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Old 05-08-2006, 09:12 AM   #1
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NEWBIE..Install USB Devices / Anti Virus..?


Hi, Im new to Linux and have managed to install Fedora core on another partition with XP on the other...
Everything is fine with DUAL BOOT with XP as default
BUT, How do I install Software on Linux?
I want to add an Anti-Virus (Bit Defender FREE but dunno what to with the 3 files it offers)
and my USB DSL Modem needs to be installed, im not sure if its recognizing any USB devices as when i insert the Modem nothing happens...
Im on AOL BroadBand
BT Voyager 105 Modem (2mb DSL uses username and password)
Also need to install USB memstick for filetransfer from my other laptop on windows (downloaded BitDefender Linux)
Please help, I have laptop in front of me now..
thanks
PAUL
 
Old 05-08-2006, 09:35 AM   #2
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Old 05-08-2006, 09:53 AM   #3
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its been 23 minutes, we are NOT at your disposal as and when you want us, we get around to helping when we can, and your attitude stinks.

Watch the language as well.

(no, i'm not going to help unless you obtain some manners).
 
Old 05-08-2006, 10:13 AM   #4
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Sorry

Hi,
Sorry just this new linux OS is driving me mad,
I dont seem to have any options for creating mount points (not that I know how to)
Any Help would be gratefully accepted
Paul
 
Old 05-08-2006, 10:16 AM   #5
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I agree. Sir, your language is unnacceptable for this forum. We are all here in good spirit willing to help each other out.
I have posted questions in here and haven't gotten a reply for 36 hours sometimes. Thats just the way it goes sometimes because just because somebody reads your post, it doesn't mean that they know the answer. Wait for someone to read it that knows the answer.

Having said that, I believe because of your language and attitude, you oughta be blacklisted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 05-08-2006, 10:22 AM   #6
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Thats better, ok firstly anti-virus software is only useful for scanning files on their way to a windows machine (if you ran a mail server etc.) Or if you wanted to scan your NTFS/FAT32 partitions. If this is the case, you need to say what type the files are that you downloaded as there are several different methods on a Linux system.

(www.google.com/linux and the search feature on here are your best sources of information btw)

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=225702 - someone also tried with this modem.

As for the USB stick, what format is it? FAT32 will be best for transferring between the 2 systems. Try plugging it in and doing
Code:
/sbin/fdisk -l
try and recognise the drive, if you do you can mount it
Code:
man mount
will tell you everything you need to know.... as a side note, expect a fair bit of learning and reading
 
Old 05-08-2006, 10:23 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Freestone
I agree. Sir, your language is unnacceptable for this forum. We are all here in good spirit willing to help each other out.
I have posted questions in here and haven't gotten a reply for 36 hours sometimes. Thats just the way it goes sometimes because just because somebody reads your post, it doesn't mean that they know the answer. Wait for someone to read it that knows the answer.

Having said that, I believe because of your language and attitude, you oughta be blacklisted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://images.linuxquestions.org/que...ies/newbie.gif
http://images.linuxquestions.org/que...ilies/nono.gif

Sorry I upset you.....
 
Old 05-08-2006, 10:31 AM   #8
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Everythings good now!

Good luck with Linux.

Cheers.
 
Old 05-08-2006, 10:52 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by ethics
Thats better, ok firstly anti-virus software is only useful for scanning files on their way to a windows machine (if you ran a mail server etc.) Or if you wanted to scan your NTFS/FAT32 partitions. If this is the case, you need to say what type the files are that you downloaded as there are several different methods on a Linux system.

(www.google.com/linux and the search feature on here are your best sources of information btw)

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=225702 - someone also tried with this modem.

As for the USB stick, what format is it? FAT32 will be best for transferring between the 2 systems. Try plugging it in and doing
Code:
/sbin/fdisk -l
try and recognise the drive, if you do you can mount it
Code:
man mount
will tell you everything you need to know.... as a side note, expect a fair bit of learning and reading
Hi I dunno how to execute a 'run' type command?
or create mount points
im quite a whiz with windows but linux has got me stumped?
I think this business with BT Voyager "DSL dial into AOL Broadband" is going to be a big brick wall
by the sounds of that thread that you linked me to...
 
Old 05-08-2006, 10:57 AM   #10
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You're right about the modem, most people (me included) suggest using an inexpensive network card and router/modem running over ethernet.

is the file a .run? try
Code:
./file.run
Like i said, type man mount and read, that'll tell you about mount points
 
  


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