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Old 02-13-2003, 12:05 PM   #1
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No Hardware Browser, Sharing a Partition w/ Win, & Games

Ok. More questions First, when i try to open the hardware browser in redhat 8, it opens the window, shows nothing in it and then closes it. odd? very.
Secondly, I made a FAT32 partition on the drive with redhat in partition magic (made it in windows) how do i access this in redhat?
Lastly (for now ), I play many many games on the computer (in particular, Half-Life mods...) and would LOVE to be able to play them in redhat 8 (aka ditch windows forever. i wish) but at this time, i must boot windows and use it to play games. Any EASY way of playing them in redhat? Wine installation seems a bit complicated and some idiot proof/newbie instructions would be nice. Thanks!
Old 02-13-2003, 12:53 PM   #2
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Ok you need to know which device it is. The fist device on the ide bus is called hda, second hdb and so on. Now you need to know which partition it is which is numbered 1,2,3....

so for you primary master disk it would be hda1 for the first partition.

to use it in redhat as root you need to type this in a terminal replacing folder name with a suitable name.
cd /mnt
mkdir <folder name>
mount -t vfat /dev/hda3 /mnt/<folder name>
You can try here to see if you can get half-life to run natively in linux.
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If you pay for WineX, you'll get newbie friendly wine setup that can play many games, check at to find out exactly which games work.


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