Re: Newbie problems galore
From: Zachary Rizer (zrizer_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 10:29:35 -0700 (PDT) To: Ryan Waye <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
You really shouldn't run apt-* without apt-update,
first, by the way.
--- Ryan Waye <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Jul 2004 12:19:03 -0400, David A. Cobb
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Hi!
> > I purchased a CD set of "Debian 3.0 "Woody"
> Official" and started to
> > install it.
> > First woe: my hardware is by nVidia; the
> Official kernel on the CD
> > is 2.4.18, nVidia provides a driver for 2.4.20/21
> and the Debian archive
> > has nVidia patches for 2.4.26. My plan is to go
> to .26, but in the
> > meanwhile I can't use X Windows and I can't access
> my NIC, so all that
> > stuff requires rebooting into Windows. So, my
> first question: given the
> > kernel images on
> $MIRROR/Debian/main/k/kernel-image-2.4.26-i386, how
> > I change my kernel?
> There are literally tons of guides on this. Just
> google it and you
> will get all the info you need
> > I need to pass things back-and-forth between
> Linux and Windoze. I
> > see references to VFAT FS on the web site, but for
> the life of me, I
> > can't find a trace of the software. It's really
> bad to have to play
> > games with tar at both sides of the route in order
> not to munge up the
> > "magic" pathnames. PLEASE don't tell me that the
> evil beast of Redmond
> > has buried VFAT under a patent claim!! If not,
> please, where can I find it?
> I am pretty sure linux can read the default FAT32
> and NTFS partitions
> without any trouble, but I may be wrong.
> > Right now, I've managed to hork up my package
> data so dpkg gets hung
> > up trying to fix things. My best bet seems to be
> to restart from
> > scratch. How do I get dpkg / apt / aptitude to
> clean my machine
> > totally, or what files should I remove to make all
> this stuff go away?
> > Or, would it really be quicker to re-init my
> partitions and start again
> > from the CD?
> No! Don't start over, anything can be fixed. Try
> these commands in
> this order:(As superuser)
> apt-get clean
> apt-get check
> apt-get dist-upgrade
> post the results of these commands here.
> Ryan Waye
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