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Month: September 2012

Re: [trinity-users] Continuation: Re: [trinity-users] Installing Trinity on Squeeze: problem with recommends

From: David Hare <davidahare@...>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 19:11:32 +0000
On 17/09/12 16:10, Lisi wrote:
> I started again.  I installed a fairly basic Squeeze system, I then installed
> LXDE (without a hitch), then desktop-base-trinity, also without a hitch.  I
> used only the official repository.

Are you sure you did <aptitude update> first? Post your sources.list, 
let's have a look at that, and anything that's in sources.list.d.

I can't see any point using 3.5.12, 13+slavek's updates are so much 
better. If you made some mistake and repeat it, maybe you get the same 
result! The only problem I ever had installing 3.5.13 was when mirrors 
were down... however, I don't use "kde-trinity", too bloated for me.

> In the meantime, I am going to find out/learn how to make a bootable USB key
> from Exegnu Linux.

Some usb keys dont have a proper mbr. If you use the script on the 
live-cd and it won't boot, this usually sorts it:

1. Plug the drive, don't mount it
2. Establish what the device is (/dev/sdx) like this, it should be 
obvious (substitute sdx for the right one and MAKE SURE to get it right):
dmesg | tail -n 6
3. (su) install-mbr /dev/sdx
4, Mount it
4. syslinux -d syslinux

I left mbr tools out of the script, it is a root task with horrible 
consequences if you get it wrong.

@ Slavek: Thanks especially for sorting the sudo/su stuff for Debian, 
it's all working fine (except konsole-su still prompts for sudo 
password, even if sudo is not used, this is not so major)... as well as 
all the other updates.