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Moving Root To A Larger Partition

Posted 01-11-2009 at 06:22 AM by radiodee1
Updated 01-11-2009 at 06:40 AM by radiodee1

I wanted to set up the root hard drive on a 20GB partition. It was previously on a 10GB partition. The first thing I did was to make sure the 20GB partition was empty. Then my plan was to copy all important files to the new partition and change the Master Boot Record so that it pointed to the new copy. Along the way I'd have to change the /etc/fstab file along with the /boot/grub/menu.lst file.

First I switched to a terminal, by typing ctrl-alt-F1. Then I stopped GDM. This is what...
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test post

Posted 12-01-2008 at 02:36 PM by radiodee1
Updated 12-01-2008 at 02:48 PM by radiodee1

this is a test post.
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linux-image-2.6.24-rc8 and wireless

Posted 11-15-2008 at 06:17 AM by radiodee1
Updated 11-26-2008 at 05:22 AM by radiodee1

--Dell Laptop: linux-image-2.6.24-rc8 and wireless 1/26/08--

I bought a wireless router. I dual boot windows and linux on my laptop. I was getting good reception with windows, but not with linux, so I decided that I needed to try out different options with my wireless to try to get better reception.

I was using bcm43xx, but as I say, the signal was always week. I tried out ndiswrapper. I had tried out ndiswrapper once before without success, but they are constantly updating...
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New Computer -- Changing Grub with 'noapic nolapic'

Posted 08-03-2008 at 03:43 PM by radiodee1
Updated 11-26-2008 at 05:23 AM by radiodee1

This text originally comes from somewhere else. On top of that it's outdated, as the current kernel in lenny has passed the kernel being written about in this post. However the post shows a couple of things, like how to edit the kernel line in grub, and that the 'noapic nolapic' option was necessary for the 2.6.22 kernel for the Inspiron 1521. Also of note with regard to this post is that I only have dial-up internet access at home. I had to go someplace else and find a wireless hotspot for broadband...
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New Computer -- Upgrade to Lenny

Posted 08-01-2008 at 12:59 PM by radiodee1
Updated 11-26-2008 at 05:27 AM by radiodee1

--New Computer : Upgrade to Lenny--

So I had the wifi working with bcm43xx, and I had two systems, one amd64 and one i386. I went over to a friends house and updated to lenny on both systems. At the time the i386 system was still almost unusable because of the time it took to boot up, nearly 10 minutes. I changed the 'sources.list' file on both partitions. After a long time running 'aptitude update' and 'aptitude full-upgrade' I got both installations up to a current version of lenny....
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