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 on: November 03, 2014, 08:27:46 PM 
Started by Raffles - Last post by Raffles

I have a couple of DSL installs on VirtualBox (https://www.virtualbox.org/) so that I can try stuff out on it whilst doing other stuff. Love the distro. So many cool things in such a small space.

Virtual box allows you to mount a "shared folder" from the host OS (Windows 7 in my case), so that you can access them. It also allows you to copy/paste, drag/drop, between the host and guest OS (DSL)... however you need to install guest additions to get access to these handy features. I have seen from googles that quite a few people seem to have installed DSL on virtualbox, and some seem to have got the guest additions working but I am stuck. Any help appreciated. Here's what I got so far:

HD install of DSL 4.4.10 onto VirtualBox 4.3.16 as 32-bit Linux 2.4 (have also tried with Debian 32-bit setting)
- start up VM and attempt to set up shared folders (VirturalBox -> Devices -> Share Folder Settings)
- Error dialog appears "The VirtualBox Guest Additions do not appear to be available on this virtual machine, and shared folders cannot be used without them. To use shared folders inside the virtual machine, please install the Guest Additions....
- load the guest additions CD into the virtual CD drive (VirtualBox -> Devices -> Insert Guest Additions CD image
- mount it (DSL->Mount->click once to get cdrom -> click to mount (box goes green "mounted")
- DSL cd /mnt/cdrom
- sudo bash ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
- see error messages about no cc
- go to /usr/bin and sym link tcc to cc
- retry - realise it needs gcc and make
- go to MyDSL - can't get downloads
- go to Apps/Tools/MyDslMirrors and select a suitable mirror
- retry system- > gcc with libs install in MyDSL - success :-)
- re link cc so that it points to gcc
- retry sudo bash ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run - fails again, need kernel headers
- back to MyDSL - install system->kernel sources
- retry sudo bash ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run - fails again, kernel headers still not found
- check /usr/src and discover the kernel source is version 2.4.26 vs actual kernel version is 2.4.31
- add a symlink ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.4.26  ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.4.31
- retry sudo bash ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run - fails again with compiler errors

At this point I would love to copy and paste the errors or copy off the error log to a shared folder, but of course I can't do either until I get guest additions working! So here is a hand typed summary of the first error.

The first error is an undefined type:
In file included from  ....../include/iprt/types.h
In file included from  ....../linux/the-linux-kernel.h
In file included from  VBoxGuest-linux.c
/lib/modules/2.4.31/build/include/linux/types.h:21: error: parse error before "dev_t"
/lib/modules/2.4.31/build/include/linux/types.h:21: warning: data definition has no type of storage class

Does anybody know how to proceed from this point? I have tried installing one of the existing VirtualBox DSL images in the hope that they already set up guest additions, but sadly not :-(

Any help appreciated.



 on: November 01, 2014, 08:15:19 PM 
Started by og1958 - Last post by AE7XQ
Another concern could be the burner software. K3B does a great job of making ISO cds. However, I have had problems when using other cd burner programs. I have not tried Nero, but I understand it is reliable. Also, check your burn media, that is the cd. If you are using a CD+RW, some if those can eventually reach a point of being unburnable, that is no longer able to delete and write. A memory effect if you will. I have had that happen a couple of times. Also, check the physical condition of the cd. Just because it is new doesn't necessarily mean that the disc is in good shape. I've only had it happen once, but I have had it happen in which I bought a stack of 25 discs and found one that was so badly damaged that it was unusable, save for as a coaster. QA failure perhaps, but it is just something to watch out for.

 on: October 31, 2014, 12:16:53 PM 
Started by og1958 - Last post by fatmac
Check that you have a good download. Burn the .iso file to CD as an 'image' file.
Most distros theses days are 'hybrid', which means they can be used to create CD's or USB/Pendrive systems.

 on: October 31, 2014, 12:09:29 PM 
Started by cosmicpoop - Last post by fatmac
Check the BIOS for 'legacy usb' support, (might be the problem).

 on: October 31, 2014, 11:36:23 AM 
Started by cosmicpoop - Last post by artmantic

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 on: October 31, 2014, 11:36:11 AM 
Started by og1958 - Last post by artmantic

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 on: October 31, 2014, 11:02:37 AM 
Started by synergist - Last post by PadPukNumMunHoy

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Started by thyrsus - Last post by PadPukNumMunHoy
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 on: October 27, 2014, 03:19:36 PM 
Started by Veeshush - Last post by Veeshush
Edit > Preferences > Advanced > Encryption > and deselect "Use SSL 3.0" in the protocols area. I'm not too concerned about this sort of thing (if I was, I probably wouldn't be using Firefox 2 anyway), though I have just disabled SSL 3.0 because it looks like nothing uses it nowadays anyway.

Sure enough, that test website now says my browser isn't vulnerable to any stray POODLEs lurking in the interwebs (though I think the work involved in that attack would be far less than worthwhile for anyone looking at my internet data.

More so than that too, most web servers will hopefully disable SSL3 on their end. But also obviously as you mention,

Finally, that first web page you linked to doesn't work in Forefox 2 (it uses a later encryption method (probably TLS 1.2 or 1.1) that Firefox 2 doesn't support and for sume silly reason they haven't enabled TLS 1.0 as a fallback)

So if there's not a way to enable 1.1 or 1.2 then most sites are going to end up not working anyway. This is more an issue after the Snowden leaks because now more than ever are sites using HTTPS where as 3 year ago they wouldn't had unless they were a shopping/banking site. https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere/deploying-https (To be fair also, this is somewhat an issue with Dillo until it gets better HTTPS support http://www.dillo.org/FAQ.html#q12 )

As for those plugins. I'm not going to go through that web page, but the NoScript Download Page (https://noscript.net/getit) says under "Direct Download":

"Users of Firefox 2.0 and below are urged to upgrade their very unsafe browser. For those few who can't, latest legacy-compatible NoScript version is 1.10."

With a link to V. 1.10. So that's easy.

Yeah, at the very least having some version of Noscript would be a ton better than nothing. (thanks for that btw, I'll give it a try later)

AdBlock Edge is too new for Firefox 2.0 support, but AdBlock Plus which it's based on will work if you use the old V. 1.0.2 (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/versions/?page=2#version-1.0.2). Though funnilly enough, the Firefox website is now so broken with Firefox 2.0 that the download link doesn't seem to work.

Actually, the more I got thinking about it the more I'd try to avoid any version of Adblock for DSL. Adblock can be pretty cpu/ram heavy on modern machines at times. I think just Noscript would be the way to go.

All in all, there's probably also a ton of unpatched browser exploits that Bon Echo is vulnerable to as well. That, along with it being pretty draining on older system with little ram compared to Dillo. Like, I can easily run the latest Firefox on another system I have, and it's just a 500mhz AMD K6 III rig with 512mb ram- yet if you have a 83mhz Pentium (which is my DSL rig) then Bon Echo chugs until you close it. I mean, I get Bon Echo was never meant to be more than what it is, but I'm just wondering if it's worth the hassle these days. (but don't confuse me in saying it should be straight out scrapped altogether, I'm just thinking outloud of all the difficulties).

 on: October 27, 2014, 02:26:33 AM 
Started by Veeshush - Last post by AE7XQ
I bought the book. It was a great investment. I am going to get into shell scripting soon so that I can write my own script for controlling the repeater. Yes, I have plans to put a video on youtube once the station is setup. I will post when the video is up, but that is still a couple of months down the road.

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