BrainStorm for desktop solutions..Please Help!

Merrill Oveson moveson at gmail.com
Mon Aug 29 14:21:16 MDT 2005


You should make an appointment to see what Action Target has done with Linux.
They're here locally in Provo.
Ask to speak with Kyle Bateman.

On 8/29/05, Levi Sorenson <lsorenson at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> >
> >
> >
> > ---------- 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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