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  • Assembler programmer since dawn of time.
  • Perl enthusiast (intermediate).
  • C/C++
  • MySQL
  • Java (late beginner).
  • Unix freak.

Working as Systems Analyst for direct marketing cooperative database.


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revised Boot Mint from USB flash on macmini3,1 (with rEFInd installed)
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comment Boot Mint from USB flash on macmini3,1 (with rEFInd installed)
Make that "I'll assume disk1s1...".
Jul
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comment Boot Mint from USB flash on macmini3,1 (with rEFInd installed)
I'm going to need more details. First, OSX wants 'bs=4m', not 'bs=4M'. Next, we need to mention unmounting the drive if it's already mounted. 'diskutil list' will help locate it. Mine says /dev/disk1 #: 0: FDisk_partition_scheme *16.0 GB disk1 1: DOS_FAT_32 BOOTILDA 16.0 GB disk1s1 Do I unmount disk1 or disk1s1? I'll assume disk1 and then try your command.
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asked Need to install VirtualBox Guest Additions 4.3.8 in CentOS 6.3
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comment Upgrading CentOS 6.3 to 6.5
Thanks for all your help. I'm not able to make this work, so I'm going to open a new question that's aimed directly at what I'm trying to do - namely, to successfully install the VBOX additions onto this VM disk I've been given.
Mar
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comment Upgrading CentOS 6.3 to 6.5
By "those packages" are you referring to what I called "Hadoop-related stuff"? One final question: after running the update (not upgrade) described in "Upgrade to CentOS 6.5 from CentOS 6.4/6.3/6.2/6.1/6.0", I see that /boot/grub/ contains lots of pairs of things (e.g. vmlinuz) with "279" and "431" in their filename. /boot/grub/grub.conf only mentions 279. Do 279 and 431 bear any relationship to 6.3 and 6.5?
Mar
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comment Upgrading CentOS 6.3 to 6.5
grub.conf does exist. I'm back to a fresh version of 6.3. Running yum upgrade caused my CentOS to fail to reboot (froze just before showing the desktop). The CentOS is on a disk image provided in a Cloudera course I took, and it's preconfigured with lots of Hadoop-related stuff, which may well be incompatible with 6.5.
Mar
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comment Upgrading CentOS 6.3 to 6.5
@slm: At the moment, I can't find where I saw that assertion made, but the problem seems to be that, using VirtualBox 4.3.8 to run CentOS 6.3, the VBOXADDITIONS 4.3.8 won't install. So perhaps what I read was something to the effect that CentOS 6.3 was obsolete as far as VBOXAdditions 4.3.8 was concerned.
Mar
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comment Upgrading CentOS 6.3 to 6.5
Unfortunately, that tutorial uses the terms 'update' and 'upgrade' interchangeably, at least in prose. Not a great choice for two terms with different technical meanings. +1 for highlighting the distinction.
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comment Upgrading CentOS 6.3 to 6.5
There isn't a file called menu.lst in /boot/grub/.
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asked Upgrading CentOS 6.3 to 6.5
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