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Old 07-29-2011, 09:39 PM   #1
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So I installed openSUSE on my laptop 2 questions


1) how do i access my windows7 partition

2) How do i activate my wireless?
The light on my lapptop that says my wireless card is on.
 
Old 07-29-2011, 09:48 PM   #2
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Im a terrible newb at this. I'm so used to ubuntu Y_Y
 
Old 07-29-2011, 09:53 PM   #3
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It's the newest release of openSUSE

I'm barely getting used to this.
I'm just not sure how to do anything on it.
 
Old 07-30-2011, 06:51 AM   #4
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First be patient,

This looks like a great tutorial SuSE 11.4 Wireless

If there are any questions please come back and ask.

We will need to know at what point you have the problem.
 
Old 07-31-2011, 05:12 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by noncomputergeek View Post
1) how do i access my windows7 partition

2) How do i activate my wireless?
The light on my lapptop that says my wireless card is on.
Your Windows partition(s) are probably mounted as 'windows/C' or 'windows/D'. Unless, something went wrong in the install, that is.

if you've got 'locate' running, 'locate windows' will give you a good clue (ie, you'll see a number if entries starting /windows/C/this_that_and_the_other), and you can look into 'fstab' for entries like:
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST9120822AS_5LZ593Y0-part1 /windows/C ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_GB.UTF-8 0 0

(You can ignore the ...disk/by-id... and the fmask stuff, at this stage, all you want is the '/windows/C' part.)

An alternative is to use the 'mount' command (with no parameters). A line similar to the previous one should show up for each mounted windows partition (plus, of course, whatever other partitions you have mounted).

If none of that works, probably something went wrong during the install.

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t's the newest release of openSUSE
So, that'll be 11.4?

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2) How do i activate my wireless?
The light on my lapptop that says my wireless card is on.
The other comment to make (apart from 'follow the tutorial') is that in Suse, OS configuration can usually be done in Yast, so it should be your first port of call for any set-up problems. Wireless can be a bit of a knotty problem, depending on what went wrong, because there are several different levels at which the problem can exist. Just remember to work through it methodically, and to check all of the different layers - if you are working hard at one layer and it isn't getting you anywhere, that's probably because you are working at the wrong layer! (If you work through the tut and get nowhere, more specific advice will be available on receipt of specific error messages.)

Last edited by salasi; 07-31-2011 at 05:13 AM. Reason: typo
 
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:56 PM   #6
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For some reason I think that OpenSuse doesn't mount the windows by default. I could be wrong on that.

To see what is mounted and how you use a command line command mount with no options.

Open terminal and type in

mount
 
Old 07-31-2011, 04:45 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the help guys.
I found my windows partition (opensuse includes my windows partition as part of it's regular files)
and I was able to get my wireless working, i needed to install a driver.
anyways, thanks for your contribution. (:
 
  


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