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Old 08-25-2003, 10:10 AM   #1
Demonico
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Question Help?!?!


I have a few Problem...

1. I have my hard drive partitioned, Linux on one section, And Windows on the other.
Is it possible to access my windows files through Linux, For like, Pulling Pictures over, And such?

2. I've downloaded a few things onto Linux Mandrake, and I cant figure out just how to install. Could someone give me a step-by-step on this?

Thanks greatly.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 10:16 AM   #2
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1) If you are using mandrake, your windows drive should already be mounted in /mnt/windows folder and yes you can access it from linux but you cant access linux from windows.
2) Installing new packages is easy, it depends on what kind of package you have there. If its a rpm package:
rpm -ivh packagename.rpm
if its a .tar file:
tar -xzvf packagename
Best way is to read the manual or howto but if you are still having problems then just post the extension of the package you have and someone will help you install it.
cheers
 
Old 08-25-2003, 10:20 AM   #3
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1)what is the file system of the windows partition ???
FAT32 or ntfs ???

2)
if the file is an .rpm then...
cd /[path of the file]
su
[root password]
rpm -ivh therpm.rpm
exit

if the file is a tar.gz
cd /[path of the file]
tar -zxf [thefile].tar.gz
{this will unzip the file into a folder named [thefile]}
cd into the new folder
if a file called configure exists then ./configure
make
su
[root password]
make install
exit
 
Old 08-25-2003, 10:24 AM   #4
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Ok, Im trying to Install KMUD.
I downloaded the package, Opened it, and there are a ton of files in the first folder. There is Installation notes (Which dont help Linux Newbs) and a handfull of Configureation files. Which do I open when rooting to it?
 
Old 08-25-2003, 10:30 AM   #5
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And I have another problem...Not to sound totally new to this...
But what do I run to Install?
 
Old 08-25-2003, 10:55 AM   #6
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Yes - you need to mount your Windows partition to a mount point in your Linux distribution.

To mount a FAT32 filesystem automatically on Boot-up

Create a mount point first :

Open a shell and type :

su
Then type you root password then type :

mkdir /mnt/windows

Then - open /etc/fstab with:

kedit /etc/fstab

or use your favourite editor

Then - put an entry at the bottom of your /etc/fstab file on a new line - (just substitute in the device name for your Partition in place of my example one)

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat defaults,umask=000 0 0


Using the same mount point as before..........

To mount a NTFS filesystem automatically on Boot-up, put an entry at the bottom of your /etc/fstab file on a new line - (just substitute in the device name for your Partition in place of my example one)

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs auto,ro,umask=0222 0 0
 
Old 08-25-2003, 11:08 AM   #7
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WOW! that mght help me with mounting my partitions.... now a real newbie question. In debian what editors are there?
 
Old 08-25-2003, 11:22 AM   #8
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Everytime I try to CD into something, It always says
"No such file or directiory"

All Im doing is opening a terminal, typing
cd /kmud-1.0.tar.gz
And it gives that error

Am I doing something wrong???
 
  


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