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Old 10-02-2011, 09:08 PM   #16
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Ok that sounds easy enough but I dont label my flash drives I just use them so what are they usually called? Its showing three on mine


dev/sda1 type ext3
dev/sda5 type swap
dev/sdb1 type vfat

the blank space was a bunch of numbers, but correct me if im wrong, I think its sdb1 cause my harddrive has swap and ext 3 and i know i didnt format my flash drive to ext3 i formatted it using my windows computer so what ever windows formats it to i dont know. thanks in advance
 
Old 10-02-2011, 09:19 PM   #17
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OK I figured it out was sdb1 and I sent the flash drive to the /home dir but for some reason i cant tar the file i need to build. when i try to tar the file broadcom-sta it tells me i cannot change the ownershipto uid 1016, gid 100 operation not permitted. what does this mean? What im trying to do is install the wireless driver which is broadcom to get my internet back and install wicd then reinstall kde desktop to see if this fixes my problem with the gui not working. I really do appreciate the help sorry if im being a pest lol. thanks
 
Old 10-02-2011, 09:36 PM   #18
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Do you mean that you copied the files that you need to your /home directory?

Please post the list of commands that you have executed.
 
Old 10-02-2011, 09:59 PM   #19
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Well.... yes to me there is two home dir /home and ~ i sent them to /home using mv broadcom-sta /home and it worked. I figured out it was just tellimg me i couldnt change ownership but anyway i got both the broadcom driver and wicd installed but i still cant get the internet to work. You know it seems that i figure it out when i say im haveing trouble with it but somehow i selected the wrong mirror from brasil. So i have to change that. do u know of any other files that have anything to do with the network? thanks again.
 
  


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