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Old 01-10-2005, 08:12 AM   #1
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Question After First Installation


I installed Linux Redhat 9
I still have my WinXP safe,
Now for some question
1- while installing I saw
you’re lucky number is x.x x.x x.x x, what is this number?
2- Why I cant see Linux from WindowsXP? All my drives are NTFS
I had (C,d,e,f,g) drives and WinXp is on C:
I went to control panel >> Admisitrative toos >> Computer management and deleted drive G:
Then I made an automatic insallation and it worked
But now Windows cant see G:\ or anything new??? Why?

3- this my feel stupid but where is ‘My computer’ in Linux, the place where all the drives are located…

4- I made a dual boot, on the screen where I have to choose windows or Linux I have
Redhat Linux (2.4.20-8smp)
Redhat Linux-up (2.4.20-8)
Dos

Dos in winxp.
Which one is the Linux OS and what is the other one???
Thank you.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 08:27 AM   #2
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1. got no idea what the number is
2. to see linux from windows you can use explore2fs
3. my computer is /
your home folder, kinda like ur documents is /home/your_user_name
4. not familiar with redhat, but it seems that these r just two kernels, both of them are the linux OS
you should use the default one, the one that is automatically selected after like 10 seconds
 
Old 01-10-2005, 12:28 PM   #3
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Originally posted by rksprst
1. got no idea what the number is
2. to see linux from windows you can use explore2fs
3. my computer is /
your home folder, kinda like ur documents is /home/your_user_name
4. not familiar with redhat, but it seems that these r just two kernels, both of them are the linux OS
you should use the default one, the one that is automatically selected after like 10 seconds
cant I see my drives and files on Linux?
I tried going to /home and I saw no folder there
I went to /
and I saw somethings (I thought it was like the control panel)
mmmm, where are my other drives' files?
 
Old 01-10-2005, 01:39 PM   #4
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Originally posted by Instantly
cant I see my drives and files on Linux?
I tried going to /home and I saw no folder there
I went to /
and I saw somethings (I thought it was like the control panel)
mmmm, where are my other drives' files?
The windows stuff is located in
/mnt/windows
 
Old 01-10-2005, 02:18 PM   #5
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4- I made a dual boot, on the screen where I have to choose windows or Linux I have
Redhat Linux (2.4.20-8smp)
Redhat Linux-up (2.4.20-8)
2.4.20-8smp: the smp means 'symetrical multi-processor' or similar. That means this kernel is for if you have 2 or more cpus.

btw: windows doesn't like playing with other OS's. This means that windows will not access a linux drive without a lot of help ie: samba... Never heard of explore2fs, so give that a try.

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3- this my feel stupid but where is 'My computer' in Linux, the place where all the drives are located
There is no 'My Computer'. Linux deals with drives in a fundamentally different way than windows. There are device files under the /dev directory, and some distros put icons on your desktop.
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I tried going to /home and I saw no folder there
Did you create a regular user? You're not tooling around as root are you?

I suggest getting yourself a good newbie book for linux, as if you expect linux to act like windows then you have a large learning curve ahead of you. It's completely different.
 
  


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