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Old 03-14-2004, 08:02 PM   #1
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Unhappy Going Nuts


I cannot install my chipset drivers from intel because evidently Linux Doesn't seem to like the simple .exe way of doing things. I downloaded the Linux Drivers from intel's site and it opens the file but I have no clue what to do with it. Also my sound isnt working and I cannot pull the drivers for it off of my Dell disk to even install those. I have 6 GB of files on another hard drive that I cannot access either despite installing the NTFS driver. I really don't want to switch back to Windows but this is getting frustrating when I cannot even get Linux to perform simple tasks such as moving files from one disk to another or even playing my DVD's or CD's.

Linux has reduced my 75k$ machine to a simple port scanner. NMap at least does work. :-)

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Old 03-14-2004, 08:11 PM   #2
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Have you mounted the other disk that you want to access? If not, first create a directory on which to mount it (for example /c) then, assuming it is a windows ntfs disk) do:
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mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /c
That assumes the windows disk is your primary master. Play with the /dev/hda1 part of it until it works...try different numbers and letters for the a and 1 at the end of /dev/hda1. hda1 refers to the primary partition on your primary master disk.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 08:30 PM   #3
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I would but I am totally new to Linux...Thats the problem. I don't even know how to pull up a shell to execute commands :-(
 
Old 03-14-2004, 08:57 PM   #4
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Another issue is how do I even create the directory to begin with?
I am looking for some FAQ's. Maybe they will help.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 09:42 PM   #5
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You might want to read some of the How-To's at the Linux Documentation Project. And also get the Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition.

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
Old 03-14-2004, 10:25 PM   #6
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OK. I've gotten this far. I have edited /etc/ftab to include the drive as follows:

LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/hdb1 ntfs sw 0 0



Note: The drive is a secondary master.

I created a directory to mount it to: mkdir /mnt/hdb1


now I try to mount it like:

mount -t ntfs /dev/hdb1 /c and all i am getting is "mount point /c does not exist.

Now I am thinking I should have placed the name of my new directory there instead so I tried:

mount -t ntfs/dev/hdb1 /hdb1

and I get the same error. :-( Help please :-)

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Old 03-14-2004, 11:10 PM   #7
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OK heres what I am getting. "File Type NTFS Not supported by kernel".
Hmm I have installed the NTFS Driver so I am at a loss. Can someone please tell me where I can find the exact version number of my kernel so I can be sure I have installed the proper driver? Also I am running Quad processors and I need to know how to update to the correct kernel for that as well. Thanks
 
Old 03-14-2004, 11:20 PM   #8
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well, the best thing for you to do is to do a bit of reading so you understand how a gnu/linux os handles business (not that it is difficult, but the fact that it is different from windows often makes it seem hard)

for example, you do not necessarily install binaries (such as rpms) by double-clicking, but by simply going into a terminal and issuing
rpm -Uvh name.rpm

anyway, to the point: to open a place to type commands, you need to open a console
in redhat, you can open a gui console called a terminal from the redhat system menu or by right clicking the desktop and clicking "new terminal"

from there, you can learn the concept of basic commands like mkdir, cd, dir, ls, etc.

to mount your ntfs partition, first ensure that you have your ntfs module loaded; do lsmod in the terminal and ensure that ntfs is listed

now, make sure you are mounting the correct partition; do
su (enter root password)
fdisk -l

and find the /dev/hdx# for the ntfs partition

now, still logged in as su, do
mkdir /mnt/windows (this is where the filesystem for ntfs will be "mounted" and it will act as a "gate" for you to view your files)
mount -t ntfs /dev/hdx# /mnt/windows

now you can use your terminal and do
cd /mnt/windows (cd is the change directory command)
dir (or ls)

this will allow you to view your files

to make an fstab entry to do all this automatically, do (as su)
gedit /etc/fstab

and add this line
/dev/hdx# /mnt/windows ntfs auto,user,umask=000 0 0

the umask command will allow you to view your files as a normal user using your gui file manager (nautilus)
 
Old 03-14-2004, 11:24 PM   #9
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*excuse the double-post

in response to the latest question:
do uname -r

this will tell you your exact kernel version

http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/rpm/redhat9.html
go here and download the rpm for that version; save it in your home directory to make it easily accessible

in a terminal, do
su
rpm -Uvh packagename.rpm

get familiar with tabbed autocompletion; type the first few letters of the file, then hit TAB to automatically type the rest of the filename (very useful for files that are long and have lots of numbers in them)

then just do modprobe ntfs

that is my short version, and i may have taken some things for granted; check the more complete install instructions if you need more help
http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/rp...s.html#install
 
Old 03-14-2004, 11:42 PM   #10
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Thanks I am off to try it now. Perhaps with a little time this won't seem so bad. I am just so sick of microsoft that I HAD to switch no matter the hassles involved.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 11:51 PM   #11
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OK I have my files :-). I want to thank all you guys for the help today. I know I will be happy with Linux after I get out of this "Windows" mode of thinking. I will be reading FAQ's and learning what I can in these forums in the meantime. Thanks a MILLION!!



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