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Old 06-07-2003, 05:53 PM   #1
maggiemay
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just installed where do I go from here andhow


I'm a real newbie to this!

I've set up mandrake,as a duel boot,no problems,but

To enable the use of my speedtouch modem I was informed to download /dvrreg_--lx.htm and then to copy the mgmt.0 in/usr/shared/speedtouch, So I've down load the required item.

And then I booted up mandrake and inserted the floopy disk, tried loads of stuff but couldn't get it to load, I think at one stage I was almost there but it told me that I didn't have permission.

So can someone tell me in very simple terms what I do after Ive inserted the floopy disk, and if I need permission how do I get it?

It's a long time since I was at school,so no teachersto give permission and some how I don't think its telling me that!

I so that I'm sorry at this pointaswell hasa thankyou to anyone who helps, after all we've all got to start somewhere!

P.S I'm using mandrake 9.1
 
Old 06-07-2003, 05:58 PM   #2
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You need to mount the floppy.

Try this in a terminal:
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
cd /mnt/floppy
ls

Of course that's assuming that /mnt/floppy exists. Look in /mnt to be sure.
also you may need to be su (superuser) to do this.

try:
man su
man ls
man mount
mount
 
Old 06-07-2003, 06:00 PM   #3
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in the file that you d/led there should be something telling you where to put what. so this is what to do.

at your prompt (you'll want to be in a console for this, to get one go to the kicker, start menu, terminals, choose any.

su
enter password

then

ls /mnt

you should see floppy in there, if not mkdir /mnt/floppy

ls /mnt/floppy

should show your app that you want to move/copy

cp -a /mnt/floppy/filename to where it says to put it

so if it says to put it in /usr/bin/ then put it there. you shouldn't need to type out the filename when you put it to where it goes.

if you still need help come back.

cheers.
 
Old 06-07-2003, 07:27 PM   #4
maggiemay
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nope haven't managed it yet.

got as far as trying to copy to the usr/share/speedtouch, but when I try to copy, it tells me that I don't have permission.

WhenI installed, I didn't use the option to have a password, as I'm the only user.

So how do I gain access to be allowed to write/copy to this file?
 
Old 06-07-2003, 07:31 PM   #5
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No password?

I've never heard of that.
Try logging on as root
 
Old 06-07-2003, 07:43 PM   #6
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did you do it as root? if so and you still recieved those errors then you will have to change the permissions on that driver that your trying to copy over.

chown root /mnt/floppy/speedtouch
chgrp root /mnt/floppy/speedtouch

that will change the owner and group so that root, the system, will use it. doesn't sound like the developers did a good job with writing their scripts to make them auto change the ownership.

good luck
 
  


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