I've recently installed Ubuntu (Breezy Badger, 5.10) on my computer.
The problem is that most times I boot into M$ XP, the CD ROM drive doesn't
get mounted. I have to reboot the system, after which the CD ROM drive gets
Is this problem caused due to the installation of Ubuntu (I'd encountered
one error during the installation process, but I don't remember that error
now) or is it caused due to some other malfunctioning in XP?
With eggs so cheap these days, there's no point running behind chicks!
Aniket Suryavasnshi wrote:
> Is this problem caused due to the installation of
> Ubuntu (I'd encountered
> one error during the installation process, but I
> don't remember that error
> now) or is it caused due to some other
> malfunctioning in XP?
Did you try mounting the CD-ROM in Ubuntu (if it has
to be mounted manually) or does it mount automatically
I had a similar problem, and I found that the drive
was faulty, because, it didn't work in Windows, and
even in Redhat Linux 9.0.
You may also try unplugging the drive once, and check
the cables and power supply of the drive. (I had tried
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> Asshole author who does not know the abc of what he is trying to
> pontificate about.
> > Asshole author who does not know the abc of what he is trying to
> > pontificate about.
> didnot expect this from JTD or sud I say I sud have expected this from you
> >> Asshole author who does not know the abc of what he is trying to
> >> pontificate about.
> > didnot expect this from JTD or sud I say I sud have expected this
> > from you ?
> i agree 100% with jtd - but didnt say anything because i knew he
> would word it much better than i ever could
A bit agressive JTD, but never the less justified. We ought to call these
people what they are ;-)
Anyway, i think the better way is to post comments on that article. At least
people will be aware that the community will not take this lying down.
i've posted my thoughts on :
i've used an alias: edudkniht spelt backwards.
i enchourage others to do the same.
On 21st Oct MTNL has advertised in the Mumbai Mirror that all customers
of new CDMA 2000 1X Garuda FW and Garuda Mobile can get unlimited
internet usage for an additional tarrif of just Rs. 299 per month under
all the existing tarrif plans. It is yet to be updated on their website.
So folks, the time is ripe for setting up that mobile wireless router in
cars, taxis, buses for unlimited public internet usage without bothering
about usage charges. The tiny motherboard discussed sometime back by
others with integrated 266 MHz. processors and a simple external psu
would be ideal for providing the tiny pc that dials through the MTNL
phone and its ethernet output is given to the wireless router.
This is just an imaginary concept..... Remember that bike advt. where
the double decker bus is converted into a home because everyone is using
that brand of bike for transport? "Public ka naya transport". I was
imagining a Linux bus like that. A double decker bus that is dedicated
to linux awareness. The lower deck has a lab with linux machines for
demo and testing. It also has a counter that sells/distributes linux cds
of different distros. The upper deck is for conferences and meetings,
even ILUG-BOM meets. The bus will have its own power generator and
wireless cum wired internet and LAN. If a chemical loo can be squeezed
in, it will be totally independent of surroundings and can be parked in
any area. Such a bus can regularly visit schools and colleges as they
have the target audience and the space to park. It can also visit
housing colonies to promote linux among the people with Linux 'melas'.
The body of the bus is painted with catchy slogans and information that
a person can read fast and get some idea of linux.
Send instant messages to your online friends http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com
"Weird Al" Yankovic had several hits in the past but could not get
his newer works published by the music overlords. So he published it
on the net.
Which brings us to the DRM worm and gplv3. does drm protect
copyrighted works or merely extends tenure of crooked monopolies on
distribution. Recently Yoko ono (wife of beatles John Lennon) sued a
music company for deliberately misstating sales (and hence royalties)
- a rather difficult propsition with online downloads.
I have gone through the remastering knoppix howto manual.
the manual spoke of every thing but my requirement.
I want to make a customised knoppix distro that can run from a 256 mb pen drive.
as I had emailed before, my talking book reader needs that.
JTD, Thanks for the link for the manual.
the reason I did not ask any questions for a long time is because I
was confirming that I am rest ashured that my problem is unsolved in
the manual before asking uselessly on this list and crowding the
but alas it is indeed unsolved.
I believe I will format my pen drive with ext3 or riserfs file system.
mostly I will go with ext3. now my question is how do I get knoppix
to boot from my pen drive.
no, I don't want dam small linux or any pre customised distro.
correct me if I am wrong, butdam small linux or any other custom
distro will contain gnome/ KDE, office productivity, and other things
which I don't need.
all I need here is a simple distro with no gui.
the list of requirement is as follows.
1. bash and related tools.
2. standard c libraries so that my custom c programs can run.
3. festival speach synthesizer.
4. scanning and OCR softwares. I may just choose to have the
libraries without the gui interface. and if there are console based
OCR softwares, nothing like it.
5. grub boot loder (I think that must be obvious, sorry to sound stupid.).
6. a menu driven program that will start instead of the bash prompt
after the system auto login. I don't want user to enter any username
7. python interpreter
I believe with the above requirement, I think 256 mb is more than
sufficient. I have seen knoppix distros of about 200 mb with gui and
other stuff (except open office of course).
and yes, I have mentioned before that my pen drive has booted once
with a custom slackware distro.
so no problems booting gnu/linux from my pen drive.
the only problem I am stuck with is that I can't find a way to get the
only the above mentioned apps and create a custom distro that will
boot from my pen drive with ext3 file system. I want to have it come
up with my menu driven application instead of the default bash prompt.
can any one help out in getting this work exactly as I want?
thanks and regards.
CDAC Mumbai wants to get some of its staff members to get trained
in Linux kernel internals and programming. Any pointers to good
institutions/individuals who provide such training?
Thanks and regards,
Everything should be made as simple as possible. But no simpler.
- Albert Einstein
KBCS Division, CDAC (Formerly NCST)
Rain tree marg, Sector - 7, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai - 400614.
Ph: 022 27565303 Ext: 305; Fax: 022 27560004
Home page: http://staff.cdacmumbai.in/joju
Alt E-mail: joju(a)cse.iitb.ac.in
Jojumon Kavalan wrote:
> Thanks for all the responses, though few were a bit
My Apologies, if I diverted it to Off-topic
> Unavailability of experts in one or the other area
> is a problem being
> faced by many organisations like NCST. And that is
> inevitable when
> the experts leave the organisation for more
> lucrative jobs! :)
As suggested earlier, I too, would recommend you to
join one of the IRC channels, where you'll _probably_
find people who would ready to take up this task. For
details on the channel visit:
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IBM sues amazon for patent infringement.
The dangers of software patents. Dont be surprised if sending a packet
over a wire becomes illegal.
This one would whittle down to a business methods thingy. what's so
unique about putting up a webserver to display pics of stuff u want