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Old 04-15-2006, 05:52 PM   #16
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You went about it all wrong. Read my instructions again, please:
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download the script and then post back that you're ready to edit it
For Slackware you don't need all 4 CDs. You only need the first
2 unless you want the sources. For Slack-10.2 they contain:
Disc 1 - Installation
Disc 2 - Installation (linux-2.6.13, KDE, KDEI, TEX)
Disc 3 - (Sources part 1, boot and rootdisks, /extra, /testing , Slackware book)
Disc 4 - (Sources part 2, ZipSlack, /pasture)

That script will rsync Slackware for you, and then make isos
for CDs, a DVD, or both.

You can make a DVD from the CDs, but I've never done that
personally. You can search for a HOW-TO -- I've read it but
just never did it.

There's not much advantage to installing with a DVD, except
you don't have to change the CD after installing CD1. And on
my systems there is a disadvantage -- my fastest CD is 52X
and the fastest DVD is only 8X.
 
Old 04-15-2006, 05:54 PM   #17
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P.S. Read the book
 
Old 04-15-2006, 06:31 PM   #18
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I didn't realize that its the first two cds. That not a big deal. I'll just stick with the cd's.

OK, I will read the book.

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 12:45 AM   #19
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I installed Slackware in Vmware and got it running. I went to install gramps and found a page that says you have to compile gnome before gramps will work. I really don't know how hard that will be.

Is there is easier way to shutdown Slack? I have to logout, then login as root, then run:

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shutdown -h now
I did get centos to mount my disk:

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mount -oloop /dev/hdc /media/cdrecorder
I can only see about 4 directories out of about 40 though.

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Old 04-18-2006, 02:06 AM   #20
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I don't know what Gramps is -- but I'm a bit familiar with Jeff McCoy. You can do other things to shutdown Slack, but the way you're doing it now is the most proper on a multi-user system. If you change /etc/inittab to boot into runlevel 4, you'll get a GUI login screen that will give you "Turn Off Computer" as one of your options -- along with "End Current Session" or "Restart Computer". But before you change run levels, know that this is going to use KDM or some such animal and will boot into KDE automatically. You'll need to select which window manager or desktop environment you desire before pressing ENTER after typing your password.

If you can't find how to change run levels in that book, post back. You could also use this command:
Code:
mingdao@silas:~$ su -c "halt"
which is less typing -- "su" means switch user and defaults to root unless you add a username after it. The "-c" switch tells it to run whatever is in quotes as a command as user root. Or you could setup a sudo, but I won't recommend that to you atm.

And as for mounting with loop, I don't understand why. That's the CD? Perhaps it's the filesystems on that CD. Really hard to tell without knowing the files that are on it. And it might be a bit much to list them all from whatever system does read it. If you can burn them in Linux, it's much more efficient that Nero (or anything using a Windows OS) and you can make a CD you can read on ALL OSes.

Read Jeff's guide more carefully -- it doesn't say you have to install Gnome, just "it requires gnome libraries, python, libzvt, pyorbit, pygtk, gnome-python, and scrollkeeper."

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Old 04-18-2006, 12:02 PM   #21
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I haven't installed slack as my main system yet, but I am about to.

I will try:
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su -c "halt"
I don't know what the deal is with the cd, but I will try to mount it when I get Slackware installed. If that doesn't work I will use Suse to make a copy or I will try to make a copy on windows with no multisession.

I will try to install the libraries for Gnome.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 12:45 PM   #22
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google for cdfs Mount a CD with something like

mount -t cdfs -o ro /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdfs

Check /proc/cdfs for information about the tracks. The exported files can be found under /mnt/cdfs and will have one of these names:

o sessions1_?.iso: an ISO session. ISO sessions are exported in groups, e.g. if you have a disk with four images, you get


[root@k6 /root]# mount -t cdfs -o ro /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdfs

[root@k6 /root]# ls -l /mnt/cdfs
total 0
-r--r--r-- 1 ronsse ronsse 362471424 Mar 10 21:39 sessions_1-1.iso
-r--r--r-- 1 ronsse ronsse 518234112 Apr 10 01:11 sessions_1-2.iso
-r--r--r-- 1 ronsse ronsse 638572544 Jun 19 22:33 sessions_1-3.iso
-r--r--r-- 1 ronsse ronsse 680714240 Jul 21 01:35 sessions_1-4.iso

The first file contains the first session, the second file contains sessions 1 & 2, the 3 contains sessions 1, 2 & 3 and the last file contains all the sessions. You can mount all the files/sessions at the same time:

