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by kmathern
Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: Backing Up the Master Boot Record
Replies: 7
Views: 1523

Check out this thread and the accompanying link that details how the first 512bytes that make up the MBR are allocated on a hard disk. Size (bytes) Description 446 Executable code section 4 Optional Disk signature 2 Usually nulls 64 Partition table 2 MBR signature Form this, we can deduce exactly w...
by kmathern
Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Regulars
Topic: How to remove a bootloader, but leave the partitions intact
Replies: 16
Views: 2477

While ms-sys is no longer available from the repo's with M8 the program testdisk is (and I believe its installed by default). TestDisk has a tool to rewrite the mbr code section. Its on about the 4th screen page into running testdisk. TestDisk 6.9, Data Recovery Utility, February 2008 Christophe GRE...
by kmathern
Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Regulars
Topic: Open Office Databse Does not work/allow new database
Replies: 19
Views: 3009

OK I done that and it seems to have installed, but there is nothing on the kmenu, clicking on any of my existing openoffice docs only brings up a box asking what I would like to open the document with?? Can anybody tell if it has installed OK and I have to setup the file assoication or does this so...
by kmathern
Sun May 31, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Regulars
Topic: Help with grub
Replies: 15
Views: 2031

I believe the partition naming convention has something to do with how the kernel is configured.
by kmathern
Sun May 31, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Regulars
Topic: Help with grub
Replies: 15
Views: 2031

I noticed that the Debian partition is labeled "hdb1". Shouldn't it be "sdb1" instead? Also, why was the "ro" (read-only) option included for that partition? Actually when I've used Debian kernels as opposed to recent Mepis kernels (those in M7 & M8) or sidux kernels I still needed to use "hd**" na...
by kmathern
Sat May 30, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: Regulars
Topic: dist-upgrade wants to remove 14 packages
Replies: 5
Views: 938

With the exception of the liblog4j1.2-java package I don't have any of those packages installed that you show as being removed. I do know there is a definite conflict with that openoffice.org-writer2latex package. I'm not sure why the other packages would be removed. I'm kind of working backwards af...
by kmathern
Sat May 30, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Regulars
Topic: dist-upgrade wants to remove 14 packages
Replies: 5
Views: 938

I think its the package openoffice.org-writer2latex thats causing the problem. The version of openoffice.org-writer2latex available in lenny is 0.5-8 . The package ure which is a dependency for a lot of the openoffice.org packages lists conflicts for versions of openoffice.org-writer2latex less than...
by kmathern
Fri May 29, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: Getting T-bird to Open From Within Firefox
Replies: 8
Views: 1542

In Edit > Preferences > Applications in my setup, the "mailto" Content type has a dropdown box with "Use thunderbird" and some other choices. However, I don't see any way to specify the full Thunderbird path like you did. :confused: You seem to be using the tarball version of Thunderbird downloaded...
by kmathern
Sun May 24, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Regulars
Topic: KDE problems
Replies: 4
Views: 741

You can get wine associated with the .exe extension by: Right-click on a file that has a .exe extension. In the window thats pops up with the right-click actions, choose the P roperties action. In the Properties window that pops up, click on the wrench icon. In the Edit File Type application/x-msdos...
by kmathern
Sat May 23, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Regulars
Topic: Windows doesn't know ISO!
Replies: 36
Views: 4251

You could try running the windows version of wget in a command window (like old ms-dos). I think you would goto the run dialog and type in cmd.exe and navigate in the command line console to where your thumbdrive is located and then wget <url of iso> wget for windows can be found here: http://pages....

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