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Old 02-10-2002, 02:24 AM   #1
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houston ... still have a problem


hey team ...

i still have a problem ... i cant read my win partitions on nix...
when i boot i get a dma timeout error ... that probably it ... but i have no idea on solving this one ....

im on red hat 7.2 ... linux is on pri. slave ... win on master ....
it kinda bothers me ... i cant listen to music ... my d is download only

ill also need help about netconfig ... i installed from console the drivers for my dlink card ... but i dont know what to do now ...
netconfig gives me dynamic(dchp) or static ...
ip
gateway
net mask
and such .... i dont know my net mask ...
ill call my isp ... or is there a way of knowing that from windows ...
im on xp and using its dsl connection program ... i dont have the same ip address as on 98 with my ispz connection manager ...

after seting up netconfig ... all ill need for internet is the passwords ... pap and other ... need details plz ...

the internet is the first thing i need to boot linux all the time ... when ill get it ... ill be 90% on nix ... 10 on win for games :/

anyway ... thanks people ...

Leprechaun ...
 
Old 02-10-2002, 04:07 PM   #2
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Little help?

To solve the problem of reading your windows partitions under linux you can mount them via the mount command. Heres how you do it:

first, make a directory called /windows (you have to be root to do this)

mkdir /windows

then mount your windows partition under linux (this assumes that windows is the first partition, if its not, change the number in hda1 to reflect which partition it is)

mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /windows

the problem with doing it this way is you have to remount all the time and the only user who can write to the drive is root. For more information on how to set up your drive to mount itself everytime you boot and allowing others besides root to write to the drive, check out http://seva.chicago.il.us/writings/a...alg-vfat.shtml

To explain your other question, DHCP means that your IP (or internet protocol) number is given to you by another computer, which probably means it changes often, but it doesn't really matter on your end. Static means that your IP address never changes. If your using a static IP address you should enter that into netconfig. I'm not familiar with DSL entirely but I think it should have a way of finding out the IP address if it is choosen through DHCP (which I believe means something like Dynamic Host Control Protocol). The Gateway and Netmask options would probably be setup fairly similar to this Gateway:127.0.0.1 (unless your on a network, this basically says that your computer gets its websites from itself, through your hardware) Netmask is going to be one of 4 numbers depending upon your IP address

If your IP adress is between 10.0.0.0 and 10.255.255.255 your netmask is 255.0.0.0 If its between 172.16.0.0 and 172.31.255.255 your netmask is 255.255.0.0 and if its between 192.168.0.0 and 192.168.255.255 your netmask is 255.255.255.0

Hope this helps.

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Old 02-10-2002, 11:51 PM   #3
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vfat ...

i was chatting on linux people last night ... some guy mentionend that vfat command ...

didnt work

the internet wil be second after the hda problems ... i have roaring penguin saved on my win drive ... as well as mp3z and such ...



anyway ... ill eventually have to solve this :/

thanks for trying (and internet info)

Lep!

Last edited by leprechaun; 02-11-2002 at 12:01 AM.
 
Old 02-11-2002, 03:46 PM   #4
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Re: Little help?

Quote:
Originally posted by gilkyboy
I'm not familiar with DSL entirely but I think it should have a way of finding out the IP address if it is choosen through DHCP (which I believe means something like Dynamic Host Control Protocol).
Yep, there is. In Windoze xp...START->RUN->CMD->[ENTER]-> IPCONFIG /all

This will tell you what your current IP address is under DHCP.

Or you can go to http://www.whatismyipaddress.com/ and it will tell you what you IP address is.
 
Old 02-12-2002, 12:34 AM   #5
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If you are using DHCP you don't need roaring penguin software, because it is for PPPoE (point -to-point protocol over ethernet), which means you have to sort of dail in to your ISP to obtain IP.
 
Old 02-12-2002, 01:14 AM   #6
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well ... hda prob fixed ...

well ... i figured the hda prob ..

was stupid ... sa usual ... it ended up being hda5

y? i dunno ... anyway ... called my isp ... im on dchp ...

so what do i do to connect then?

ive installed RP ... but now you say its useless since im on dchp ...

so now its the internet problem ...

i have no pppoe.conf ...

so running adsl start doesnt work ... i also dont know how to put in info in pap secrets ... no examples to follow ... what do i also need to setup my dsl ... btw way adsl-aetup command doesnt work
 
Old 02-12-2002, 07:03 AM   #7
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hda1-4 are for primary partitions, hda5+ is for extended partitions
 
Old 02-12-2002, 05:07 PM   #8
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thanks acid ...

well ...

i tried my snd card ...
latest drivers form ausus ... sound aint worth shit ... actually not even worth listening to mp3s ...

ac'97 dwm .... any ideas? volume was really low too ...

also ... i need the net ... i have no ppp.conf ... ?
command adsl-setup doesnt work ... ?
adsl-start ... ppp.conf missing ...
im on dchp ...

and was given an ip from my isp ... ???

im messed up ...

im on bell sympatico btw ... i that can be of any use ...

net help would be greatly appresciated ... would get the fuss out of seeking help around here

thanks lep!
 
Old 02-13-2002, 03:59 AM   #9
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discard this thread ...

both of my problems ... hda and net have been solved ... thanks to those who helped ... including linuxpeople on irc

thank you all ...

now booting nix 90% of the time
 
  


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