Install Lubuntu mess up TinyCore bootload?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 18, 2013
I have two partitions for OP systems in a HD.
I have Tiny Core in one partition using GRUB-Legacy as the bootloader.
I'm concerned about installing a second distro in the other partition, that might automatically wipe out GRUB-legacy and replace it with GRUB2 which will then not be able to recognize Tiny Core as a legit OS.
The Lubuntu live-CD 12.xx comes with GRUB2 by default.
Is there way to install any Ubuntu distro and select the option to install or retain GRUB-legacy?
Debian SID + X.org from Ubuntu = BIG MESS
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 2, 2005
I was actually able to get x.org running but it broke some stuff too (sound, KDM). Now I just want to get my system back to how it was -- but I can't!
Apt won't let me install xfree86-common without uninstalling all of kde and gnome and a bunch of other stuff. Somehow I accidentally "infected" my system with a handful of packages from Ubuntu -- including the 'apt' package itself!
How can I get back to all of the latest packages from Debian SID with NONE of the Ubuntu packages?
GRUB Error 17 Partition Mess
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 20, 2012
somehow I managed to mess things up when installing Xubuntu 11.10 on an old laptop that already has Windows 98 on it (and previously had an old version - 5.10? - of Xubuntu on it as well).
On boot, I get the infamous "Error 17" after "GRUB loading stage 1.5".
I know that this somehow means that GRUB can't find the root/boot partition, but I don't know how to fix it.
This is how my partitions are set up:
sda1 Windows FAT32
sda2 Extended Partition
sda5 Linux ext4
sda6 Linux swap
sda7 Windows Data FAT32
sda8 Windows Data FAT16
Note that there is no sda3 or sda4. Why, I have no idea. (Maybe those are reserved for primary partitions?) Compared to the previous Xubuntu install, the installer decided to switch the positions of the Linux and Swap partitions. So /dev/sda5 would have to be it.
I found several hints how to fix GRUB, but they seem contraditory to me.
Most refer to something like this:
How do I fix a mess in Debian based single board TS 7553..run through Hyper Terminal?
location: linux.com - date: November 10, 2011
Hello..I have this prblem for 2 months now.
I have a single board TS 7553
It is run by Debian Lenny
It hads fastboot and Long version
It is all command line
someone set it up wrong
I cannot fix it soi easily
I would appreciate some help
since I use Linux as my OS..
but i am stummped on this
here is the link
to the board..i tried everything
i cant seem to get it back to
change uid from 1000 to 502: total mess
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 9, 2011
I have an ubuntu 11.10 install. everything works, expect that i didn't have acces to my documents on the hfs+ partition named "Macintosh HD" . the hd is mounted ok but i don't have access to my files. the problem is that my osx user has a different uid. on osx my user has 502 on linux 1000.
my goal was to have the same id and i changed uid in linux to 502:
- logged in as a different user
- activated root
- logged in as root
usermod -u 502 myuser
- deactivated root
PROBLEM: myuser is not available on login screen. i choose "other..." login choosing myuser, gnome-session and password .
login suceed but unitiy is started (not gnome). all my settings are ignored. in the user-menu on top there is not my username but "[INVALID UTF-8]" displayed. The only thing that works now is that i have access to my files on "Macintosh HD" yeah thats nice... but my nice gnome ubuntu system is messed up!
it really looks li
[SOLVED] Squeeze upgrade causes kernel mess
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 13, 2011
Finally ran the upgrade from lenny to squeeze and ran into a few issues. I have to admit this is the first dist-upgrade I've ever had go this badly (kernel issues, xorg issues, mysql transition problems, mythtv... Yikes!).
Anyway, the first problem I'm trying to fix is getting dpkg to like the new squeeze kernel. Here's the errors
Linux & Windows 98SE dual boot... will defrag mess up linux partition?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 31, 2003
Hi guys. I've got a Windows 98SE and Red Hat linux 9.0 dual boot. My linux partition isn't particularly large enough for my tastes so I usually just mount the WIn98 partition and use that to store most everything. I just uninstalled alot of things I wasn't going to be needing anymore for windows (seeing as I'm just about through with using windows altogether now), so I was thinking a defrag is in order for the Win98 partition. Then I started wondering if it would be safe to do so with this relatively new setup . I know that linux is stored on a different partition than windows, but windows doesn't recognize it at all. So as windows is doing the defrag, I was thinking it might read this partition as a corrupt area of the HDD. My question is:
If I run defrag in windows, will it mess with the linux partition? and if so, would it cause any problems with linux?
[SOLVED] A mess with overlays
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 23, 2009
In order to automatically install the gnome-commander (still not in portage) I had to add soor-overlay.
After that I experience a problem.
On emerge -DNuav world I get
These are the packages that would be merged, in order:
Calculating dependencies... done!
emerge: there are no ebuilds to satisfy "x11-misc/emacs-desktop".
(dependency required by "app-editors/emacs-git-23.0.9999" [ebuild])
(dependency required by "app-emacs/emacs-common-gentoo-1.2" [installed])
(dependency required by "app-editors/emacs-23.1" [installed])
(dependency required by "emacs" [argument])
So the problem is understandable - the new overlay has a "newer" version of emacs which wants to be updated. The version from the overlay requires the emacs-desktop package, which is not included on the overlay itself and seems to be removed from the main repository.
Googling did not give me any ideas.
So, what is the most elegant and wi
[SOLVED] Did I Mess Up My SalixOS?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 26, 2011
Got the urge to try a new distro right before school started. Dumb when you have only one 'puter and you need it for school, but my "inner geek" would not rest until I tried SalixOS.
I downloaded the LXDE version (I wanted to have a look at LXDE again - it's been a year now) and it absolutely flew at superb speed on the LiveCD. Fastest Live experience ever! Everything worked, so I installed it next to my Xubuntu 10.04.
Didn't care for LXDE on Salix, though, so I installed Xfce and removed a bunch of the LXDE stuff (except that superb file manager). When I did that, Salix suddenly went to a crawl and balks when I open more than one application at a time! Very strange, especially after that awesome LiveCD experience.
I'm wondering if I messed something up by replacing the LXDE desktop with Xfce. And the forums there are nice and people are helpful, but the only answer they can give to my question is, "that doesn't make sense."
LOL, maybe I'm just not expla
Building Ubuntu from source PPAs, or is this a complete mess?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 18, 2010
Work with me here, because this idea is a bit out there.
Many of us are familiar with Gentoo Linux. For those who aren't, the basic concept behind Gentoo is that it is a distro whose repositories are filled with source, which is dynamically compiled by the user's machine.
This can provide a substantial boost to performance, simply by invoking the compiler to take advantage of processor-specific optimizations.
The problem with Gentoo is that it's a royal pain to install and maintain, among other things. All in all, I'd still rather run a stock Ubuntu than an optimized Gentoo.
In a perfect world, Canonical would have Launchpad set up with unlimited CPU and disk space, and could afford to build a branch for each major CPU architecture. Maybe one day this will happen, but until then, there is an opportunity to build a highly-optimized system on the client machines.
I'm trying to collect some thoughts on how the source PPAs might be used to accomplish this goal. I'm not that familiar w