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Partitioning and Cylinders

Best of Technical Support Various Issue #72, April 2000 Our experts answer your technical questions. Partitioning and Cylinders I am installing Red Hat Linux 6.0 on a partition. When I try to make my partitions for Linux, it gives me an error saying “boot partition too big”. I tried to use fdisk and it says my hard drive has 1655 ...

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Dueling Processors

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #71, March 2000 Our experts answer your technical questions. Failure to Connect My PPP connection is failing while using a modem to dial up to my ISP. My log indicates (after chat): pppd:Serial Connection established pppd:Using interface ppp0 pppd: Connect: ppp0 /dev/ttyS2 pppd: LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests pppd: Modem Hangup pppd: Connection terminated pppd: ...

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Workstation and Server Connection

Best of Technical Support Various Issue #70, February 2000 Our experts answer your technical questions. Configuring PPP When I installed PPP for Internet connection, I changed some properties by using the linuxconf command in Linux configuration. Now whenever I start Linux, it gives me an error like: starting system loggers:ypbind[187]:clnt_create for server 127.0.0.1 fasiled starting NFS Services:rpc.mountd rpc.nfsd YPBINDPROC_DOMAIN: Domain ...

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X Marks the Spot

Best of Technical Support Various Issue #69, January 2000 Our experts answer your technical questions. X Marks the Spot My system worked fine for a few months, but now I’m facing some problems with it. When using X, the system suddenly freezes. Neither the keyboard nor the mouse responds. I can’t telnet to my computer—nothing works. Log files tell nothing—just ...

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Networking Oddities

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #68, December 1999 Our experts answer your technical questions. Partitioning I am installing and have a 3GB hard drive. I am not sure of the best way to partition it. Any suggestions? —Jes, jes2@mindspring.com You do not say what you plan to do with the disk, or what the host machine is (server? workstation?). ...

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SIS Drivers Problem

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #67, November 1999 Our experts answer your technical questions. Synchronizing Clocks I would like to know how best to synchronize the clocks of the various Linux boxes (various kernels and distributions) on my LAN. —John Morley, jmorley@grafton.demon.co.uk You should try NTP: www.eecis.udel.edu/~ntp. NTP software is included in common Linux distributions such as Red Hat. ...

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Memory Error, Parallel Computing

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #66, October 1999 Our experts answer your technical questions. Modem Question Can I get two nearby modems to talk over a short connecting line without going through the telco, i.e., going from the phone line connector of one modem to the other with a twisted pair (reversed)? It seems this should work and I ...

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Difficulty adding users on Red Hat 5.1.

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #65, September 1999 Our experts answer your technical questions. Adding New Users I am having extreme difficulty adding users on Red Hat 5.1. I’ve used various methods to add them to my system via the adduser command and through various X control-panel programs. When I add them, everything seems to go well, and they ...

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Linux Support – Problem Upgrading the Kernel

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #64, August 1999 Our experts answer your technical questions. Problem Upgrading the Kernel I’m trying to upgrade to kernel 2.2.5. When I type mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.2.5.img 2.2.5, the system returns: mount: the kernel does not recognize /dev/loop0 as a block device Can't get a loopback device What should I do? What has gone wrong? —Mun ...

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Linux Support – Error when Booting

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #63, July 1999 Our experts answer your technical questions. Linux General Question I am new to the Linux world and have what I think is a fairly simple question. I would like to know how to get information from a CD using the X Window System. Can you help me with this? —Anthony, DrexelDG@aol.com ...

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