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Old 10-19-2008, 07:35 PM   #1
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Do I have a buggy Live CD and/or installation?


I bought a Live CD to install Ubuntu and I am wondering if it could be a little off. This is a 3rd party DVD. I think the outfit has a good reputation.

I have become worried about the main security problem I have, me. So I post asking about dual booting Ubuntu/Ubuntu. Got some much better suggestions.

Among other things, a separate partition for my home files. So I get out the DVD and fire it up that way. Gparted is there but there is no functionality.

I have sudo nautilus ed on occasion. I did say that I am the security risk. I have always gotten an error message.

I decided to try that under the DVD and sure enough I get the same thing.

I want to try and make a Live CD of my installation but it would be nice to know that it was basically good before I start.

Here is what I am getting:

** (nautilus:7769): WARNING **: Unable to add monitor: Operation not supported
Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: cannot open usershare directory /var/lib/samba/usershares. Error No such file or directory
Please ask your system administrator to enable user sharing.

If I go to File System and /var/lib I do not find /samba at all.

I went to synaptic and ran a search for samba and found these marked as installed:

libsmbclient, Nautilus Share, samba-common, smbclient

So; A-What do I do to correct this? and B-Is the lack of functionality of gparted under the DVD and the error in nautilus related to a buggy DVD?

Ubuntu Hardy installed on Dell XPS 420, quad core 240 GHz, 3 Gb ram, 320 Gb WD HDD. Winmodem replaced with usr5610c internal and a PCI serial port added so I have 2 serial and 1 parallel ports (non on the box when we got it).

Thank you for your time.
 
Old 10-19-2008, 10:05 PM   #2
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So far as I know, to enable user shares, you need to do:

Code:
sudo apt-get install samba
what you currently have installed gives the functionality to view shares in existence on a windows box on your local network!

About the separate home folder thing, to be honest it's only necessary if your talking about a production machine, or corporate level, IMHO. The real advantage of separate /home partition is that it will allow you to upgrade your machine without losing your personal files.

One way to do this if you want, is to backup your home directory, then do a clean install. However, I don't think it's necessary!
 
Old 10-20-2008, 12:57 AM   #3
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I don't really want samba, I just wonder why I get the message and if I should just ignore it.

Another thing was that I could not pppconfig the modem or configure it any other way under the DVD. I forget the message there but will find out tomorow.

I think I should have the separate partition so I can break things and maybe be able to get things working without losing my files. I am going to try and be good until I have confidence that I can do that.

Tomorow I will be firing up the Live CD (DVD) and having it run the CD fault test. I don't think it is quite right and that it may be integral.
Making a Live CD appeals to me as it will be set up my way and mainly because I think I may learn some things that I really need to learn.

So now I have to be good and not break the box again until I study up on this stuff.

I had another guy tell me to go with virtual box for a second install. I may try that too.

By the way, where we live there are about 9 people in the surrounding 100 sq miles and a LOT of cows, deer, antilope, elk, yotes, etc. My local "network" is this computer.
 
Old 10-20-2008, 01:28 AM   #4
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Quote:
I don't really want samba, I just wonder why I get the message and if I should just ignore it.
Then don't install it, but chances are your using a program that is looking for it. Ubuntu is one of those distros that likes to install apps and utilities you probably dont want/need.


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I think I should have the separate partition so I can break things and maybe be able to get things working without losing my files.
separate home partitions are always the best way to go. they make re-installing, dual booting (i have debian, windows, opensuse and, LFS all on the same computer), and backups much easier. Some people warn newbies to stay away from it, but its not the least bit complicated to do.


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Tomorow I will be firing up the Live CD (DVD) and having it run the CD fault test. I don't think it is quite right and that it may be integral.
your problems are not from a faulty CD, you would of gotten a crash, a message that the partition was corrupted, it could not read from the medium, or something else along this line..

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Making a Live CD appeals to me as it will be set up my way and mainly because I think I may learn some things that I really need to learn.
I dont understand why these appeal to any one other then people testing a new distro (for one or two boots) or system admins trying to recover/fix a broken system. The only other reason would be to hack around building a linux system.


you also said:

Quote:
i have sudo nautilus ed
are you trying to run nautilus through sudo? and why ed at the same time?
If your goal was to start up gparted to partition your system just
Code:
sudo gparted
and you should be able to partition the drive (assuming its not mounted)


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I went to synaptic and ran a search for samba and found these marked as installed:

libsmbclient, Nautilus Share, samba-common, smbclient
as i rarely use stuff like nautilus on linux take this assumption witha grain of salt, but i would say "Nautilus Share" is why you get that warning. if you did this:

Code:
sudo apt-get remove libsmbclient, samba-common, smbclient
not sure what program "Nautilus Share" is, but remove it if you can.

i am only running debian right now, so my package list might be different, but all i see is this:
Code:
dan# apt-cache search Nautilus Share
libgnomevfs2-0-dbg - GNOME virtual file-system (debugging libraries)
libnautilus-burn3 - Nautilus Burn Library - runtime version
if "libgnomevfs2-0-dbg" is installed definitely remove it, unless you want to debug it.


also, if you are running 'sudo nautilus' to start nautilus that means you are running it from gnome-terminal. This will always show warnings that generally you can ignore. Most GTK apps are very noisy. In which case you should just forget about them.



Dan
 
Old 10-20-2008, 03:04 AM   #5
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You can also burn GParted or Partedmagic on a separate cd (both iso`s are about ~50 Mb) and create your partitions first. I have tried out many distro`s and know that the partition-managers fail or crash sometimes. I make my partitions up front.

I don`t think your problems are due to a faulty cd but you can always try another cd. You also have a `quad core pc` so pretty new I guess. I don`t know how U. Hardy handles that, I have never installed linux on a quad core before but I could need some tinkering.


cheers,

Arch
 
Old 10-20-2008, 09:24 AM   #6
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Another option for you to play with a system is to install Virtual Box, and install a 'play' copy of ubuntu that you can break if you want!
 
  


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