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Old 08-28-2005, 06:01 AM   #31
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when i rebbot my machine it comes up with 9A 9A 9A all over the screen. i treid to boot it from slackware cd 1 and write in the boot: root=/dev/hda1
it says kernel not found .really shocked bcz it was working fine adn when i reboot it it says kehnel not found can you helpo me out.whati have to de now please reply me soon
 
Old 08-29-2005, 10:18 AM   #32
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OK,
to boot from CD1, you need to type

boot: bare.i root=/dev/hda1 noinitrd ro

boot: is the prompt. You don't type this. (Duh.)
bare.i is the kernel, located on the cd, that you wish to use to boot your system.
root=/dev/hda1 is your root partition.
noinitrd ro tells the system you won't be using an initial ramdisk image, and to mount your partitions read-only in case they need to be checked, etc.

You got the error message you did because you were trying to boot your system without a kernel, which is why one could not be found.

The 9A9A9A9A9A9A9A problem means, in a nutshell, there's a difference between what lilo is expecting to read in your mbr and what it is actually reading. The fix is very simple:

Reboot your system from CD1 using the command above, log in as root and run "lilo", remove the CD, then reboot.

Last edited by Charred; 08-29-2005 at 10:20 AM.
 
Old 08-30-2005, 05:30 AM   #33
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thanx i it is fixed and i installed the oracle as well . it is workign fine.
i was thinking to increase the memory of my system to 2gb.is it possible that i can resize my swap partation. if i dnt resize my swap partation and increase my mermory to 2gb will it run fine. ?
 
Old 08-30-2005, 11:01 AM   #34
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With 2Gigs of ram, your computer will RARELY, if EVER, use swap, so you have nothing to worry about. Ram on.

Edit:
Just so I'm clear, you have no need to resize your swap partition.

Edit edit:
Please fill out your user profile.

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Old 08-31-2005, 12:09 PM   #35
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cheers .. and many thanks . well i upgraded my memory and it is working .i didnt upgrade my swap partation.
 
Old 12-13-2005, 06:01 PM   #36
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hello . i m stuvk i read a lot but didnt get any positive thing . i m trying to install vnc on slackware but i end up with an xauth Bareword found where operator expected at
this error i comes up and my vncserver file start lik this
PATH=$PATH: /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth /usr/bin/X11/xauth /usr/X11/bin/xauth
/usr/X11/man/man1/xauth.1x.gz
/bin/su username -c "/usr/local/bin/vncserver :1 -geometry 1024x768"

this is the error
./vncserver line 4, near "/usr/X11R6"
(Missing operator before X11R6?)
Can't modify constant item in scalar assignment at ./vncserver line 4, near "$PA
TH:"
syntax error at ./vncserver line 4, near "$PATH:"

and if i dnt enter anypath then i end up this error when i try to run ./vncserver

it comes up with this error
vncserver: couldn't find "xauth" on your PATH.

vncserver setting is
#!/usr/bin/env perl

# Copyright (C) 2002-2005 RealVNC Ltd.
# Copyright (C) 1999 AT&T Laboratories Cambridge. All Rights Reserved.

please help me out i have to it ASAP i tried on net didnt get any answer how to solve it im using slackware10.2. please help me out
 
Old 12-14-2005, 03:28 PM   #37
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Unhappy Slackware setup

This is not meant to be a reply . I just have questions to ask but can't find the "NEW THREAD" button.

Slackware 10.2

Not sure if the forum is live because last post seems to have been in August.
The snag I have:-
All goes well until I get to set password. If I say yes I leave the window and a new line appears on the text screen asking for login. Whatever I do I am asked for a password and at this point my keyboard goes dead.

I can get back to slackware login by pressing enter but what can I do from there?. I get a cryptic list by pressing help and another by pressing ls.

Please help.

Golight
thanks
 
Old 12-14-2005, 05:36 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by golight
This is not meant to be a reply . I just have questions to ask but can't find the "NEW THREAD" button.

Slackware 10.2

Not sure if the forum is live because last post seems to have been in August.
The snag I have:-
All goes well until I get to set password. If I say yes I leave the window and a new line appears on the text screen asking for login. Whatever I do I am asked for a password and at this point my keyboard goes dead.

I can get back to slackware login by pressing enter but what can I do from there?. I get a cryptic list by pressing help and another by pressing ls.

Please help.

Golight
thanks
Yes, I'm new to this too.

