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

From: Sam Geeraerts
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Computer Won't Boot
Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2011 17:08:12 +0100
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Harry wrote:
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?

Maybe the cat process is still busy, maybe you had the disk mounted.
It's best if you just reboot and then continue with the next step.

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

But I assume you can only do those things on the alternative OS, not the OS that came with it.

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

The fact that you have to jailbreak and exploit means that the device was designed to not give you the freedoms a general purpose computer (with or without phone capabilities) should have.

Anyway, thanks for not advertising it.

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