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Old 10-03-2003, 01:24 PM   #1
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Question problems after installation in RH9.0

Hi, I installed Red hat 9.0 on a new partition recently along wiht Windows XP Pro which was installed before. Being a newbie i am having some issues with operating on linux. the XP pro is installed on a NTFS partition. theres a FAT32 partition of around 20 GB which i made to store common files among the Operating systems' and the linux in on a 6 GB ext3 partition(besides the swap and boot partitions).

1) I mounted the FAT32 partition in redhat and i can easily read files from it. I recently downloaded some .rpm files in it and the files didn't execute, but when i copied them into my red hat desktop..they worked splendidly. why so?

2)linux detected my 3COM U.S robotics 56K message modem as ppp0 and i created a local dial up connection for it. though eariler it worked fine. but recently....even though it connects to the net, the sites don't open in mozilla...none of just says it couldn't find the entered site.

3)I downloaded the xmms-mpg123-1.2.7-21.i386.rpm so that i could play mp3's on RH9....but XMMS doesn't play them...thoug it loads the mp3's in it's doesn't play. In soundcard configuration...though it gives the name correctly as Avance says the soundcard is not installed. Though...the audio cd's work absolutely fine through the audio cd player.

Please help me resolve these issues..thanks in advance.
Old 10-03-2003, 01:50 PM   #2
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Hi thunderain!!!!

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1) try making sure that you have rights to write into that partition. Here is an example mounting a FAT32 partition with permissions for any user to both write and read:

/dev/hda1		/mnt/win_c		vfat uid=500,gid=500,umask=000,exec,dev,suid,rw 1 0
This line has to be added at /etc/fstab (as root) and it assumes that your first partition is FAT, and it's mounted at /mnt/win_c. Simply change the harddrive partition you want to mount (hda2, had4, whatever) and see if it helps. Remember to create a directory to mount your partition as well (I created a directory at /mnt called win_c as you can see ). Hope this helps.

2) never connected to Internet with Linux and modem, sorry.

3) Try removing your sound card, then run (as root) sndconfig and see if it helps. If it return an error, you might need to install sndconfig. It's shipped with your Redhat CD's.

Good luck!
Old 10-08-2003, 05:46 AM   #3
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thanks a heap dude, I was successful in making my fat partition writeable with the help or ur command.

Soundcard is strange...cause as i have said..i installed a mp3 codec. Actually XMMS works fine and plays all files but as soon as I try to play a .ogg or .mp3 file that it conks off as the description I gave above, neways am trying to figure it out...we falter and learn...thanks again.bye.


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