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Old 10-09-2003, 11:19 AM   #1
jxfdasilva
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Windows


Ya, me again..

Hello 4 evrybody..

1st. How can I make a shortcut on desktop on Mandrake 9.1, which allows me to open windows XP?

2nd. How and where can I check other drivers - e.g. I've got more 2 HD on the system - and I need to check this HD to collect data...


Rgds

Jose

from otherside of the world

 
Old 10-09-2003, 11:26 AM   #2
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1. What do you mean by "open Windows XP?" Do you mean reboot into Windows XP? I don't think you can make a shortcut on the desktop for that. You need to make the appropriate changes to LILO or GRUB. I think Mandrake uses LILO. The contents of your lilo.conf would be useful.

2. You need to provide some more information on this one. What kind of hard drives are they? Do you know how the partition tables are set up? And the contents of your fstab would be useful.
 
Old 10-09-2003, 11:27 AM   #3
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shortcut to winxp?

if you mean the windows system you have to reboot to use it.

if you mean just the partition, setup a launcher pointed at /mnt/<mount point> where mount point is the name of your xp partition.

If it's an NTFS partition I don't reccomend doing it.....

Zoombie beat me to the punch............

Last edited by Col Panic; 10-09-2003 at 11:29 AM.
 
Old 10-09-2003, 11:35 AM   #4
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Re: Windows

Quote:
Originally posted by jxfdasilva
1st. How can I make a shortcut on desktop on Mandrake 9.1, which allows me to open windows XP?
To actually open Windows XP, you'll need something like VMWare first.
To open a disk partition with Konqueror in KDE, (e.g. your windows partition) I would do the following:

First find out where my windows partition is mounted. For me, that's /mnt/win_c. (I've got /mnt/win_d, too.)

Then I look at my desktop.
I right-click on it.
I Click New -> Link to URL

Title: Windows XP
URL: /mnt/win_c

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2nd. How and where can I check other drivers - e.g. I've got more 2 HD on the system - and I need to check this HD to collect data...
You mean drives?

If you're looking for other harddisks, I'm almost sure Mandrake has mounted it somewhere.
Fire up a terminal, and say:

$ mount

This will give you a list of which partitions are mounted where.
If you don't know what to make of it, post it here.

If you want to know what (physical) disks you have, say:

$ ls /dev/hd?
 
Old 10-09-2003, 12:23 PM   #5
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I try but the it gives me this error:


Malformed URL
/mnt/win_c



Rgds

Jose

Mozambique
 
Old 10-09-2003, 12:28 PM   #6
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Hi,

That what I found on terminal:
It seems the hda1 desapear....

[jose@cust176-231 jose]$ mount
/dev/hde5 on / type ext3 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
none on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
none on /dev type devfs (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,mode=0620)
/dev/hde7 on /home type ext3 (rw)
none on /mnt/cdrom type supermount (ro,dev=/dev/scd0,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,umask=0)
none on /mnt/cdrom2 type supermount (ro,dev=/dev/hdd,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,umask=0)
none on /mnt/floppy type supermount (rw,sync,dev=/dev/fd0,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,umask=0)
/dev/hde1 on /mnt/windows type ntfs (ro,iocharset=iso8859-15,umask=0)
[jose@cust176-231 jose]$



rgds
 
Old 10-09-2003, 01:06 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by jxfdasilva
Hi,

That what I found on terminal:
It seems the hda1 desapear....

[jose@cust176-231 jose]$ mount
/dev/hde5 on / type ext3 (rw)
This is your / partition, your main linux partition.

Quote:
none on /proc type proc (rw)
FIXME: Virtual filesystem for the kernel processes

Quote:
none on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
none on /dev type devfs (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,mode=0620)
/dev/hde7 on /home type ext3 (rw)
I see you have a partition for the /home dir ...

Quote:
none on /mnt/cdrom type supermount (ro,dev=/dev/scd0,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,umask=0)
none on /mnt/cdrom2 type supermount (ro,dev=/dev/hdd,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,umask=0)
none on /mnt/floppy type supermount (rw,sync,dev=/dev/fd0,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,umask=0)
/dev/hde1 on /mnt/windows type ntfs (ro,iocharset=iso8859-15,umask=0)
[jose@cust176-231 jose]$
If I'm right, these are your CD-RW, CD-ROM, floppy drive and windows partition.

Like Col. Panic said, it is not recommended to work with an NTFS partition, which your windows partition is.

Quote:
I try but the it gives me this error:

Malformed URL
/mnt/win_c
I think I wasn't clear enough, sorry: The /mnt/win_c entry only applies for _my_ computer. You have to use /mnt/windows instead, because you only have one windows partition mounted.

Please give us the output of

$ ls /dev/hd?

Then we can see if your /dev/hda device really disappeared!
 
Old 10-09-2003, 01:10 PM   #8
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Hi,

here it comes,


[jose@cust176-231 jose]$ ls /dev/hd?
/dev/hda@ /dev/hdb@ /dev/hdc@ /dev/hdd@ /dev/hde@
[jose@cust176-231 jose]$

Rgds

Jose
 
Old 10-09-2003, 01:44 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by jxfdasilva
[jose@cust176-231 jose]$ ls /dev/hd?
/dev/hda@ /dev/hdb@ /dev/hdc@ /dev/hdd@ /dev/hde@
[jose@cust176-231 jose]$
Maybe you already notices that you have five block devices (exept for /dev/scd0)

You might know what you are looking at if you know that:

/dev/hda: the master on the first IDE bus.
/dev/hdb: the slave
/dev/hdc: the master on the second IDE bus
/dev/hdd: the slave
/dev/hde: the master on the third IDE bus

Now you have to find out how the 'unknown' partitions have been configured, in order to mount them.

# fdisk /dev/hd{a,b,c,e}

NOTE: I've skipped /dev/hdd, because according to your fstab, it's a cdrom device. You can skip (or add) any other devices just by adding/removing the letters. Don't forget to 'su' before saying fdisk (mind the # instead of the $)

You can mount a partition by saying:

# mount device directory

If you know the name of your additional partition(s), you can mount them by saying above command.
Don't forget to create directory if you are going to create a new mount point! Example:

$ mkdir -p /mnt/win2

If you can't figure it out with this information, you can post the output of fdisk -l /dev/hd{a,b,c,e} and I'll help you from there.
 
Old 10-09-2003, 01:46 PM   #10
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Like wuck said, you really should be using vFat not NTFS. Linux (because of some legal reasons that I never really learned) is not compatible with NTFS (XP filesystem by default), without compiling and updating your kernel... but even then, that's not recommended.
 
Old 10-09-2003, 03:20 PM   #11
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Hey wunck i need some help

i need to do the same... create a shortcut to windows 98 and or run an internal modem

justin
 
Old 10-09-2003, 03:47 PM   #12
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Dear justin: please explain your question more thoroughly. But before you do that, hit the http://images.linuxquestions.org/que.../newthread.gif button and post a new thread about it please.

Quote:
Originally posted by talon105
Like wuck said, you really should be using vFat not NTFS. Linux (because of some legal reasons that I never really learned) is not compatible with NTFS (XP filesystem by default), without compiling and updating your kernel... but even then, that's not recommended.
With my stock kernel I only have read access to NTFS.
 
Old 10-10-2003, 08:46 AM   #13
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Hi,

here it comes:

[root@cust176-231 jose]# /sbin/lilo -v
LILO version 22.4.1, Copyright (C) 1992-1998 Werner Almesberger
Development beyond version 21 Copyright (C) 1999-2002 John Coffman
Released 27-Jan-2003 and compiled at 11:11:26 on Feb 5 2003.

Reading boot sector from /dev/hde
Using GRAPHIC secondary loader
Calling map_insert_data
Mapping message file /boot/message -> message-graphic
Calling map_insert_file

Boot image: /boot/vmlinuz -> vmlinuz-2.4.21-0.13mdk
Mapping RAM disk /boot/initrd.img -> initrd-2.4.21-0.13mdk.img
Added linux

Boot image: /boot/vmlinuz-enterprise -> vmlinuz-2.4.21-0.13mdkenterprise
Mapping RAM disk /boot/initrd-enterprise.img -> initrd-2.4.21-0.13mdkenterprise.img
Added linux-enterpris *

Boot other: /dev/hde1, on /dev/hde, loader CHAIN
Added windows

Boot other: /dev/fd0, loader CHAIN
Pseudo partition start: 0
Added floppy

Boot image: /boot/vmlinuz -> vmlinuz-2.4.21-0.13mdk
Mapping RAM disk /boot/initrd.img -> initrd-2.4.21-0.13mdk.img
Added failsafe

Boot other: /dev/hda1, on /dev/hda, loader CHAIN
Fatal: Image name, label, or alias contains a blank character: 'Windows 1'
[root@cust176-231 jose]#


....

Rgds

Jose
 
Old 10-10-2003, 09:34 AM   #14
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i am very new to linux i need some more detailed instructions


thanx
 
Old 10-10-2003, 10:07 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by jxfdasilva
Fatal: Image name, label, or alias contains a blank character: 'Windows 1'
You're not allowed to have spaces in labels.
 
  


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