[Nottingham] Odd Mandrake problems
richard at tollyboy.demon.co.uk
Thu May 31 23:18:59 BST 2007
On Tuesday 06 February 2007 14:15, Richard Davies wrote:
3 months late but I'm back.
Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions. The problem turned out to be a
dying mother board not a linux problem afterall.
> On Tuesday 06 February 2007 09:14, Michael Erskine wrote:
> > On Sunday 04 February 2007 19:38, Richard Davies wrote:
> > > Friend has just contacted me from Australia asking me to sort out her
> > > box, she doesn't know what she has except that it is Linux Mandrake.
> > > Told her to join her local LUG but she says there isn't one, she can't
> > > get online so there would be no point, she has no transport so she
> > > couldn't go the meetings if there were any and she can't reinstall
> > > because she will lose work, so can I help her.
> > OK, your friend doesn't know of a local Linux User Group (and in Aus
> > "local" extends a lot further than in the UK) but there probably is local
> > net access, and perhaps even a local Linux user. Give us some idea of how
> > remote her location is - this is likely to be more an issue of
> > communications channels and willingness on her part to get involved.
> She doesn't know of a local LUG I have just Googled for one and the closest
> I can find is TASLUG in Hobart which would from memory put her about 150
> miles away. She doesn't have a car so 300 mile round trip on the bus with
> computer is probably not going to work.
> > She should be able to identify and possibly fix any problem with Knoppix
> > of similar bootable CD distro and some instruction, possibly by phone.
> That is what I am thinking I am just wondering where would be the best
> place to start looking for this error, before I start running up phone
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