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Old 06-02-2009, 12:06 AM   #1
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Post Mandrake 9.2 - 2.4.22-10mdk - cannot be detected by Ubuntu 9.04 under network


Hello everyone,

I just gave it a try again to go back to Linux recently. And succeeded installing Mandrake 9.2 on my Thinkpad 380XD - 96mb - Pentium 233 mhz running dual boot with WIN XP.

I am running also Ubuntu 9.04 - 64bit on my desktop with Quad CPU and I noticed I cannot view my laptop running Mandrake.

My mandrake 9.2 was never upgraded, actually I don't know how to get upgrades as it's not supported by Mandriva anymore (clicked on Configuration - Packaging - Mandrake Update). Was reading somewhere that Mandrake 9.1 and 9.2 have security flaws. Or should I use another distro? I tried different ones without success 2 years ago and never joined any forums at that time for help.

I really appreciate if someone could show me how to make my laptop visible and even tell me how to upgrade the kernel.

Thank you,

Manny
 
Old 06-02-2009, 02:56 AM   #2
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Have you checked your firewall & security settings? As for upgrading your kernel you probably need to change your repositories. Go Here: http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ the first thing to do is to 'switch to the old interface' as you are using an old version of Mandriva. Now follow the instructions on the site to select and add the required repositories.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 11:35 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot Nexus, I will read the links you sent me and check my settings tonight and will come back to post my results and for sure would have some questions again.

Cheers,
Manny
 
Old 06-03-2009, 11:47 PM   #4
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I successfully updated some files using easy urpmi and then I was able to use rpmdrake. Used rpmdrake and down'd/installed some packages. And in Mandrake Control Centre, I clicked on Samba icon and got all the files including all dependencies.
Right after I saw one of my NAS drive on the network and double clicked on the icon name of the NAS and a dialog to input the user name and password popped up and clicked OK and mounted automatically, but the NAS did not turn on and I couldn't go back and remove the settings or unmount it.

Also changed boot settings to have Windows as default.

Today, I turn on my laptop and as usual lilo popped up chose Linux and nothing on my screen. Then I turn it off and this time I selected linux failsafe and got:

BIOS data check
Map file write; BIOS error code = 0x99
successful

Map file write; BIOS error code = 0x99
Uncompressing Linux...Ok, booting the kernel.


I used the rescue disk from Mandrake CD1 and re-installed boot loader - same error.

Then I chose console from that same disc1:

Use loadkeys to change your keyboard layout
Use modprobe to load modules
Use drvinst to install drivers according to detected devices
Use lsparts to list your partitions with types

[root@rescue /]# lsparts
hda1: 1,330 Mb, type <0xc> (Win98 FAT32, LBA-mapped)
hda5: 1,362 Mb, type <0x83> (Ext2)
hda6: 272 Mb, type <0x82> (Linux Swap)
hda7: 941 Mb, type <0x83> (Ext2)

Do I have to re-install Linux from scratch? If yes, do I have to install Windows first again?

Thank you,

Mannytoys
 
Old 06-04-2009, 12:13 AM   #5
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I'm no expert on lilo.
but why not try get grub installed into your MBR and see what error you get?
anyway, I believe your partitions are both good.
Dont just jump to format & reinstall yet.
 
Old 06-04-2009, 04:11 AM   #6
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Even if you do reinstall, there's no need to remove your winblows installation.

Edit: You might find this helpful regarding the error code: http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/f/topic-3-5-20617-0.html

Last edited by {BBI}Nexus{BBI}; 06-04-2009 at 04:16 AM. Reason: Extra info added
 
  


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