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Old 06-03-2006, 03:39 PM   #1
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Getting Music from Windows


Hello everyone, I just set up my system so i can dual boot XP and ubuntu, suprisingly everything went well, and i didnt eff things up, ive got all the programs i need, my only questions are: How can I get my music from my windows partition onto linux so i can listen to it? I have linux and windows on 1 HDD. and second, how to I upgrade firefox 1.5.0.3 to 1.5.0.4? thanks alot, SO far i am anjoying linux.
 
Old 06-03-2006, 03:58 PM   #2
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Best way is a USB Flash memory device or burn a CD/DVD, otherwise you would have to have a kernel that supports mounting a NTFS filesystem. You can get the new FF at http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
 
Old 06-03-2006, 04:12 PM   #3
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Ok, but I have no clue how to actually install firefox on linux, there no install file or any of that like windows, bu i'm willing to learn.
 
Old 06-03-2006, 04:34 PM   #4
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I'm a newbie, too, and here's my two cents.
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kernel that supports mounting a NTFS filesystem
Linux kernels support reading NTFS since decades. (Writing to it requires additional drivers as Microsoft won't reveal the specifications. There are perfect solutions for that, though.)
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How can I get my music from my windows partition onto linux so i can listen to it?
Looks like that XP partition hasn't been auto-mounted. (I thought Dapper would do that automatically but in the meantime I've completely changed to Linux, so I can't check that.)
Here's and older guide on how to mount NTFS partitions temporarily, and read-only. In order to mount them permanently, you would
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sudo gedit /etc/fstab
To remount anything, state
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sudo mount -a
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how to I upgrade firefox 1.5.0.3 to 1.5.0.4?
You could do by downloading the binary from mozilla.org, and installing it. Nevertheless, that installation would not integrate into your Ubuntu system, i.e., the existing shortcuts and menu entries still would point to 1.5.0.3 (you had to set the shortcuts, etc., manually).
The best way in case of minor (or less) upgrades is to wait until the Linux distribution provides the update itself. Then, it will be available through the Upgrade Manager (additionally, by other means).
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how to actually install firefox on linux, there no install file or any of that like windows
There is an "install file" within mozilla.org's download package, and you can install it at any time, by doing just a few mouse clicks. Anyways, the easiest way is to stick with your Linux contribution and to use the Update Manager when there are updates.

Remember, how things are done differs between Linux and Microsoft but that doesn't mean Linux is more complicated. In opposite.
 
Old 06-03-2006, 04:38 PM   #5
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Ty Robbert, I'm sorry Viper I should had given a more detailed answer/explanation.
 
Old 06-03-2006, 04:46 PM   #6
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thanks alot that worked, but My sound does not work at ALL, it seems to have detected my sound card (intel ICH5) but i cant get any sounds to play out of the speakers.
 
Old 06-03-2006, 05:01 PM   #7
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sound does not work at ALL, it seems to have detected my sound card (intel ICH5)
Could you please post details on your system and on the messages regarding the detection (or how you found out / or anything relevant) -
but in a self-contained thread?

You see: Question - Suggestions - Solution (readable, reproducable for anyone): That's a perfect / an ideal support thread...
Mixing issues within one thread is not a good idea.
 
Old 06-03-2006, 05:07 PM   #8
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And (sorry to moan again), could you please post "what worked", and by which means?

You know, this thread will be listed by Google, and hundreds of people will read it, being hunting for those particular two solutions of your original thread. - So, eventually, you might shorten their ways... This is all about giving and taking, clearing the issue for anyone.

Thanks for understanding that.

Last edited by robbbert; 06-03-2006 at 05:13 PM.
 
Old 06-03-2006, 05:09 PM   #9
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If it detected your sound card correctly, you should just run
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alsamixergui
By default, the sound is muted when installed. I don't know why this is, as it causes alot of problems, but there must be some good reason. In any case, open the alsamixergui program, and make sure everything has some volume. Play an mp3 or whatever as you are doing the alsamixergui, and then when you find the right volume control (there are many, like 50 or so sliders) you'll know.

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