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Old 12-18-2010, 08:42 AM   #61
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I wanted joe jordan to post all of his /dev entries, so I can create a script that will automatically download and burn Linux Mint with no human intervention.

Do you think that's a good idea?

Code:
workdir=~/linuxmintdownload

mkdir $workdir
cd $workdir

wget url-to-linux-mint.iso -O image.iso || (echo 'Failed to download image'; exit 1)

cdrecord -v speed=1 dev=/dev/device image.iso || (echo 'Failed to burn CD'; exit 1)

echo 'Done!'
 
Old 12-18-2010, 08:50 AM   #62
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Hi MTK358,

yes it's a good idea, indeed the devices are important and the correct name of the image. Once the image is burned it's the most easy method for an installation.

@joe jordan: please post the output of
Code:
ls -lR /dev
Markus

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Old 12-18-2010, 09:11 AM   #63
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I originally said "ls -lR /dev", just in case the info in the subdirectories can give me more clues to what's the CD burner.

See this:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post4194691

Anyway, I wonder why Acer chose such a terrible distro? Seems like that will turn off many users from Linux (unless they turn to LQ and we tell them how to get a good distro ).

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Old 12-18-2010, 10:26 AM   #64
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I originally said "ls -lR /dev",
I'll change this in my post.
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Anyway, I wonder why Acer chose such a terrible distro? Seems like that will turn off many users from Linux (unless they turn to LQ and we tell them how to get a good distro ).
I had this issue often here at LQ, most people experience problems when trying to update flashplayer with linpus. Linpus seems to be completely useless.

I'd recommend that the OP tries it all out and post his experiences.

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Old 12-18-2010, 12:45 PM   #65
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Hi joe jordan,

you got many help in this thread, unfortunately I have lost the overview about what you really want to do
Here a summary of what I've understood:
1) you want to install Mint-
2) you managed to download an isoimage of the Mint-DVD

Questions:
1) can you manage to burn the image on a DVD? Do you have a burningprogramm on your computer?
If you can burn the image, I'd recommend to do this since it is the most easy way!
2) if you can't burn, you'll have to create a bootable USB-drive for the installation. If you want to use the DVD-image on a flashdrive, be sure that the drive has at least the size of the image!

In order to do what TobiSGD wrote, be sure, that your USB-drive is really /dev/sdb, to check this, please (after inserting the drive) post the output of
Code:
ls /dev/sd*
and
Code:
df -h
Markus
Markush-you're confused? I'm lost-I have an acer laptop which instead of the usual windows has linpus lite,normally in netbooks.I am ok with using the web etc but downloading or seeing a word doc is no good.Discovering that downloading progs is completely different on linux and that linpus is crap I got help and advice from good people like you about ditching it and getting a new os.Not being a geek or particularly interested in doing too much coding or programming etc I was hoping that one of these os,like easypeasy,might be a simple download and click to start.
Right now I am off for xmas so might have to abandon this till 2011,but meanwhile my main question each time is when you see an icon in the downloads how do you "run" it in a non-windows way?
Your questions-1,yes mint or anything,2,downloaded something but no idea how to look at it,it is in downloads as per your instruction the other day.
Questions,-1:Yes,according to the spec my laptop has cd-dvd reader writer.
Your first instruction produces this-3 lines of dev/sda or sdb numbering from 1 to 4.
The second-Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda2 290G 4.8G 270G 2% /
tmpfs 4.0M 0 4.0M 0% /var/lock
tmpfs 4.0M 68K 4.0M 2% /var/run
none 976M 332K 975M 1% /dev/shm

I ashall answer the others in their own boxes.
 
Old 12-18-2010, 12:54 PM   #66
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I wanted joe jordan to post all of his /dev entries, so I can create a script that will automatically download and burn Linux Mint with no human intervention.

Do you think that's a good idea?

