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Re: [gNewSense-users] Computer Won't Boot

From: Harry
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Computer Won't Boot
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 17:09:55 -0500

Thanks again. I used cfdisk and was able to make the changes. When I finished 
and tried to write though, cfdisk responded with an error, it said it was able 
to write but not able to reread or something like that. Then, when I exited and 
used sudo partprobe, I got this:

Error: Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda2 -- 
Device or resource busy.  This means Linux won't know about any changes you made
 to /dev/sda2 until you reboot -- so you shouldn't mount it or use it in any way
 before rebooting.
Warning: The kernel was unable to re-read the partition table on /dev/sda (Devic
e or resource busy).  This means Linux won't know anything about the modificatio
ns you made until you reboot.  You should reboot your computer before doing anyt
hing with /dev/sda.

Should I continue with the process anyways?

Also, regarding the signature, it's actually easy to remove, I just did it on 
this message. You'd be surprised what one can do with an iPhone - I dual boot 
mine with Android Froyo, have a terminal emulator, etc. I also have access to 
Cydia, a port of APT to the iPhone that works just like it does on Linux, and 
nothing can be rejected from this because anyone can create a repository. Not 
to mention booting almost any x86 OS like Linux or Windows 95 with Bochs. 
Jailbreaking is completely legal too, a DMCA exception was approved 
specifically allowing jailbreaking and unlocking of phones. Plus, I don't have 
to fight updates to the OS that close jailbreak holes, because the smart people 
at the iPhone Dev Team figured out a way to exploit the bootrom, which can't be 
fixed in a software update.

On Dec 31, 2010, at 1:40 PM, Sam Geeraerts <address@hidden> wrote:

> Harry wrote:
>> Thanks for the clarification, but I'm still a bit confused.
>> My sequence to create the first large partition was n, p, 1, 1,
>> 38913. Then I did a, 1, but I'm not sure how to make the filesystem
>> ext3 or if those were even the right commands.
> Set the system id ("t" command) to "Linux (83)".
>> And the "back end" is partition #4?
> If you want just 2 partitions then it's probably #2. "Back end" in this 
> context just means "after the other partition", so the partition with the 
> highest start cylinder.
>> And how would I make the size 1 GB,
> fdisk says how many bytes a unit (a.k.a. block) is. You can calculate the 
> number of cylinders from that.
>> or how would I designate this as swap?
> Set the system id to 82.
> You might want to use cfdisk instead of fdisk. Its interface is a bit more 
> friendly.
>> Sent from my iPhone
> I wonder how hard it would be to remove or change that signature.
> P.S.: Please actually reply to the message you mean to reply to. Your
> reply to Paul's message breaks the thread.
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