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hi i have a problem in mandrakelinux 10.1 every time i install it give me always init : kernel panic .
i want to know what i can do to repair it and maintain the system .
But also when i make boot loader reinstall it give me error and when i make upgrade it give me error that the partition not mounted and in this case it force me to reinstall all the system again.
anybody can help me please reply to me.
i am sorry for my bad English this is because i am arabian from Egypt.
To answer the question as far as I can tell what it is-- despite the fact that griever33127's post is actually a bit OT, since this is a Mandrake/Mandriva-specific section of the forums:
All source tarballs do not have a ./configure step. Most of them do, but some do not.
The second possibility, more likely now that I look more closely at the output, is that you are not in the source directory. You're just in roots $HOME folder; what precisely is ./configure supposed to configure?
Try cd-ing to the directory where you have extracted the source tarball and then run ./configure again. It's failing because that
in front of
means "run configure in the current directory" (./ means "the current directory"), and the extracted source's configure.* file is not in the current directory, as you can see from your prompt:
which translates to:
user root at your hostname (mshome): current working directory is $HOME (designated by "~", and in this case refers to the /root directory, which is roots $HOME folder) # command to be run is configure in the current directory (which is $HOME, where no configure file exists to be run).
Just about every tarball I've ever seen is a folder (usually named the same as the program) tarred up, not loose files. If your tar.gz file does contain loose files, the best thing to do would be to open it with a GUI extraction utility (since I'm no good with tar from the command-line) such as file-roller (if GNOME) or Karchiver (if KDE) or even mc (Midnight Commander) in a term will allow you to look at the contents of the tarball before you extract it, and then extract it to a folder of your own making (mkdir whatever, then extract the tarball to that folder. You could even move the tarball to that folder and then extract it).
Then cd to the folder (which now contains the extracted source) and run ./configure from inside the folder.
Hi, i'm using the non_commercial M/M 2006 (3 CD:s).
On a PaceBlade 600 Mhz with usb mouse and IR keboard.
Both the mouse and keyboard is hardware wired as ps2 devices.
And the Os seems to identify them right.
As i'm from Sweden i want my specific keyboard_settings .
After iv'e installed it a couple of times i get it to work, but only in the GUI.
And when i go out of the GUI to log in as 'root' my keyboard disappears.
My ' o ' f ex, so i can't start/login as ' root' , that's kind of frustrating,
i guess i could download the ASCII table and use <alt 124> f ex in linux as in old dos?
Still, how/what should i do to correct this problem.
I'm surprised that there isn't any support for wireless cards.
Prism54 Ndiwrapper, none seems to be bundled in this release ?
And no install_choice for booting via floppy
Otherwise i've truly enjoyed it, i like fluxbox and 'Drake' etc, and if it
only could install itself with the correct keysettings /maps ...
Sorry I don't know an answer to your question (as i have a US keyboard and so know nothing about setting keymaps), but you should actually post your question in a separate thread, here, in the same Mandriva forums.
Because your post is completely off-topic for the thread, it's much more likely that anyone who does know the answer will not ever see your question. A new thread with an appropriate title (How to set Swedish keyboard map? might be a good choice) will increase your chance of getting an answer.
Ok , when i started to write i thought that i wouldn't be able to log in as 'su' and therefore not get my urmi to work. But after reading your excellent guide i succeeded from the GUI via a command window and are considerably more happy than before. So that's why it went wrong . It's only one small thing i'm wondering over. Is prism for installed in my kernel (2.6.12). It seems to be installed in 22.214.171.124 as i've searched on prism54 in Mandrivas control center (drake)? If it is i must have some locall 'broken link' to it as i can't install my card.
btw: that Little guide should pop up the first time one starts ones new Distro...
Originally posted by sleepykit In Mandriva 10.1 is there a way to specify where you'd like something to be installed assuming it's an .rpm file?
The location where an rpm installs its files is hard coded in the rpm itself and usually cannot be changed. With some rpms however, you can change the installation prefix but these kind of rpms are rare. Run "man rpm" to find out how to do this.