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Old 11-28-2004, 03:53 PM   #1
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Can anyone help me (Previously called Urgent..Im having a nightmare.....)


Hello

Please dont ask how I got into this situation, but basically I was trying to get America's Army to work, and I was messing around with xFree86, I couldnt get AA to work, I restarted hoping this would work...but instead I was greeted by a command line instead of my usual Mandrake 10 GUI.....nightmare..I have no clue how to use the command line....No problem I will reinstalled Linux (Not the reinstall where you lose your files, the other sort) Mid way through the install ..Wham! Bam!.."Error, No Kernel" ???It takes me to the Lilo config asking me to type the name of the Linux image, have no idea????

Anyway..more importantly I need to get my physics coursework of my Linux Partitions onto my Windows partition, how do I do this from the command line?

Any Ideas how to get my GUI back..bearing in mind I do have the ATI drivers on my Linux partition, but I dont know what to do with them?

Please help..the science has to be in on Tuesday!!

A few notes...

Distro is Mandrake and I was using KDE 3.3 or 3.2 Te xFree version I did have was 4.3, please help....

Please

Cheers

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Old 11-28-2004, 04:07 PM   #2
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Gah!! Can no one help me....
 
Old 11-28-2004, 04:11 PM   #3
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Do you have windows partition(s) mounted standard by fstab?

If not., furst make the destination folder

$ mkdir /mnt/windows

then mount the windows partition to that folder

$ mount -t vfat /dev/hdxn /mnt/windows

... where "x" is your drive (if you only have one it's "a") and "n" the partition number (probably "1" -> "hda1") If you use ntfs write "ntfs" instead of vfat and keep your fingers crossed

Now "cd" into the directory where your physics coursework is (probably /home/<your username> and when there type:

$ cp <the name of your course work> /mnt/windows

you can use the autocomplete function in bash to help you do this. just write the beginning of the name of the file and press "tab" ... the rest should appear as if by magic. Of course, you can also drop the file into any windows folder you like by simply continuing you specification after /mnt/windows e.g. "/mnt/windows/documents and settings/myname/My Documents" (if there are spaces in the folder names you need to use "" around the path) and again, you can use autocomplete to help you get there without typos.

Good luck!
 
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Old 11-28-2004, 04:12 PM   #4
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Nice one, ill go try that...Its mounted by default..ill brb, any ideas about getting my GUI back?
 
Old 11-28-2004, 04:13 PM   #5
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OK, i wasn't going to say anything, but seeing as you bumped your thread FOURTEEN MINUTES after posting.....

please do not mark threads as urgent. it might be urgent for you, but it is not urgent for the thousands ofLQ members who kindly donate thier spare time to help others. it is not fair to demand a priority response from volunteers. Many members will deliberately ignore questions marked as such.

and bumping after such an insanely short length of time??
 
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Old 11-28-2004, 04:22 PM   #6
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Well it is pretty urgent for me...anyhow....i did the cp thing and it says, along these lines, Cannot create /mnt/windows/ScienceCoursework.doc Read only file system, how do I fix this?
 
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in the directory where the file is located do:

$ chmod 777 <filename>
 
Old 11-28-2004, 04:26 PM   #8
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What does that do?
 
Old 11-28-2004, 04:27 PM   #9
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no, the filesystem is mounted read only. chmod will have no effect.

mount -o ro,remount /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows
 
Old 11-28-2004, 04:28 PM   #10
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What does that do..?
 
Old 11-28-2004, 04:33 PM   #11
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my post: allow you to modify (write/wipe) the file you want to move (but that shouldn't be necessary)

acid_kewpie's post: allow you to write to the windows partition (which it appears you cannot right now)
 
Old 11-28-2004, 04:47 PM   #12
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hmmm acids post didnt work..I type and nothing happens, it will just bring up a new [computername-root]$ thing where you can type more commands....any more ideas?

Ps- The windows Partition is NFTS btw

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Old 11-28-2004, 05:07 PM   #13
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Ok well i did some more research on the net, it seems that this is pretty difficult with an NFTS partition, however I have made a 1gig partition, now how do I mount this drive?
 
Old 11-28-2004, 05:41 PM   #14
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Is this coursework just a document? I mean...couldn't you just put it on a floppy...

...and you realise that if you hadn't been so rash in trying to reinstall linux, it would probably have only been a case of typing "startx" to get back into the GUI...

Or....if you still have internet access in linux, try using lynx or links (better) to email it to yourself from hotmail or yahoo or similar.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 05:47 PM   #15
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If none of the solutions above works for you, go to http://www.knopper.net/knoppix-mirrors/index-en.html and download the Knoppix ISO. Burn it to CD and boot up using the CD.

Knoppix should give you access to all your partitions (NTFS and Linux) and allow you to copy your documents to a floppy BUT probably NOT to a NTFS drive.

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