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Old 10-01-2003, 01:17 PM   #1
Frozen Gamez
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A Couple of Issues with Redhat 9!!!

Hey guys,

Im a total newbie to linux apart from using lindos version 2 about 4 months ago. so i really dont know much about it but ive installed redhat 9 after about 3 days of it not wanting to boot and now when i go and boot it gives me the error: GRUB Hard Disk Error. Im not sure why im getting this but if anyone can help, iv tried re-installing the GRUB boot loader and the LILO one but still the same error

now my 2nd issue, from what iv seen on the forum im probably gonna get a slap for this as its yet again a modem problem. as in redhat does not pick up my modem at all and iv tried all i can from searching through google and this forum,so i doubt any1 else can help but if you can i would b very grateful.

and finally, ive read up about this slightly but i dont quite understand it all, this is regarding getting linux to read an NTFS partion, iv got an entire 60 gig hard disk full of mp3's, music vids and movies that i used to be using under win xp pro, but now as i cant install xp pro along side redhat im wanting to view these files and use them. if some1 can give me a very idiot proof answer to any of these it would b great, but remember i seriously dont understand much of the linux way, but im wanting to learn. thanks loads

Old 10-02-2003, 06:04 PM   #2
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As far as your hard disk problem goes, we really do need a few details, like what is the error message you are getting.

Regarding the XP partition, as you know the file system is NTFS, which linux can't handle all that well. But it is supported. If you goto your kernel configurator, where exactly I don't know for RedHat, and browse through it until you come across the File systems section. Now you can either compile it into the kernel, make a module or disable it. I have mine compiled into the kernel. The screen should talk you through how to do it exactly.

The only problem is that you can only read from the NTFS drive, it is possible to write but you can cause real harm to the whole file system on that drive. If I were you, I would convert it to FAT32. Don't ask me how, I used partition magic via windows to convert all my extra drives.

Good luck


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