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Old 04-07-2004, 06:53 PM   #1
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Problems using commands in RedHat 9

Hey, I just got Linux working the other day.....I dual boot...but anyway.....I want to access my NTFS partition. I already know that you "can't" with RedHat. Well, apparently that's not true. "" so I'm trying to run some of the commands found on this page: ""

So...tell me if I'm wrong but I click on the red hat in the bottom left corner and then click run program. Then I type in the command. Nothing happens. Then I use the same command but select "run in terminal." Then a black screen appears for like .00005th of a second.
What's is wrong!


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Old 04-07-2004, 07:48 PM   #2
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It's probably expecting parameters or something. You should open up a console window and run the command that way.

Navigate to the directory the command is in, and type

./[command name]

IE: if the command was foo, you'd type;


If you don't know where the command is at, type

find / -name [command]

or as in the previous example;

find / -name foo

Remember that linux is case sensitive, so type it exactly as it appears.
Old 04-07-2004, 09:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for trying to help but I don't know WHAT the command is ar related to the instructions page.

Can you tell me out of :

chmod 700 whichrpm
uname -r

what the command name is.......

"Navigate to the directory the command is in, and type"
^I don't understand this^ Would I open up something like /root then go to / and then try and find it.....whatever it is....and then do I type in the bar where you can type....the one that says /root or / or whatever and then put in the command there

As you can probably tell I'm confused
Hopefully you can dig me out of my hole
Old 04-07-2004, 09:16 PM   #4
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Hey...I did it.....not by your way I don't think lol but I did

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