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Old 07-11-2008, 12:44 PM   #1
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Extremely new to linux and needs help with internet connections and importing files.

Ok I pretty much have no experience with any linux distrobutions and i recently got a new laptop which has vista, I allready wasn't that fond of xp and then vista was even worse. So I decided to install Ubuntu using I played around with ubuntu and I like it and am still getting ussed to it. I'm having trouble connecting to the internet, I tried the help thing and I didn't understand it, I eventually looked it up on youtube for help, they told me to install the wifi radar in the applications and I tried that and it said that i need an internet connection to do that. So i took the plug from my parents desktop and I plugged it into my laptop. I tried to connect to the internet on that so that i could download the application but i needed a password and I have no idea how to figure that out. Does anyone know how to find out that password or at least an easier way to get an internet connection because it was really easy to do on Vista?

Also I have many files that are on Vista that I need on Ubuntu, I have over 1,000 songs, some pictures, and stories I wrote and other stuff like that and i want to transfer them to Ubuntu but I don't know how to do that.

And does anyone know if limewire and I-tunes are compatible with Ubuntu? and if they arent what are some good programs that I could use taht could do a equal or better job then limewire and I-tunes do. (The programs have to be usable with a I-pod)
Old 07-11-2008, 01:35 PM   #2
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could download the application but i needed a password and I have no idea how to figure that out.

You need to type your user password if you are a normal user permission.
Please try to mount ntfs partition for get data from Vista.

Bryan Yu

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Old 07-11-2008, 01:47 PM   #3
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Hmm... try the the ubuntuwiki part and/or

It's explained step by step and it's realy easy...
Old 07-11-2008, 01:49 PM   #4
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Well, I'll start with the easy ones.

Your files from your windows partition (I'm assuming you have a dual-boot) are accessible from ubuntu with an ntfs driver. After you have that setup, you can easily just access them right off your windows partition to save space, or you can copy them over to your windows partition. The driver you'll need for accessing the NTFS (windows) filesystem is called ntfs-3g.
There are instructions at The Ubuntu Wiki.

If you want to save hard disk space, create a softlink to your windows music folder from your ubuntu home folder:
~$ln -s /media/windows/Documents\ and\ Settings\name\My\ Documents\My\ Music ./music
That assumes your NTFS partition is mounted at /media/windows.

For limewire, you could use the linux version of limewire or you could try Frostwire. Not sure if it's in the repos, but there is a binary package on their site.

For itunes, try amarok.
$aptitude update && aptitude install amarok
Alternately, you could try songbird, which is still in beta. Like frostwire, that is a binary package. Put it in /usr/local/bin and extract it.

Your internet connection difficulties are difficult to fix without more information. Are you trying wired or wireless? I'd get wired connection up so you can get all the packages you need. You shouldn't need a password unless your LAN is protected. Is it asking you for a password to your router or a password for your ISP? Is your IP and DNS and gateway setup correctly? both Gnome has a network tool under utilities somewhere.

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