two questions from a novice
jacecar at usa.net
Tue Jun 12 00:20:24 UTC 2007
First, I've had this problem with Firefox (under Fedora Core 6) for a
few weeks, and it is annoying. I am unable to find a fix on my own, so
I'll ask here: I upgraded to the most recent 1.5.x release, and after a
few uses, the next time I start the browser, I get a dialog stating "!
Error launching browser window: no XBL binding for browser" -- click OK
and it shuts down.
Second, I'm one of those unlucky few who doesn't have a DVD burner, so
after downloading Fedora 7, I am unable to install it. I have a single
hard drive and a dual boot configuration with Win XP and Fedora Core 6.
I have a copy of the iso on both NTFS and Ext3. When I boot to the
installer, it gives me the option of installing from the hard drive...
but no matter where I put the iso under XP or FC6, I am unable to find
it. The help file says to mount the iso using the following command:
"su -c 'mount -o loop =t iso9660 <isofilename> <mountpoint>' provided
that <mountpoint> physically exists. That works wonderfully... while I
remain under FC 6, but when I boot to the installer, no such mount point
can be found.
For those who say "why don't you install online?" I have managed to do
that on a secondary computer. It only managed to take about 20 hours
with constant interruptions because it couldn't read the FTP source due
to internet interruptions or whatever, and I had to retry about every 20
minutes or so... once hitting <Enter> by accident instead of Alt-R...
and the thing immediately rebooted, losing every bit of progress I had
made up until then. So, I downloaded the iso once again to that
computer, hoping that I could use the ftp option over my local network.
However, due to SE settings or whatever, I am unable to ftp or even
telnet back and forth to a computer sitting next to this one. Attempts
to make it work with FTP, http, Samba, NFS, and anything else have
failed due to my ignorance.
So... I have 3 copies of the F7 iso within inches of where I need to
get to it in order to install/upgrade, but I can't for the life of me
figure out what to do next. I refuse to use the "online" option again,
as I don't want to pull out any more hair than I already have on an
idiotic installer that doesn't even know how to handle an internet hiccup.
Any help would be graciously appreciated.
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