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Old 01-30-2007, 05:54 AM   #1
toddy_boy666
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My Introduction.


Hello to all.

My name is Todd Tracey, and I'm 18 years old. I have only just converted to linux within the past week.

What I now have on my computer is windows XP, double booted with Linux Fedora 6 Core and I'm having lots of fun teaching myself the way around it but would love some help on the basics...Mostly your common terminal commands and I figure I should google them myself but any help would also be appreciated.

I will start this in another topic in a few days if I still can't get it working but right now I can't get my D-Link wireless drive installed to Fedora.

Anyway, I look forward to upcoming talks with everyone here.
 
Old 01-30-2007, 06:16 AM   #2
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Welcome toddy_boy. One of the most recommended tutorials is RUTE. Also the Linux Documentation Project should be a good starting point. There you will find the collection of official HOWTOs and Guides on a lot of issues.
 
Old 01-30-2007, 06:18 AM   #3
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You want to google for "bash terminal tutorial"

In order from basic to advanced...
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=117503
http://linux.org.mt/article/terminal
http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/

Some pointers: your distro is called "fedora core 6" and is best abbreviated: "FC6".
Take a look at www.fedorafaq.org which is still FC5 <sigh> but the information is generally good (specifics suck - like, do not use their yum.conf until they do a FC6 version).
A more complete, and more complex, guide is found at www.mjmwired.net. Select from the menu on the right. These install notes are extremely good for learning what everything does.

The D-Link wireless drive(?) this is a wireless nic? A dongle? A wireless hard-drive/CD-ROM drive? Please be clear about what you are talking about. If you are uncertain what to call something, read the box it came in.
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum...fm/648504.html

Wireless cards usually require proprietary drivers to work. Fortunately there is a wrapper which lets you use them with linux. (see link above)
 
Old 01-30-2007, 06:38 AM   #4
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Hello Everyone, and hello toddy_boy

My name is Jonas Skoog, and im 18 years old aswell. (from sweden)

I got booth Windows Vista, and Linux Fedora Core 6 installed. as soon as possible i will start use only one system, and as it is looking now, it will be Linux, since it's much more nice looking outfit, and it's loads more configurations in here that you can change and fix how you want it, instead of Windows pre-configured settings...

Here you actually feel more like you are the Administrator, instead of Windows "Administrator" where you still got thoose things that are not able to change as you want, and thoose Closed sources.


!--> Question <--!

got an question since i will try to get over to Linux completely.

I have shared all important things in Windows that i will need to use in Linux, such as my music, pictures, movies, all Programing works etc.

but when i have shared and start Booting up Linux Fedora Core 6, i can't find thoose Folders.

Maybe anyone here have got the same problem? and maybe have solved it, or know how to solve it.

// Kind Regards,
Xorix (Jonas)
 
Old 01-30-2007, 09:20 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Simon Bridge
Please be clear about what you are talking about. If you are uncertain what to call something, read the box it came in.
Hey again everybody and thanks for all the welcomes as well as links to tutorials and learning basics...They're definitly going to provide me with some reading material over the next few days.

Apologies about the lack of specification.

The D-Link I'm talking about is a Wireless G Desktop Adapter, model DWL-510 with wifi (naturally). That's just to inform and clear up what I'm talking about now. I'll check out the links that have been posted and see if they help me out considering the D-Link and just FC6 in general.
 
Old 01-30-2007, 03:22 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xorix
Hello Everyone, and hello toddy_boy

<snip>

got an question since i will try to get over to Linux completely.

I have shared all important things in Windows that i will need to use in Linux, such as my music, pictures, movies, all Programing works etc.

but when i have shared and start Booting up Linux Fedora Core 6, i can't find thoose Folders.

Maybe anyone here have got the same problem? and maybe have solved it, or know how to solve it.
How have you got these items "shared" Jonas ? Because while I might not be able to help you, others probably can.

If, for instance, you have a separate partition for the shared stuff, is it listed on the /etc/fstab because if the linux install can't see it, you can't access it. The fstab file should (in theory) have it listed, if so, the system should mount the partition, though you still might not see the folders if they happen to reside in a "group" that your user account doesn't have access too - you'd have to give that user a/c permissions from the root a/c.

If you've set it up for sharing with samba i.e. it's on different computers - then I can't help - last time I tried samba it confused the hell out of me.

Or if you just have the shared material on a different hard drive, then again I think you'd find that that also has to be mounted (and in fstab file).

Or finally (as far as I can think of) if your system has the shared stuff on a different partition, but you made the partition from windows, then I believe that it's possible that you might have made the "data" (good as name as any I suppose) partition formatted as NTFS and if your linux install doesn't have NTFS ability, then it might not let you see the files/folders.


I suspect that you might need to do some more searching round your install, unless you could give us a bit more information on how you've set up the stuff you wanted shared.

regards

John
 
Old 01-30-2007, 03:27 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by toddy_boy666
Hey again everybody and thanks for all the welcomes as well as links to tutorials and learning basics...They're definitly going to provide me with some reading material over the next few days.

Apologies about the lack of specification.

The D-Link I'm talking about is a Wireless G Desktop Adapter, model DWL-510 with wifi (naturally). That's just to inform and clear up what I'm talking about now. I'll check out the links that have been posted and see if they help me out considering the D-Link and just FC6 in general.
Welcome and I found this by doing "DWL-510 linux" in google. It means very little to me, but it might at least point you in the right direction - particularly the bit about the open source driver at the bottom of the page.

HTH some.

regards

John
 
Old 02-02-2007, 01:57 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xorix
!--> Question <--!

got an question since i will try to get over to Linux completely.

I have shared all important things in Windows that i will need to use in Linux, such as my music, pictures, movies, all Programing works etc.

but when i have shared and start Booting up Linux Fedora Core 6, i can't find thoose Folders.

Maybe anyone here have got the same problem? and maybe have solved it, or know how to solve it.

// Kind Regards,
Xorix (Jonas)

i dont really understand what you trying to describe, but i assume u want to get some files from your windows NTFS partition during u are running Linux.

by default, Fedora core 6 doesnt activate this feature. anyway, it is pretty simple to get this on.

1. download and install the ntfs-3g. the easiet way is through YUM. i assume you have your internet connection ready with you.

yum install ntfs-3g


2. make a directory so that you can mount the windows partition

mkdir /mnt/win


3. mount your NTFS (windows) partition

mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/win


thats all. now your windows partition (c:\) will be in /mnt/win, and you should be able to read/write it in your Fedora core 6.


note: in my case, my NTFS is on sda1, and yours might be different. u can check this by

fdisk -l

and choose the one with the NTFS in description.
 
Old 02-02-2007, 08:10 AM   #9
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I think you'll find tldp.org very useful...

Check this site out...



GOOD LUCK!
 
Old 02-03-2007, 04:00 PM   #10
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Thanks alot !

After i have read this i started to research what the problem was that i have doned, and i finaly found out that it was as you said,

i had Installed Linux Fedora Core on another partition then i had Windows installed on, and the hardrive was NTFS formated aswell.

couldn't change it since i used an tool that Makes Partitions after windows was installed (normaly you do this before you install Operative systems, as most of you know)-

Thanks for the link to that site, as you said... it might become usefull in future
 
  


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