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by turboscrew
Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: linux-headers - which to install?
Replies: 2
Views: 513

linux-headers - which to install?

I very probably have to compile some drivers for my Mint 11, and I recall (from Debian) that some linux-headers package is required. I also remember from Debian that there was a pseudo-package "linux-headers" that always kept the headers updated with the current kernel version. Is linux-he...
by turboscrew
Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: dual boot using windows boot loader [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 1434

Re: dual boot using windows boot loader [SOLVED]

I gave up and installed Katya - it had no objections about writing the boot loader on root partition. Also "dd if=/dev/sda3 of=mint_boot.lnx bs=512 count=1" was enough to generate a file that Win2k boot loader could use. The booting took some time (>10 seconds to show any actions), but Kat...
by turboscrew
Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: dual boot using windows boot loader [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 1434

Re: dual boot using windows boot loader

So the idea is to force Grub1 in root partition as Mint's bootloader and proceed as in the old days?

Does anybody know if in case of Grub2 that copied first block can be used in pre-vista windows for booting linux?
Does the block contain all that is needed to be used for secondary boot by Grub2?
by turboscrew
Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: dual boot using windows boot loader [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 1434

Re: dual boot using windows boot loader

BTW, Cato2 (Delende Carthago2 ?), Is it now Super Grub2 Disk?

It says:

Super Grub Disk is outdated.
Please use one of the following tools:
Rescatux. Tool for fixing Grub.
Super Grub2 Disk. Tool for booting into your system.
by turboscrew
Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: dual boot using windows boot loader [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 1434

Re: dual boot using windows boot loader

OK, first: sda1 = win2k sda2 = extended partition with sda5 = NTFS/data sda6 = FAT/data (don't laugh) sda3 = ext3/ Mint root sda4 = linux swap In the times of lilo/Grub1 I used to install the boot loader on root partition and copy the first 512-byte block into a file using dd. Then I copied the file...
by turboscrew
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: dual boot using windows boot loader [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 1434

dual boot using windows boot loader [SOLVED]

I run Mint 9 live and tried to install. So far so good, but there is an old windows 2000 running on the machine and about 70 GB free disk space left for linux. At the end of HDD partition, I entered the settings and selected boot loader to be installed at the beginning of the root partition (/dev/sd...
by turboscrew
Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Helena and Nokia CS-15
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Re: Helena and Nokia CS-15

Could anyone tell me how to fix the .deb-package?

dpkg-deb -x extracts the stuff, but how to re-pack it?
by turboscrew
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Helena and Nokia CS-15
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Re: Helena and Nokia CS-15

Aha, in the Nokia support discussion forum, someone wrote: The Linux package can not be installed, because the post and pre script have a typo. The right syntax is: udevadm control --reload-rules Dear Nokia, pls edit the "postinst" and "postrm" files and provide a new package asa...
by turboscrew
Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Helena and Nokia CS-15
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Helena and Nokia CS-15

Has anyone managed to install Nokia CS-15 internet stick to Helena? After installing Helena, there were a lot of updates (including the kernel). The .deb-package on the stick was found, but synaptic doesn't seem to like it. Installation ends in error and leaves synaptic into jammed state: E: The pac...
by turboscrew
Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot vista/mint bootloader?
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

Re: Dual boot vista/mint bootloader?

Oh, you were asking about booting to a CD? That is handled by your motherboard BIOS, so you could do it with no hard drive in the system at all! So, grub on your hard drive won't affect booting a Windows CD nor a Linux Mint Live CD. No. What I mean is that when you buy a new machine with Vista or W...
by turboscrew
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:14 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot vista/mint bootloader?
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

Re: Dual boot vista/mint bootloader?

In any case, unless you are a guru, or even if you are, start by backing up any data, then back up your mbr, pbr (boot sector), Windows system files, BCD Store, registry, and your /boot directory in Linux. How do you do that? Backup MBR and especially Vista boot stuff? master boot records for windo...
by turboscrew
Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:06 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot vista/mint bootloader?
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

Re: Dual boot vista/mint bootloader?

New BCD? What's that?
Current Mint boot manager is Grub2?
(I understand that curren Mint install uses Grub that can boot Vista)

How about the repairability?
Can you still repair Vista startup if Grub is installed on the MBR?
by turboscrew
Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot vista/mint bootloader?
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

Dual boot vista/mint bootloader?

Which way is safest way to do dual booting with Vista and Mint? Grub or Vista boot? I was thinking of situation if startup needs to be repaired. Is there any essential difference in the repairability? Does anyone know where the basic instructions of using Vista boot for startup gone? I remember some...
by turboscrew
Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Suomi (Finnish)
Topic: vähän helppiä???
Replies: 1
Views: 1395

Re: vähän helppiä???

Ongelma nr2: Katsoppa http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-C_PCI_Cards sieltä experimental support. Täältä löytyy lisää infoa. Jotkut vermeet toimivat yhdessä videojärjestelmässä toiset toisessa ja jotkut useammassakin. (Video for Linux = V4L, V4L2 = 2 . sukupolven V4L, Mahdollisesti UVC=USB Vi...
by turboscrew
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Suomi (Finnish)
Topic: Näyttö pimeenä
Replies: 0
Views: 947

Re: Näyttö pimeenä

Tuo näytön ohjain... ...olikos se radeon myös niitä, jotka vaativat hieman lisätöitä, kuten nvidiakin. Katsopa HCL-sivustoilta. Toinen juttu voisi olla se Vistan uusi boot. Nykyversiossahan homma ei mene aivan samalla tavalla kuin vielä XP:llä. Kannattaa bootata Vistan bootilla Vista ja Linuxin root...
by turboscrew
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: Suomi (Finnish)
Topic: Tervehdys
Replies: 7
Views: 8305

Re: Tervehdys

Kolmeen koneeseen olen pukannut - tyytyväisiä ovat muutkin käyttäjät olleet. yksi meni win2000:n rinnalle toinen Vistan rinnalle ja kolmas itelleni työkoneeseen XP:n rinnalle. Win2000/Mint-kaveri sanoi, ettei ikinä enää siiry takaisin Winkkariin, vaikka pelitarkoituksiin win2000:a vielä käyttääkin. ...
by turboscrew
Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: pl2303x USB serial adapter driver
Replies: 1
Views: 1291

pl2303x USB serial adapter driver

Any idea how to get the pl2303 driver with the pl2303x support in use in Gloria? It seems like Gloria misidentifies pl2303x as pl2303. The two are not compatible and pl2303x data is not received with pl2303-only driver. It looks like Navibe GM720 uses the pl2303x and that's why sirfmon doesn't get a...
by turboscrew
Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Vista and Mint dual boot (partitions) [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 1174

Re: Vista and Mint dual boot (partitions)

Thanks.

I just heared somewhere that the new BIOSes don't have the 4 (actual) partition limit any more,
but this BIOS is probably that new.

I guess that's the answer to my questions.
by turboscrew
Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Vista and Mint dual boot (partitions) [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 1174

Vista and Mint dual boot (partitions) [SOLVED]

Hi. I'm not a total newbie in the sense that I have installed dual boots before. This time I'm facing a new problem - Windows Vista. The machine is Toshiba Satellite U300 with 2G RAM and a 320G HD and Phoenix Trusted core BIOS. My problem is: Does it support more than 4 partitions (not counting logi...

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