I just swapped my hard drives into a "new" box. Three drives with
three distros and a 10G windows partition. Linux all fired up
instantly but Win - what a disaster, stupid thing couldn't cope with a
hware change and immediately hid behind a bsod.Tried all that repair
and recovery nonsense but no dice. Had to reinstall so now it's
buggered the bootloader and i'll have to do that again.I've only got
two win apps, I must learn how to use Wine !!
Registered Linux Mangler #001
Line 144 /Supported/domains/staffslug.org.uk/www/wwwroot/class2.php
Error reported as: : Unable to read core settings from database -
non-existant core settings.
Line 151 /Supported/domains/staffslug.org.uk/www/wwwroot/class2.php
Error reported as: : No core backup found. Please run the Reset_Core
utility to rebuild your core settings.
After rebuilding your core please save a backup from the admin/sql screen.
Pass the asprin...
A couple of years ago I complained about the unfair practices of DELL,
we are a reseller for them I should point out, and I revealed that
their sales strategy was based on 'units out the door' and not on
Now for Joe Public that's good if you get it at cost or even less than
cost price however for competitors like us it killed our 'Build our
own' side of the business.
Back then I warned that something would kick off in two or three years
time little did I know how true that would be. Maybe if I had warned
Wolverhampton Council then this could have been nipped in the bub.
"Stand and deliver!"
A week or so back somebody on this list said they ran coLinux I've
'supposedly' installed it on this W2K machine. I've downloaded the
Debian image and extracted it with 7-zip I've edited 'some' of the
'example.cfg' file and done the dos install service bit.
I can start the service (Windows)
I can get the colinux-console-fltk to start
But that's it! the terminal says its running "Yeah well I can see
that" but there's nothing booting (or is there?) and nothing
Anyone fancy holding my hand, explaining what to do (Like you would to
a 2 year old) and stopping me from kicking small puppies in temper.
"Stand and deliver!"
There isn't much time left but maybe we can wake some people up if
enough sing this petition on HM Governments website?
Don't take it to the tip recycle it via the Freecycle(r) Network.
For a group near to you look here:
Linux user #373362
What can I say.. In the past couple of weeks, I've downloaded a few
distro's to see which on works best on my laptop (HP NX6125).. Debian,
nearly got there.. WiFi card just wouldn't play. Ubuntu, again close, but
no prize. (both these had to have acpi turned off as it appears there's an
issue with my laptop)
But.. I tried SuSE 10.2.. Installed with no extra tweaks to the boot
params and with the help of one page on the SuSE forum got the WiFi up and
running (With NDiswrapper).. So for the time been, it's SuSE (Although I
do keep looking at Gentoo.....)
I have a selection of ex-office PCs which I need to dispose of. Most have
keyboards and mice, and I have two or three 17 inch monitors which I'll
include with the first few PCs. CPUs vary from an Athlon XP 1800+ to a
Celeron 333. Most have 128 MB RAM, an 18 GB IDE hard disk and a 50x
CD-Rom. Some have a DVD-Rom. Cases are mostly tower; some are beige, some
are black/silver. Some machines have Windows CDs with them.
The specifications vary slightly and some machines have minor faults like
scratches, missing blanking plates or unknown passwords. Nothing a
competent computer enthusiast would have problems sorting out, though. The
good thing is that they're free to a good home. They'd make ideal Linux
boxes. If you want one, all you need to do is to pick it up from our house
just north of Newport (postcode TF10 8ES) sometime in the next week.
E-mail me if you're interested. I can supply a bit more information on the
specifications before you make a journey, if you're keen.