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Old 03-04-2003, 09:17 AM   #1
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mandrake not saving console changes

hi all-

i just installed mandrake 9.0 on my computer with the following specs:

C: 2 GB for win98 (FAT32)
D: 30 GB for winXP pro (NTFS)
E: 6 GB for mandrake 9.0 (ext3)

everything went smoothly for installation. i allocated:
2 gb for /
1 gb for swap
2 gb for /usr
1 gb for /home

however, it doesn't seem to be remembering my changes. yes i am logged as root when i do these changes.
for example:
1) i wanted to change the boot to LILO textual menu. when i do that, i get messages in the console that some files were created, and then removed. one of particular interest was something called .error_no_space (or something like that). i wanted to see what that is, but it is removed immediately and i am unable to access it. and of course, i still get the LILO graphical menu.

2) i also wanted to change the resolution. i went to switch it from 800x600 to 1024x768 and re-logged in, but it boots into 800x600. and yes, the video and monitor drivers are all recognized. could be similar issue as number 1?

i am curious, because it seems that my space allocations for mandrake are sufficent to write the changes.

any suggestions?

thank you. specs of computer should be in sig.
Old 03-04-2003, 04:06 PM   #2
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1. After you make changes to LILO, you need to run lilo from command line.

2. How did you change the resolution? Did you make changes to your /etc/XF86Config file? You can set the resolution in your default depth to the desired setting there using your favorite text editor. Just put your 1024x768 at the beginning of the list of resolution settings for your default depth. Your default depth will be indicated so all you have to change is the order of the resolutions for that depth.

Hope this helps


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