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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Installed Debian GNU/Linux

After some struggle i am able to install GNU/Linux. I got the new Debian Sarge 14 CDs when i went to Madurai for FStival. After long time i am installing the GNU/Linux. I faced few problems while installing which i never faced before. The first one is the installation of GRUB to the boot partition is failed. When checking i found that bootable flag for /boot partition is set to false. So i changed the bootable flag to true. I dont know whether thats the real solution but it works. This is the first time i created separate partition for boot since Joe told me that it might be necessary if Debian is installed in 80 GB HDD. After that installation went smooth and the Debian Base System was installed. I logged into a GNU/Linux machine after long time (almost after 6 months). The second problem was i am not able to configure the source for apt. when i entered /dev/cdrom as device file for CDROM, error thrown as /dev/cdrom is not a block file. When tried to mount the cdrom using /dev/cdrom file "open failed" error shown. So, i started googling for the solution and found a valuable solution from . As from the instructions i tried to give /dev/hdb as CDROM device file and it worked. I dont know how my previous installations when i was in college went fine when i enter /dev/cdrom for CDROM. Then the installation got over and i am able to login to my GNU box. Spent a little time with that and felt happy to work in GNU box again.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Early Morning Dream...

There is a belief that early morning Dream comes true. But I don't know how this dream going to be true. I don't remember the exact dream, just blogging some pieces of the dream. I am walking down for the first day of the school. I was roaming in the school to know about my class. I entered Chemistry lab and my friends are sitting there. A staff was there and discussing with the students, the surprise in this is, she was my college lecturer. Before my dream gets completion my alarm started to wake me up. Every one, who had a nice time in school will enjoy being back to those days. I am not a exceptional one. Looking for a nice opportunity to meet all my school friends at school. :)

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Rain played again in Chennai

This is not the first time Rain spoiling the game at Chennai. I dont understand why BCCI conducts these type of important matches in Chennai during Rainy Season. Everyone knows Chennai has monsoon during November and Decemeber. But the BCCI doesn't care about this and trying to conduct matches here during this time. This match is so important for many of them. Ganguly's come back, Dravid first Test match as a regular captain. Its big miss for all.