[root@k6 /root]# mount -o loop /cdfs/sessions_1-1.iso /mnt/loop1
[root@k6 /root]# mount -o loop /cdfs/sessions_1-2.iso /mnt/loop2
[root@k6 /root]# mount -o loop /cdfs/sessions_1-3.iso /mnt/loop3
[root@k6 /root]# mount -o loop /cdfs/sessions_1-4.iso /mnt/loop4

o session-?.iso: a single session ISO image. Use the 'single' option when mounting to access all sessions on a CD as single session images, e.g.:


[root@k6 /root]# mount -t cdfs -o ro,single /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdfs

o boot.image: a boot image. Use the file command to check the file system on the boot disk and mount it loop back. E.g. (WIN98):
 
Old 04-18-2006, 01:22 PM   #23
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Thanks for your input rodak but I have already installed Slackware.

I am having a little trouble.

When I go to boot Linux I get a video mode not supported. This has happened before with other distros. I have an Samsung Syncmaster 570s and it won't work with a resilution over 1024x768. I guess I will try to boot into safemode.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 02:39 PM   #24
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I booted from the cd an ran this line:

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Boot: bare.i root=/dev/hda2 noinitrd ro
Everything boots fine exept my mouse doesn't work. I have a microsoft intellimouse. I ran:

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$ xorgcfg -textmode
I made all of the nessasary changes. When Lilo boots linux it goes into the "video mode not supported" again.

I tried to boot from the cd again but it seems like it doesn't use the /etc/X11/xorg.conf. While its booting I see that it's loading the ps/2 driver. I checked the xorg.conf file and it has all of the changes that xorgcfg made.

 
Old 04-18-2006, 04:31 PM   #25
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What video card do you have?

This is what I have in my xorg.conf that works for a Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer. It is old. I know I had it since 2002.
Code:
#    ThinkingMouse ThinkingMousePS/2 Xqueue
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
    Option "ZAxisMapping"  "4 5"

# The mouse device.  The device is normally set to /dev/mouse,
# which is usually a symbolic link to the real device.

    Option "Device"      "/dev/input/mice"
#   Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
#   Option "Device"      "/dev/psaux"
#   Option "Device"      "/dev/ttyS0"
#   Option "Device"      "/dev/ttyS1"
You also need the USB HID (human interface device) module in the kernel.

You can try to issue as root "modprobe hid" and then issue (don't need root for this) "lsmod" and see if you have "usbhid" in there. I must have that module for my mouse to work.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 04:51 PM   #26
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I have a Sis 315.

Do you know why my screen goes blank and has a message floating around that says "video mode not supported" when I enter linux when lilo boots up?

I will try to issue the: "modprobe hid"
 
Old 04-18-2006, 05:14 PM   #27
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Perhaps that kernel doesn't have support for your chipset? Issue "cat /usr/src/linux-2.4.31/.config | grep -i SiS" and post the output.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 05:43 PM   #28
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When I run lsmod all I get is the last of the output. Do you know how to scroll up the list?
 
Old 04-18-2006, 05:53 PM   #29
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If you use konsole it has a scroll bar. You can also use "lsmod | less" and it will stop when it fills your screen. Then just use PageDown of PageUp to look at more output.

And when you get those mouse options, the scroll wheel will work. If you use KDE press Alt+F2 to get a "Run Command" box, then type konsole. You probably need to change the mode of your monitor in /etc/X11/xorg.conf --- just remove the modes before 1024x768 and use DefaultDepth 24 -- sort like this:
Code:
# If your card can handle it, a higher default color depth (like 24 or 32)
# is highly recommended.

#   DefaultDepth 8
#   DefaultDepth 16
   DefaultDepth 24
#   DefaultDepth 32

# "1024x768" is also a conservative usable default resolution.  If you
# have a better monitor, feel free to try resolutions such as
# "1152x864", "1280x1024", "1600x1200", and "1800x1400" (or whatever your
# card/monitor can produce)

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       32
        Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection

EndSection
I issued "cat /usr/src/linux-2.4.31/.config | grep -i SiS" here on a box running Slackware-10.2 with kernel 2.4.31 and your SiS modules seem to be in there.

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Old 04-18-2006, 06:14 PM   #30
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Here is what I get:

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$ Lsusb
hid 20868 0 (unused)
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config_fb_SiS_315=y
I set my default depth to 24. I also have my driver set to sis 315. I also have no resolutions larger than 1024x768.

I had this trouble on suse when I installed a while ago. To install, I had to get my old monitor that is a crt an then it would work. After the install was complete I could hook up my lcd. When it would boot I would get the same screen "video mode not supported" and I would wait. Then it would come back on when the kde login screen came on. I think it will work if I hook up my old monitor.

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