I run my Full monty 2011.07 under Parallells on my Macbook Pro 5,3 with 50GB, 2Gb RAM 1 CPU. Ive partitioned it properly, with 25GB mounted /, 4GB Swap and 20GB mounted under /home. Here is my issue.
I, unfortunately, live in South AFrica, where buying bread needs a very good credit record and getting ADSL is akin to making a deal with the devil, who we've renamed Telkom.
Ive decided to use what little is left of my overdraft to pay for bandwidth (yes, we pay per Gig) and download the entire PCLinuxOS repository. Before I continue, just keep in mind that it took me a week to download the FM iso. Anyway, Ive done the research and now know how to use rsync to accomplish this. However, I was an idiot when I setup the system and didnt allocate enough space to the VM (?). So, now I want to share some real estate on my HFS partition but for the life of me, I cannot fathom how. Ive tried searching but couldnt find a single article on the net about this. I also tried installing parallells tools but this isnt working either, with it quitting on me every single time.
Anyone have any suggestions?
As a means to an end, I tried using rsync on OSX to pull the repos. However, that exits with
ssh: Could not resolve hostname ftp: nodename nor servname provided, or not known,
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [receiver]
rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at /SourceCache/rsync/rsync-37.3/rsync/io.c(452) [receiver=2.6.9]
leaving me wondering what the hell Im doing wrong. For those interested, the command I used was
rsync -aP --no-motd --stats --delete --exclude=*testing --exclude=SRPM* ftp://mirror.ac.za/pclinuxos/apt/pclinuxos/2011/ /repo/
On another machine, I have a completely different problem: I burnt FM to disc and tried installing it on my wifes Amilo pro Notebook. Its ancient (I think Pharoah left a fingerprint on it). I can boot into the Live environment and have the HDD partitioned correctly. Im trying to setup a dual boot environment (XP Pro SP3) and have an extra partition setup so that she can share data between XP and FM. I decided to mount this partition (ntfs-3g) as /share but that doesnt work. I then tried NOT mounting at install, with a view to setting this up later. From here, the install progresses quite nicely... up to a point. The install closes all other windows and, after about 4 hours of running, quits with a message that it cannot copy files. I tried burning the DVD onto another disc and tried again. Same brown nuggets, same smell. I then tried ANOTHER disc... guess what happened. So, I decided to write a new disc at 1x and tried that. Same... oh nevermind, you get the gist. Now, I know that the ISO isnt messed up cos I checked its MD5. I also used it to install under Parallels...
I use my mac for work. I have limited access to the net at work so will check here for any replies in 12 hours... if there are any.
BTW: FM runs unbelievable fast under Parallells. I just wish Parallells would play nice and map my drive nicely.