rest from a script/program that uses apt/aptitude to download and install the program complement. I love LM, but have been looking for a Debian based minimal OS with no real luc...
by stripedtomato
Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Receipt of Donation [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 945

Receipt of Donation [Solved]

I made my first donation to Mint, which I was happy to do. :) But after I made my donation, it dawned on me that I was not logged in as a member. (Duh) Did I need to be logged in as a member to have the donation count toward my member name so my future donations can be updated / view by the monthly ...
by stripedtomato
Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Atheros AR5007 Replacement?
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Re: Atheros AR5007 Replacement?

I checked out the link today and it does not work. Even directly visiting the site I was not able to obtain the driver.....most of the sites pages are 403 errors. After some more research I did find that using MadWIFI will not work on X64 systems, which mine is. I did not think this mattered at the ...
by stripedtomato
Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Permissions Changing by Themselves, Spooky. [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 3888

Re: Permissions Changing by Themselves, Spooky.

Midnighter I think you misunderstand something. Windows can set permissions on NTFS only, as it's got permissions built-in, FAT doesn't. There are no permissions in FAt to be set, at all. Interesting, I did not know that. When using Windows 3.1/95/98 I never dealt with permissions. My most current M...
by stripedtomato
Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Atheros AR5007 Replacement?
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Atheros AR5007 Replacement?

Hello, I, like a lot of people am having problems enabling my Atheros WIFI card in my laptop (Compaq Presario CQ60). I have tried using Ndiswrapper, as well as Madwifi, but, as can be expected, with no luck. I am tossing around the idea of purchasing a WIFI card to replace my Atheros to avoid the pa...
by stripedtomato
Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Permissions Changing by Themselves, Spooky. [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 3888

Permissions Changing by Themselves, Spooky. [Solved]

Hello again altair4, I hope you are doing well. :), First, that's the way it was designed to mount. Every external USB drive will mount with you as owner and permissions set read/write to you only. I understood that to be for non-root usage, but I thought changing to root would allow me to change pe...
by stripedtomato
Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Permissions Changing by Themselves, Spooky. [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 3888

Permissions Changing by Themselves, Spooky. [Solved]

Happy New Year All!, I believe I have a good basic understanding of permissions, and know where to change them in the properties box, but I seem to be missing something. I have a fresh install of Helena. I let the OS setup the / drive itself. After the OS install, I mounted a portable USB HDD and no...
by stripedtomato
Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Fstab or Permissions? [Solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 1220

Fstab or Permissions?

Ah, I see, that does make sense. Then I will leave logging off of the /hp partition as is. Like you say, a person does not normally need to log-off of your home partition under normal circumstances. I will mark this topic solved. :) Thanks for all of your help! :D Happy Holidays! (Ho, Ho, Ho!)
by stripedtomato
Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Fstab or Permissions? [Solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 1220

Re: Fstab or Permissions?

I am starting to learn how/why newbies become confused when trying to learn *Nix systems. In my opinion a person has to make some assumptions to be able to move forward with the learning process, because not all information is readily available to find/read to make a 100% informed decision. This is ...

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