Code:
workdir=~/linuxmintdownload

mkdir $workdir
cd $workdir

wget url-to-linux-mint.iso -O image.iso || (echo 'Failed to download image'; exit 1)

cdrecord -v speed=1 dev=/dev/device image.iso || (echo 'Failed to burn CD'; exit 1)

echo 'Done!'
I like this "no human" bit.It might be possible to get a blank dvd tomorrow but if not it'll be in January.
 
Old 12-18-2010, 12:57 PM   #67
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Only get DVDs if you have a DVD burner, and then make sure they are the correct type (+ or -).
 
Old 12-18-2010, 12:58 PM   #68
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Hi MTK358,

yes it's a good idea, indeed the devices are important and the correct name of the image. Once the image is burned it's the most easy method for an installation.

@joe jordan: please post the output of
Code:
ls -lR /dev
Markus
this is very long,I hope it doesn't occupy too much space-
[user@localhost ~]$ ls -lr /dev
total 0
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 5 2010-12-18 15:33 zero
crw-rw----+ 1 root video 81, 0 2010-12-18 14:33 video0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 10, 63 2010-12-18 15:33 vga_arbiter
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 7, 136 2010-12-18 14:33 vcsa8
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 7, 130 2010-12-18 15:33 vcsa2
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 7, 129 2010-12-18 15:33 vcsa1
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 7, 128 2010-12-18 15:33 vcsa
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 7, 8 2010-12-18 14:33 vcs8
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 7, 2 2010-12-18 15:33 vcs2
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 7, 1 2010-12-18 15:33 vcs1
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 7, 0 2010-12-18 15:33 vcs
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 80 2010-12-18 14:33 v4l
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 9 2010-12-18 15:33 urandom
crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 4, 67 2010-12-18 15:33 ttyS3
crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 4, 66 2010-12-18 15:33 ttyS2
crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 4, 65 2010-12-18 15:33 ttyS1
crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 4, 64 2010-12-18 15:33 ttyS0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 9 2010-12-18 15:33 tty9
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 8 2010-12-18 18:57 tty8
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 7 2010-12-18 15:33 tty7
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 63 2010-12-18 15:33 tty63
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 62 2010-12-18 15:33 tty62
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 61 2010-12-18 15:33 tty61
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 60 2010-12-18 15:33 tty60
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 6 2010-12-18 15:33 tty6
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 59 2010-12-18 15:33 tty59
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 58 2010-12-18 15:33 tty58
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 57 2010-12-18 15:33 tty57
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 56 2010-12-18 15:33 tty56
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 55 2010-12-18 15:33 tty55
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 54 2010-12-18 15:33 tty54
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 53 2010-12-18 15:33 tty53
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 52 2010-12-18 15:33 tty52
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 51 2010-12-18 15:33 tty51
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 50 2010-12-18 15:33 tty50
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 5 2010-12-18 15:33 tty5
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 49 2010-12-18 15:33 tty49
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 48 2010-12-18 15:33 tty48
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 47 2010-12-18 15:33 tty47
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 46 2010-12-18 15:33 tty46
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 45 2010-12-18 15:33 tty45
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 44 2010-12-18 15:33 tty44
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 43 2010-12-18 15:33 tty43
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 42 2010-12-18 15:33 tty42
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 41 2010-12-18 15:33 tty41
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 40 2010-12-18 15:33 tty40
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 4 2010-12-18 15:33 tty4
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 39 2010-12-18 15:33 tty39
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 38 2010-12-18 15:33 tty38
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 37 2010-12-18 15:33 tty37
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 36 2010-12-18 15:33 tty36
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 35 2010-12-18 15:33 tty35
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 34 2010-12-18 15:33 tty34
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 33 2010-12-18 15:33 tty33
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 32 2010-12-18 15:33 tty32
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 31 2010-12-18 15:33 tty31
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 30 2010-12-18 15:33 tty30
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 3 2010-12-18 15:33 tty3
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 29 2010-12-18 15:33 tty29
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 28 2010-12-18 15:33 tty28
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 27 2010-12-18 15:33 tty27
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 26 2010-12-18 15:33 tty26
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 25 2010-12-18 15:33 tty25
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 24 2010-12-18 15:33 tty24
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 23 2010-12-18 15:33 tty23
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 22 2010-12-18 15:33 tty22
