My first install of Severn (selecting Personal desktop). However,
I could not install any applications using the software installer. The
CD drive would breifly flasn, but .... NOTHING!
1) After three other tries at installing, I finally got Severn installed as
Workstation (with "select individual packages"). A couple of times,
Anaconda complained that /hda was "not formatted" so it kindly
told me to reboot, thereby making me have to start the whole
install process from scratch.
2) I got this message from the KDE Configuration Tool (kernel
The kernel configuration could not be read due to the following error:
/usr/src/linux-2.4/drivers/net/wan/Config.in, line 84:
^ parse error
Either your kernel sources contain invalid configuration rules or you just
found a bug in the KDE Kernel Configurator."
3) My last (successful) install, I notice that plugger _still was not
installed_ *why not*?
4) I'm now trying to install openmotif, but as in (2) above, the CD light
just flashes. Copied the openmotif21-2.1.30-8.i386.rpm from CD 3, checked
my permissions, and as su tried rpm -ivh openmotif.... and the console
command just *sits there* is rpm still broken?
I need openmotif so I can install RealPlayer One.
On my *first*, and on my *last* installs, I made a point of verifying all
three CD's so the problem is not with the media, nor is it with the
"You only live once, so let's make life EASIER for each other."
LINUX Registered User #193975. AMD-K7 ATHLON CPU power on board.
ok, so i found a combination that definitely gave me
trouble. i installed severn and set up LVM at the same
time. i put /boot on a primary ext3 partiton, and everything
else in one big VG. that booted fine.
i then built a 2.6.0-test1-bk2 kernel, selected device
mapper and v4 ioctl, installed my new kernel, rebooted and ...
the boot failed as the kernel claimed it couldn't find the
i'm not at the test box at the moment, but i'm guessing
it has something to do with the original LVM support being
in the lvm-mod module, while the 2.6.0 kernel uses dm-mod.
or something like that.
i guess one solution is to add lvm-mod.o to my 2.6.0
initrd.img. unless i'm missing something obvious.
has anyone tried the above? while i got LVM2 working
under 2.6.0-test1, i didn't spend a lot of time considering
Perhaps there's a better forum for this, but the first annoyance about the
new AS/WS beta Taroon:
When doing an "everything" install for AS, I'm constantly prompted to switch
between disc 1 and disc 3 (I'm on my 3rd use of disc 1). Seems that package
ordering needs to be cleaned up a bit to prevent this M$ like disc
jockeying. It will do one to two packages from each before prompting for the
other disc. Started with amanda.
Rick Johnson, RHCE #807302311706007 - rjohnson(a)medata.com
Linux/Network Administrator - Medata, Inc.
PGP Public Key: https://mail.medata.com/pgp/rjohnson.asc
So, I'm curious...
To what extent does RedHat monitor this list? My intuition is that there
are a lot of issues posted here which may never be reported via
Bugzilla. Comments ? Is a formal report using Bugzilla the only way
problems get resolved?
Terry R Linhardt <linhardt(a)swbell.net>
just to make sure i'm not totally wasting my time, is there
any *theoretical* reason why a combination of severn and the
2.6.0-test2 kernel wouldn't work? (i noticed that severn did
have the appropriate newer RPMs (modutils, mkinitrd, ...) to be
compatible with the newer kernel.)
so, should this be a workable combination, taking into account
the double beta-ness of the whole thing? :-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jesse Keating [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Mon, July 28, 2003 4:50 PM
> To: rhl-beta-list(a)redhat.com
> Subject: Re: Problem with IDE-CDRW drive
> On Monday 28 July 2003 06:17, Pavel Rozenboim uttered:
> > I don't know if stock 2.4 kernels can do it, but RH kernels
> shipped since
> > RH 9 can.
> Hey guys (Pavel Ronzenbolm, Mike Martin), just a little note
> about etiquette.
> Can you guys please only quote the relevant part of
> eachother's emails, and
> cut out the quoting of everybody's OE produced headers and all the
> signatures? In the last email there were 4 OE "Original
> Message" blocks with
> nothing but Pavel's signature in them, and 7 copies of
Hmm... I didn't know I have a signature :)
in my ongoing quest to still live dangerously, i downloaded,
configured and built the new 2.6.0-test2 kernel from ftp.kernel.org,
and very unpleasant things are happening. (seems to have been a
sizable step up from test1 to test2).
booting under a new 2.6.0-test2 kernel prints a pile of kernel
messages, up to:
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes, override with \
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
hda: 8032MB, CHS=1024/255/63
[total lockup here, with disk activity light on solid]
in the first place, it's not an 8G disk, it's 48G, and that's obviously
totally bogus geometry, but this has never caused a problem before.
i did check the system bus, it's 66MHz, so i rebooted with (just to play
it safe): ... acpi=off idebus=66
same problem. i'm open to advice. it seems 2.6.0-test2 is fairly
confused by the hard drive, but i'm open to suggestions.
is there a tool for the gui-admins for en/dis-abling the grafical boot ?
something like # redhat-config-proc - /etc/sysctl.conf
eg. # redhat-config-init - /etc/inittab + /etc/sysconfig/init
a short summary
[alt][ctl][F1] = old-style
[alt][ctl][F8] = graphical boot
no graphical boot
default without X
my actually personal favorite with X
no graphical boot
no graphical boot
no problems but login on tty shows:
plus before udiaresis ignored
plus before Udiaresis ignored
"odiaresis" "Odiaresis" "adiaresis" "Adiaresis"
default with X
no problems but while booting:
umount /initrd device is in use [error]
i have only 1 / partition and 1 swap-partition
Will RHL 9 (with latest updates) work fine on an Intel 875P chipset,
as in the Dell PowerEdge 400SC server?
-- Jos Vos <jos(a)xos.nl>
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