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Old 11-03-2003, 02:29 AM   #1
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RPM and mounting trouble.....


Hey guys, I downloaded xmss and a bunch of plugins and stuff and i right click "install packages" in KDE and some load, some freeze, and some dont work at all. I dont know if i downloaded bad ones or what. Can someone gimme a list of the xmss and plugins that i need so i can download them and install them in order.

Also. I tried to mount my hard drive and typed mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1 and it wont work... so i tried /dev/hdb1 and it said not available.... that should be my XP partition on my 2nd HD. then i tried /dev/hdb2 and it said unable to read file system. hmm....
 
Old 11-03-2003, 03:08 AM   #2
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In terms of Red Hat - If your XP partition is formatted with NTFS, you'll need the RPM or to re-compile your kernel first - for the RPM

http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/info/redhat.html
 
Old 11-03-2003, 03:10 AM   #3
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1. To install RPMs via X, you need to be root, or at least supply the root password when it asks to. I don't know why it doesn't ask but freezes. Try that in the command line:
$ cd /path/to/directory/with/RPMs
$ su
(enter the root password)
# rpm -i filename.rpm
That should work
2. XMMS and some plugins can be found at XMMS home page: www.xmms.org
3. Look at /proc/filesystems and see if your system support vfat. That's FAT32 in the windoze world. But wait a second.. did you mention winXP? Is it on NTFS filesystem? If it is, you can't write to it's partition.. and maybe can't read from it. See /proc/filesystems to see if you have ntfs support.
Then try mounting in that way:
# mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1
And are you sure hda1 is the correct partition? If the XP is on extended partition it may be hda5. See
$ dmesg |grep hd
just to be sure
 
Old 11-03-2003, 03:14 AM   #4
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$ cd /path/to/directory/with/RPMs
$ su
(enter the root password)
# rpm -i filename.rpm

im confused about the first part of that.
i have hda1,2,3 redhat
and hdb1 xp, 2 "stuff" , 3 "music"

yes its ntfs.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 05:32 AM   #5
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im sooo confused...BAH!!! read my pengaol thread.. it says how i just installed the kernal.. or tried to.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 09:24 PM   #6
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how do i become root to get into the grub.config file?
 
Old 11-03-2003, 09:48 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by iLLuSionZ
how do i become root to get into the grub.config file?
"su -"

no quotes. did you install the ntfs kernel that i and others told you to do in your other threads? did you create /mnt/hda1 first before trying to mount?
 
Old 11-04-2003, 04:13 AM   #8
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su - password? or su - then type password.. ok ill mess with it thanks..

create /mnt/hda1 ? how do i create it? just a folder?

i tried to mount my hard drives after i installed the ntfs files to do it.. i tried to install it

again and it said that its already installed.... so i tried to mount them again and it said...

Password:

[root@localhost joe]# rpm -ihv kernel-ntfs-2.4.20-8.i686.rpm

error: open of kernel-ntfs-2.4.20-8.i686.rpm failed: No such file or directory

[root@localhost joe]# mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1

mount: mount point /mnt/hda1 does not exist

[root@localhost joe]# mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/hdb1

mount: mount point /mnt/hdb1 does not exist

[root@localhost joe]# mount /dev/hdb2 /mnt/hdb2

mount: error while guessing filesystem type

mount: you must specify the filesystem type

[root@localhost joe]# mount /dev/hdb3 /mnt/hdb3

/dev/hdb3: Invalid argument

mount: you must specify the filesystem type

[root@localhost joe]#

i tried hda1 hdb1 hdb2 hdb3 and nothin worked... my whole hdb is XP ntfs and hda is redhat.

does anyone see anything wrong?

i installed the ntfs fine.. it says installed already but wont recognize any drives...

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Old 11-04-2003, 07:04 AM   #9
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the ntfs is installed and i cant mount my hda or hdb1,2,3.

you said creat the folder... so i went to mnt/ and tried to make folder but it wouldnt let me.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 12:12 PM   #10
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You HAVE to be root in order to mkdir in /mnt and to mount whatever. It was explained how to become root.. you DID set the root password during the installation, didn't you?
And yes, the mount point has to exist. If the error is 'invalid mount point' then you should make that directory where you are trying to mount something.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 06:13 PM   #11
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ok ill try.. everytime i type su - in terminal i get root access and then i try something else and it asks for it again.
 
  


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