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 21 2010-12-18 15:33 tty21
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 20 2010-12-18 15:33 tty20
crw-rw---- 1 user wheel 4, 2 2010-12-18 15:33 tty2
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 19 2010-12-18 15:33 tty19
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 18 2010-12-18 15:33 tty18
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 17 2010-12-18 15:33 tty17
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 16 2010-12-18 15:33 tty16
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 15 2010-12-18 15:33 tty15
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 14 2010-12-18 15:33 tty14
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 13 2010-12-18 15:33 tty13
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 12 2010-12-18 15:33 tty12
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 11 2010-12-18 15:33 tty11
crw-rw---- 1 root video 4, 10 2010-12-18 15:33 tty10
crw------- 1 root root 4, 1 2010-12-18 14:33 tty1
crw-rw---- 1 user wheel 4, 0 2010-12-18 15:33 tty0
crw-rw-rw- 1 root tty 5, 0 2010-12-18 15:33 tty
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 2010-12-18 15:33 stdout -> /proc/self/fd/0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 2010-12-18 15:33 stdin -> /proc/self/fd/1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 2010-12-18 15:33 stderr -> /proc/self/fd/2
brw-rw----+ 1 root cdrom 11, 0 2010-12-18 15:33 sr0
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 200 2010-12-18 15:33 snd
crw-rw---- 1 root root 10, 231 2010-12-18 15:33 snapshot
drwxrwxrwt 2 root root 120 2010-12-18 17:22 shm
crw-rw---- 1 root cdrom 21, 1 2010-12-18 15:33 sg1
crw-rw---- 1 root disk 21, 0 2010-12-18 15:33 sg0
brw-rw---- 1 root root 8, 20 2010-12-18 15:33 sdb4
brw-rw---- 1 root root 8, 19 2010-12-18 15:33 sdb3
brw-rw---- 1 root root 8, 18 2010-12-18 15:33 sdb2
brw-rw---- 1 root root 8, 17 2010-12-18 15:33 sdb1
brw-rw---- 1 root root 8, 16 2010-12-18 15:33 sdb
brw-rw---- 1 root root 8, 9 2010-12-18 15:33 sda9
brw-rw---- 1 root root 8, 8 2010-12-18 15:33 sda8
brw-rw---- 1 root root 8, 7 2010-12-18 15:33 sda7
brw-rw---- 1 root root 8, 6 2010-12-18 15:33 sda6
brw-rw---- 1 root root 8, 5 2010-12-18 15:33 sda5
brw-rw---- 1 root root 8, 4 2010-12-18 15:33 sda4
brw-rw---- 1 root root 8, 3 2010-12-18 15:33 sda3
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 2 2010-12-18 15:33 sda2
brw-rw---- 1 root root 8, 10 2010-12-18 15:33 sda10
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 1 2010-12-18 15:33 sda1
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 0 2010-12-18 15:33 sda
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 2010-12-18 15:33 scd0 -> sr0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 254, 0 2010-12-18 15:33 rtc0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 2010-12-18 15:33 rtc -> rtc0
crw-rw-r-- 1 root root 10, 62 2010-12-18 15:33 rfkill
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 8 2010-12-18 15:33 random
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 0 2010-12-18 15:33 pts
crw-rw-rw- 1 root tty 5, 2 2010-12-18 18:57 ptmx
crw------- 1 root root 108, 0 2010-12-18 15:33 ppp
crw-r----- 1 root kmem 1, 4 2010-12-18 15:33 port
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 3 2010-12-18 15:33 null
crw-rw---- 1 root root 10, 58 2010-12-18 15:33 network_throughput
crw-rw---- 1 root root 10, 59 2010-12-18 15:33 network_latency
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 60 2010-12-18 15:33 net
crw-r----- 1 root kmem 1, 1 2010-12-18 15:33 mem
crw-rw---- 1 root root 10, 227 2010-12-18 15:33 mcelog
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 2010-12-18 15:33 MAKEDEV -> /sbin/MAKEDEV
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 255, 0 2010-12-18 15:33 lpe
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 7, 7 2010-12-18 15:33 loop7
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 7, 6 2010-12-18 15:33 loop6
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 7, 5 2010-12-18 15:33 loop5
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 7, 4 2010-12-18 15:33 loop4
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 7, 3 2010-12-18 15:33 loop3
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 7, 2 2010-12-18 15:33 loop2
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 7, 1 2010-12-18 15:33 loop1
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 7, 0 2010-12-18 15:33 loop0
srw-rw-rw- 1 root root 0 2010-12-18 14:33 log
crw-rw---- 1 root root 1, 11 2010-12-18 15:33 kmsg
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 280 2010-12-18 14:33 input
prw------- 1 root root 0 2010-12-18 14:33 initctl
crw-rw---- 1 root root 10, 228 2010-12-18 15:33 hpet
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 10, 229 2010-12-18 14:33 fuse
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 7 2010-12-18 15:33 full
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 2010-12-18 15:33 fd -> /proc/self/fd
crw------- 1 user video 29, 0 2010-12-18 15:33 fb0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 2010-12-18 15:33 dvdrw -> sr0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 2010-12-18 15:33 dvd -> sr0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 80 2010-12-18 15:33 dri
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 120 2010-12-18 14:33 disk
crw-rw---- 1 root root 10, 60 2010-12-18 15:33 cpu_dma_latency
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 100 2010-12-18 15:33 cpu
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 2010-12-18 15:33 core -> /proc/kcore
crw------- 1 root root 5, 1 2010-12-18 15:33 console
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 2820 2010-12-18 14:33 char
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 2010-12-18 15:33 cdrw -> sr0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 2010-12-18 15:33 cdrom -> sr0
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 60 2010-12-18 14:33 bus
crw-rw---- 1 root root 10, 61 2010-12-18 15:33 btrfs-control
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 80 2010-12-18 15:33 bsg
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 280 2010-12-18 14:33 block
crw------- 1 root video 10, 175 2010-12-18 15:33 agpgart
[user@localhost ~]$
 
