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Old 08-14-2004, 01:59 PM   #1
berkay
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FC2 Newbie (Important)


Hi everyone! Now I am using fedora core 2 and questions are all about fc2. Before fc2, I was using MDK 10 Of. but it was very slow so I tried fedora and system performance is great! However there are several problems which I have to ask as a newbie Here comes...

1- I have also WinXP installed in my laptop, but I have problems with viewing the windows filesystem which is fat32... First problem in this section is hwo can I view the files? and second is that I have another unformatted drive which is about 8GB's, I couldn't format it in winXP with partition magic... How can I format it with fat32???

2- I had to listen music with my laptop and xmms doesn't play mp3 files? What is the problem and how can I fix it?

Thanks a lot!
PS: I don't want to install any other distro please help )
 
Old 08-14-2004, 02:14 PM   #2
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hey berkay,
I don't remember exactly how to mount a filesystem through the console, but in KDE mandrake i just used the menu: right clicked the desktop -> create new -> device -> hard disk device, and created the link from /dev/hdc2 (my second partition is the XP partition) to /mnt/windows (which is an actual folder).

As for the .mp3 support in XMMS, the codec was just not included in fedora core2 because of some legal issue i believe (correct me if i'm wrong, anyone). To correct that all you have to do is download one file and place it in one folder specific to XMMS. (In RedHat 8.0 it was removed already http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/...g.cgi?id=74632 ). Actually, there have been many posts about .mp3 support, here is the link (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/114094) to another post. In contra's first post, scroll to where it says "XMMS" and follow those instructions (ignore the other stuff.. you only need those three steps under XMMS).

-student04
 
Old 08-14-2004, 02:48 PM   #3
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Thanks st04... I solved mp3 problem now it works and mounting problem is sort of solved. mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows makes it but I want it to do it automatically at each startup... Do you know how to do this? And how can I create a partition which is not formatted (8 gb)?
 
Old 08-14-2004, 02:57 PM   #4
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hey,

i think you have to edit your /etc/fstab file.. but i haven't had any experience doing this. But, here is my fstab if you wish to see it ( i don't think copying the exact lines over to yours would be such a good idea.. maybe someone else knows). (to edit it you have to be root)

$ cat fstab
/dev/hdc5 / ext3 noatime 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hdc7 /home ext3 noatime 1 2
/dev/hda /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0022,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec 0 0
/dev/hdc2 /mnt/windows ntfs umask=0022,nls=iso8859-1,ro 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hdc6 swap swap defaults 0 0
$

i don't know what all of that means.. but i'm just showing here that my computer mounts it everytime that it boots because of that entry

-student04
 
Old 08-14-2004, 03:07 PM   #5
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Hi. just add
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat auto,owner,kudzu 0 0
This line to /etc/fstab and vi; mount your partition automatically.

Using vi. Follow these steps:
1. vi /etc/fstab
This would dislay the file.
2. Press the key 'a'
You will see __INSERT appear at the bottom left of your screen.
3. Move to the bottom of the file and add the line.
4. Press Escape(esc) followed by a colon( and then write 'wq'
Esc:wq
This will save and exit the file.

Cheers.
 
Old 08-14-2004, 03:10 PM   #6
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You can use parted, fdisk to make partitions. First off do

man parted
man fdisk

Read thoroughly. Also a search on LQ would yield some excellent threads explaining how to partition.

Cheers.
 
Old 08-14-2004, 03:45 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone
I tried to edit /etc/fstab and /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat auto,owner,kudzu 0 0 was the added line before /dev/cdrom ....
After I rebooted the system, the fstab file was changed to default fstab file... my added line was gone in other words...

I have read the manuals of parted and fdisk with ctrl + alt + F1 console because fdisk and parted didn't work in F7... when I start parted it says floating point exception... I tried fdisk -l to see harddisks info; however what I have seen was much more complex
It looks like this...


Code:
            Device       Boot            Start                  End        Blocks          ID              System      
        /dev/hda1        *                 1                   1785     14337832     c               W95 FAT32 (LBA)
        /dev/hda2                         1786                  3648     14865678+   f               W95 Ext'd     (LBA)
        /dev/hda5                         1786                  2551     6144778      83             Linux

Probably I have to create a partition starting with 2552 and ending with 3657.... How can I fix this and the problem above (automount)....

Thanks all!
 
  


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