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16  General / General topics / Re: Got an email purportedly from Pardus on: September 25, 2008, 18:33:25 PM
I have an additional question.  You mentioned that pardus-forum.org is the forum serving English and German.  However the forum I am posting on is worldforum.pardus-llinux.nl/index.php - is pardus-forum.org set to replace this forum or is this an additional forum.  The thing about the email that set off my warning signals was that the domain from which the email came had nothing to do with pardus at all.  That was why I asked the question in the first place. 

I have no desire to leave the forums but I would just like to know what they are and how they are related.  Forums are invaluable to those of us who are not experts and are the source of solutions and advice when needed.  With the current emphasis on internet and email security these days and with the vice-presidential candidate in the elections having her email hacked by a college student who masked his identity to get in there, I am just more cautious than normal.  After all the forum question is not the same thing as the Nigerian woman looking for me to rescue her bank savings or the Viagra substitute that will give me an amazing love life or the European lottery that has just decided to award me millions of dollars.  Those are obvious.  This was not and therefore my bringing it up in the first place.  Sorry I upset everyone but I just want to be very careful.  I don't have a whole lot of extra cash to throw around and I don't want anyone getting into it.
17  General / General topics / Re: Got an email purportedly from Pardus on: September 25, 2008, 08:35:21 AM
Thank you.  I have read a few times but not written.  The only problems I have had have been answered by others.

Did not know who Bahri was.  Just trying to be careful.  I thought that anything from Pardus would have Pardus in the domain name, that was why I was so concerned.  If you like we can delete this one.  False alarm.

Besides the URL of the Pardus Worldforum is not the one mentioned  in the email.  The URL here is:


That was why I was concerned.  Never saw the one mentioned in the email before.
18  General / General topics / Got an email purportedly from Pardus on: September 25, 2008, 06:06:19 AM
They message said they have missed me at Pardus-Forum.org and wanted me to link to a website called htt;://www.pardus-forum.org/index.php - it gave my username  and then said if I had forgotten my password I could request it at another website address.

The email stunk to high heavens.  I wonder if I should forward it to someone at Pardus so they can maybe link back to it and check it out or let me know for sure that it is a phishing attempt.  No idea who I should forward it to.  Would like to know what anyone else thinks.  I did not check any further into the website mentioned above  nor did I request my forgotten password.  Just did not trust it.

The address for Pardus-Forum.Org linked to bahri - at - bahri - dot - info

Don't check this out - just let me know who would be the one who handles security for the Pardus websites to I can let them handle it.  It just smells wrong to me.  First time I have gotten one for a distro like this and don't trust it worth a damn.  I have gotten a bunch of them from banks about an account where I never had an account - in fact I retired from a major bank.  Got a bunch of them from yahoo and from AOL (**spit**).  Also got a few about a supposed package that I needed to do something about from UPS when I had not ordered anything.  Never checked them either.  Just forwarded to the security officer at the organization.  This is why I think Pardus might want to do something about this one.
19  Assistance / Pardus for beginners / Question with screen signing off on: July 10, 2008, 08:04:23 AM
I am wondering how to deal with this problem.  If I leave the computer running while I go to sleep, it runs the screen saver and then closes the monitor.  The computer stays signed on.  If I turn the monitor back on it just signs itself off again.  I have to turn the whole computer off and then back on and sign in again to continue.  This is the only distro I have found that does this.  All the others just stay signed on and the monitor may turn off but if I turn it back on, the processing continues from where it was when I went to sleep.

Is there something I need to turn off or on to have the computer stay up.  With the other distros I have gone as much as  3 months without signing back in again.  With Pardus it happens daily. Angry Angry
20  Assistance / Installing Pardus / Re: Grub error for Pardus 2008 on: July 02, 2008, 21:25:35 PM
Right now I have Pardus boot record in the Pardus partition.  If I understand what you are saying I need to make Pardus be the root for grub and have my other distros run from it rather than have Pardus run from my current root distro for grub.  How can I change the boot record and the grub to do this without having to re-install Pardus?  Once I have Pardus installed that way I know how to put the other distros I have in the menu.lst.  I just don't want to lose the things I already have in Pardus.

I still, however, don't see why the chainloader does not work for Pardus.  It does for all the other distros I have (Mandriva, Fedora, Sabayon, OpenSUSE, Kubuntu, Ubuntu, LinuxMint, Mepis, Debian, BlueWhite64).  They all boot from the grub that has its root in Kubuntu and when I had the root in OpenSUSE Kubuntu booted from the grub in OpenSUSE just fine.  The only one that has a problem is Pardus.  Very strange.
21  Assistance / Pardus for beginners / Re: question on passwords with Pardus on: June 29, 2008, 17:20:49 PM
So basically sudo and su will both enable me to function as an administrator but the passwords will be different.  Is it better to use sudo or su?
22  General / Introduce yourself / Newbie from Queens, NYC on: June 29, 2008, 05:06:41 AM
Interesting to see how Pardus compares to the other distros.  So far as looks go it is a winner. 

Retired old timer.
23  Assistance / Installing Pardus / Re: Grub error for Pardus 2008 on: June 29, 2008, 04:32:00 AM
I installed Pardus with boot on the Pardus partion.  When I tried to boot in, I get an error.  What is funny is that I have another distro which is set to boot from the partition with a chainloader also.  When I try to boot that one I get a list of the distros that are set to boot with the chainloader and the Pardus partition is one of them.  If I then click on the Pardus partition there, then it boots just fine and works as it should.  It just won't boot by itself.  Very strange. 

The root partition for the computer is Kubuntu and all the other distros work just fine except for Pardus but it works if you detour through another distro first and then select Pardus from that one.  Any suggestions as to how to fix this?  I don't think I should have to boot Mandriva and then from the first screen of Mandriva further boot Pardus in order to get Pardus to work. Lips Sealed Grin Grin
24  Assistance / Pardus for beginners / question on passwords with Pardus on: June 29, 2008, 03:37:33 AM
I noted that I needed to create a user password as well as an admin password.  When I ran sudo pisi up, it asked for password and I assumed that updating Pisi would require the admin password but it required the user password. 

Is there a rule for when you need the user password and when you need the admin password?  It seems to update the programs you should need admin but I guess not.  That just does not seem intuitive to me.
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