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 11 
 on: December 26, 2016, 08:59:35 AM 
Started by Borzalex - Last post by Borzalex
sudo fdisk -l shows this:

Disk /dev/hda: 20.0 GB, 20060135424 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2438 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
 
   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1             1        31    248976   82  Linux swap
/dev/hda2   *        32      2438  19334227+  83  Linux

 12 
 on: December 25, 2016, 09:33:57 PM 
Started by Borzalex - Last post by CNK
Hmm, unless there's a mistake in your mount command this seems to mean that DSL can't read the file system on the USB drive.

Check that the USB drive isn't formatted in exFAT, NTFS, or anything other than FAT32, FAT16, or a Linux file system. In DSL you can use "sudo fdisk -l" to list the partition structure of all the drives. If "HPFS/NTFS" is shown in the "system" section of the listing for the USB drive, it will probably need to be reformatted for use with DSL.

You might want to post the result of "sudo fdisk -l" here.

 13 
 on: December 25, 2016, 06:36:55 PM 
Started by Borzalex - Last post by Borzalex
I checked the BIOS and USB was disabled there. So I turned on the USB, but now when I'm trying to mount USB stick i get the following error:
relocation error: mount: undefined symbol: blkid_known_fstype

 14 
 on: December 24, 2016, 10:24:41 PM 
Started by Borzalex - Last post by CNK
If nothing appears in lsusb, that means the USB drivers are not working or haven't loaded.

try "lspci" (or look in the "pci" tab of the "system stats" tool) and see whether any USB controllers are shown. If so, there must be a driver problem and you should check online to see if the USB controller model reported on the lspci listing has any known workarounds or additional drivers for Linux.

If no USB controller is shown, check that the USB controller hasn't been accidentally disabled in the BIOS settings. Failing that, it would appear that either the USB controller has failed somehow since you last tested it, or there is a bug in the Linux kernel affecting your motherboard.

 15 
 on: December 24, 2016, 10:12:34 PM 
Started by aesvry - Last post by CNK
Yes, put the boot commands you used after "dsl" before, at the end of the command line for that menu option in "/boot/grub/menu.lst". Also remove the "vga=788" command from that line (in my menu.lst it's vga=791 for fb1024x768, but no matter).

With this done, the line should look like:
'kernel /boot/linux24 root=/dev/hda2 quiet noacpi noapm nodma noscsi frugal xmodule=fbdev fb1024x768 lowram'

Some of the other options could probably be played with as well to increase performance and features, but I'll leave you to play around with that with reference to the wiki page  (http://damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/cheat_codes.html), if desired.

 16 
 on: December 24, 2016, 12:35:45 PM 
Started by Borzalex - Last post by Borzalex
Well, I didn't mount anything on sda1 before. And when I enter command lsusb or lsusb -v nothing happens. I do remember that USB worked fine earlyer when there was Windows XP installed... Maybe i need to install additional drivers for my motherboard?

 17 
 on: December 24, 2016, 03:25:15 AM 
Started by aesvry - Last post by aesvry
ran into another small issue Sad most likely the fix is just as simple as the last but I'm just not sure of what to do.

So now I have DSL installed on the hard drive and need to boot without the CD to complete the installation. When the computer starts and I get to GRUB it gives me 4 options

DSL
DSL fb800x600
DSL fb1024x768
DSL fb1280x1024

When I choose DSL fb1024x768 and it goes through it's startup it starts in xvesa which goes right back to where I started with the same problem. The screen moves too quickly for me to type in any commands to change it though I caught a glimpse of it giving me an instruction on what to do if I wanted to change the display.

So I rebooted and went back into grub and to edit for DSL fb1024x768 and it is: 'kernel /boot/linux24 root=/dev/hda2 quiet vga=788 noacpi noapm nodma noscsi frugal'

Would I be able to correct the problem here? And if so what would be the correct way to type out the command?

Thanks again for the help. Smiley

 18 
 on: December 23, 2016, 10:39:52 PM 
Started by aesvry - Last post by aesvry
Using "dsl xmodule=fbdev fb1024x768 lowram" worked perfectly! Thank you I really appreciate your help. Smiley

 19 
 on: December 23, 2016, 08:58:42 PM 
Started by Borzalex - Last post by CNK
"sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbflash" should be enough, the error indicates that the USB drive is not being detected, or perhaps is being assigned to another device ID due to the (mis)detection of some other unreadable drive as sda1.

Perhaps you've already tried mounting outher /dev/sd(x)1 in other locations. If the USB drive is being detected at all, it should show up in the list of use devices presented when you execute the command "lsusb -v". If not, you may have a USB driver problem.

Also note that DSL usually tries to automatically add fstab entries linking /dev/sd(xx) entries to /mnt/sd(xx), such that "mount /dev/sda1" would by default mount it at /mnt/sda1. Your more complete command should work regardless of this though.

 20 
 on: December 23, 2016, 08:39:16 PM 
Started by aesvry - Last post by CNK
Try entering the "fb1024x768" command (on its own, without "dsl" first) at the boot command prompt and see if that works. If you still need to use the "lowram" command, do it like this: "dsl xmodule=fbdev fb1024x768 lowram". Fo details see the wiki page on boot time commands  (http://damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/cheat_codes.html).

If it still doesn't work, you can try the instructions gor setting specific vga modes and detecting non-standard ones, also on the wiki  (http://damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/vga_xxx.html).
EDIT: Looking into the details of the laptop model in general, it does seem quite possible that it would use non-standard vga modes in order to accomodate the unusually large display.

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