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  1. <snip> I too have had this problem, I suspect it is something different in the format of the DAG Wieers RPM site as it relates to CentOS 5. I have several CentOS 4.xx machines and my how-to still works perfectly for them. I agree that it seems 'broken' on CentOS 5 and RHEL 5 based machines. I've even tried downloading the RPM-GPG-KEY.txt with wget and then doing "sudo rpm --import /root/RPM-GPG-KEY.txt" and still get the same metadata errors as you quoted. In other words, I'm working on finding a solution. Perhaps there are other RPM repositories out there that
  2. Mizzy, I know that you can mount a Windows partition in Linux. User ZNX posted a great how-to on this forum here. As far as I'm aware, if the windows partition is Fat32, it can be mounted read-write, but if the partition is NTFS, some linuxes can only mount that readonly (you cannot change any files on it.) As far as the other way around, I do not know of any way that a Windows partition can read a linux partition live. One alternative is that you can create a partition on your drive in addition to the two you already have (win32 partition and linux partition) as type FAT16
  3. This is truely a very nice tutorial. I've always seen file-level encryption that generated with /dev/random with the dd command, but this never fills up RAM and is quite fast in comparison. Kudos to you; great job!
  4. Hi everyone, Hope this is not a repeat... but I have not seen too many posts about CentOS, which currently is my linux of choice. I wanted to post to explain how to add additional "yum repositories" so that you can get additional software installed that would not necessarily be included with your OS. This is especially important for RHES or CentOS since they take the minimalist approach with many things, as only the core functionality programs and applications are built in. I use CentOS which is the "Community Enterprise OS" that is basically the latest version of Redhat Enterpris
  5. Thanks man ... As time goes on and I get more aquainted with the group on here, I hope to be able to help some noobs with problems they're having!! -- zepcom
  6. You might want to try hitting '?' when top is running to see what options freebsd top allows. For example, my CentOS version of top allows me to hit "u" while it's running and filter out only "root" tasks, for example. Yours might be similar. hope this helps... --zepcom
  7. Here's a trick to save some steps in the future for you potentially.... yum search "searchstring-without-quotes" thus... if you would have ran yum search pkg-config you would have seen: Searching Packages: Setting up repositories Reading repository metadata in from local files pkgconfig.i386 1:0.15.0-3 base Matched from: pkgconfig The pkgconfig tool determines compilation options. For each required library, it reads the configuration file and outputs the necessary compiler and linker flags. Hope this helps ... I have found many oddly-named packages (inste
  8. Cross reference to my reply post here if you're using any recent redhat derivitive ... --zepcom
  9. apt-get and yum are superior replacements for RPM by handling all the pre-requisites for you (one command does it all) but on some older linuxes, apt-get and yum do not work very well. This is fine for debian (apt) and centos/fedora/redhatenterprise (yum) but older distros may have issues... It's a great recommendation, and worked on a RedHat9 box that I was about to rebuild. Probably still should rebuild it, but the need isn't as high now that I fixed the RPM database!! Thanks for the tip!! --zepcom
  10. Hi, Not sure if this is useful to anyone, but I thought I'd post this here in case it is. I do a lot of terminal line editing from the console of my workstation. Sometimes using text mode is faster and easier, instead of using the mouse to open up new terminal windows and position them easily. If you don't know how to get to the text console on your Linux PC, hold down CTRL-ALT and hit one of the F1-F6 keys. These are virtual terminals that you can log in with your credentials and view or edit files, "quick and dirty" if you will. I often find myself logging into the F1 termi
  11. If you're using CentOS or Fedora ... I've researched and found the solution to this problem another way. MY PROBLEM: I too had the second and third hard drive in my system completely unmountable. I could use fdisk and make partitions, and I also could mke2fs the filesystems on these partitions as well... so I know they were not damaged or "in use" as the OS claimed. Yet after creating the filesystems, I always got "device /dev/hdc busy" error messages. I tried the fuser command as mentioned above, but it always came up with no results, meaning that on one was sitting on the filesy
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