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Old 09-12-2003, 01:25 PM   #1
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how linux


hi all,

it is my first time using linux and i have some questions, forgive me if it is parametric some how ................

1 - how can i mount the windows drives ?? (i succeeded to mount the c drive only what about the others ??)

2- how can i adjust the connection to the internet ??

3-where can i learn more about Linux ?????????????????????
 
Old 09-12-2003, 01:30 PM   #2
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1 - it would be the same as you did with c I think....just using the right device (ie: for me, my windows C drive is hda1, my d drive is hda2...etc...so mounting my d drive would be the same command except referring to hda2).

2 - what do you mean by 'adjust' ?

3 - www.tldp.org is a good place to start...as well as searching/reading the forums here...and of course, practice makes perfect, remember you learn more from fixing things that are not working right than you would if nothing needed any tweaking
 
Old 09-12-2003, 02:04 PM   #3
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How many others do you have? Do you have more than one drive?

To see how the drive(s) are partitioned in a console window:
su
fdisk -l (Thats a small L)

Windows usually partitions and assigns letters for a one drive system as:
hda1 c:
hda5 d:
hda6 e:
an so on ...

You will see a hda2 listed as an extended partition. You can not mount an extended partition because it is only a container for logical partitions. A logical partition is an id greater then 4

I have learned linux by reading books ( IMHO nothing beats having something in printed form for reference), searching the web, using the help forums and by doing.

And BTW welcome to the world of linux
 
Old 09-12-2003, 08:25 PM   #4
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fdisk -l
as root from a terminal should give you the Linux drive designations.
You can then mount them with the 'mount' command until you add them to your "/etc/fstab' file permanately, and create desktop icons, if wanted.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 12:28 AM   #5
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thanks all for your kind reply

how can i add them to /etc/fstab ? i found it but is there certain syntax to add them

what about connecting to the internet, i need to configure a dial up connection i used to do it easily in windows but how can i do so with linux !?

another question plz
is there any command in DOS that can let install Linux as winnt ........ or i must always have a bootable CD to install it
 
Old 09-13-2003, 10:57 AM   #6
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man fstab
man mount
will give you the options available.
Make sure you can mount the partition manually before adding it to your fstab file.
 
Old 09-14-2003, 01:48 AM   #7
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thanks, i did now mount all my drives hoooooooo 1st step
but what about internet connection ??
also i need to run my applications e.g AutoCAD, photoshop .........
do theses applications have rpm packages available,
plz help i wanna begin using linux
 
Old 09-14-2003, 07:20 AM   #8
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Don't know about AutoCAD, but Photoshop has a corespondent in the GIMP

Can't help you with the dialup.Never had to configure one.
Search the forum, there must be more than many threads with questions about this.

man is the main source of info
 
Old 09-14-2003, 09:27 AM   #9
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but what about internet connection ??
Which Linux distribution are you using? Their documentation should mention basic steps to configure your dialup.
You will need your local access number and possibly the primary and secondary DNS servers of the ISP.
Then there could be bad news. Some modems shipped with PCs do not have Linux drivers available and some ISPs (AOL) are not easily connected to.

As far as programs....
Be aware that generally Windows programs are not going to run in Linux and Linux programs are not going to run in Windows. There are a few exceptions where the software is actually written for both and sometimes other ways to use the program. Finding a substitute is sometimes possible, depending on your usage.
As pe2338 mentions, the Gimp is what many people use for graphic work. Others hate it. I have seen it is possible to run photoshop with Codeweaver's Crossover Office product. You may want to check into that if the Gimp is not sufficient.
I don't know much at all about CAD in Linux.
 
Old 09-14-2003, 10:37 AM   #10
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i am using redhat 9
 
Old 09-14-2003, 02:17 PM   #11
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You might need a linmodem buddy,,,

Use google.com to find the right site

Try "linmodems"

There's a site where you can download your appropriote linmodem driver .

(correct me if I'm wrong, people)
 
Old 09-14-2003, 08:13 PM   #12
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AutoCad for linux??

check under the office tab KIVIO
very similar to MSVisio

ehd

 
Old 09-15-2003, 06:15 AM   #13
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Is there any sketchup release for linux ?
 
Old 09-15-2003, 11:34 AM   #14
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Kivio????
ships with RH
KDE
Menu> Office> Other Office Applications> Kivio

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