Thursday, September 20, 2007

Fixed my ubuntu boot problem

Installed Feisty Fawn Xubuntu (and above) on a Toshiba 325CDS

It kept hanging at the initramfs prompt

Basically it apparently wasn't loading the ide-generic module
because at the prompt i was able to type

modprobe ide-generic

after the modprobe you could then ls /dev/disk which has all the new UUID stuff i guess.
Anyway, after the "exit" the boot continued normally.

So after much fooling around and guessing and reading random stuff with similar errors....

finally figured out on my own that there is a file called /etc/initramfs-tools/modules where you can add modules to be loaded by the initramfs

so edited /etc/initramfs-tools/modules by

sudo vi /etc/initramfs-tools/modules

and added


to the end.

Then to make the init stuff use this file you have to use the update-initramfs command (this one is for my current kernel of 2.6.20-15-generic)

sudo update-initramfs -u -k 2.6.20-15-generic

which built a new file in the /boot directory

rebooted and it actually worked.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

New Dryer

Happy Thanksgiving.

We got a new dryer.
It dries things.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Zoom in forever.

You can zoom forever.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Digging a hole

This site would be handy if you are trying to dig a hole to China or making an "Earth Sandwich"

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Got a new Bowflex

Just like this.

Friday, May 05, 2006

The DR is revived.

Got a fresh front tire and the fork seals and boots replaced as well as
a new chain rub strip.
The wheel hasn't fallen off yet.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Happy May Day.

Comrade, let us dance about our may poles.

Saturday, April 29, 2006


Joshua James on the left... Big brother William Wyatt (1 1/2 years earlier) on the right...

Friday, April 28, 2006

Welcome Josh...

Click his pic for more info.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Josh has arrived.

Loose the pigeons. Willy has a playmate.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Got some stuff done.

Took 3 days off after my 2 week trip to Seattle.

Got the following accomplished:
  1. Oiled and greased the JD
  2. Fixed the hood on the JD (broken mount)
  3. Oiled and greased the tillers
  4. Got horse poop and put on garden
  5. Tilled the garden
  6. Got an appt. to get the DR a new front tire and the fork seals replaced
  7. Got a trailer load of wood mulch
  8. Sawed up a lot of the cottonwood
  9. Ate lunch with Fred B.
About 1 week until a new nephew.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

The Poulan Lives

Since I had the big cottonwood tree chopped down, I finally got around to replacing the sprocket on the old poulan.
Also put on a new chain.
It worked fine all day.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Sliderule Clock Calendar

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Years

That is all.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas

That is all.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

A good Sudoku game

Play Sudoku here. Info about the game a Wikipedia.
If you are a lazy cheater you can have this guy solve your puzzle.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Morse code watch

This watch will beep the time in morse code. Get out your Yen.


Eat HUFU. You too can pretend to be a cannibal with this tofu stuff that is made to look like human flesh.

Print your own Star Wars masks

Go here for your Star Wars masks... be Yoda or a Wookie.

Got an Apple ][+ ???

Then maybe you wanna make a music video like this guy.