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hi all, this the second time i have tried Linux the first go the computer was too old ,what i would like to do is get a dtv usb stick to work and copy my music collection i have put it on an usb hard drive but cant see how to put on to the laptop any help would be apricated
Since there are over 500 different distributions of Linux, it would be helpful if you posted which one you are using.
Your post isn't clear. What are you trying to do? Install Linux on a usb drive, hard drive or flash? Copy your music to a flash? Both?
Clarify your intentions.
i google for linux and then whent and picked the first one, i think now i might have done it the wrong way perhaps ask hear first
Yes. Blindly doing things is not the best approach. Before you do any more, I suggest doing some reading to familiarise yourself with Linux and whichever distribution you are using. You would find the time spent very rewarding.
Distribution: OpenSUSE 13.2 64bit-Gnome on ASUS U52F
Well, Linux Mint is a good distribution for media files. So it should work for you.
For your music the only thing you need to do is plug your USB drive to the laptop and select the directory (folder) then copy and paste on the music directory already created under your home directory. Banshee, or Rhythmbox, or Amarok are good music managers and music players. It will depent on which one is the one you have installed
For the HD television adapter I really havent had the experience with one of these. My advice will be to plug the thing in and install all the available software for it. If you have a pop up saying that there are drives available for your computer you should install it. Also make sure you install all the updates availables.
Some updates might break something that was previously working so post here on the forums whatever question you have.
Thank you for all your replies, my music is copied on a external hard drive about 60 gig which when I look at it in Linux there are a lot of files which I believe are hidden in Windows I'm not sure I wish to copy all that
Any suggested reading would be appreciated, I have tried running Microsoft auto route with wine which gave me an error but that something I will look at later