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I started out today thinking I wanted to mess around with Linux and get beryl, which I saw on youtube and was thoroughly amazed. I decided to download and load ubuntu onto a disk and put it on my slave hard drive.
Here's my config...
Master 40g hard drive with windows and everything else on it
Slave 100g hard drive with Ubuntu on it
I'm not sure at all with what I am doing with this so bear with me please..
In the linux set up it asked me if I wanted to bring over my XP account (or something along those lines...) and I thought "Yeah, sure!". So I continued and moved on to where I wanted Linux.. Selected my slave hard drive.
After it was done loading, it told me to restart and take out the CD
I did so
When starting my computer an lovely little message saying
"Loading please wait
I tried taking off the slave hard drive, same message, and I tried only using my slave hard drive, same message.
I'm fairly computer savvy when it comes to networking and hardware, but not with new operating systems...
21 : Selected disk does not exist. This error is returned if the device part of a device- or full file name refers to a disk or BIOS device that is not present or not recognized by the BIOS in the system.
post your /etc/fstab and your /boot/grub/menu.lst
Last edited by AceofSpades19; 07-03-2007 at 10:43 PM.
Hmmm... reading through the other posts... I see a small tutorial is needed.
The Ubuntu 7.04 Desktop CD is also called a "live" CD.
When you use Ubuntu by booting from the CD, that is "live mode". You are running entirely from the CD drive and not from disk.
The bars across the top and bottom of the desktop are called "panel"s. At the top left, there menus. If you go to applications > accessories you will see an item called "root terminal" or "sudo terminal". Click that. This is where commands are entered.
The terminal in linux is a powerful type of DOS console from XP and roughly like the Power Console in Vista. Instructions normally use this because it is very direct and clear. Each command is entered into the terminal.
filesystem: everything is a file
files have names that can be pretty much anything.
directories = folders have names ending in a / (but the last / is often left off)
The very start of the file system is called "the root directory" and it has no name, just a slash. The partition that contains the root directory is called the root partition.
Ubuntu has been installed to your slave drive - is this a PATA or SATA drive?
Linux doesn't distinguish specific drives the way windows does... the "raw" drive is represented by a special kind of file in the dev/ subdirectory off /
The primary master is usually /dev/sda with partitions numbered from 1. The primary slave is usually /dev/sdb ... you will have created two partitions in the default Ubuntu install, root and swap. (The swap partition is (part of the) reason why we don't need to defrag linux).
To access the filesystem on a partition we have to tell the OS about it... this process is called "mounting".
I'm using the live CD to post on here right now.
The problem with getting to windows is I didn't (and still don't) know how to set up the bios for duel boot. I'm hoping it will run if I can get it configured but I'm not sure... When I start up my computer the message is the same, even if I take my slave hard drive out and just have the drive with windows on it in.
I'm sorry if that doesn't make sense...
and yes, thanks for the tutorial on the root terminal.
** I just looked around a bit and found the partition editor, it says the div/sda 1 37.24g and it's almost full while the media/disk/ is at 90.48g ... so I'm guessing I made a fairly large mistake?