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Old 11-30-2009, 09:14 PM   #256
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(JSYK- I have NO liveCDs, not too hip on that. I like solid installs)

Just tried Ubuntu. Error:
"run-init: /sbin/init: I/O error
[ 171.763346] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!"

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Heck yea I'm down.
Baby steps now. You see the hell I put Eric through all week!
FYI- No USB capabilities, can't write CDs, can't boot from DVD.
 
Old 11-30-2009, 09:23 PM   #257
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OK
First, very important:
does your grub menu still work and
can you edit it??

2- does it have a usb port?
it just doesn't boot from usb?

lets be koscher on what were gonna do

1) If my boot-usb-from-noboot-pc doesn't work
you gotta download the iso's you want
or already have on HDD
and then you gotta extract them-
(I dont know how to do this in windows??!)
maybe start another post"how to extract isos in winderz??!"
LOL

2) were gonna put the extracted isos into the fat32 partition
and "emulate" a usb boot
meaning were gonna trick the systems into thinking their booting from usb

3) you can thus install the distros from the fat32 partition they boot from
to your other partition, which will become ext3 and have full installs to

dig so far?
so, answer the first questions please
Quote:
First, very important:
does your grub menu still work and
can you edit it??

2- does it have a usb port?
it just doesn't boot from usb?
 
Old 11-30-2009, 09:30 PM   #258
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Grub menu, AFIK, is still in the state it would be to do the "grub4dos tutorial install".
I hope you mean the grub as provided to me in the grub4dos download. Yes I still have that.
Yes, I still have the menu.lst. And I did not revert my c:\boot.ini back to original condition.


My puter has USB ports, no, I see no way of getting anything to boot from it... Maybe it does, and I just suck....?
 
Old 11-30-2009, 09:38 PM   #259
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OK
download this
LINK> plpbt

thats plop bootmanager booter

put that in your /boot folder
where vmlinuz,etc is

edit your menu.lst so it says
this: change root (hd0,0)
for yours??

Code:
title Plop
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/plpbt
then, unless you already got something
check out this app
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/linux-live-usb-creator/
get that baby and put something on there
just put one on there for now
any Ubuntu is good
you should try my Phalanx-9.04 on there...

anyway, I bet Plop can boot it
just choose plop at grub menu
and choose usb
 
Old 11-30-2009, 10:38 PM   #260
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Ok, sorry man. Unexpected company. I booted their systems right outta here.

Plop went into C:\boot folder.
The contents of such folder is now:
plop
vmlinuz
initrd.gz
grub folder

C:\boot\grub\menu.lst is now updated.

Just post a link here for me to download. I will like it. I promise :-) If I take notes, I can change it. Peace
 
Old 11-30-2009, 10:40 PM   #261
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BTW I have no USB device to write onto. I let a buddy use my 4gb the other day
 
Old 11-30-2009, 10:46 PM   #262
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I have several ISOs already on CD & DVD, a few already on desktop
 
Old 11-30-2009, 10:52 PM   #263
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Post a link to what?
Phalanax?
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...DE-52442.shtml

ok
so no usb

however, we can still boot them off the fat32 partition
ok?

can you extract an iso to a folder in windows?
 
Old 11-30-2009, 10:56 PM   #264
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and what all linux cd's you got now??
just the livecd ones, not install ones...
 
Old 11-30-2009, 11:01 PM   #265
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o shxt. I dont really have liv, was never interested in it...

oh hold on..

i do, gnewsense livecd
 
Old 11-30-2009, 11:50 PM   #266
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Quote:
however, we can still boot them off the fat32 partition
ok?
[Whistles, twirling thumbs, looking aimlessly around.......]

[crickets...]

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Ok so how do we do this?
 
Old 12-01-2009, 12:25 AM   #267
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Hello Lorax,

Just got in the office and got your messages. You're already talking to the bootmaster linus72 so I'm not going to intervene on that conversation since he knows way more then me on that. But one thing you'll have to keep in mind. Your other disk where you are trying to install other Linux distros onto will not be hd0,0 or something like that but most likely since it's a second drive hd1,0. You'll have to take that into account when updating your menu.lst manually. See you when you get back!

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 12-01-2009, 12:33 AM   #268
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Quote:
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Baby steps now. You see the hell I put Eric through all week!
FYI, my computer names are: inferno, purgatorio, hellskitchen so I've already been to hell and back. Don't worry about that, will not get burned.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 12-01-2009, 02:36 AM   #269
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Top O' the mornin' Eric! I think Linus gave up long ago. HA!

The 60 GB (the fresh one) is simply swapped-out with the 20-gigger. So only one HD at a time in the machine. Brings me to a notion, though. If I installed BOTH HDs, can I use the successful drive as master, and use it to install Linuxes, or Linni, Hah, on the other drive?

Oh, and I'm gettin some experience with the console. I have a Slackware 13.0 on CD, seems to work well, but I didn't get very far. You see, I was playing with cfdisk, and well snaffued up the partition map... yeah... I just got back from winders-installationland. No vacation. Was forced to go there, business of course, but I'm back now.

AArrrggghhhhh!

Quote:
You're already talking to the bootmaster linus72 so I'm not going to intervene on that conversation since he knows way more then me on that.
I am taking any and all advice, from anyone, Eric. Bootmaster fell asleep, I think.

I am getting Grub error 17. There's an interesting link in one of my posts, on page 17 of this thread...

Anybody wanna take a stab..?

.
 
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Hi Lorax,

I think that's a pretty good idea you have there to install the second drive a slave and have the functional one as master. That way you don't have to swap anything around, always have a running system to go back to and can play around with Linux distros on the other drive.

So my advice is: put back the working drive as master, add the second 60Gb drive as slave and take it from there. It's easy enough to create partitions on the 60Gb drive to install your Linuxes onto, and then change the menu.lst in the C:\drive to point to the correct ones.

BTW: I'm going in and out meetings so sometimes might take a while before I can respond.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
  


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