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Old 08-02-2003, 12:06 AM   #1
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Finally Mandrake 9.1 work! a few questions left!


Finally I got Mandrake installed yesterday...After the problem wiht my CD-ROM, you can read my problem here (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=77742)

I solwed it by pressing F1 at start and then used Linux ide=nodma !!

I still got a few questions though...

1. Why should I in BIOS turn off Plug N Play. I didnt do that yesterday when I installed Mandrake 9.1 but it did go smooth and I didnt encountered any problem. If I turn it of will Win XP work as usual??

2. I got an ethernet card which is connected to my Speed Touch Home ADSL modem but I cant access the internet from Linux.
Can anyone help me how to determine the right settings ???

3. If I download a file while in Windows. How can i access it from Linux??
 
Old 08-02-2003, 12:12 AM   #2
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Answer to 3.
For that u have to mount ur windows partitions.try 'fdisk -l' or 'df' to view all partitions,
then mount the required partitions using mount [-t filesystem type] /dev/hd[[...] /mnt/windows,after creating /mnt/windows.
You can mount these partitions at booot time if u edit ur /etc/fstab file.

Last edited by arunshivanandan; 08-02-2003 at 12:15 AM.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 12:13 AM   #3
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Nswer to 1.
I dont know why u turned off PnP...i dont think that is required.

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Old 08-02-2003, 12:20 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by arunshivanandan
Answer to 3.
For that u have to mount ur windows partitions.try 'fdisk -l' or 'df' to view all partitions,
then mount the required partitions using mount [-t filesystem type] /dev/hd[[...] /mnt/windows,after creating /mnt/windows.
You can mount these partitions at booot time if u edit ur /etc/fstab file.
But if i mount it i can still be able to use it in WIndows?? adn the data wont be corrupted.

Can you tell me more precisly how i should mount them (sorry for my newbiness )??? Dont want any misstakes....
 
Old 08-02-2003, 12:47 AM   #5
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But if i mount it i can still be able to use it in WIndows?? adn the data wont be corrupted.
once u mount the windows partitions,u can access all the data in those partitions and there is no question abt corruption of data.u can use wine /winex things to work on ur exe files(eg.games like MaxPyne in windows)to play them from linux(!!) and ofcourse u can play ur mp3's lying in windows partitions...

Abt mounting
=============
ref:
man mount
man fstab
=========
to mount ur window partitions,u have to in which all device drivers they lie.
for this u type
'fdisk -l'
or
'df'
at command prompt.
now,i think u will be able to see all ur partitions.now,to mount those partitions u want,
type at command prompt
'mount [-t file system type] /dev/..(fill this with the thing u saw with fdisk -l,this is the device drive of the partition u want to mount) /mnt/windows/blahblah(well,u have to create this directory,before typing this )
the -t (This is optional) is to specify the filesystem type of what is contained in ur windows partition.that may not be requireded normally ,if it asks for this,specify whather tis is vfat or ntfs,ithink u can see this during fdisk -l.if it is ntfs,u may need to download some softwares to mount this.
i think that is what u asked for.

ur computr will do this at boot time if u edit /etc/fstab file.(check it out urself,it is not tough,edit it with vi or something).

Last edited by arunshivanandan; 08-02-2003 at 01:16 AM.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 12:50 AM   #6
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well,u can change /windows/blahblah to what ever u want,i thought that was obvious.
once u mount this u can access it using konqueror et al.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 01:35 AM   #7
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Question My way

#1. I leave mine turned off but I don't use windoze.

#2. Sorry no clues. I have dial-up.

#3. To get to your windows drive just open Konqueror and go to the root directory and click /mnt. You can put in "file:/mnt/" into the bar and hit return, that works too. Your windows drive should be there unless you told it not to automount, which I doubt. It will also list your floppy and any other drives you have.

Good luck. I use Mandrake to so if you need help post your question, someone will help. Mandrake 9.1 is pretty different but in a good way.

 
Old 08-02-2003, 02:15 AM   #8
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i think his windows partitions are not automountaed and he has to manually mount them.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 02:21 AM   #9
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Thumbs up Maybe ?

Mine always automounts any drive it can read, unless it's not formatted. I have put in a drive to test and it mounts it if it can read it without the mount command. I just open Konqueror and go to /dev/mnt and there it is. Maybe his/her system is set up different but mine is a standard install.

 
Old 08-02-2003, 02:38 AM   #10
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Ok,then he has to configure automount.
I think this is quite a standared and simple referance.(atleast i think so,i have never touched automount myself)
 
Old 08-02-2003, 02:44 AM   #11
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wow,i am learning so much abt automount.
This almost cleared my doubts
 
Old 08-02-2003, 05:03 AM   #12
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As far as the modem is concerned, I am presuming that it ISN'T, the usb model.

If not, the surely is would work similar to any other modem or modem router device (as far as connection is concerned).

check to see whether you have a dynamic or static IP address. You will have to search/ask again if it is dynamic, as this (I think) entails using the dhcp facility (which I don't use as mine is static).

Anyways, if it's static, then run the wizard, select LAN follow the details through, making sure to use the modems default ip as the gateway, and the ip of the isp you use as the dns server.

If the modems ip is say 123.456.789.0 then for the lan address, set it to 123.456.789.1 or something like that. follow the instructions that you got with the modem.

If it is the USB model, then just search LQ for speedtouch usb and follow the many instructions that have been left.

Sorry if any of this turns out to be "arse about face" but I've just finished my shift and am knackered.

regards

John
 
Old 08-02-2003, 07:31 AM   #13
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How do i know my modems ip if im having dynamically ip-adresses. My internetprovider uses PPPoE.

And the gateway adress...How do I know what that is??
 
Old 08-03-2003, 01:11 AM   #14
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Yeehhaaa now it works!!
 
Old 08-03-2003, 01:16 AM   #15
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Talking Sorry I missed your last post

Glad it works for you. I missed your last post somehow. Sorry about the delay/no help.

 
  


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