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Old 10-03-2003, 09:27 PM   #1
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problem with HD <fat32> and modem


Hi all,
I ve just installed Linux SuSE 8.2 , i found it so nice but .....
1st i cant deal with my fat32 partitions at all , the file manager just explore the partition i made for Linux !!! how can i explore my fat32 partiotins !!

2nd my Motorola modem 56kb couldnt be even noticed by the system !! where could i find a driver for it , or what should i do??


finally i apologize because im sure these questions were answered before , but im so new to this so i couldnt really make it work , Please help

thanks in advance :-))
 
Old 10-03-2003, 09:37 PM   #2
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"how can i explore my fat32 partiotins !!"

You have to mount the fat32 partitions. For example; suppose that you have a fat32 partition on /dev/hda3. Then the commands to mount that partition are:

mkdir /horses
/mount -t vfat /dev/hda3 /horses

If you want /dev/hda3 to be mounted automatically when you boot then put an entry in /etc/fstab.

"2nd my Motorola modem 56kb couldnt be even noticed by the system !! where could i find a driver for it , or what should i do??"

Is this modem internal or external? Is it serial or USB?

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Old 10-04-2003, 04:09 PM   #3
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thx so much for helping , i ve already now mounted my HD and its working

what about my modem ? its 56kb internal serial modem <motorola>
 
Old 10-04-2003, 05:38 PM   #4
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"what about my modem ? its 56kb internal serial modem <motorola>"

Any external serial modem will work with any Linux distribution. Some internal modems will work and some will not. Some internal modems are complete modems just like external modems. Other internal modems have only part of the necessary circuitry to work. They make up the difference by writing Windows drivers which supply the missing hardware functions. Such incomplete modems are called winmodems. Your modem is undoubtably a winmodem.

Linux software drivers have been written for some winmodems, but not all. Linux drivers for winmodems sometimes work and sometimes don't. Three years ago I could not get my winmodem to work. I threw it away and bought a cheap external serial modem which has never given me any trouble.

Here is a link to an explanation of how to get a Motorola winmodem working:

http://www.angelfire.com/linux/sm56/

If this is not the same Motorola model as your modem then use Google to search for a Linux driver for your exact model number. If you cannot find one then no one has written the necessary driver. If you find one maybe you can get it working.

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