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Old 02-13-2007, 05:51 PM   #1
farsnott
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Hello:
I have just joined today in an attempt to learn what I can about Linux. I installed Suse last night in a dual boot system. Since I did, the window side isn't booting, but I think I can fix that. I have been working with window based computers for the last five years. I have a network of four computers, one for my home theater/HD satellite/HDTV/ system, one as a network jukebox (20k CD's) and two for my personal use. Three have dual monitor configurations.

After I have been reading all the information about Vista, I concluded that although I will still run some boxes with XP, I will have to migrate to Linux. I bought a book on Linux last night (Dummy Bk, don't laugh to loud)because I haven't a clue what the jargon is...distributions, etc. I haven't figured out yet to stop my power down on monitors and other simple things. I'll read the help files and I'll research all the posts (did I say all?) before I ask questions. I read the requirements for posting questions pertaining to hardware specs, but since I don't yet know where these folders are I need to read a lot more.

I haven't been able to mount two HDD's in my computer even though I see them in the area of hardware information, that's what I want to work on first.I'll read until I learn how as I said above, I can only use the description I learned from windows.

Thank you and look forward to my lessons.
 
Old 02-13-2007, 06:36 PM   #2
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Well welcome to Linux and happy reading... but i think you might be able to get a lot of help simply by looking the existing threads. Most of the problems you are experiencing are general so should be well covered by the existing threads. For example, for mounting the hardisks (you are trying to mount your external usb hardisk or some local windows partiotion ...??). This should be easy enough. Just read through the threads on mounting hadrdisks and they should get you well on the way.

Any way, welcome to linux.

***********edit**********

soory did not read carefully enough, it seems like you are trying to mount local hardisks.
hmm, now the easiest way is to simple look at the /etc/fstab file. Most probably, your system has detected the hardisk but you can not access it because of permissions (you dont have enough permissions to access the file system).


edit the /etc/fstab (change to su first, then you vi, or if you are not used to vi or some other command line editor, from X try, kdesu kwrite or gedit or what ever you use)

place a line something like this there.

/dev/sdb2 /mnt/Temp auto umask=0,rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,sync,user 0 0

/dev/sdb2 is the drive partition that you want to mount and /mnt/Temp is the dir where you want to mount it.

this should do the trick. (dont forget to create the dir /mnt/whatever first and give your self read write permission there).

Hope this all helps

Last edited by mkhan919; 02-13-2007 at 06:47 PM.
 
Old 02-14-2007, 06:10 AM   #3
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Hi and welcome to LQ
 
Old 02-14-2007, 04:40 PM   #4
farsnott
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Thank you

Thank you mkhan919:
I will try this tonight. I have X terminal and Konsole terminal. I've never used either one before, but I will try. If it isn't too much to ask, how do I stop my monitors from going into sleep mode? I went to YAST> System> Power Management> Performance unchecked the box for the timer settings, etc. but every 10 or 15 minutes: nap time. Again thank you.
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Originally Posted by mkhan919
Well welcome to Linux and happy reading... but i think you might be able to get a lot of help simply by looking the existing threads. Most of the problems you are experiencing are general so should be well covered by the existing threads. For example, for mounting the hardisks (you are trying to mount your external usb hardisk or some local windows partiotion ...??). This should be easy enough. Just read through the threads on mounting hadrdisks and they should get you well on the way.

Any way, welcome to linux.

***********edit**********

soory did not read carefully enough, it seems like you are trying to mount local hardisks.
hmm, now the easiest way is to simple look at the /etc/fstab file. Most probably, your system has detected the hardisk but you can not access it because of permissions (you dont have enough permissions to access the file system).


edit the /etc/fstab (change to su first, then you vi, or if you are not used to vi or some other command line editor, from X try, kdesu kwrite or gedit or what ever you use)

place a line something like this there.

/dev/sdb2 /mnt/Temp auto umask=0,rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,sync,user 0 0

/dev/sdb2 is the drive partition that you want to mount and /mnt/Temp is the dir where you want to mount it.

this should do the trick. (dont forget to create the dir /mnt/whatever first and give your self read write permission there).

Hope this all helps
 
Old 02-14-2007, 04:43 PM   #5
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Hi and welcome to LQ
Thank you for your welcome.
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