[ltp] Re: X30 linux installation
Thu, 29 Mar 2007 19:52:32 -0400 (EDT)
--- Richard Neill <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Occasionally I regret not going with a canned distribution, but at
> > I'm learning things that I would not otherwise see in that instance.
> Actually, you can have your cake and eat it :-)
> If you have a recent LiveCD on hand (eg Knoppix or Ubuntu), you can
> quickly check out how $X is done in that distro, and then copy the
> solution to your distro of choice.
True, in principle.
> This is sometimes quite useful. I recall creating a "frankendistro" once
In the last couple of months, the only major problems I have encountered
are (1) satisfying dependencies, or (2) satisfying dependencies. Rarely,
I have had to work a little to satisfy dependencies with packages that are
slightly difficult to find, but eventually google yields its secrets.
Insofar as configuration is concerned, I have had no difficulty yet
reading the documentation when necessary. I attribute my success in this
regard to good breeding and a fine education courtesy of the Jesuits
teaching at my high-school.
> - it worked much better than it "ought" to have! The A22p was running
> Mandrake 9.1 (quite a while back, but it was 2 years after 9.1 was
> released), and I suddenly needed support for a PCMCIA wifi card, which
> worked in the then-current knoppix.
> IIRC, I just copied a binary kernel, and /lib/modules from Knoppix to
> Mandrake, then re-ran mkinitrd and edited lilo.conf. Everything except
> sound [alsa vs oss] worked fine!
When time is limited, your approach is very sensible. I had a moment not
long ago where I simply could not get lilo to install the MBR correctly.
I tried Grub; I tried Grub2 -- nothing worked. Finally, I downloaded
knoppix and saw how their installation proceedure set up the bootsector.
One little, yet properly specified, command later and everything worked.
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