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Old 08-21-2003, 01:10 AM   #1
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how do i do it ?!?!?!?!


Hi Guyz

I'm a Linux Newbie.....so plz help me!
I have Red Hat 9.0 installed on my pc

My Doubts

1. None of my mp3z play in any player in linux(players which came installed wid linux)...........but my music CDz work in those players...only da mp3 files dont play....any suggestions?

2. I dont know how to install a program/application in linux....plz explain in detail as to how to proceed along wid da syntax

3. Everytime i boot into linux i have to mount my windows partitions....is there anyway of automounting it @ startup itself?If yes then plz temme da necessary commands to do so...

Plz help

Thnx
 
Old 08-21-2003, 01:20 AM   #2
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1. Redhat ships without support for mp3. You have to download and install it.

2. I'm trying to hold a baby and can't type the directions for installing rpms right now.

3. as root, modify the lines in /etc/fstab that refer to your windows partitions. They probably say noauto. Take that out and replace it with auto... i think, but you might just have to take it out.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 01:55 AM   #3
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Someone plz help me installing application....i really dunno how to proceed

Moreover theres WINE to run windows applications in linux....i heard tht also is removed.....so is there any other package which helps running windows applications?if yes wot is it?n where can i get it?
 
Old 08-21-2003, 08:50 AM   #4
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To install an rpm file try rpm -i filename.rpm. There are tons of options for RPM installation so type man rpm and have a read. If you are trying to complie a program, the usual series of commands is something like:

tar -zxvf filename.tar.gz
cd direcotry_created_by_untarring
./configure
make
make install

If you have a specific piece of software you are trying to install, tell us what it is and we can be more specific with answers.

Finally, do a few searches here on installing softwware. There are literally dozens of threads here at LQO on how to install software of all kinds.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 03:09 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by gargamel237

3. as root, modify the lines in /etc/fstab that refer to your windows partitions. They probably say noauto. Take that out and replace it with auto... i think, but you might just have to take it out.
dude
theres nuttin in tht fstab...no reference of my windows partitions ....only CDROM n floppy drive reference is there...plz help...do i have to add an entry if yes temme da necessary statement
 
Old 08-22-2003, 03:43 PM   #6
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To mount a FAT32 filesystem automatically on Boot-up

Create a mount point first :

Open a shell and type :

su
Then type your root password – then type :

mkdir /mnt/windows

Then - open /etc/fstab with:

kedit /etc/fstab

Then - put an entry at the bottom of your /etc/fstab file on a new line - (just substitute in your Partition and Mount point in place of my example ones)

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


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 your Partition and Mount point in place of my example ones)(remember to su to root and create a mount point etc etc as I showed in the last example)

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs auto,ro,umask=0222 0 0


( Red Hat currently doesn’t include a NTFS driver because of uncertainties surrounding the legal status of the driver)

So - to READ a NTFS partition from Red Hat, you can either:
  • Download and install an RPM – or
  • Compile your kernel

Your best just getting the relevant RPM - Check out this site for an RPM

http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/info/redhat.html

Last edited by Skyline; 08-22-2003 at 03:47 PM.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 02:40 PM   #7
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Thnx Skyline


Yipeeeeeee.....Auto-mounting Worked....
If u can help me installing application....someone plz explain me detailed procedure of building a file n then executing da same...to install

Also how do i install windows applications in linux....i heard theres something called WINE in linux...but i never found it in Red Hat 9.0
 
Old 08-23-2003, 02:43 PM   #8
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Also outta all linux operating systems like red hat , mandrake , SuSE...etc.....which is more user friendly n having more compability wid windows n stuff
 
  


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