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Old 10-12-2010, 10:05 PM   #1
iwrite
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Unhappy Media/USBDisk Error in CentOS 4.0


When I boot CentOS 4.0 desktop tower, I get opening error message: Can't Display Location - Couldn't find "/media/usbdisk". I suspect this is why music CDs and Movie DVDs won't play. I hope I can replace the single missing element (driver) without being forced to re-install the entire OS, or a newer version. I'm just now hoping to become a regular Linux user, after years of occasional dabbling. Windows XP is okay, but even Windows fanatics (and the computer-ignorant who trade stocks, etc., using laptops) are repulsed by post-XP "Win-doze" glitches.
 
Old 10-12-2010, 10:09 PM   #2
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When are you running such an old version. 6 is coming out soon. You can do a fresh install of 5.5 and have it running smoothly.
 
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:23 PM   #3
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Use Ubuntu 10.04 ultimate edition

Use Ubuntu 10.04 ultimate edition. It includes all codecs for mp3, avi, mp4, etc. Its easier to use for windows users.
 
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:13 AM   #4
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So, re-install or upgrade are my only options?
 
Old 10-16-2010, 11:54 AM   #5
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Mine is an 800MB Motherboard, with 1.5 MB RAM. I think I'm stuck with CentOS 4.0 or equivalent OS. I'm a 100% Disabled U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, which may not be significant to a Canadian, but it means I'm limited to about $300.00 per month "spending money." I have the computer I can afford.
 
Old 10-16-2010, 01:28 PM   #6
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[Forehead to floor appologies. I misaddressed this reply. QUOTE=iwrite;4129628]Mine is an 800MB Motherboard, with 1.5 MB RAM. I think I'm stuck with CentOS 4.0 or equivalent OS. I'm a 100% Disabled U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, which may not be significant to a Canadian, but it means I'm limited to about $300.00 per month "spending money." I have the computer I can afford.[/QUOTE]
 
Old 10-16-2010, 04:51 PM   #7
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Can you post your full system specs? I suspect you have a lot more processing power than you realize (BTW, "800MB motherboard and 1.5 MB RAM" doesn't make any sense -- I suspect you might have an 800 MHz CPU and 1.5 GB of RAM). CentOS 5.5 will run on fine on that (although it definitely won't be a screamer), particularly if you use a lighter-weight desktop than GNOME or KDE,
 
Old 10-17-2010, 03:55 PM   #8
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My Linux towers are two Pentium III 2X, with Linux 2.6.9-5 EL smp OS. One tower is my Workstation, the other my Server. Each has twin 800 MB CPUs, and 1.5 *Megabyte* RAM. I bought them 10 years ago, but was diverted from fully using them by other activities detailed in my self-produced website, I-Write-for-All.net. After three Heart Attacks and four Cerebral Strokes as of March, 2010, I still drive my car, etc. (if less active physically than I did), but 100% Disabled rating limits me to home-based attempts to exceed current $820 monthly Social Security Disability income. One possibility is to host websites. I plan to limit hosting to up to 200 sites, so I think my limited Linux Server can cope. I also want to escape "Win-doze" domination, which was one of my original reasons for looking into Linux. Thanks for responding. I hope you can help.
 
Old 10-17-2010, 06:13 PM   #9
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centOS 5.5 will install
just install xfce desktop .It uses a bit less ram than Gnome or the kde3.5 version in cent

now cent4 is still supported -not for much longer
BUT it is so old that there is NO usb2 support nor will new usb hardware work well
the centOS 4 code was LOCKED before most of the "newer" hardware was even designed

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Old 10-21-2010, 12:12 AM   #10
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Okay. I've spent the past two days trying to install CentOS 5.5, but only Disk 1 installed. Disk 2, which I burned on five disks -- 3 CDs and 2 DVDs -- from two different sites, claims "That's not the correct CD-ROM." Nor can I go back to CentOS 4.0, since Disk 1 of CentOS 5.5 overwrote the 4.1 Boot Sector. Is there a Simi Valley, California, CentOS-using resident in this Forum? It seems I'll need local, hands-on help, to defeat the will of "Murphy." For those who don't know, "Murphy" is the Irish god of mischief. His First Law reads much like that of another troublemaker; i.e., "What can go wrong, will go wrong."
 
Old 10-25-2010, 06:55 PM   #11
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Ta-Da! I had some setbacks, but now have CentOS 5.5 up and running on both towers (I'm stubborn, I am). Websites say I can put more RAM in each, but that must await Nov. 3 SSD deposit. I'm also looking for two higher MHz motherboards and cpu's I can afford on $820 per month SSD. My problem now is to find Internet connection that is not Time-Warner Cable, for the $30 per month I was paying them for Internet (my sad tale of Time-Warner "whoa" can be posted another "time"). Per force, I have AT&T phone service, but they claim no Internet signal to my neighborhood. I find it interesting that a neighbor across the street says her family has AT&T phone and Internet. Of course, I can't host websites without Internet. Who here can "connect" me with someone who can help?
 
  


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