I have a 2 GB bz2 archive that unzips to over 10 GB (wikipedia dump).
Although I have over 50 GB free in /home, / has only about 8 GB free.
Thus, as tar uses /tmp, the / filesystem fills up and I cannot
continue. How can I specify a tmp directory for tar in my home
directory? Note that man tar makes no mention of a tmp option.
Thanks in advance.
I am trying to install Fedora on a pentium 5 using (F-7-i386-DVD.iso).
All works OK, but I seem to have missed the part where I get to set
the root password. My installation seems to have worked OK. I can log
on with a user I created during the installation, however, with no
root permissions. Is there a default root password that comes with
Thanks in advance.
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I installed a month ago Fedora 7 on my new Compaq Notebook, and when
using Thunderbird found out that the search component (small box that
lets you filter mail in the selected mailbox by sender, to or cc, body
content, etc.) is missing and I can't find anywhere to enable it (if
it's still part of thunderbird).
Do I have to install it as an extension, because I search for it on
thenderbirds addons with no luck.
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Hi everyone! I've got a computer I'm trying to install Fedora 7 on.
It has an Intel 82566DC-2 Gigabit NIC.
It is the only NIC on the computer. But, its not showing up as eth0
(or anything else, for that matter.)
I did an lscpci, and I see the NIC (that's how I know its an 82566DC-2).
# lspci | grep Gigabit
Intel 82566DC-2 Gigabit... (typing from memory)
# modprobe e1000
# lsmod | grep e1000
e1000 1117633 0 (typing from memory, the second number is 0)
# dmesg | grep e1000
# dmesg | grep eth0
Nothing in dmesg about it. I understand the situation, it see the PCI
device but e1000 doesn't think it should deal with it.
What should I do? I'm kind of stumped here.
> > I'm just about to install F7 onto one of my machines. I have FC6
installed and happy on one of my boxes and Mandriva on another. I'm
more used to managing FS:EXT3 or EXT2 partitions than FC6's LVM. If I
set up the new box with FS:EXT3 at the partition stage will F7 have
any problems? I have a 40Gb chunk of IDE and a 250Gb of SATA to play
> I ignored LVM and went for the traditional EXT3 partitions with FC7.
Didn't have any problems with that. I've, previously, had plenty of
problems with LVM, and I need to be able to *EASILY* put drives in and
out of different boxes, in different combinations, so I don't like LVM.
I need a dual boot DOS and Linux box. Before LVM, I just installed a
Linux distro (Ubuntu or Fedora), then gparted the ext down to make
room for FreeDOS. Well, I tried that with Fe 7, and learned a lot
(but not enough) about LVM. Unless I missed something, it is very,
very hard to downsize a physical partition associated with LVM. I did
a resize2fs to shrink the filesystem. Then I did a lvreduce to reduce
the logical volume, and I ended up with the planned 3G unallocated
within the physical partition after that, but try as I might, I could
not get the physical partition to shrink. When I tried pvresize, even
though I was supposed to have 3G unallocated within the physical
partition, I kept getting an error and it refused to do the
operation. I found this "pvresize will refuse to shrink
PhysicalVolume if it has allocated extents after where its new end
would be", but as I said I supposed had unallocated extents. Finally
I just reinstalled Fe 7 with without LVM.
I had an unusual application, and I can see where LVM might be great
if you want to grow a (logical) volume to span hard drives. I can
also see for the casual user who would never rezise his/her volumes,
LVM is very transparent. Good luck!
I'm seeing some odd behaviour with the rt2x00 drivers in
the 18.104.22.168-42.fc6 kernel. I've got the machine set up
to use wpa_supplicant (not NM, as I want the machine to
stay connected when 'm logged out) to connect to an AP
On shutdown the system stops after shutting down bluetooth,
this is two steps after failing to stop the wpa_supplicant
service. Now, if I use
# service wpa_supplicant stop
while the system is running normally it waits for a while
then fails. The system shows some odd issues after doing
this, such as not being able to open another terminal on
the desktop. Finally if I shut down the rt2x00 interface
#ifconfig ra0 down
before shutdown or disabling wpa_supplicant everything
works. When shutting down I see that after stopping
bluetooth the system shuts down the ra0 interface.
Trying to ifconfig ra0 down after failing to stop
wpa_supplicant just hangs (the system remains
responsive aside from displaying the issues already
So, I'm not sure where to take this. Is it likely to
be a wpa_supplicant issue or a rt2500 one? Has anyone
else seen similar behaviour?
Now I have experienced something odd. I am downloading F7 using
bittorrent. (It has been predicting about 16-18 hours of download time
which I guess is acceptable) I have in another thread discussed my
screen freeze problem, which now may or may not be expanding.
The PC usually freezes after some time of downloading, - well, it
freezes anyway after some time has elapsed - so it may not necessarily
be caused by the downloading as such.
But when I am about to pick up the downloading again, bittorrent-curses
starts out by checking the cintents of the .iso file which has been
downloaded so far. After a very short while the whole thing stops, and
reboot is the only option. This has happened 3 times in a row.
Does anyone have suggestions here? It may be the "old" problem of
course, but could this be some disk problem as well?
i just installed fc6, i got most stuff working, but am having a problem
a local tool. i have a usb widget that i plug into the usb port and its
however!! during this process, early in the setup, a file is created in
/proc/bus/usb/00x/00y with permissions of 644.
i want these files created with 666 just for the devil of it... ;-)
i have been reading the udev controls, but that says its for
controlling what is in /dev, not what is in /proc/bus/usb/..
i am betting a nickel that someone on this list knows the way to control
this file creation.
if you have any clues, pls share, tia, jackc...
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