Resolving “‘unknown’: unknown terminal type.” error

Last day, after updating the repositories and installing the updated packages on my Debian Lenny, I found that I could no longer run top or use nano or vi to open a file. It threw up this nasty error: #top ‘unknown’: unknown terminal type. After a bit of sleuthing, I came to the conclusion that […]

Mounting ext4 partitions in Debian Lenny

As of Debian 5.04 (Lenny), Debian doesn’t support mounting ext4 partitions out of the box, or rather, we should say, using conventional methods. Trying to mount an ext4 partition using the mount directive yields the error : mount: unknown filesystem type ‘ext4’ The roundabout way of doing it is setting a test_fs flag on the […]