command for downloading a package to save
stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jun 17 04:05:47 UTC 2009
On Monday 15 June 2009 10:47:55 am Billie Erin Walsh wrote:
> What, if any, programs did you install just before the problem started.??
> I know you were working on e-Sword just before but did you install
> _ANYTHING_ other than that?
I finally got e-Sword installed. It is just great. I made a major change,
however it was with the guidance of a proven expert with Kubuntu systems and I
trust his advice implicitly. It had to do with mounting.
For many years I have had problems relating to mounting. I have always used
/media for partitions followed by their partition identity. It has repeatedly
caused me problems, I think because Kubuntu has more or less reserved /media
for things like CD roms and the like. In any event a dear friend and
excellent expert suggested the following. I will show you how the problem
computer is mounted. It wasn't done long before my problem.
I have two drives, 1 80gb and 1 200gb.
the 80 is mounted as follows:
the 200gb HDD is mounted as follows:
The desirable part of this method of mounting is the fact that if an
application or the OS screw up the system enough to require a re-install of
the OS, little is lost in the exchange. All configurations remain in tact,
All email folders and settings and bookmarks remain unaffected. And all stored
data is preserved. Only the boot partition is affected plus perhaps a couple
of 3rd party installations like wine have to be reinstalled. I love it and
don't plan to change this configuration of partitions ever.
That is the only change, plus wine and e-sword. And they both still work fine.
Everything in my computer works normally excepting anything that connects to
the Internet. Package Managers are useless. Konsole is useless for adding
software. Browser doesn't work at all, and no email. I think email will
receive, but not send. So receiving email on the bad computer complicates
things even more because it is hare to transfer any data off the computer.
I typed in ipconfig in the shell; it came up just fine. I copied the data to an
odt and put it in a thumb drive, but when I opened the thumb drive on my
laptop the file was not there. Drag and drop did not work, neither did copy
and paste. The data would not stay in the thumb.
Whenever someone asked for my ipconfig, I had to type it into the email on the
laptop. I am missing part of an important finger so I make lots of mistakes
when I type things like you find in a ipconfig file. Finally, I made a copy of
the file in my laptop so I can attach or paste it to an email, and of course,
since I have it, no one asks for it anymore.
Well, I am in and out of root, when I need to, but only when it is necessary
to install something.
I am sure it isn't a virus, but it sure behaves like one. Every feature that
broke had to do with getting information out of the computer, even to the
extent of not being able to copy to a flash drive and copy a document into
another computer. Otherwise everything operates normally. And the implied
threat in the email planted the thought in the beginning. The neat thing that
is happening here is that I am learning a bunch more stuff that I would have
had to wait for if it hadn't happened.
I'd rather not look so stupid, but I am not the brightest bulb on the tree.
I'm just that crazy steven again. This one sure has a lot of people thinking
though. I hope it prospers the group. I was just warned of someone trying to
redirect my mail. What is that all about. They gave me option for
redirection but no identity. I canceled it; that was right, wasn't it?
Well friend.got to finish up a couple of replies and get some sleep.
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