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  • amnesiaamnesia Posts: 60
    hhaha good luck
  • czar960czar960 Posts: 43
    well, that was only 1000% easier than Ubuntu :)
    I am sure I learned a few things through the other installs.
    disk is now / @110,000 and swap space is @ 10,000

    how do I change the GRUB loader? I want a longer time to choose the system and to be able to switch the default choice.

    ...tanks
  • czar960czar960 Posts: 43
    hey...the partitioning thing (It is going to bug me until I know what is up....)

    when you define the partitions is it supposed to be the root "/" as primary and all of the others as secondary?

    this could be the answer......
    :)
  • amnesiaamnesia Posts: 60
    all my partitions are primaries..
    [email protected]:~/slacksync# df -hT
    Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/root ext3 111G 12G 93G 12% /
    /dev/hda2 ext3 111G 483M 104G 1% /usr/local
    /dev/hda3 ext3 73G 3.0G 66G 5% /home
    /dev/sda1 ext3 932G 377G 556G 41% /network
    tmpfs tmpfs 950M 0 950M 0% /dev/shm
    /dev/sdb1 ext2 459G 98G 338G 23% /msu
    [email protected]:~/slacksync#

    [email protected]:~/slacksync# ls
    db.cache exclude.txt rsync.sh* slackware-current/ slackware64/
    roo[email protected]:~/slacksync#

    [email protected]:~/slacksync# fdisk -l /dev/hda

    Disk /dev/hda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x77016384

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 1 14589 117186111 83 Linux
    /dev/hda2 14590 29178 117186142+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda3 29179 38783 77152162+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda4 38784 38913 1044225 82 Linux swap
    [email protected]:~/slacksync# fdisk -l /dev/sda

    Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x4fcb9292

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 121602 976759808 83 Linux
    [email protected]:~/slacksync# fdisk -l /dev/sdb

    Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x44fdfe06

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 1 60801 488384001 83 Linux
    [email protected]:~/slacksync#

    id type 83 = linux native


    That's how the server is setup :>

    edit:
    I know it's not standard practice to have 'huge' / partition, but I do, for the simple reason -- That I use / alot. I have a standard account, but for some reason I can't manage to stay out of root heh
  • Hi Eric,

    To change the GRUB loader time value you need to boot into your linux and then edit the following file "/boot/grub/menu.lst"

    In there you'll see a section that says:

    ## timeout sec
    # Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
    # (normally the first entry defined).
    timeout X

    Where "X" is the timeout value. Just put a larger number there. It is in seconds.

    Cheers - Kryptikos
  • czar960czar960 Posts: 43
    Warning: unknown mime-type for "menu.lst" -- using "application/octet-stream"
    Error: no write permission for file "menu.lst"

    opened file through file browser and got the above message.

    tried su thou a terminal and basically said the same thing
    thanks
    E
  • amnesiaamnesia Posts: 60
    well
    you're going to have to use a text editor to change it

    lol, try gedit or some text editor you may have

    um, I think Mint has apt-get

    in console/terminal

    so, apt-get pico? or maybe it has pico

    anywho if not apt-get install pico

    once it's installed type in terminal

    pico /boot/grub/menu.lst

    modify what you need to

    ctrl^o to write out ctrl^x to exit\


    edit: btw, you're going to have to be root to do this
  • czar960czar960 Posts: 43
    so far so good. can save the file while root user.

    the following looks to be where the deault OS loads.
    What do i change?


    title Linux Mint 7 Gloria x64, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=/dev/sda2 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
    quiet

    title Linux Mint 7 Gloria x64, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic (recovery mode)
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=/dev/sda2 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic

    title Linux Mint 7 Gloria x64, memtest86+
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
    quiet

    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

    # This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
    # ones.
    title Other operating systems:
    root


    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
    # on /dev/sda1
    title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    chainloader +1
  • amnesiaamnesia Posts: 60
    ## timeout sec
    # Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
    # (normally the first entry defined).
    timeout 15


    (I don't use GRUB, but that's basically what kryptikos said)
  • czar960czar960 Posts: 43
    thanks ajay,
    got the time part figured out. I will figure out how to switch the default OS later.
    but in the mean time, the Update manager in Ubunto was easier. Is this Synaptic Package Manager the same thing? Are there really hundreds of updates to install or do i stick with the "missing recommends"?
    Holy cow I just noticed at the bottom of the SPM it says there are 26,812 packages and 1328 installed!!
    ....any ideas?
    34 packages in the missing recommends listed.

    later. oh, and thanks for the suggestion of Mint. :)

    eric
  • amnesiaamnesia Posts: 60
    switch the default OS ? just put whatever you want first at the top


    that's the funny think about package managers -- you either spend along time picking through them or just install * lol

    Typically, there's a menu on the left
    Games
    X
    System
    Networking

    each item in the left is pretty much correlates to a cluster of packages within that realm of software

    What packages depend on what you want to install.
    But, I'd assume installing the recommended packages can't be too much of a bad thing. However installing everything isn't going to kill anything but HD space.. It's really advised to go through and select what you want.
  • kggykggy Posts: 18
    If you don't have windows install just make a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.04, let it manage the partitions, you don't really need more than one partition in Linux systems, so leave just one and let Ubuntu do its stuff.
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