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Old 12-30-2002, 10:41 AM   #1
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Help Me Out !!!

Hi, i just installed mandrake 8.2 last night for the first time ever and i have a few problems, my ADSL modem isnt being reconised as a modem, i went into an option and it said connexant in wot ever pci slot it was in, but it didnt say anything bout modem (connexant is the name of the modem ) Its asif it knows its there but dosent no what it is. Also is there any way i can see my windows drive and whats on it from linux ??
Coz i would like to use things like MP3's and pictures stored on my windows drive.It also wownt let me access my CD rom drive as it says sumet about security , but i think i no why so i aint botherd about that just yet.
I have a few more questions but ill wait till i get these answerd.
Thanks alot,
Old 12-30-2002, 10:44 AM   #2
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many of these questions are asked a lot, please try using the search facilities. for example search for "vfat fstab" for the windows drive part.
Old 12-31-2002, 01:29 AM   #3
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I had rogue yellow snow ale, and it was good, but i wouldn't
eat it.

if your windows is on ntfs, you can only read it in linux.
i think mandrake would have set it up for you if you
had fat32(vfat).
Old 01-03-2003, 08:01 PM   #4
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you can read and write to ntfs , may need the ntfs module install,
open google and type ntfs rpm
there is a guy that makes ntfs rpms, esay to install and works like charming.
Old 01-03-2003, 10:24 PM   #5
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1st. For your modem, you're prob going to have to get a driver for linux. Identify your modem's device by viewing /proc/pci or /etc/sysconfig/hwconf. Then get the appro. driver and unpackage it. Continue with modem setup.

2nd. Your going to have to mount your NTFS partition on another part of the filesystem. I recommend creating the dir /windows, and then issuing the command:
mount -t ntfs /dev/**windows partition file /windows. Then you can browse READ ONLY through your windows filesys
Old 01-04-2003, 11:27 AM   #6
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Microsoft Support? What's that?
That's when M$ sells you a product for the highest price they dare ask, require all your details, but don't give any about how the product works.

Or: that's when we support M$ with our dear savings for making more insecure, buggy, not-complying-to-standards software.


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