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Old 06-25-2009, 06:46 PM   #1
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CrunchBang terminal question. Trying to install GRUB. EEE PC 1000 he

I am a new Linux user on a new EEE Pc 1000he WinXP. I have Crunchbang standard up and going off of a USB Flash Drive. I have the Grub files (Grub .92) on a burned DVD running off external USB drive. I can find the files with GUI by right clicking and going to File Manager. The drive shows up at /media/myfiles$. Accordingly when trying to use the terminal (so I can run the make, configure, install...) I cannot get to the Grub folder as there is a space in the listed directory.
crunchbang@crunchbang:/media$ ls
cdrom My Files
I can cd to cdrom (which is actually the USB flash drive) but when I try to cd to My Files it is unrecognized (no such file or directory). Both entries are printed in blue and both are accessible via File Manager with the GUI. I have tried to add an underscore, eliminate the spacing, etc... How to I get in the same directory with the GRUB files?? Do I have to reburn and change the name of the DVD??

Ok, I was unable to figure out the directory conventions but if you have an EEE Pc and are trying to install GRUB with Crunchbang you can just install the system with a right click option. On the 1000he Win XP sda2 should be good to go. Crunchbang will install GRUB for you and I imagine it should be easy to keep GRUB while changing distros on that partition if you want to.

Last edited by GreenJ; 06-25-2009 at 07:40 PM.
Old 06-26-2009, 03:34 AM   #2
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Don't know Crunchbang and it's standard shell, but in order to change into a directory with spaces you need either to escape the spaces:
cd /media/My\ Files  # note the backslash
or put the destination into quotation marks:
cd "/media/My Files"
You should generally refrain from using spaces in filenames because those cause quite annoying issues like the one you already have.


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