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Old 05-13-2003, 09:48 PM   #1
ex0
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Question Just a few questioins


1. Hey I just installed rehat 9, and everytime I log in the mouse sensitivity is really low, then if I open mouse properties and close them it sets to to a decent sensitivity, but I have to keep doing this every time I log in... Anyone know how to fix?

2. Is there any way to change the redhata icon back to the normal Gnome foot for the gnome menu thingy?

3. I want to be able to access my mp3s from both a linux boot and a windows boot, if possible, what is the best way to go about this? (I remember someone saying you can access fat32 partitions from linux, but yesterday someone else told me thats impossible...)

Thanks
 
Old 05-13-2003, 09:54 PM   #2
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yes you can access read and write to fat32 partition from linux, you can read ntfs partition from linux. whoever told you that you cant read from the partition was sleeping for the last 2 or more years

you just have to mount the windows partition in /mnt folder. if you installed a latest distro then it will be mounted automatically for you. just go and look in /mnt folder

for redhat and gnome at the login screen select gnome for the desktop instead of default
 
Old 05-13-2003, 10:17 PM   #3
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oh yeah... you can easily access (read/write) to a fat32 partition... it's the NTFS that is read-only currently
 
Old 05-14-2003, 10:32 AM   #4
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thanks, I'll give it a try...

Another thing is my mbr has been corrupted or something, I get some sort of wierd GRUB error thing when I boot and I need to use the Redhat boot disk... How can I place a new boot manger over the top or whatever?
 
Old 05-14-2003, 10:45 AM   #5
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Just tried it and I couldn't see anything but floppy and cdrom in the /mnt folder, I have the latest distro an everything... I guess I have to mount it manually? How would I go about that?
 
Old 05-14-2003, 03:12 PM   #6
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use "mount" to mount a partition.

more info 'man mount'

please post the contents of your '/etc/fstab' and '/boot/grub/grub.conf' files
 
  


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