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Re: firefox-37, where to put

On Thursday 02 April 2015 19:20:50 Lisi Reisz wrote:
> On Thursday 02 April 2015 22:35:29 Gene Heskett wrote:
> >  /home is just a directory on / here since the broken
> > installer will not do it any other way.
> I know that it has been said before, but there may be people new to
> the list reading this.  I used the same "broken" installer, and my
> /home is separate from /.
> Lisi

I appreciate that you have done that Lisi, but this hybrid.iso from 
linuxcnc.org, downloadable from a link right one on the front page, and 
using the wheezy repos for updates, simply cannot be beaten into 
submission to do that.

Regardless of the mechinations I have tried, it plain and simply loops 
back to the partition drive screen if you do not just let it do what it 
wants to do, which is two real partitions, one for /, and one for swap 
at 2x the memory it finds in the machine. ANYTHING else you try to do 
and it loops back to restart the drive partitioning again. I even tried 
to prepartition the drive with other tools, but none of those settups 
were recognized by the installers partitioner.  This hybrid install iso, 
can also function when written to a usb key, but this now elderly Asus 
M2N-SLI Deluxe mobo's latest #1701 bios cannot be booted from usb.

I just ordered 2 more 2Gb seagate drives from tigerdirect, and I will, 
when they arrive, see about a real 64 bit wheezy install.

If the 64 bit wheezy install will run LinuxCNC in sim mode, I'll be a 
happy camper, otherwise I will see what kernel version the latest 
xenomai patches need, build that and install it on the second drive 
alongside the wheezy kernel.  Somewhere, there has to be an everything 
just Works(TM) setup.

The rtai patches to this installs kernel do the real time, microsecond 
critical stuff in kernel space, the xenomai patch kit moves it to user 
space but isn't quite as effective at the realtime microsecond critical 
stuff, so if I ever have to run machinery with it, I'll need to buy a 
$90 5i25 interface card from Mesaweb, which offloads the realtime stuff 
to a custom programmed asic running at 50 mhz of some sort I haven't 
memorized. But in the real world, the chances of ever using this huge 
tower to drive one of those machine is somewhere between .00001% of slim 
and none.  More than likely, if I buy a bigger machine, (and I'll have 
to be in better shape physically too because they'll range north of half 
a ton if its quality stuff) it will be run by "machinekit" installed on 
a BeagleBone Black, altho the breakout board costs $25 more than the 

The plans of mice & men Lisi. ;-)  In the meantime I have some blanket 
chests to make 3 more of with the machinery I have now, and deliver them 
to various places in Nebraska and Kansas, probably in 2 separate trips 
as my "West Virginia Cadillac", aka a '99 GMC 3 door short box pickup 
won't hold more than 2 with padding.  That will add a bit over 6k miles 
to the GMC, but its engine was fresh 5k back and its running well.

I can't fall over yet, my bucket list is pages long. ;-)

Cheers, Gene Heskett
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/gene>

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