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  • #50934
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    XecureXecure

    During boot, append ” 1″ (a space char followed by numeral one) to the bootline.

    This means “Add an extra boot parameter ‘1’ when you are in the grub menu (more info in the wiki on how to do this)

    The goofy bldg. remains on the page and will not allow me into the command line.

    You could alternatively press “Control+Alt+F1” to move to tty1 and see if you can log in to your account in the terminal/command-line.

    #50968
    Member
    Avatarskidoo

    Failed to execute log-in command

    This (this exact message) indicates that /etc/slim.conf
    was successfully read, and that when your pressed Enter, your login credentials were not rejected.
    (In the case of failed login, “the page with a goofy bldg” would instead display “authorization failed”)

    Whatever is stated on the
    login_cmd
    line within the conf file is, for some reason, an unworkable commandstring.

    Check to ensure that conf line contains
    login_cmd setsid /usr/local/bin/desktop-session %session

    If it does not, edit it to match that.

    If it already currently does match that, reinstallation of the desktop-defaults-full-antix and/or desktop-session-antix packages might resolve the problem.

    #50994
    Member
    PFOPFO

    Hey DAWGS,

    At boot there is a warning:

    Root file system has insufficient free space; mounting tmpfs on /tmp . . .

    Perhaps this is causing the problem?

    What are fixes if I boot from a live CD?

    PFO

    #51003
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    Brian MasinickBrian Masinick

    Hey DAWGS,

    At boot there is a warning:

    Root file system has insufficient free space; mounting tmpfs on /tmp . . .

    Perhaps this is causing the problem?

    What are fixes if I boot from a live CD?

    PFO

    The /tmp file system is usually on the same filesystem as / unless explicitly set up otherwise. The / filesystem should have at least 100 MB of space, in my experience. If there is only ONE filesystem for the entire antiX distribution, then there needs to be space for all of the antiX distribution plus an additional amount for whatever you want to save on the computer. This second number can vary tremendously. For example, on one of my systems I typically allocate 10-20 GB for each major system partition; on my current setup I allow a whopping 100 GB per partition, except for one “extra” partition that is “only” 23 GB.

    My guess is that you have very little free space available. One reason I can devote so much space per partition is that I have an 8 TB (terabyte) DISK and 8 GB of system memory. You may not have that much disk or memory available, but if you do not have at least a few gigabytes available you won’t be able to install much extra software and you won’t be able to save many files.

    Try to allocate, if possible at least 100 MB just for / alone and ideally 5-10 GB for the overall disk so that you have enough space for both the software and an occasional file. If you have more room, allocate more room. If not, that does explain why you are experiencing difficulty.

    Brian Masinick

    #51023
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    Avatarskidoo

    6 pages of goal-post moving…
    the OP does not acknowledge help the help/feedback offered
    (e.g. login credentials are NOT suddenly being rejected),
    instead just posts up some further, unrelated, off-the-wall “diddy-wack”

    To me, it now seems both apropriate and overdue to suggest
    “MicroSlave bulk wash and reinstall” (or whatever phrase the OP used)

    #51381
    Member
    PFOPFO

    Hey Dawgs,

    Looks like Brian solved the problem with his suggested hard drive re-configuration.

    ˝Try to allocate, if possible at least 100 MB just for / alone and ideally 5-10 GB for the overall disk.˝

    So I:

    1. Booted 19.2 from the CD
    2. Opened the INSTALL icon
    3. Opened the Partition SW
    4. Reconfigured hardrive to:
    WIN XP = 10 Gig
    AntiX = 45 GiG
    SWAP = 1 GiG

    System boots fast and SW opens equally fast, but runs slower probably because the SWAP partition is not recognized now that I’ve moved it away from the WIN XP partition to follow the antiX partition and reduced it from 2.5 Gig to 1.0.

    How do I:

    a.) Allocate Meg to /
    b.) Get SWAP running
    c.) TUNE OS for maximum performance

    YES, I realize that 512 Meg of RAM is limiting, but I may get another stick this week and have a whopping 1.0 Gig for better speed and performance.

