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Old 04-22-2003, 08:51 AM   #31
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Try mc (midnight commander) to browse and edit your files, that should make life easier.
the floppy is fd0 to acces it:
mount /dev/fd0 (as root -su-)
cd /mnt/fd0 (or similar check /etc/fstab for the exact locations and drive names)

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Old 04-22-2003, 09:04 AM   #32
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thanks, also instead of replacing win98 this time i've stuck ing a old 4.3Gb bigfoot HD i had lieing around and stuck it on that (hdb) now when i tried to install lilo for a duel boot, i had the computer boot up put LI in the upper courner and then stoped reacting to input any ideas as to what went wrong? i'm using a boot disk atm so no major problems

a couple more questions
any idea what '/floppy' is if it isn't the floppy disc drive?
and do i need to reformat windows floppies i didn't seem to in redhat but i don't know if the same is true for debian
 
Old 04-22-2003, 12:58 PM   #33
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looking though the forums this guy seems to have the same problem i do

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=55418

and this guy
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=51475

Last edited by Windows Runaway; 04-22-2003 at 01:02 PM.
 
Old 04-22-2003, 06:43 PM   #34
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The floppy on a Debian system should be /floppy, so mount /floppy. You shouldn't need to reformat the floppy. Also, I believe nano and vi are installed by default.
 
Old 04-23-2003, 04:31 AM   #35
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Quote:
Originally posted by irish_rover
The floppy on a Debian system should be /floppy, so mount /floppy. You shouldn't need to reformat the floppy. Also, I believe nano and vi are installed by default.
nano and vi are nice if you know what to do with them, but most newbies won't. I for one only know how to open a file with vi, but then I can't even figure out how to close it again! That's why I always suggest mc in these situations, everybuddy can use it's editor and after having installed everything then you can sit down and learn about the mystique of vi (if you want to).

Anne
 
Old 04-23-2003, 07:19 AM   #36
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I don't think nano is not too bad to use, it's just like pico. All of the commands are across the bottom. I agree that vi can be a bit overwhelming. Oh and to close vi.... 'Esc :q' or if you want to save and quit....'Esc :wq' and to quit without saving 'Esc :q!'
 
Old 04-23-2003, 11:41 AM   #37
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Check out: http://www.reallylinux.com/docs/editors/editor.shtml
There are some other documents there, linked from the index page, that you might find useful

The directory sctructure is different in Linux - Drives aren't accessed directly, they are tied into the structure somewhere.

The /floppy folder exists before you mount the floppy drive there. Once you mount the floppy there, the folder bomes the contentsof the floppy (any files that were in the folder originally will be hidden untill the device is unmounted.
 
Old 04-24-2003, 06:23 AM   #38
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okay i think you've missed my point i want to know what i've got not whats avalable

and let me just check my syntacs

mount /dev/fd0 /floppy

will this mount the floppy drive to the /floppy directory
 
Old 04-24-2003, 07:13 AM   #39
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mount /dev/fd0 /floppy will mount the floppy. I believe it is also in the fstab so you should be able to just type mount /floppy.

Again, I know that you should have at least nano and vi already installed. Anne suggested that mc will be there also.
 
Old 04-24-2003, 07:26 AM   #40
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thanks i'll try that out as soon as i can get at the computer again, that will be about 8-9 days
 
Old 05-06-2003, 06:38 AM   #41
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here's the log file whats the problem and how do i fix it?

sorry for the junk but i don't know what you need and what you don't

---Xfree86.0.log---

(II) Module type1: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 Font Renderer
ABI class: XFree86 Font Renderer, version 0.2
(II) Loading font Type1
(II) Loading font CID
(II) LoadModule: "vbe"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvbe.a
(II) Module vbe: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.4
(II) LoadModule: "xie"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libxie.a
(II) Module xie: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
(II) Loading extension XIE
(II) LoadModule: "nv"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nv_drv.o
(II) Module nv: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.1
Module class: XFree86 Video Driver
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.4
(II) LoadModule: "mouse"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/mouse_drv.o
(II) Module mouse: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 XInput Driver
ABI class: XFree86 XInput driver, version 0.2
(II) NV: driver for NVIDIA chipsets: RIVA128, RIVATNT, RIVATNT2,
RIVATNT2 (A), RIVATNT2 (B), RIVATNT2 (Ultra), RIVATNT2 (Vanta),
RIVATNT2 M64, RIVATNT2 (Integrated), GeForce 256, GeForce DDR,
Quadro, GeForce2 GTS, GeForce2 GTS (rev 1), GeForce2 ultra,
Quadro 2 Pro, GeForce2 MX, GeForce2 MX DDR, Quadro 2 MXR,
GeForce 2 Go, GeForce3, GeForce3 (rev 1), GeForce3 (rev 2),
GeForce3 (rev 3)
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:00:0
(--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
Please report problems to submit@bugs.debian.org.

