Showing posts from October, 2010

Startupmanager - A very usefull tool for grub configuration on debian flavors of linux

Startup-manager is a GUI tool to configure settings for Grub, Grub 2, Usplash and Splashy. It provides a menu interface which allows you to set boot menu options such as the default operating system, Which kernel you want to boot into always, menu timeouts and displays  etc. Startup-manager accomplishes this by translating your GUI inputs into bootloader settings without the need to manually edit the bootloader file (in Ubuntu, normally /boot/grub/menu.lst).

To install the startup-manager application on your ubuntu.

#>apt-get install  startupmanager

Note : Just to ensure the safety, keep a backup of original menu.lst file

#> sudo cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/menu.lst.orig

How to find and resolve dependencies of linux rpm file.

When ever we try to install the rpm file in Linux, the rpm often throws dependency errors . RPM dependencies can be resolved with some handy rpm commands. The below commands will be helpful when your are trying to install a rpm file on Linux. 

#> rpm -qpR <.rpm file >       --- > This command will list all the other dependent files for this rpm to get installed.

#>rpm -qf < absolute path to the file>   --->  This command will tell what package this  file belongs to or find which  package owns this file