    THIS however is the reality in Central Europe – lots of old WIN XP boxes sitting in the closet collecting dust when they could be running fine with antiX

    So, thanx again for helping me work-out the bugs, now I can start installing antix on a half dozen at a local charity that provides older computers to kids who have no idea there is a computing world off the crapple-gulag-macrosloth plantation. Once they discover antix look out!

    Carry-on til you are carrion . . . .

    PFO

    #51382
    Member
    PFOPFO

    ˝6 pages of goal-post moving…
    the OP does not acknowledge help the help/feedback offered
    (e.g. login credentials are NOT suddenly being rejected),
    instead just posts up some further, unrelated, off-the-wall “diddy-wack”

    To me, it now seems both apropriate and overdue to suggest
    “MicroSlave bulk wash and reinstall” (or whatever phrase the OP used)˝

    Skiddoo,

    I’m sorry this frustrates you, but I simply do not understand Linux terms so I must ask questions to elicit suggestions that I comprehend and can implement. Per your suggestion, here is the System ‘Read-out’ – tho that’s not what itś called:

    System:
    Host: antix1 Kernel: 4.9.212-antix.1-486-smp i686 bits: 32
    Desktop: IceWM 2.1.1
    Distro: antiX-19.2.1_386-base Hannie Schaft 29 March 2020
    Machine:
    Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard
    product: HP Compaq nx6110 (EK048ES#AKN) v: F.0A serial: <filter>
    Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 3088 v: KBC Version 39.1C serial: <filter>
    BIOS: Hewlett-Packard v: 68DTD Ver. F.0A date: 07/25/2005
    Battery:
    ID-1: C171 charge: 7.1 Wh condition: 7.4/7.4 Wh (100%)
    CPU:
    Topology: Single Core model: Intel Celeron M bits: 32 type: MCP
    L2 cache: 1024 KiB
    Speed: 1500 MHz min/max: N/A Core speed (MHz): 1: 1500
    Graphics:
    Device-1: Intel Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics driver: i915
    v: kernel
    Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: intel
    unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1024×768~60Hz
    OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 915GM x86/MMX/SSE2 v: 1.4 Mesa 18.3.6
    Audio:
    Device-1: Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW AC97 Audio driver: snd_intel8x0
    Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.9.212-antix.1-486-smp
    Network:
    Device-1: Broadcom Limited BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN
    driver: b43-pci-bridge
    Device-2: Broadcom Limited BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX driver: b44
    IF-ID-1: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
    IF-ID-2: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
    Drives:
    Local Storage: total: 55.89 GiB used: 8.71 GiB (15.6%)
    ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Hitachi model: IC25N060ATMR04-0 size: 55.89 GiB
    Partition:
    ID-1: / size: 44.29 GiB used: 8.71 GiB (19.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
    Sensors:
    System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0 C mobo: 37.0 C
    Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
    Repos:
    Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list
    1: deb http://mirror.easyname.at/mxlinux-packages/antix/buster/ buster main nonfree nosystemd
    Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/buster-backports.list
    1: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-backports main contrib non-free
    Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list
    1: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ buster-updates main contrib non-free
    Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
    1: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ buster main contrib non-free
    2: deb http://security.debian.org/ buster/updates main contrib non-free
    No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/onion.list
    Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/softmaker.list
    1: deb http://shop.softmaker.com/repo/apt wheezy non-free
    No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list
    Info:
    Processes: 134 Uptime: 39m Memory: 486.1 MiB used: 258.6 MiB (53.2%)
    Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.36

    #51390
    Member
    PFOPFO

    More . . .