Mark set

--- end Xfree86.0.log---
 
Old 05-06-2003, 09:17 AM   #42
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hold on is this the problem i've got a
3D Blaster Geforce 4 MX440 64Mb DDR AGP TV Creative
and the driver says
(II) NV: driver for NVIDIA chipsets: RIVA128, RIVATNT, RIVATNT2,
RIVATNT2 (A), RIVATNT2 (B), RIVATNT2 (Ultra), RIVATNT2 (Vanta),
RIVATNT2 M64, RIVATNT2 (Integrated), GeForce 256, GeForce DDR,
Quadro, GeForce2 GTS, GeForce2 GTS (rev 1), GeForce2 ultra,
Quadro 2 Pro, GeForce2 MX, GeForce2 MX DDR, Quadro 2 MXR,
GeForce 2 Go, GeForce3, GeForce3 (rev 1), GeForce3 (rev 2),
GeForce3 (rev 3)

ie no GF4 in which case i'm back to the question i asked a while a go which files do i need and how do i install them
to quote myself
[
Quote:
Originally posted by Windows Runaway
i'm lost which 2 files do i need out of:
GLX RPM
GLX SOURCE RPM
GLX Tar File
GLX RPM for SuSE 8.1
GLX RPM for SuSE 8.0
GLX RPM for SuSE 7.3
GLX RPM for SuSE 7.2

RedHat 8.0 updated to 2.4.18-18.8.0 UP i386 Architecture
RedHat 8.0 updated to 2.4.18-18.8.0 UP i586 Architecture
RedHat 8.0 updated to 2.4.18-18.8.0 UP i686 Architecture
RedHat 8.0 updated to 2.4.18-18.8.0 SMP i686 Architecture
RedHat 8.0 updated to 2.4.18-18.8.0 SMP i586 Architecture
RedHat 8.0 updated to 2.4.18-18.8.0 Bigmem i686 Architecture
RedHat 8.0 updated to 2.4.18-18.8.0 UP Athlon Architecture
RedHat 8.0 updated to 2.4.18-18.8.0 SMP Athlon Architecture
RedHat 8.0 UP i586 Architecture
RedHat 8.0 UP i686 Architecture
RedHat 8.0 SMP i686 Architecture
RedHat 8.0 Bigmem i686 Architecture
RedHat 8.0 UP Athlon Architecture
RedHat 8.0 SMP Athlon Architecture
RedHat 7.x (7.3, 7.2, 7.1) updated to 2.4.18-18.7.x UP i386 Architecture
RedHat 7.x (7.3, 7.2, 7.1) updated to 2.4.18-18.7.x UP i586 Architecture
RedHat 7.x (7.3, 7.2, 7.1) updated to 2.4.18-18.7.x UP i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.x (7.3, 7.2, 7.1) updated to 2.4.18-18.7.x SMP i586 Architecture
RedHat 7.x (7.3, 7.2, 7.1) updated to 2.4.18-18.7.x SMP i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.x (7.3, 7.2, 7.1) updated to 2.4.18-18.7.x Bigmem i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.x (7.3, 7.2, 7.1) updated to 2.4.18-18.7.x UP Athlon Architecture
RedHat 7.x (7.3, 7.2, 7.1) updated to 2.4.18-18.7.x SMP Athlon Architecture
RedHat 7.3 UP i386 Architecture
RedHat 7.3 UP i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.3 SMP i586 Architecture
RedHat 7.3 SMP i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.3 UP Athlon Architecture

RedHat 7.3 SMP Athlon Architecture
RedHat 7.2 UP i386 Architecture
RedHat 7.2 UP i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.2 SMP i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.2 Enterprise i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.2 UP Athlon Architecture
RedHat 7.2 SMP Athlon Architecture
RedHat 7.1 UP i386 Architecture
RedHat 7.1 UP i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.1 SMP i386 Architecture
RedHat 7.1 SMP i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.1 Enterprise i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.0 UP i386 Architecture
RedHat 7.0 UP i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.0 SMP i386 Architecture
RedHat 7.0 SMP i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.0 Enterprise on i686 Architecture

Mandrake

Kernel Supported
Mandrake 9.0 UP i586 Architecture
Mandrake 9.0 SMP i586 Architecture
Mandrake 9.0 Enterprise i586 Architecture
Mandrake 8.2 UP i586 Architecture
Mandrake 8.2 SMP i586 Architecture
Mandrake 8.2 Secure i586 Architecture
Mandrake 8.1 UP i386 Architecture
Mandrake 8.1 UP i686 Architecture
Mandrake 8.1 SMP i386 Architecture
Mandrake 8.1 SMP i686 Architecture
Mandrake 8.1 Enterprise i586 Architecture
Mandrake 8.1 Enterprise i686 Architecture
Mandrake 8.0 UP i386 Architecture
Mandrake 8.0 UP i686 Architecture
Mandrake 8.0 SMP i386 Architecture
Mandrake 8.0 SMP i686 Architecture
Mandrake 8.0 Enterprise i686 Architecture

SuSE

Kernel Supported
SuSE 8.1
SuSE 8.0
SuSE 7.3
SuSE 7.2

United Linux

Kernel Supported
United Linux 1.0

Sources

Kernel Supported
Kernel Source RPM
Kernel Tar File
 
  


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