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Old 09-17-2014, 07:32 PM   #1
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installed antix, more confusion

I received excellent support and help the last time I posted here. My problem was that I was running mint 17 on an older HP which was originally operating with xp. I was short on RAM, so it was suggestioned by members that I try AntiX (I got a v.13.2 CD) -- it is "lighter" and more suited for my older computer.

Antix worked well live off the CD, but after I loaded it as my only hard drive to replace Mint 17, I now can't find or open my slave drive, external drive, nor use my printers. I've been reading everything I can which seems sort of like something that could fix my mess, but my searching has got me no where but confused and frustrated-- I'm not much of a techie person -- I've spent too many years letting Microsoft do everything for me. I CAN follow explicit directions but I have no idea where to look or start....

Any additional help will be greatly appreciated!

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A good start would be to post drive/partition information. You can do that by logging in to a terminal when AntiX is booted up, do it as root user and run this command: fdisk -l(Lower Case Letter L in the command). While you are in the terminal also run: df -h
Post the output here.
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Go into spacefm and mount your usb drives in there.
Printer I can't help with.

You should have watched the videos also.

PS. Listen to yanek also.

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So, let's get this clear. You've got three HDs: one with AntiX, another in the computer, and a third external. Is that right?

If so, we need to have the two extra drives mounted: added to the file system. If you use the command "mount" in a terminal, it will show you what's currently mounted, with entries like
/dev/sda1 on / type ext3 (rw)
You need to get /dev/sdb (slave) and /dev/sdc (external) mounted somewhere; on my system they'd go in /media/--- unless I decided to put one somewhere useful like, say, /home/david/videos.

The drives may be mounted and show up with the mount command; then you can access them with the file manager. If they aren't, look in the configuration or system section of the menu, you might find a place where you can set drives to mount automatically.

If AntiX won't mount them automatically, or if you want to get them mounted where you want them, rather than where AntiX wants them, you need to edit /etc/fstab. That has entries like
/dev/sda2 /home ext4 defaults 1 2
That means the second partition of the first drive is mounted on home, it uses ext4, and it's automatically mounted in read-write mode. So you can add or alter entries to get things like
/dev/sdc1 /home/---/videos ntfs defaults 1 2
Of course, if you want to use a directory of your own choice, you do need to create it first.

As for the printer, you need to tell us what model you have and what you've tried to do so far.

Last edited by DavidMcCann; 09-18-2014 at 11:15 AM. Reason: addition
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