    inxi -zv7
    System:
    Host: antix1 Kernel: 4.9.212-antix.1-486-smp i686 bits: 32 compiler: gcc
    v: 8.3.0 Desktop: IceWM 2.1.1 dm: SLiM 1.3.6
    Distro: antiX-19.2.1_386-base Hannie Schaft 29 March 2020
    base: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)
    Machine:
    Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard
    product: HP Compaq nx6110 (EK048ES#AKN) v: F.0A serial: <filter> Chassis:
    type: 10 serial: <filter>
    Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 3088 v: KBC Version 39.1C serial: <filter>
    BIOS: Hewlett-Packard v: 68DTD Ver. F.0A date: 07/25/2005
    Battery:
    ID-1: C171 charge: 7.1 Wh condition: 7.4/7.4 Wh (100%) volts: 12.3/10.8
    model: Hewlett-Packard Primary type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
    status: Unknown
    Memory:
    RAM: total: 486.1 MiB used: 301.1 MiB (61.9%)
    RAM Report:
    permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
    CPU:
    Topology: Single Core model: Intel Celeron M bits: 32 type: MCP
    arch: M Dothan rev: 8 L2 cache: 1024 KiB bogomips: 3000
    Speed: 1500 MHz min/max: N/A Core speed (MHz): 1: 1500
    Flags: acpi apic bts clflush cmov cx8 de dts fpu fxsr mca mce mmx msr mtrr
    pae pbe pge pse sep ss sse sse2 tm tsc vme
    Graphics:
    Device-1: Intel Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard NX6110/NC6120 driver: i915 v: kernel
    bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:2592
    Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: intel
    unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1024×768~60Hz
    OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 915GM x86/MMX/SSE2 v: 1.4 Mesa 18.3.6
    direct render: Yes
    Audio:
    Device-1: Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW AC97 Audio
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard NX6110/NC6120 driver: snd_intel8x0 v: kernel
    bus ID: 00:1e.2 chip ID: 8086:266e
    Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.9.212-antix.1-486-smp
    Network:
    Device-1: Broadcom Limited BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: b43-pci-bridge v: N/A port: 2580
    bus ID: 02:04.0 chip ID: 14e4:4318
    Device-2: Broadcom Limited BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard NX6110/NC6120 driver: b44 v: 2.0 port: 2580
    bus ID: 02:0e.0 chip ID: 14e4:170c
    IF-ID-1: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
    IF-ID-2: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
    IP v4: <filter> scope: global broadcast: <filter>
    IP v6: <filter> scope: link
    WAN IP: <filter>
    Drives:
    Local Storage: total: 115.64 GiB used: 46.27 GiB (40.0%)
    ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Hitachi model: IC25N060ATMR04-0 size: 55.89 GiB
    speed: <unknown> serial: <filter> rev: AD5A scheme: MBR
    ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: Samsung model: Flash Drive
    size: 59.75 GiB serial: <filter> rev: 1100 scheme: MBR
    Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: MATSHITA model: UJ-840D rev: 1.02
    dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
    Features: speed: 24 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes
    rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r state: running
    RAID:
    Message: No RAID data was found.
    Partition:
    ID-1: / size: 44.29 GiB used: 8.71 GiB (19.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
    label: rootantiX19 uuid: 7acf51af-55b9-40b7-a592-2fcb87c1c938
    ID-2: /media/PFO/BACK-UP USB size: 59.73 GiB used: 37.56 GiB (62.9%)
    fs: vfat dev: /dev/sdb1 label: BACK-UP USB uuid: DFEF-26A2
    Unmounted:
    ID-1: /dev/sda1 size: 9.38 GiB fs: ntfs label: N/A uuid: 96B04EF6B04EDC7D
    ID-2: /dev/sda3 size: 1.22 GiB fs: swap label: N/A
    uuid: 2cfc76e2-775e-4eb8-b43d-9c37ed603bcf
    USB:
    Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 8 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002
    Device-1: 1-1:2
    info: Silicon Motion – Taiwan (formerly Feiya ) Flash Drive
    type: Mass Storage driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 2.1
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 090c:1000 serial: <filter>
    Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s
    chip ID: 1d6b:0001
    Hub: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s
    chip ID: 1d6b:0001
    Hub: 4-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s
    chip ID: 1d6b:0001
    Hub: 5-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s
    chip ID: 1d6b:0001
    Sensors:
    System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C mobo: 38.0 C
    Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
    Info:
    Processes: 138 Uptime: 1h 30m Init: SysVinit v: 2.93 runlevel: 5
    default: 5 Compilers: gcc: 8.3.0 alt: 8 Shell: bash v: 5.0.3
    running in: roxterm inxi: 3.0.36

    #51391
    Member
    PFOPFO

    AND more . . .

