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Unable to mount CD-ROM during installation

i downloaded the DVD Version of the new Kubuntu 6.06 and when i boot from it it hangs. i tried to install it using the Text installation version i found that it hang when mounting the DVD Content and gives me Error that the CD-ROM Drive couldn't be mounted.can anybody help me on how to deal with this problem?

Easy SNMP Server and Client Configuration Steps

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a widely used protocol for monitoring the health and welfare of network equipment (eg. routers), computer equipment and even devices like UPSs. Net-SNMP is a suite of applications used to implement SNMP v1, SNMP v2c and SNMP v3 using both IPv4 and IPv6.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/snmp.htm

Mounting root filesystem... forever

Hi guys,I've been running my first ever Linux server for a couple of months and I went for Ubuntu 6.06. Love it! :DIt's been running fine for a while but it will no longer get past the line that says "mounting root file system" when booting up. I did an install on the HD - is there any way I can repair this maybe by booting off a CD? Any other ideas?Cheers,G.


 hi guys my name is ikenna and believe me when i tell u that i am a real fan n enthusiast of the Linux having interacted with almost all of the linux distribution ranging from derbian,redhat,caldera,mandriva to the great SuSE and i just got a free ubuntu CD lately n cant wait 2  try it out..i gladly look forward to the day that i will b submitting patches to the linux kernel.but guys i seriously have a minute limitation which i know my co-developers could help me to.i need a laptop where i can start off my little piece of contribution to the development of this wonderful open source OS as i do not have enough resources to get one.i will b of so much joy if my request is granted by a co-kernel hacker so that i can start work immediately to make the best thing that has ever happened to computers the greatest OS the world could deliver.pls any triggered response should b forwarded to my mail(mailikay@yahoo.com). thnx guys.

help with Sound card Rockwell Riptide HSF

Maybe someone can help mewith this, i have a HP dektop with modem/souncard Rockwell International Riptide HSF 56k PCI ModemPCI ID: 127A:4311 1235:4311riptidei have DapperUbuntu 6.06and kernel 2.6.15-23-386 i have de modem working fine and ive tried to get the sound going with the riptide driver but its only in rpm or to be compiled and when trying to install i have problems, anyone else have this problem?tnx

Secure Debian System Using FireHOL Firewall

FireHOL is a stateful iptables packet filtering firewall configurator. It is abstracted, extensible, easy and powerful. It can handle any kind of firewall, but most importantly, it gives you the means to configure it, the same way you think of it.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/firehol.htm


I have tried to get electricsheep up and running to no avail. It ran under Badger, but not Drake.

Under Drake it tries, then fails, to get the first sheep.

If I move sheep from my earlier install into the .sheep folder, it can play those through mplayer, but the mplayer window resizes each time the sheep is renewed.

Partitioning HD

How long does it take for Ubuntu's default partitioning to complete?  I've had the computer on overnight thinking it may take awhile, but I don't think this is right.  Why is partitioning not complete?  I've had a blue screen for hours!! Any help?brandon

help downloading and installing wine

i dont know what to do someone help me

Gnome Panels not working or responding

Hi, I installed Ubuntu a week ago. 2 days ago I ran into a major problem. I don't know what I could have done (all I remember is doing Cntl-Alt-Bksp to restart xserver), but sometime later I realized that the default gnome panels were no longer working or responding. The only thing I could do is click the trash icon, and use the keyboard to switch desktops. If I try to click any menu like Applications on the top with my mouse, nothing happens. My desktop icons work fine. Also when I minimize a window, the window does not show up in the bottom panel. Also any keyboard shortcuts I use to access the panels do not work. When I try to restart XServer or go to runlevel 1/2 back to runlevel 5, runlevel 5 will show my desktop void of any panels. The only way to get them back is to reboot my comp., but panels will still not work. <br> Has anyone else run into this problem? If so how can I fix it? I tried deleting ~/.gnome and restarting it, but that didn't work. I also tried killall deskbar-applet and kilall gnome-panel and all that. Also tried un-installing gnome panel and re-installing, but now I just get a "OAFIID: GNOME_Panel_TrashApplet" message

CD-Rom: Drive appears confused HELP!!!!

Hi, i´m a newbie in Linux and i can´t install Ubuntu 6 cause when my system boots with the installation cd, after the screen that says Kernel ok, appears a message "cd-rom:drive appears confused" and the installation stops. What should i do?? Thanks in advance Diogo - Brazil

Nagios and Oreon (Nagios web front end) installation and Configuration

Nagios is a host and service monitor designed to inform you of network problems before your clients, end-users or managers do. It has been designed to run under the Linux operating system, but works fine under most *NIX variants as well. The monitoring daemon runs intermittent checks on hosts and services you specify using external "plugins" which return status information to Nagios. When problems are encountered, the daemon can send notifications out to administrative contacts in a variety of different ways (email, instant message, SMS, etc.).http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/oreon.htm

Mp3 player

Hello. I am a complete newb and i want to connect my Yakumo Hypersound Xtra mp3 player to my ubuntu linux (some Hedgehog). I have tried something but in the media folder i see only floppy and cdrom. I dont know right now what information i have to provide more. I have searched some webs about mp3 player or usb stick mounting and there was a command dmesg, when i wrote it in terminal i got a bunch of stuff, and there was something like usbfs, i wrote in terminal mount usbfs and it wrote that it is allready mounted /proc/bus/usb  or something like that. Pls Help...

log in??????

ok. i installed ubuntu on my pc and then i reboot and see the login screen im all confusedbecause it asked me for a username and i don't remebre making one but i did make a password. anyone know the problem?

Lighttpd Webserver Installation

Security, speed, compliance, and flexibility--all of these describe LightTPD which is rapidly redefining efficiency of a webserver; as it is designed and optimized for high performance environments. With a small memory footprint compared to other web-servers, effective management of the cpu-load, and advanced feature set (FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression,URL-Rewriting and many more) LightTPD is the perfect solution for every server that is suffering load problems. And best of all it's Open Source licensed under the revised BSD license. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/lighttpd.htm

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