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Old 04-09-2006, 09:37 AM   #1
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How to use Kanotix, some issues

Hi, I just tried Kanotix mini live CD yesterday on my Toshiba satellite M 70. It,s working well. It can recognize my SATA HD( as sda1), USB flash drive( as sdb1), USB keyboard and USB mouse, all fine. I just want help in few things,

1- I am not able to find how to configure a dial up connection. I searched but no way. Can anybody help.
2- How can I know which version I am using?
3- I want to use scanModem utility to scan my modem. I put the file in USB flash drive via XP, and I am able to see this file when I boot in linux, but I don,t know how to execute this file. Which command I should write in Bash for this?
4- After I run the scanModem utility, how can I save the result back in my USB drive, so that I can post it through XP?

Note: I don,t want to use my HD for this purpose, only live CD and USB drive.
Old 04-09-2006, 11:57 AM   #2
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One and two I can't help you with. But a quick Google turned up this page on scanModem. It seems that it's just a script, packaged up in a compressed archive. All you should need to do is make sure your flash drive is mounted read-write, then cd into the directory holding the file and follow the directions from the page above (you may need to become root?):
Enter the following Linux commands:
gunzip scanModem.gz
chmod +x scanModem
If you don't know the commands, gunzip extracts the script from the archive, chmod +x changes the permissions so that it's executable, and the ./ tells bash to run the command (the script name) from the current directory.

The output should go into the same directory, unless you change something.

Last edited by David the H.; 04-09-2006 at 12:02 PM.
Old 04-09-2006, 05:00 PM   #3
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I have a real bad luck. No way although I tried too much. I was able to copy scanModem to desktop. I did as following
cd Desktop
root desktop
gunzip scanModem.gz
gunzip: no such file or directory
cd /sda1/
no such file or directory
cd /sdb1/
no such file or directory
cd /dev/had/
no such file or directory

I don,t know why as it is automounting my HD( as sda1 and I can see all the contents of my HD, including windows) and USB as sdb1 and I can see all its contents and copied the scanModem utility from there to desktop by mouse.
I was able to check properties of scanModem file by, there is no permission to execute for owner even. I was not able to change execute permissions as I tried as follows

cd Desktop
root desktop
ls -l scanModem.gz
No such file or directory( and I can see the file on Desktop_ it,s surprizing).

It is in Kanotix( Cox USB) linux.

Same in DSL.
Here it is rather worse. As I am not able to see my HD or USB, no auto mounting I think.
There is a mounting device and by this I was able to mount CD room(already being used by live CD- so can,t understand it). Floppy not mounted( of course as laptop has no floppy drive).
Another drive shown mounted was sda1( don,t know it is HD or USB).
When I gave command
cd sda1 - again no success.
Also here when I enter us
It asks me root password and I have not set any password!

It,s all about my mess. I tried Puppy linux as well, and that a bigger failure, bad Distro for me
so will not write here although I was able to boot.

I can,t use my HD to install as I have installed RollbckRx.
Any help will be appreciated. Now I know why Linux is not popular.
Old 04-09-2006, 05:02 PM   #4
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It,s a winmodem in my toshiba satellite laptop. File is linux file as I know.
I gave command su , then cd /Desktop/the/binary/is but it said no such file or directory although I could see the file copied on Desktop.


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