October 2011

Can't read from cd (DMA issue?)

captain alge's picture

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Hey guys!

I'm having an issue trying to install debian 6.0.3, the i386 DVD version onto a Dell PowerEdge 1400SC server

The issue is when the installer reaches "installing addition components from cd". It loads a few of the components, but then freezes on "libc6-udeb" for a while, then giving me an error message saying:
"There was a problem reading data from the CD-ROM. Please make sure it is in the drive. If retrying does not work, you should check the integrity of your CD-ROM"

I read up on this error and believe it is caused by DMA being on, but I'm struggling to deactivate it.

I understand you disable it by going to VT2, cd /proc/ide/hdc

But then I get "-/bin/sh: cd: can't cd tp /proc/ide/hdc"

xz support in dpkg

wilde13's picture

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Hi,
I am running debian unstable, but upgrading only occasionally.
Now I have one package which gives an error message saying that dpkg cannot handle "data.tar.xz".

apt-get does not do much else than complaining about this, whatever I try to do.

After some googling, I believe the problem is that I am running a version of dpkg that is too old (1.15.5.6, but I would need >1.15.6, I think).

Any ideas how I can fix this?

Thanks a lot, A

The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 11.10

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 11.10 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Kubuntu 11.10 is derived from Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) and uses the KDE desktop instead of the GNOME desktop.

http://www.howtoforge.com/the-perfect-desktop-kubuntu-11.10

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

http://www.howtoforge.com/the-perfect-desktop-ubuntu-11.10-oneiric-ocelot

Running SquirrelMail On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04

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The SquirrelMail package from the Debian/Ubuntu repositories comes with a configuration file for Apache, but not for nginx. This tutorial shows how you can use the Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04 SquirrelMail package in an nginx vhost. Nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers pages a lot of faster, especially static files.

http://www.howtoforge.com/running-squirrelmail-on-nginx-lemp-on-debian-squeeze-ubuntu-11.04

No internet connection

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Hi new to Debian. I used to use Ubuntu with no problems. What it is I am hooking up my Debian laptop to a Windows box which uses ICS. For some reason the laptop is not connecting to the Windows network. It has an x at the top of the window that shows you a connection. I know when you put the mouse over it and it shows you the choices it has the Wired Connection Not Managed. I am a noob at command line instructions so I didn't know if there is some way to test it. thanks

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 11.10 [ISPConfig 3]

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This tutorial shows how to prepare an Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-server-ubuntu-11.10-ispconfig-3

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