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Old 03-08-2003, 08:46 PM   #1
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help Mandrake!


help here please!

I installed Dual Boot Mandrake 9 and Win Xp on two different Hard Disks.

I`m very very newbie and I don`t know alot at all: now, I have an Nforce2 mobo that has onboard LAN and Sound and I have to upgrade the Linux Drivers, but have no clue on what to do!!!
I have the file and it`s an RPM (don`t even know what it means!).

2nd: how can I access the hard disks where Win is? I want to put all my mp3 in Linux either but it doesn`t see my Win Hdd!!

Thanks a lot!
 
Old 03-08-2003, 09:04 PM   #2
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On mine it is under /mnt/win_c/

all hard drives should be listed under mnt i think...
 
Old 03-08-2003, 09:08 PM   #3
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Thanks I`ll look there


what about the other question...anyone?
 
Old 03-09-2003, 12:59 AM   #4
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Open Konqueror file manager, navigate to the directory you put the RPM file in (RPM = Red hat Package Management) and click on Tools - Open Terminal. Once the terminal opens, type in su and press enter. It will ask for the root password. Type it in and press enter. Then type urpmi thenameofthedownloadedfile. It should then install the driver for you.
 
Old 03-09-2003, 09:48 AM   #5
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Thanks!

there`s a way to verify if it was installed correctly?
 
Old 03-09-2003, 10:43 AM   #6
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Indeed, choose Start - Configuration - Packaging - Kpackage. Open it up and search for any package by name. All the installed files are shown, and some additional info, too.
 
Old 03-09-2003, 10:54 AM   #7
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Thanks a lot
 
Old 03-09-2003, 02:57 PM   #8
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Remember you can not see your LINUX partitions in Windows because Windows doesn't have support for LINUX filesystems.

Software that controls devices in LINUX are called modules not drivers.

GUI WAY to install RPM:
Run your favorite file manager. Locate the rpm file. Next Right click on the RPM file and click on install. A window will come up asking you the root password. Type in the root's password. Mandrake 9 will install the RPM file and it will also check if it needs other rpm files.

An RPM file is the same thing as Windows Install Wizards.


Have look at Just Linux. Great site for newbies.
 
Old 03-09-2003, 04:32 PM   #9
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Thanks a lot for the info!
 
Old 03-09-2003, 05:55 PM   #10
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I also wanted to share files between my Windows machines and my Linux machine. Everyone says 'Samba' when you ask that question, but it is hard to find out what to do. Then I found: Samba How to .

Enjoy!

A fellow
 
Old 03-09-2003, 06:11 PM   #11
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wow..thanks a lot for that!
 
  


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