Old 12-18-2010, 01:04 PM   #69
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Only get DVDs if you have a DVD burner, and then make sure they are the correct type (+ or -).
that might be another issue as I have no idea where I am looking,or do you mean only what you suggest?
 
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joe jordan, why didn't you follow my advice in my post, it would eliminate the long text.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post4194691

Or edit your post and wrap [code] [/code] tags around it.

Last edited by MTK358; 12-18-2010 at 01:20 PM.
 
Old 12-18-2010, 01:18 PM   #71
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joe jordan:

Does your laptop wth Linpus on it have a CD burner (not just a CD-ROM drive, but a CD burner)?

If so, run this command (just copy and paste it into a terminal to eliminate the chance of typing errors):

Code:
cd ~; ls -lR /dev &> devices.txt
And then attach the file "devices.txt" that you'll find in your home folder to your post.
You meant type/copy that into a terminal-if so nothing comes back.If not then I suppose I must be loking elsewhere
 
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the command creates a new file "devices.txt", attach this to your post!

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Als, joe jordan made a mistake, he typed "ls -lr" instead of "ls -lR". "-r" means reverse the sorting order, "-R" means look into subfolders.
 
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Fortunately at least those commands like ls work with Linpus, apart from that it seems to be even worse than Windows

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Als, joe jordan made a mistake, he typed "ls -lr" instead of "ls -lR". "-r" means reverse the sorting order, "-R" means look into subfolders.
not sure I did as I copied it
 
  


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