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Old 11-18-2005, 03:30 PM   #1
andygravity
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Adding XP to Fedora Core4? ...and Mplayer?


I have a Dell 650, dual 2.4GHz P4, 2.5Gb RAM, which came with 2-80Gb drives. After installing Fedora4, and using up2date to make sure everything is current, it appears that both drives have been configured as one contigous space. Not a problem, but I was hoping to install a dual-boot of WinXP, for those applications which require it.
Whats' the best way to approach this?

Also, I've attempted to install Mplayer, esp. for playbak of Quicktime content, but Mplayer dosen't play anything. It crashes, seemingly regardless of the file presented. (I've tried .avi and .mov).

In Mozilla, the little puzzle shows up wherever moving content appears.

Currently using KDE.

Any help is appreciated.
AndyR
 
Old 11-18-2005, 04:08 PM   #2
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in my experience its always best to install XP first. i would remove fedora, re-install windows and allocate about 49gb or whatever you want for it, then install fedora and create the partitions needed, and leave some empty space just in case you decide to install other distros later on. one advise, give the root partition enough room because as you install programs and or update, it will fill up rather quickly. good luck
 
Old 11-18-2005, 04:11 PM   #3
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well it depends how your drive is set up... what do you actually men by one space? either you'll have a single LVM group spannign two PV's, or individual standard paritions on multiple devices... run "fdisk -l" as root to show us what's going on, also post the contents of /etc/fstab.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 11:31 PM   #4
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Re: Adding XP to Fedora Core4? ...and Mplayer?

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Originally posted by andygravity
Also, I've attempted to install Mplayer, esp. for playbak of Quicktime content, but Mplayer dosen't play anything. It crashes, seemingly regardless of the file presented. (I've tried .avi and .mov).
What do you mean it crashes? How (and from where) did you install it? Is it a problem of not having the codecs?

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In Mozilla, the little puzzle shows up wherever moving content appears.
You should install the "mplayerplug-in".
 
Old 11-19-2005, 11:14 AM   #5
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Fdisk appears to be a noshow, but here is the cat of fstab:
[andy@sheliak sbin]$ cat /etc/fstab
# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
/dev/shm /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/sys /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
/dev/hdd /media/cdrecorder auto pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom auto pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0


Re: MPlayer, I installed the codecs. Apparently I missed the "mplayerplug-in". Here are the results of an attempt to run a quicktime movie "river1.mov"[andy@sheliak ~]$ mplayer ./river1.mov
Using GNU internationalization
Original domain: messages
Original dirname: /usr/share/locale
Current domain: mplayer
Current dirname: /usr/share/locale

MPlayer 1.0pre7-4.0.0 (C) 2000-2005 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel Pentium 4/Xeon/Celeron Foster (Family: 8, Stepping: 7)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1

Linux RTC init error in ioctl (rtc_irqp_set 1024): Permission denied
Try adding "echo 1024 > /proc/sys/dev/rtc/max-user-freq" to your system startup scripts.
Opening joystick device /dev/input/js0
Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0 : No such file or directory
Can't init input joystick
Setting up LIRC support...
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support.
You will not be able to use your remote control.
Playing ./river1.mov.
QuickTime/MOV file format detected.
--------------
MOV track #0: 31 chunks, 115 samples
Image size: 320 x 148 (24 bpp)
Display size: 320 x 148
Fourcc: cvid Codec: 'Cinepak'
--------------
MOV: longest streams: A: #-1 (0 samples) V: #0 (115 samples)
VIDEO: [cvid] 320x148 24bpp 15.000 fps 0.0 kbps ( 0.0 kbyte/s)
vo: X11 running at 1920x1200 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0" => local display)
vo_xvmc: X-Video extension 2.2
vo_xvmc: X-Video MotionCompensation Extension version 1.0
==========================================================================
Opening video decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg's libavcodec codec family
Selected video codec: [ffcvid] vfm:ffmpeg (Cinepak Video (native codec))
==========================================================================
Audio: no sound
Starting playback...
VDec: vo config request - 320 x 148 (preferred csp: Planar YV12)
Could not find matching colorspace - retrying with -vf scale...
Opening video filter: [scale]
The selected video_out device is incompatible with this codec.
mplayer: vf.c:250: vf_get_image: Assertion `vf->w > 0' failed.

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