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Can anyone help me (Previously called Urgent..Im having a nightmare.....)
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....
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.
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??