BrainStorm for desktop solutions..Please Help!

Levi Sorenson lsorenson at gmail.com
Mon Aug 29 12:53:24 MDT 2005


All, 

I am aiding in some research here at work. Please help me brainstorm so 
nothing is missed. I am looking for companies and products that are needed 
to make a Linux desktop a viable solution for everyone. 

I am looking into solution stacks for all types of workstations users. 
Technical workers to home enthusiasts.

Products that are currently not bundled, possibly not even supporting Linux. 
Hardware that is not supported, or not supported very well. 

Please share any thoughts you have. Feel free to email me direct if you 
like. lsorenson at gmail.com

Thanks,

-Levi



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> 1. Adding an existing drive as second drive (Al Byers)
> 2. Re: Adding an existing drive as second drive (Ross Werner)
> 3. Re: Adding an existing drive as second drive (Jeff Schroeder)
> 4. Re: installing Sun JDK on Fedora Core 4 (Joel Finlinson)
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Al Byers <byersa at automationgroups.com>
> To: plug at plug.org
> Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 08:23:37 -0600
> Subject: Adding an existing drive as second drive
> I am running SUSE 9.1 and I would like to throw in the main drive from
> an old RH 9 machine and get some info off of it. The system sees it as
> /dev/hdf but I can't mount it or determine its filesystem (I guess there
> could be several). Does this have something to do with the way that the
> super block is written? Anyway, is there a way around this problem?
> 
> Thanks,
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> Al Byers
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ross Werner <ross at agilestudios.com>
> To: Provo Linux Users Group Mailing List <plug at plug.org>, Al Byers <
> byersa at automationgroups.com>
> Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 08:34:56 -0600 (MDT)
> Subject: Re: Adding an existing drive as second drive
> On Mon, 29 Aug 2005, Al Byers wrote:
> 
> > I am running SUSE 9.1 and I would like to throw in the main drive from 
> an old
> > RH 9 machine and get some info off of it. The system sees it as /dev/hdf 
> but
> > I can't mount it or determine its filesystem (I guess there could be
> > several). Does this have something to do with the way that the super 
> block is
> > written? Anyway, is there a way around this problem?
> 
> Are you doing "mount /dev/hdf /mnt/mountpoint" rather than
> "mount /dev/hdf1 /mnt/mountpoint"? You'll have to do the latter to
> actually mount the partitions (first partition is 1, second is 2, etc).
> 
> If you don't know what all the partitions are, you can do:
> "fdisk /dev/hdf" followed by the command "p" (print the partition table),
> followed by "q" (quit without saving changes). That will give you a list
> of all the partitions, their filesystem types, and their relative sizes.
> (If you already know all this and are having different problems, please
> ignore this email :-)
> 
> On that note, does anyone else happen to know another/easier way to print
> the partition table without dabbling in fdisk?
> 
> ~ Ross
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Jeff Schroeder <jeff at neobox.net>
> To: Provo Linux Users Group Mailing List <plug at plug.org>
> Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 08:39:54 -0600
> Subject: Re: Adding an existing drive as second drive
> Ross asked:
> 
> > On that note, does anyone else happen to know another/easier way to
> > print the partition table without dabbling in fdisk?
> 
> Not without fdisk, but to save yourself a couple of commands you can do
> it in one line:
> 
> # fdisk -l /dev/hdf
> 
> The -l argument just lists the partition table and quits.
> 
> HTH,
> Jeff
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> 
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Joel Finlinson <joel.finlinson at gmail.com>
> To: Provo Linux Users Group Mailing List <plug at plug.org>
> Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 10:28:49 -0600
> Subject: Re: installing Sun JDK on Fedora Core 4
> On 8/26/05, Russel Caldwell <caldr704 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm trying to intall Sun JDK on a machine that has Fedora Core 4 on it
> > but I'm getting a message that it can't run in graphical mode and it
> > suggests running the installer in -console or -silent mode. When I run
> > it in -console mode I get a similar message and when I run it in
> > -silent mode it seems to install but I can't find the installed
> > package afterwards. Does anybody have any suggestions on how to
> > install it? Also, I've run into a Redhat document that suggests to
> > manually install the Sun Java tarball but I have not been able to find
> > a tarball. Does it exist and if so where is it?
> >
> > Thanks.
> > Russ Caldwell
> 
> Have you tried following these instructions from Stanton Finley?
> 
> http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_4_installation_notes.html#Java
> 
> I've found that he has lots of helpful steps for installing apps
> for FC3 and FC4
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