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by GarryRicketson
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: is it true that you wont be able to put linux on a pc?
Replies: 22
Views: 4139

Re: is it true that you wont be able to put linux on a pc?

I am not sure I completely understand this, but from the way I see it, it sounds like MS(microsoft) is trying it's hardest to create a monopoly, it has always seemed that way, but isn't that illegal,it used to be anyway. I guess it is because they can not come up with any realy reliable OS and most ...
by GarryRicketson
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No Sound (SOLVED) now I have sound
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: No Sound

It is working now, when I got looking more at the packages, on these OSS/ALSA I noticed the OSS, says for win32,...(windows?)...anyway, I installed ALSA and related packages, installed some others, maybe not necessary, but any way the sound is now working...
Thanks, from Garry
by GarryRicketson
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No Sound (SOLVED) now I have sound
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: No Sound

This what I get: || || ~ $ gstreamer-properties gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'artsdsink' gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'sunaudiosink' gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'glimagesink' gstreamer-properties-Message: Skippin...
by GarryRicketson
Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No Sound (SOLVED) now I have sound
Replies: 3
Views: 758

No Sound (SOLVED) now I have sound

I am using MINT 10, and for some reason can not get any sound to work, I checked the sound preferences, and every thing is ON, nothing muted, If I boot with Dos, I do have sound , the speakers are working,.. and I used to have sound, with MINT,.. where do I start to try to find out what happened,? I...
by GarryRicketson
Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Make a ISO image, of HD
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Re: Make a ISO image, of HD

...there is a excellent program, ,Power-ISO-Maker No Garry, it can't make an iso from an existing winxp hd partition (which could be booted later in virtualbox)... OK, I couldn't remember about Power Iso maker, what limitations, it had,..it had worked well to make some images of "floppys"...
by GarryRicketson
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Make a ISO image, of HD
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Re: Make a ISO image, of HD

Same question but with WinXP partition... possible...? If you have windows, running, there is a excellent program, ,Power-ISO-Maker, it is in Google, however it is not for free, For me, it is not a option, because I no-longer have windows, on any of my computers. A second option would we to use the...
by GarryRicketson
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Make a ISO image, of HD
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Make a ISO image, of HD

What is available ,and how would one make a ISO image, of a HD partition, ? I do have KISO and this other called gISOMOUNT, but don't seem to be able to do what I am trying to do with them. What I want to do is make a (bootable) ISO image of the DOS partition, on my HD, that I can run in Virtual Box...
by GarryRicketson
Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, (resolved) Hurah!
Replies: 21
Views: 2427

Re: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, no longer boots

HURAH! :D Because I am so tired, I didn't do it exactly like you said, but it seems to have worked! First, I got thinking, and it is pretty slow loading the CD ,and doing it that way,..so I went a head and just tried it from the terminal, after I logged off of here, I connected the OB HD, ran the co...
by GarryRicketson
Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:55 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, (resolved) Hurah!
Replies: 21
Views: 2427

Re: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, no longer boots

OK,but it is going to be in the morning, though, when I try, I just finished this "history", my hand has a cramp, from all the typeing! :D It is pretty long, and may still be a little hard to follow, I did not check the spelling, etc to well (sorry),..but at the end, at least I realize wha...
by GarryRicketson
Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, (resolved) Hurah!
Replies: 21
Views: 2427

Re: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, no longer boots

Actually I have not finished writing the history, I mention above, I had a ton of e-mail, and just now got to this, here is the new log though: Booted with Live CD,.. Pluged in OB HDD, but did not mount anything, as instructed,.. from the terminal , this is how I started. sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda...
by GarryRicketson
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, (resolved) Hurah!
Replies: 21
Views: 2427

Re: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, no longer boots

Goodmorning! Ok , this evening after work, ( I hope) . I like the mornings best because, I am re freshed, and ready, so to speak, (more clear headed).Howevr because I have to get ready to go to work, I end up trying to "rush", so anyway,.. Another thing you may want to try is updating grub...
by GarryRicketson
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, (resolved) Hurah!
Replies: 21
Views: 2427

Re: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, no longer boots

Here is the log using Live CD sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifi...
by GarryRicketson
Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, (resolved) Hurah!
Replies: 21
Views: 2427

Re: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, no longer boots

Here is the log using Live CD sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifie...
by GarryRicketson
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, (resolved) Hurah!
Replies: 21
Views: 2427

Re: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, no longer boots

Another screen shot, I am using the live CD at this time, but it looks like basicly the same thing is occuring. I am able to open my main HD, but not the usb device. Screenshot.png And rather then send another screen shot, if I try safely remove drive, it says it can-t, one of the partitions on /dev...
by GarryRicketson
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, (resolved) Hurah!
Replies: 21
Views: 2427

Re: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, no longer boots

Garry please don't give up yet, unless you feel that you must! This is a good opportunity to learn and help with trouble-shooting at it's best. Ok, there is no hurry, as it is, I can not access the files, if I format it, all chance of that is lost. In this case the files are not really very importa...
by GarryRicketson
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, (resolved) Hurah!
Replies: 21
Views: 2427

Re: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, no longer boots

Just thought I would include this screen shot:
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Thats what I get when I select "safely remove drive"
by GarryRicketson
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, (resolved) Hurah!
Replies: 21
Views: 2427

Re: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, no longer boots

Ok here is a new log, I did not include evrything, because it is all the same as before, but there are additional details, toward the bottom, I also tried every thing as root, with the same results. """ Please remember not to try an run the e2fsck command when the drive is mounted&quo...
by GarryRicketson
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, (resolved) Hurah!
Replies: 21
Views: 2427

Re: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, no longer boots

OK Just copy and paste them from your log file or directly from your terminal so that you won't "timeout". Yes, that better, also that way, I don't lose everything I wrote, if the connection "breaks", for any reason. I was just trying again, and it looks to me like instead of usi...
by GarryRicketson
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, (resolved) Hurah!
Replies: 21
Views: 2427

Re: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, no longer boots

Ok, I can't believe what just happened, I had put the info in, but I guess it took to long, and I timed out, it said I was no longer logged in, when I logged in again, I lost the post!, try again, here is the info log: Disk /dev/sdb: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cy...
by GarryRicketson
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, (resolved) Hurah!
Replies: 21
Views: 2427

Re: Samsung Portable HD, init not found, no longer boots

Thank you very much, sorry, on not being very clear, it is hard for me to explain, but first later today I will try this, and depending on how it goes, I will let you know, for now, just so you know I read the reply, and appreciate it, I had been checking every day for a answer,,
from Garry

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