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Old 07-06-2001, 04:41 PM   #1
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i think i gots a problem...


I installed TurboLinux Workstation 6.0 on my comp onto a second hard drive on my system. I don't know how I did it, but I think I lost all my Windoze ME stuff. Anyway, I haven't made a swap file yet, so I know i haven't set that partition as the swap. I am 100% newbie on this linux stuff. I have heard about, but don't actually know how to even mount other drives. I normally use the KDE interface.

My problems are:
1. I can't get any sounds. my sound card may not be linux compatible, but I don't know. it's a Creative Labs PCI Xwave/WaveTable
2. My modem doesn't work. I got a post on another set of messageboards saying to put "nameserver ISP_DNS_Server" in /etc/resolv.conf. I don't know the IP addy of my ISP's DNS Server
3. My windows drive may or may not be gone. I have the /ect/lilo.conf in my text editor up right now. it says "default=Linux". not sure if i put Windows there or MSDOS.

My kernel version is 2.1.14-3, i believe. it's something close to that. i forgot the command to check the version.

Any help is appreciated, thanx in advance!
 
Old 07-06-2001, 04:56 PM   #2
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crap, forgot to list my hardware. I built this comp, so it's not store bought. I have a Quantum 12GB hard drive that this linux partition is on, and a Western Digital Caviar 40 GB that my Windoze stuff is/was on. when i look at the system info, it' says that there's 11 gb left, so i know i didn't install it on the wrong partition. my modem has linux drivers, but i don't know how to install them. i have a Pacific Digital CDRW 8/8/32 drive and also a Toshiba DVD 10/52 drive. like i said, i have no clue about this mounting/unmounting thing. the last time i successfully booted to windows, my drives were:
C: 20 gb
D: 20 gb
E: 12 gb
F: CDRW
G: DVD

I know that after making the 12 gb drive into a linux drive, that windows wouldn't see it, so those values would move up. I still ain't sure where my windows stuff went. the only thing i can think of is during installation, I tried to set read capabilities to the directory that i keep my mp3s.
As I said, thanx in advance, and any help is appreciated.
 
Old 07-06-2001, 05:14 PM   #3
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Post a copy of your lilo.conf and /etc/fstab files.
 
Old 07-06-2001, 05:23 PM   #4
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to check the kernel version use the command uname (or uname -r i can never remember)

that sound card probably uses either the ess1370
or the ess1371 both of which are supported so it should work (after a kernel recompile. but we;ll deal with that once we have fstab etc. since that is more important atm)

Alex
 
Old 07-06-2001, 05:32 PM   #5
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/ect/lilo.conf


boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
prompt
timeout=50
default=Linux
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label=Linux
root=/dev/hdb1
read-only

----------------

/ect/fstab

/dev/hdb1 / ext2 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda1 /mirc/mp3 vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy ext noauto 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto.ro 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0622 0 0


they're obviously more lined up with the fixed width font in my text editor, but there it is. /mirc/mp3 was supposed to be my mp3 directory... i hope i didn't screw nothing up
 
Old 07-06-2001, 05:53 PM   #6
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to add windows to lilo open lilo.conf in an editor and add:

image = /dev/hda
label = windows
read-only

then at the command prompt type lilo to install it.

the fstab thingy looks fine. what it is doing is mounting all your hda (windows) hard drive onto the folder /mirc/mp3 . make sure that this folder exists by doing:

ls /mirc/mp3

if it complains then tell us the error. if it lists something (or doesn;t give an error message) things should be fine.

the above should give you a list of your windows files that are on hda.

to find the ip address of the dns server go into windows and look in the dial up connection for your isp connection thingy (the properties, where it has the phone number etc.). there should be a bit which has the ip address(es) of the DNS servers. if not then you;ll have to ring 'em up and ask them.

HTH

Alex
 
Old 07-06-2001, 07:39 PM   #7
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the command "ls /mirc/mp3" gave no error, but i'm thinking it's just a folder on my current drive and not my windows drive. not 100% tho.


I tried "fdisk/mbr" and now it won't even boot into linux. i think it overwrote the LiLo. GRRRR@this comp.
 
Old 07-06-2001, 08:07 PM   #8
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I'm installing Mandrake 7.2 over that TurboLinux. Maybe i'll have better luck with it (doubt it).
 
Old 07-06-2001, 10:00 PM   #9
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You were getting close. All you needed to add to your lilo.conf file was:
other=/dev/hdaX
label=windows
table=/dev/hda


You would replace the ' X ' with the correct partition number. I would guess that it would be a ' 1 '.

As for the fstab file, this line:
/dev/hda1 /mirc/mp3 vfat defaults 0 0

is mounting partition hda1 as what appears a data partition. hda1 is probably where Windows ME is located. hda2 is probably where the mp3 data is.

This line:/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto.ro 0 0 appears to have an error. There should be a comma between noauto and ro. Not a period.

Then all you're missing is a swap partition. It may exist but it needs to be added to the fstab table. It's a bug in turbolinux that doesn't add it to the fstab file.
 
Old 07-06-2001, 11:14 PM   #10
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oops. it seemed hopeless after I couldn't reinstall Windoze. anyway. Mandrake works great. my modem still doesn't work, though. still havin troubles installing drivers...
 
  


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