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Hi everyone. I also expirienced the same problem during the installation as concern the "hdlist not found" error. I try to format and install Mandrake7.2 again a few times but no luck.
The PC is a PII with two ATAPI HDs were I create the appropriate partitions. Root, swap, export and temp in the first HD and usr in the second.
The first time it presented when the installation of packages occur and when the larger amount of them was already installed. Then without any reason the error occur and the installation returned me in the format option.
The other time the problem occured every time I was defining the different partitions.
Any ideas are more than welcome... :smash:
Thanks Linuxcool I'll investigate this further. The problem is I don't know what program I'm looking for when browsing the cd. How would I know that "pine" is what I need to install for "pico". So I think that the web site you sent me too is the best way to approach this. I'll type in the program I'm trying to locate and hopefully the program will come up and I can look for it on my cd. I have Linux class tonight so maybe I'll get some of my questions answered. Take care and I'll get back to you.
Yes, it can be difficult to find some programs because they are in rpms that are not the same name as the program. Like pico is in the pine rpm.
I was checking out the rpmfind.net search program. If you type in just the name of the file or program you're looking, it searchs for rpms by that name. If you type in the program or file name and the distribution you're interested in into the System box, it will search all the rpms for that distribution. It will look for rpms with the same name as the file or program you're looking for and it will look into the rpms to find the program or file you're looking for.
Examples: type in pico only and it returns with two rpms named pico. Type in pico and type mandrake into the System box and it returns with a list of rpms named pine. That's because there are no rpms named pico in mandrake but there is a program named pico in the pine rpm.
Thanks Linuxcool. I just learned in class how to ping a machine so it only comes back 3 times instead of a million! All sorts of tricks to this Linux operating system huh. I'd just settle on getting my GUI to work! I think I'll try another CD. Take care and I'll keep you advised.
Hey Linuxcool as long as we're troubleshooting I tried to find out the ip address of my linux machine. From my linux machine I can ping my other computers. But I have a windows 2000 server using dhcp to hand out ip addresses. I think when I installed linux though I gave it an static ip address. I need to go in and one, see what the address is and two, figure out how to get it to recieve an ip address from my 2000 server machine. One of my goals is to use my linux box as a file server and have it communicate with my windows machines. I have Samba installed I believe but not sure what to do from there. Alot to ask but you got any ideas?
Thanks Linuxcool for the help over the last month or so. I've picked up alot. I'm just in the midst of a career change to the computer field so things are pretty hectic with job hunting and all. I haven't had as much time as I would like to learn Linux but I will keep at it little by little. I'm disappointed we couldn't lick the GUI problem. Maybe if I had more time to troubleshoot it and with your help we could have fixed it. Can we keep this thread open? I don't know how this works?
You're welcome. Yeah, it's too bad that you couldn't get Xwindow working. Good luck with your new career. AFAIK the thread will stay open. It will just move farther down the line. You'll have to do a search to find it again. Good luck.
afaik - as far as i know, there are lots of obriviations we use, i was puzzeled myself a little while ago about btw (figure it out myself - by the way )
And there is a resource porbably already installed on your system that performs such oddities lookup - GDict.
I started messing around with linux in late 1999. The distro was red hat 5.2. Next was turbolinux. Now it's caldera edesktop and zipslack. I haven't got X window to work right in zipslack. It could be the driver for the chipset or the way my chipset is wired in my old packard bell 75mhz pentium box. That's right 75mhz not 750mhz. 40megs of ram and a 4.3gig hard drive. I got it in 1996. I also run win98se on it. That's how I access the internet. It's not too shabby.
strangely, i had a siimilar problem, but mine seemed to be related to the IDE-Raid controller HPT370! I could not do a graphical SUSE7.2 install. I did the yast1(text) install but the X window system refused to start. Also SuSE separated the disks and would not install onto the raid. After I ditched the raid all worked fine. Unrelated, I know, but interesting...