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Old 12-07-2005, 11:37 PM   #1
vikaskgupta
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Unhappy Partitioning and Modem Detection Problem


Hi!

I am a first time Linux user.

My system has following configuration-

Pentium 4 3.0 with HT
Intel 915 GAV Original Motherboard
120 GB SATA HD Seagate
512 MB DDR RAM
PCTel HSP56 V.92 Micromodem 12.0300
Samsung CD/DVD Combo Drive

I am a Windows user and has following drive configuration-

C: 15 GB (Windows XP Installed)
D: 5 GB
E: 10 GB
F: 20 GB
(All FAT32)


Remaining Space is free (Approx. 65 GB)

I wanted to install Fedora Core 4 without interrupting my existing Windows installation.


But there are two problems-

I wasn't able to create a SWAP partition. I created two partitions as -

10 GB ROOT Partition
100 MB BOOT Partition

But still the system is running well with both Windows and Fedora.

Secondly, my PCTel HSP56 V.92 Micromodem was not detected by Fedora.

If you can please give me solution for my problems I shall really be thankful.


Thank you,

regards,

Vikas Gupta.
 
Old 12-08-2005, 03:06 AM   #2
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Lack of swap partition shouldn't be too much of a problem, but you can easily create another one. http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...?part=1&chap=4 explains how to create a swap partition, amongst other things, for your system. Don't worry that's aimed at Gentoo, the instructions are generic.

As for your modem, http://www.linmodems.org/ I believe has drivers for that modem, depending on it's chipset, but internal modems are always very hit + miss under Linux.
 
Old 12-08-2005, 06:37 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vikaskgupta
Secondly, my PCTel HSP56 V.92 Micromodem was not detected by Fedora.
Listen to me right now. I've been down that road, and it sucks BIG TIME!

You may want to go to http://store.mepis.com and drop the $15 for the CD. Mepis autodetected my winmodem, it might detect yours too. (no garauntees.)
 
Old 12-08-2005, 06:58 AM   #4
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Listen to me right now. I've been down that road, and it sucks BIG TIME!

You may want to go to http://store.mepis.com and drop the $15 for the CD. Mepis autodetected my winmodem, it might detect yours too. (no garauntees.)
I think that's a little extreme. It's good your winmodem was picked up straight away, but different chipsets will have different problems, and as winmodems are always going to be problematic. Is more beneficial to at least *try* configuring it under FC4 rather than simply recommending the system be wiped and something installed. You move back into Windows territory there, where every problem can be fixed with a re-install
 
Old 12-18-2005, 08:20 PM   #5
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Just thought I'd mention that this is almost certainly a supported modem, by the following driver:

http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/pcte...-rht-4c.tar.gz

There are two caveats I should give you:

1) it's going to be a little complicated, because you have to download, unpack, compile and install this driver - nothing is very "automatic" about it
2) Under FC4 the driver has a known problem with the mouse, which will require an additional bug fix I can provide for you, but you have to edit some files and then recompile. Again, somewhat complicated for a novice user.

The good news is you don't have to buy any extra hardware if you're willing to do some work.

Regards,
Jeff
 
Old 12-19-2005, 06:50 AM   #6
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You move back into Windows territory there, where every problem can be fixed with a re-install
I don't think it's extreme, because I'm assuming he's a very new user without any valuable Linux files yet. Also, there is one other caveat, Mepis is an install CD and LiveCD in one. Therefore, it can be tested Before installing (unlike Fedora).

Last edited by Sepero; 12-19-2005 at 07:14 AM.
 
Old 01-26-2006, 07:37 PM   #7
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Hi all,

I've created a "patch" file for this driver so the fixes for Fedora Core 4 (and other distros) are now a single, simple step. Hopefully these fixes will soon turn up in a new driver version but for now you can just add an extra command when you install the driver and it should work for you. Send me a message on here if you want the patch file.

-Jeff
 
Old 03-04-2006, 11:09 PM   #8
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How i can read fat 32 & ntfs partition in fc4
How ican install modem in FC4
 
Old 03-05-2006, 05:24 PM   #9
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Hi Anuvb101,

In order to help you with your modem question, you should provide some more information. In particular, what kind of modem are you using? Also, please provide the output of "/sbin/lspci".

For the fat32 and ntfs question, FC4 should give you the ability to read these automatically. Normally they can be found under /windows/C (for example).

Good luck,
Jeff
 
Old 04-07-2006, 12:17 PM   #10
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Update: the patches for FC4 have been incorporated into the mainline driver and it's now available for download. Here are the instructions:

http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/pcte...9-rht-5.tar.gz

Do the following steps:

tax xvzf pctel-0.9.7-9-rht-5.tar.gz
cd pctel-0.9.7-9-rht-5
su
(type your root password)
./setup

In about two minutes you should see "modem activated" and your device will be ready for use.
 
  


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