    inxi -Fxz
    System:
    Host: antix1 Kernel: 4.9.212-antix.1-486-smp i686 bits: 32 compiler: gcc
    v: 8.3.0 Desktop: IceWM 2.1.1
    Distro: antiX-19.2.1_386-base Hannie Schaft 29 March 2020
    base: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)
    Machine:
    Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard
    product: HP Compaq nx6110 (EK048ES#AKN) v: F.0A serial: <filter>
    Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 3088 v: KBC Version 39.1C serial: <filter>
    BIOS: Hewlett-Packard v: 68DTD Ver. F.0A date: 07/25/2005
    Battery:
    ID-1: C171 charge: 7.1 Wh condition: 7.4/7.4 Wh (100%)
    model: Hewlett-Packard Primary status: Unknown
    CPU:
    Topology: Single Core model: Intel Celeron M bits: 32 type: MCP
    arch: M Dothan rev: 8 L2 cache: 1024 KiB
    flags: pae sse sse2 bogomips: 3000
    Speed: 1500 MHz min/max: N/A Core speed (MHz): 1: 1500
    Graphics:
    Device-1: Intel Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard NX6110/NC6120 driver: i915 v: kernel
    bus ID: 00:02.0
    Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: intel
    unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1024×768~60Hz
    OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 915GM x86/MMX/SSE2 v: 1.4 Mesa 18.3.6
    direct render: Yes
    Audio:
    Device-1: Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW AC97 Audio
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard NX6110/NC6120 driver: snd_intel8x0 v: kernel
    bus ID: 00:1e.2
    Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.9.212-antix.1-486-smp
    Network:
    Device-1: Broadcom Limited BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: b43-pci-bridge v: N/A port: 2580
    bus ID: 02:04.0
    Device-2: Broadcom Limited BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard NX6110/NC6120 driver: b44 v: 2.0 port: 2580
    bus ID: 02:0e.0
    IF-ID-1: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
    IF-ID-2: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
    Drives:
    Local Storage: total: 115.64 GiB used: 46.27 GiB (40.0%)
    ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Hitachi model: IC25N060ATMR04-0 size: 55.89 GiB
    ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: Samsung model: Flash Drive
    size: 59.75 GiB
    Partition:
    ID-1: / size: 44.29 GiB used: 8.71 GiB (19.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
    Sensors:
    System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C mobo: 39.0 C
    Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
    Info:
    Processes: 139 Uptime: 1h 33m Memory: 486.1 MiB used: 297.2 MiB (61.1%)
    Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 8.3.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.3
    inxi: 3.0.36

    #53964
    Moderator
    Brian MasinickBrian Masinick

    Google search: Linux disk partitioning tools

    How to partition a disk in Linux?

    1 List the partitions: Use parted -l to identify the storage device you want to partition.
    2 Open the storage device: Use parted to begin working with the selected storage device.
    3 then type “Yes” to accept it.
    4 Review the partition table: Show information about the storage device.

    Also, read https://opensource.com/article/18/6/how-partition-disk-linux

    This should help you to set up the disk partitions as suggested.
    Any of these tools can be used to modify disk partition from a Linux system: fdisk, cfdisk, parted, gparted, and there are others.

    If you create a swap partition that has at least as much space as the amount of computer memory, and preferably twice that, you will always be able to swap processes. The best way to improve performance is to:

    1 Obtain and use as much physical memory as your hardware supports.
    2. If you already have the maximum available memory installed, make sure that your swap partition is larger in size than available memory.

    These two things will allow your system to perform as well as it can for the available features.

    If your system is so old that the hardware is not supported by the current system kernels and utilities, a few people have found it necessary to use older kernels and they’ve found old antiX images in order to accomplish this.

    If these and the other things spoken of in the multiple pages of this thread still do not help, the only other resources are:

    1. Join a Linux users group and ask for help or find someone to personally help and teach you.
    2. Read books on beginning Linux.
    3. Search online for information, especially to learn and understand the terms you do not understand.

    It is not necessary to understand everything all at once, but it is crucial that you learn how to partition your disk using parted or one of the other disk partitioning tools. Without this, you cannot even get started. So all that remains is to learn and use Linux. Every person here started at some point; they tried things, it failed, they tried again and again until they learned. They read, studied, tried again and found something that works. Please put in some effort; it is the only way to ever understand any of this; otherwise it is worthless.

    Best wishes.

    Use the live antiX image to select one of these tools and repartition your disk as recommended.

    Brian Masinick

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