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On Wednesday 13 July 2005 09:34, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> 3 more installs later I still don't have a usable x-server like I
>> had with the first install, seems the nv driver doesn't support 32
>> bit, nor 1600x1200 screens, suddenly??.  And x-server problems
>> notwithstanding, the last two installs have set eth0 up with only
>> an ipv6 style address, and of course I have no networking.  yum of
>> course loves that...
>I don't set up as an expert,

Neither did I.  I just selected automatic disk partitioning 
on /dev/hda, and manual configuration of the network (which I did) as 
opposed to the default dhcp.  And 'everything'...

>but it seems to me that the changes you are making are too
> comprehensive. You would be better off pausing a little longer,
>and trying to work out why one particular thing is not working.
>For example, if I had a problem with X I would try installing in
> text mode, and then try to set up X later, using one of the several
> tools available.

I don't think there is, and I haven't found, a non gui install (linux 
text) that doesn't fail from a /dev/hda3 is busy condition.

>I've never understood your problems with /dev/hda and /dev/hdb .

Its real simple, both hda1 and hdb1 were marked as bootable, because 
hdb was originally hda & vice-versa.  The bios apparently doesn't 
care, and up till the last reboot last night, it was actually booting 
from the contents of /dev/hdb1 even though it wasn't mounted once 
booted, hda1 was.

>I think that normally the computer will try to boot from /dev/hda
>unless you have told the BIOS otherwise.
>But if you install grub on the /dev/hda MBR it can certainly
>find partitions on /dev/hdb .

And vice-versa as has been proved here for quite some time.

>As for IPv6, I think you can disable this by adding IPV6INIT=no
>to /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 (or whatever)
>and saying "service network restart" as root.

But a 'service network restart' fails because it cannot allocate via 
kmalloc, 4GB of ram.  Thats a ridiculous error on the face of it, and 
has to be a real bug.

>(Or you could remove the IPv6 module from /lib/modules/<version>/ .)

Why should I have to, when in the installs network config, dhcp is 
disabled and the network configured by hand, and iptables and selinux 
is disabled since I'm behind a firewall?  I still have to add to 
the /etc/hosts file of course, but thats not helping now since it 
decided to use only ipv6 addressing according to an 'ifconfig eth0'

>Timothy Murphy
>e-mail (<80k only): tim /at/ birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
>tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
>s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland

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