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Old 01-15-2011, 06:22 AM   #1
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Installing Slackware on virtual box Problem, ext4 problem


Hi,

I am a newbie to Slackware. I am having a problem with the installation. I've tried to install on virtual box on my MBP running Ubuntu. I've followed a link below but fails:

http://www.bnetweb.org/how-to/instal...on-virtualbox/

It complains about not able to accessing my hda..i guess it's something to do with the format of all my hard drive of ext4. But, i don't know how to go about this.

Could anybody guide me on this. I've spent about 3 whole day with no output..huhu

Thanks in advance..


-alfa-
 
Old 01-15-2011, 11:46 PM   #2
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Hi, welcome to LQ!

And at which stage does it complain about not being able to
see your hda?



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Old 01-16-2011, 05:14 AM   #3
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Stage number 16 from the above link where i run the command : root@slackware:/# cfdisk /dev/hda.

Thanks..
 
Old 01-16-2011, 05:22 AM   #4
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Try:
Code:
cfdisk /dev/sda
 
Old 01-16-2011, 05:53 AM   #5
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

libata_switchover HOWTO: libata_switchover' has been around since 13.0 but some new users are not aware. A new user should look at rworkman's 'libata_switchover HOWTO' to understand and be aware of the changes when using Slackware 13.0 & Slackware 13.1. Especially when performing upgrades or introduction to Slackware 13/13.1.
 
Old 01-16-2011, 08:44 AM   #6
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Thanks a lot brianL, that works for me..

How do I quit from scale mode by pressing ctrl+right and c. but using MBP keyboard it does not work, the top menu is also disappeared. Any ideas?

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How do I quit from scale mode by pressing ctrl+right and c. but using MBP keyboard it does not work, the top menu is also disappeared. Any ideas?

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No, I can't help with that. Never used a Mac. Somebody on this forum probably has, though.
 
Old 01-16-2011, 09:03 AM   #8
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It's done for the scale mode. I just restart the virtual box. One last thing perhaps, my installation come up with no the rat logo (we can click there, to select application, system, web browsing etc) as shown in the link that I've followed above. It should be at the bottom left corner. It now starts with terminal, gedit and so on..from left of my bottom left corner.

Thanks in advance.
 
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It's done for the scale mode. I just restart the virtual box. One last thing perhaps, my installation come up with no the rat logo (we can click there, to select application, system, web browsing etc) as shown in the link that I've followed above. It should be at the bottom left corner. It now starts with terminal, gedit and so on..from left of my bottom left corner.

Thanks in advance.
The "rat logo thing" is called xfce. What's your question?



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Old 01-16-2011, 10:51 AM   #10
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the xfce is not appeared at the bottom left of my system. It should be there as default so we can click there, to select application, system, web browsing etc.
 
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What *does* appear? Any GUI at all? Command-prompt?
 
Old 01-16-2011, 11:23 AM   #12
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Everything is there except the xfce button is not.

Thanks.
 
Old 01-16-2011, 11:29 AM   #13
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Right click the panel and add it to the panel... !
 
Old 01-16-2011, 11:40 AM   #14
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Done! Thanks hughetorrance :-)

I wonder and am never experienced with this virtual box. Is it a good practise to be root all the times? Or is it if we're running virtual box we need to be root all the times ..Would it be possible to change the role?

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Old 01-16-2011, 12:00 PM   #15
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alfa_80
Hi,
I am a newbie to Slackware. I am having a problem with the installation. I've tried to install on virtual box on my MBP running Ubuntu. I've followed a link below but fails:
http://www.bnetweb.org/how-to/instal...on-virtualbox/
It complains about not able to accessing my hda..i guess it's something to do with the format of all my hard drive of ext4. But, i don't know how to go about this.
Could anybody guide me on this. I've spent about 3 whole day with no output..huhu
Thanks in advance..
-alfa-
Thanks for posting I found that the link you include had more detail and I finally got past the black screen I'm presently loading Ubuntu10.10.
It shows 1 error
Anyway thanks for your info.
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