LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Blogs
User Name
Password

Notices

Old

Future Plans...maybe?

Posted 01-24-2011 at 05:10 AM by brianL

Two awesome, momentous, earth-shattering events are imminent. OK, that's a bit of an exaggeration. The release of Slackware 13.2 (or will it be 14.0?), and Debian "squeeze" becoming stable. This will mean major reorganisation here, on my computers. These are possible options. Out will go XP Pro from my laptop, replaced with "squeeze", giving a dual-boot Slack + Debian. On my desktop, Slackware and Arch. I've recently tried Arch in VirtualBox, and liked it. And I might keep Ubuntu...
LQ 5k Club
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 1875 Comments 1 brianL is offline
Old

A Good Double Act

Posted 01-16-2011 at 01:45 PM by brianL

Laurel and Hardy, Abbot and Costello, Morecambe and Wise, and of course: Slackware and Debian. I've done it before, and I'm doing it again. Dual-booting those two on my desktop. In the past, after a month or two, I've usually got fed up with Debian - but this time, it stays...well, maybe.
I was going to put the 64-bit version on, but then thought of trying the 32-bit with the bigmem kernel for a while. When the next Slack is released, then I'll be doing a fresh install and reorganisation...
LQ 5k Club
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 1944 Comments 1 brianL is offline
Old

Hey! What's Happened To The SheevaPlug?

Posted 01-07-2011 at 04:29 PM by brianL
Tags arm

I wish I knew. I've had a few sessions with it since my last blog entry, but to no avail. I can get the Marvell prompt, but nothing else. Same results with the ARMedslack on an SDHC card as before. Tried to restore the original minimal Ubuntu with the sheevaplug-installer - no luck. And I still can't remember doing anything to mess it up to such an extent. So now it's stashed away in its nice white box in a cupboard, while I occasionally do a web search, looking for things I haven't tried yet. Ah,...
LQ 5k Club
Posted in ARM
Views 11970 Comments 11 brianL is offline
Old

DisARMed

Posted 11-17-2010 at 04:17 PM by brianL
Updated 11-17-2010 at 04:19 PM by brianL
Tags arm

Well, something's gone drastically wrong with my SheevaPlug. I don't know what I did, if I did anything, to cause it. About a couple of weeks ago, I booted up into ARMedslack on the SD card, and instead of the expected Slackware login prompt, I got this:
Code:
/#
After running ls and ls /bin, I realised I was in BusyBox. WTF! I tried rebooting - same again. I tried resetting some environment variables from the SheevaPlug prompt, re-entering those from the ARMedslack installation notes -...
LQ 5k Club
Posted in ARM
Views 678 Comments 0 brianL is offline
Old

ReARMament 2

Posted 09-09-2010 at 10:31 AM by brianL
Updated 09-09-2010 at 10:33 AM by brianL
Tags arm

Well, after all that messing about, I've got ARMedslack on a SD card. Again, there was a little hitch with cfdisk, can't remember the actual wording, but it refused to do the partitioning. So I used gparted instead. Haven't decided what I going to use this SheevaPlug for, there's a few possibilities. I was more interested in installing ARMedslack, than any practical use. But I'm sure I'll think of something to do with it. Here's the obligatory screenshot (the white line isn't hiding anything, I...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg slackarm1.jpg (78.2 KB, 18 views)
LQ 5k Club
Posted in ARM
Views 12333 Comments 5 brianL is offline

  



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:44 PM.

Main Menu

My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration