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Old 02-17-2012, 11:51 AM   #1
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Shall i drop kick my pc?


Right, linux is about to loose another user, i have installed suse 11.4. I want to look at stuff on discs. I dont have an internet con, i know i need to change something to make my pc see my drives, is there any1 here that has more than average patience that can step by step me thru this, no links please, im using a mobile with min char count input to post here. Help me please!!

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Old 02-17-2012, 11:56 AM   #2
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If someone could tell me what command to enter into a terminal to display info that whoever is going to help me fix this will need, id appreciate that as i expect that will take me a f*#king hour to transpose from my monitor onto my phone by hand. Thanks.
 
Old 02-17-2012, 11:56 AM   #3
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Barry,

Before you ditch Linux, try something other than SuSE. My 2c, SuSE sux. YMMV.
 
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:07 PM   #4
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Id love to, but i live in the middle of no-where i cant even get another distro without massive effort.. I am prepared to try and get suse to how i want it, i found out about suse after install ing on my ex's laptop for her, she had internet tho and i could repository load the make easier tools that are available...
 
Old 02-17-2012, 12:10 PM   #5
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I dont have the best undersatnding of it all as im sure u can guess, but when i did it b4 on her laptop it had gnome on it too? Is that a skin..or something that piggybacks on suse?
 
Old 02-17-2012, 12:12 PM   #6
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Yes, trying other distro, but it would be nice to advise a beginner which ?

By reading some posts, I could say Mint ? Is that right?
 
Old 02-17-2012, 12:15 PM   #7
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Im sorry i dont follow..? Mint? Im lost..
 
Old 02-17-2012, 12:15 PM   #8
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Hi Barry,

Yes, I understand it's probably a bit more difficult without the internet. One option could be to purchase CDs for a nominal cost: http://on-disk.com/index.php/cPath/28

I'd offer to mail you one, but I don't have any CD-Rs these days.

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Im sorry i dont follow..? Mint? Im lost..
Mint is a reasonably popular fork of Ubuntu. Either Mint or Ubuntu would be much easier to try than SuSE, is my guess. Again, not to hate on SuSE or anything.

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Old 02-17-2012, 12:20 PM   #9
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Ah ok, thankyou for your help, i think ur stateside.. Is that right? Theres a whole big puddle between us too so i wouldnt want to inccur cost upon you anyway but thank you, iill have to look at that link when i next go into town as im on the most prehistoric phones browser ever..
 
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try something other than SuSE.
How much is the suggestion to install a different distribution really worth without understanding the issue(s)?..


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I want to look at stuff on discs.
Could you explain in short what the actual problem is that you are experiencing?
 
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:28 PM   #11
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Its embarresing, i want to use linux due to its apparant adaptability with breakout applications like my reprap and my newest build, a cnc -uncomplete- to think i can program a microchip but cant even get my head round this is making me chip my teeth... :-(
 
Old 02-17-2012, 12:29 PM   #12
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For offline use, I find that debian is the best. Its nice being able to get as much of the repos as you can d/l and burn, or afford to buy.

@ barrydee - it would help if you gave a bit more information. 'I want to see my drives' doesnt help much. I would guess that you are trying to view NTFS (nt file system, used from windows NT 3.1-> current windwos versions). I dont even know if the software needed for NTFS reading/writing with linux is on the standard Suse install disc....

IMO you would probably do best to find some linux magzine that comes with whatever distro you want on the cover. That way you not only get the install disc, you also get at least some hints and walkthroughs for that distro.

Also, gnome is a desktop enviroemnt ('DE'). There are lots of DEs for linux, gnome is just one of them.
 
Old 02-17-2012, 12:34 PM   #13
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Ok, i want to load my hexcompiler, i cant remember what format it is even in- but thats no worry seeing i dont even know how to observe ANY content on ANY disc, hard or floppy-cd, i have tried following instructions through various other threads and alot of peeps refer to kde and dolphin..what?..dolphin... Kde..what?! I cant see any progs called either on my pc and 'nautilus can handle locations' Whats the point in a file browser that doesnt browse?I know there is prob an easy fix sumhow but where 2 look?
 
Old 02-17-2012, 12:37 PM   #14
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Sorry nautilus *cant handle... Please imagine you are explaining to an old lady or similar! Having the little bit of knowledge i already do seems to be more harm than good.. Agreed tho, will keep eye out for mag with a distro plys help etc on.. Ty
 
Old 02-17-2012, 12:52 PM   #15
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Ok ive just had a look using my phones browser and the program i am trying to load up is called 'bless' a hexcompiler specifically for linux (i vaugley remember having to emulate the linux enviro to get it to work a bit like wine in suse, but i am trying to compose-compile hex and emit it at a rate of exabytes AND gigabytes with no delay or loss as the commands are sent live to a very expensive bit of kit) hence why ive already dropped windows. Sorry if this is jibberish to you, but does it help?
 
  


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