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Re: [trinity-users] Re: "Start Job" - switching to svsvinit-devuan

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 01:30:29 -0700

On Saturday 17 March 2018 01:13:32 Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> Hi!
>
> Am Samstag, 17. März 2018 schrieb William Morder:
> > [...]
> > Also - one of those bugs - I cannot start gparted (or any gnome
> > application) as root. I've tried tdesu and gksu. The Trinity sudo works
> > okay for TDE programs, but the gksu always rejects my password, even
> > though I am sure of the password. This is also a problem when I do a new
> > installation. I can only get admin privileges by sudo or su when I am in
> > a shell; and except for the shell, it's not until after I've installed
> > the Trinity packages (especially the Trinity sudo packages) that I can do
> > anything as root. It would be nice to be able to resize the root
> > partition (assuming I won't lose information in the home partition ...
> > but I've got a fresh backup, anyway). Otherwise, I will proceed with a
> > system reinstallation at some point, and resize partitions then.
>
> Ok, this won't work that way :-)
>
> Please download slacko from here http://slacko.eezy.xyz/download.php - best
> use the 32 bit iso
> http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/puppy-slacko-6.3.2/32/slacko-6.3.2-uef
>i.iso
>
> either burn the iso or make "dd if=slacko-6.3.2-uefi.iso
> of=/dev/<the-usb-stick>" Boot from the iso, open a terminal, start gparted.
> Now you can resize partitions. BTW, slacko is slackware based :-)
>
> When you have problems booting from USB, then please post what hardware you
> are using. When you use Lenovo/IBM, you migh have to press F12 to select
> the boot media. Also not all usb sticks boot on all computers.
>
> Nik
>
I have discovered that some computers won't boot from USB sticks. And yes, I 
am running i386, so 32 bit it is. However, I don't have UEFI, because I built 
this thing out of parts. 

A friend of mine turned a laptop into a brick by trying to install a Linux 
system on a machine that had UEFI enabled. This sounds like the opposite 
problem: the iso image is made for UEFI machines, but I don't want that (at 
least, not yet). Will that be a problem? 

Bill


> > Thanks for any guidance here. I can generally do partitioning and system
> > installations in my sleep (and often have done), but this problem with
> > sudo (mentioned by myself and others elsewhere) is a pain in the
> > *ma-hony*.
> >
> > Bill
> >
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