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Old 09-04-2007, 02:58 AM   #61
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WHAT ??? that went right over my head but, I will try to follow what you have said step by step ....

Don't know what this means but it came up in terminal

(gedit:3583): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session manager:
Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed.

and then this came up in a window ??

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hdd2 / ext2 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/hda /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0



ok here we go,,, I will try to do it ???
 
Old 09-04-2007, 03:05 AM   #62
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ok I got this first go ??


debian:/home/geoff# apt-get install ntfs-3g
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package ntfs-3g
 
Old 09-04-2007, 03:32 AM   #63
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Hey Junior Hacker

Well, I did it,, I killed my debian linux

I tried to edit the list of hdd's but when I rebooted it said "cannot execute sbin getty" ????

After that nothing happened, it just sat there staring at me with a final note saying, " no more processes at this level"

well now I am going back for a reinstall but, I am not phased, I am learning and as someone once told me, "our mistakes are our greatest teachers"

I will be back as soon as I have linux back online again
 
Old 09-04-2007, 05:27 AM   #64
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and then this came up in a window ??

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
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# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hdd2 / ext2 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/hda /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0
That's the editor's window, here is where you make the changes to the file and click File/save at the top when you're done.
 
Old 09-04-2007, 05:37 AM   #65
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E: Couldn't find package ntfs-3g
This is because you don't have your sources.list properly setup, if you installed Debian Etch, your Debian mirror line should look similar to one of the two below in a default installation, the important thing is to make sure to have the last three words ---> main contrib non-free.
Code:
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ etch main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ stable main contrib non-free
I'm not using Debian Etch the stable distribution, I'm using Lenny the "testing" distribution, make sure not to put testing if you installed Etch, you can put "stable" or "etch" in that line, not both, one or the other. May be worth reading that article called Apt How-to that I posted to avoid too many re-installations.
EDIT: In that article, you'll find that you need to run a command as root to download repository data so you're distribution knows what's available, it appears you may have missed this all important step which is why it could not find the package.

Last edited by Junior Hacker; 09-04-2007 at 05:41 AM.
 
Old 09-06-2007, 01:30 PM   #66
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Ok Guys here is my latest update on my linux trip,,, wow it was and still is a bumpy one
I finally got linux (debian) up and runniny, YAY but now it is dead again for some strange reason there seemed to bo intermitant errors, sometimes the XP drive would mount and other times it would not ??? and another problem was that on 3 occasions my desktop just cleared, no icons at all, they just dissapeared
OK as I said before my system is not a blazing sun, it is just a test bed 500 mhz with 512 mb ram but I guess the system just in not upto it in the linux field.
I have not given up YET !!! I will reinstall again tomorrow after I have resolved the HD issues, (bad sectors) and hopefully get some kind of stable linux up and running, In the mean time, Thanks again to you guys for all the help you gave me and although I may be gone at the moment, I'll be back

Cheers all,
 
  


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