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Old 07-13-2009, 03:56 AM   #1
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LiveCd? Which f these is a LiveCd?


I have a few Suse cd's and don't know which of them can be used as a LiveCd.

suse linux enterprise desktop 10 sp2 DVD and
language add on pack CD(release 2)
Acer resource CD for TM 5720 series suse linux
TraveMate 5720/5320 series extensa 5620/5220 series resource CD

I have installed Ubuntu onto my system and can't seem to access the openSUSE. Also my Ubuntu seems to be acting a bit weird and can't seem to read the reiserfs that my SUSE was preinstalled on. I am hoping that a LiveCd will give me access to the openSUSE's /boot partition so that i can copy chunks of it's menu.lst into Ubuntu's. I guess another option would be to reinstate the openSUSE's grub although i would then have to edit that one's menu.lst and i'm not sure how the kernel updates in Ubuntu would automagic their way into that. Either way around i need access to the reiser /boot and can't seem to get that through my slightly wonky Ubuntu at the moment.

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Old 07-13-2009, 08:43 AM   #2
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Perhaps none...

It might well be that none on your list is a live-cd. You can easily download a live-cd from openSUSE.

http://software.opensuse.org/

Have you tried to download a copy of Ubuntu 9.04 to use as a live-cd and see if it will read and write Reiser?
 
Old 07-13-2009, 08:55 AM   #3
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Hey, thanks for the reply

Downloading is a bit of a problem unless it's just small updates and i don't have the Ubuntu cd anymore either I don't understand why my Ubuntu doesn't handle reiserfs, i've tried installing a couple of packages hoping that something might get dragged in as a dependency or something but just don't seem to have had much luck.

I haven't tried any of those Cds in case one of them starts trying to install or format or 'recover' otherwise damage the data on my /home partition (or the Ubuntu partitions)

Anyway, thaks and regards from
Tom
 
Old 07-13-2009, 08:55 AM   #4
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I have a few Suse cd's and don't know which of them can be used as a LiveCd.
Why not try them...?

Hint on GRUB setup:
For every installation, set up soft links for the kernel and initrd files in /boot so that they always have the same name---then you can always configure GRUB in any distro without having to remember the file names. I use simply "vmlinuz" and "initrd"
 
Old 07-13-2009, 08:58 AM   #5
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Ooops, that all got quite confusing, got crossed in the postings and some other odd things happened too.

Thanks Pixellany tho Soft links? Doesn't a new kernel and initrd file get added each time? How does the link point at the newest ones?

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Old 07-13-2009, 09:01 AM   #6
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I found the files now on the /boot partition (sda3) so does this line look likely?

kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.16.60-0.33-smp root=/dev/sda3

It's that bit at the end "root=/dev/sda3" that worries me. Ubuntu uses Uuid numbers which baffle me but i think i can still use this other way?
 
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Ooops, that all got quite confusing, got crossed in the postings and some other odd things happened too.

Thanks Pixellany tho Soft links? Doesn't a new kernel and initrd file get added each time? How does the link point at the newest ones?

Thanks and regards from
Tom
New files never get added unless you do it---it could be part of a system update, but you still get to decide. If there is a new kernel and/or initrd, just make new links.

UUID takes getting used to. Basically, the device gets registered such that the system does not care where it gets connected. Go to /dev/disk and look around. For example, you will see that the uuid files are just soft links to the more familiar sda sdb, etc.
 
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Ahhh, i see. Thanks again Pixellany
 
  


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