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Old 10-24-2004, 02:57 PM   #1
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Arrow Some Fedora 2 Questions

Im new to this forum and I've installed fedora core 2 without problems and it runs smoth, my questions refer to the following:

1.-I have a dual win/lin boot system and I already mounted the vfat partitions in linux in /wina and /winb, i can read them with all users, but i cant write with other user than root, ive tried to put chmod to 777 for /winb and /wina but it refuses even when im root, i have also tried chown and chgrp, but i cant write on it, ive checked /etc/fstab and it has default options configured, i dont know if that is the problem. Hope you can help me out.

2.-I've installed enlightenment and wmaker and both run without problems, but when i open some programs, lets say GIMP, it comes out with a s@#~y theme from bluecurve, Im not refering to borders, it places in everything else, ┐how can i change it so i have my theme from enlightenment or my theme from wmaker plus a theme that is other tan bluecurve?, i think this also happens with kde aplications.

3.-A friend of mine (if you're thinking it was me, drop it!) has erased his MBR (master boot record) he says he wants grub or lilo back, he doesn't care which, ┐how can he install either one for fedora?.

4.-Which programas do you think i need to get ASAP for FC2 besides, a full version of xmms(with full mp3 support), a media player lets say mplayer, and another window manager (just for the true linux feeling)?

5.-Red hat used to have a gui front end for RPM, but fedora doesnt, im used to use the command line without problem, but a GUI would be cool, do you know any?

6.-How come there is no need to defrag ext3 partitions if other fs needs to be defrag like vfat, and if ext3 needs it, which is the program in fc2 that does the job?

Thanks in advance yall!
Old 10-24-2004, 05:33 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LinuxQuestions!

First you have to be root to check on which partition is Windows:
su -
fdisk -l
Then you have to write the correct /etc/fstab entry. This is my entry, you have to change the partition and the directory where it's mounted. Mine is partition hdb1 mounted in directory /mnt/windows. A normal user can write to this.
/dev/hdb1               /mnt/windows            vfat    umask=000,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,users        0 0
Sorry, not using Enlightment or WMaker

To reinstall GRUB, tell your friend to boot with his Fedora cd1, then he need's to type:
linux rescue
after this
chroot /mnt/sysimage
and if the partitions didn't changed [this is usually]
/sbin/grub-install /dev/hda
But if the partitions changed, he need's to edit /boot/grub/grub.conf. Also here he will write all entries for the boot menu, like windows or other OS.

To play MP3's in Fedora Core 2 with XMMS, download this RPM and install it with:
rpm -ihv xmms-mp3-1.2.10-0.lvn.2.2.i386.rpm
A good media player...let's say MPlayer from or Xine from . RPM's for them you can find on .

WindowManager: KDE wich you find on .

Right-click on an RPM in Konqueror or wich file manager you use and type "system-install-packages". Now you can install RPM's in GUI.

There's no need to defrag in ext3. There is a EXT2 and EXT3 defragmenter, but I didn't used it and don't know if and how it works. Here you can find it.
Please read this thread:

Hope this helped you!
Good luck, Boby!


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