I think at this stage when you get that prompt you need first to enter a username. At this stage the only valid one is root. So type that, press enter and then put in the password you selected. You should then be logged in as root with a system prompt.

You can then continue with your installation and configuration, but soon you should create a user other than ROOT using either useradd or adduser.

I'm at a similar learniing stage to you, but perhaps about one week ahead.

Please feel free to ask more if you wish.

Regards,

Bill.

Last edited by Toods; 12-14-2005 at 05:38 PM.
 
Old 12-14-2005, 10:14 PM   #39
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golight-

Welcome to LQ!

This sub-forum goes dormant for a few days, but it's nothing to worry about.

Edit:
Where did you get August from? I show multiple posts in December!

The "New Thread" button is towards the upper-left of the sub-forum main page, right above the words "Threads in Forum," and just below the Google ad.

I'm not sure I understand your problem. Where, exactly are you having this problem, during the config stage of the install or when you login after the reboot?

@sfa1980-

I'm afraid I know nothing about vnc.

Your best chance for help will be to re-post this as a new question in another forum, perhaps "Linux-Software."

Last edited by Charred; 12-15-2005 at 02:13 AM.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 04:35 AM   #40
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Slackware 10.2 setup

[QUOTE=Toods]Yes, I'm new to this too.

I think at this stage when you get that prompt you need first to enter a username. At this stage the only valid one is root. So type that, press enter and then put in the password you selected. You should then be logged in as root with a system prompt.

You can then continue with your installation and configuration, but soon you should create a user other than ROOT using either useradd or adduser.

I'm at a similar learniing stage to you, but perhaps about one week ahead.

Please feel free to ask more if you wish.

Regards,




Thanks Bill,

The trouble (or one of them ) is that when I enter root I leave the setup window and go down to the text screen below.
This asks for a password but my keyboard is frozen at this stage. The only thing that works is the enter key.

The keyboard has worked until this point so I must have missed something at a previous stage.

I have now got to the point where I am stripping the computer out and substituting an older one to see how I get on with that. I'll let you know
how I get on.

Good to find someone else at my level, although I may be a bit further behind than you think.

Thanks again

Golight
 
Old 12-15-2005, 09:05 AM   #41
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Slackware 10.2

[QUOTE=Charred]golight-

Welcome to LQ!

>Thanks Rik for your reply.


Where did you get August from? I show multiple posts in December!
>My fault. I read the 08 in the group before time as August Dooh!


The "New Thread" button is towards the upper-left of the sub-forum main page,
>Got it!

I'm not sure I understand your problem.
>I got out my trusty old Remington and copied the following sequence
in my setup:-

----------
partition
hda1 707-3000 ex2 Inode 1 per 4096 bytes
hda2 3001-80900 swap
logon
bare.i
no modem
simple LILO
frame buffer 1024x768x256
no SCSIsimulation
MBR
ps2 mouseport
gpm yes
hostname deswood (my name : Des Wood)
domain name g3hko
loopback
IP 127.0.0.1
Netmask 255.255.255.0
selected services rc.inetd BSD
xubutrc,kde
oasswird YES At this point the green setup screen roll up and psassword instructions appear in the text screen below.
I get the "New password" prompt but my keyboard is
dead from this point. I can't type anything. however
my shift key does work and I get "Re-enter New
Password". Keyboard is still dead.

The only way I know how to move on from there is to pull the plug. i.e. switch off.

Then of course Next time I am told off because something was not dismount cleanly.

Woe is me!

Thanks again Rik
 
Old 12-15-2005, 09:10 AM   #42
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By "my keyboard is dead", do you mean that when you type nothing appears (e.g. an asterisk)? If so, that's ok. Type your password and hit enter.

Last edited by Nylex; 12-15-2005 at 09:11 AM.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 10:15 AM   #43
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Good thinking, Nylex. That does appear to be the most likely answer, doesn't it?
 
Old 12-15-2005, 10:20 AM   #44
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Good thinking, Nylex. That does appear to be the most likely answer, doesn't it?
Hehe, are you being sarcastic? . It's hard for me to tell if someone is or isn't online! It was only that I didn't see another post suggesting the same thing, so I thought..
 
Old 12-15-2005, 10:31 AM   #45
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Hehe, are you being sarcastic? . It's hard for me to tell if someone is or isn't online! It was only that I didn't see another post suggesting the same thing, so I thought..
Sarcasm-free post.
 
  


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