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January 19, 2004 5:43:59 PM

Yay, I finally installed Linux. Fedora Redhat? I have no clue, but this is f'd up out the hizzo. I think I'll try download Mandrake or regulard Redhat :) 

My Rig:
AthlonXP 2000+ 1.677ghz
GeForce Verto FX5200 128mb DDR
Maxtor 7200RPM 80GB, Stock 40gb
Kingston 384MB DDR
Cendyne 52x24x52 CD-RW
Lite-On 4x DVD-RW
Go EMachines...:( 
January 19, 2004 5:59:40 PM

Ok, I've installed Fedora Redhat Linux 10(i think) and now I need to find my second hard drive...I can't find it. :( 

My Rig:
AthlonXP 2000+ 1.677ghz
GeForce Verto FX5200 128mb DDR
Maxtor 7200RPM 80GB, Stock 40gb
Kingston 384MB DDR
Cendyne 52x24x52 CD-RW
Lite-On 4x DVD-RW
Go EMachines...:( 
January 19, 2004 6:00:36 PM

Did I have to install Linux on both drives to access it?!

My Rig:
AthlonXP 2000+ 1.677ghz
GeForce Verto FX5200 128mb DDR
Maxtor 7200RPM 80GB, Stock 40gb
Kingston 384MB DDR
Cendyne 52x24x52 CD-RW
Lite-On 4x DVD-RW
Go EMachines...:( 
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January 19, 2004 6:08:36 PM

Ah...I'm in a nightmare! I can't install anything from a cd-rom. It asks you what you want to open the program with and it and its either cancle or associate program with doesn't do anything. ah!!

My Rig:
AthlonXP 2000+ 1.677ghz
GeForce Verto FX5200 128mb DDR
Maxtor 7200RPM 80GB, Stock 40gb
Kingston 384MB DDR
Cendyne 52x24x52 CD-RW
Lite-On 4x DVD-RW
Go EMachines...:( 
January 20, 2004 12:14:52 AM

Your drives are located in /mnt. You probably have /mnt/hda and /mnt/hdb as your hard drives and /mnt/cdrom as your cd drive. These are just guesses though. If you don't even have your second hard drive mounted there, then you'll have to do a little work. First, type

dmesg

at a command prompt and see what comes up. See if you can find where it displays information about hda and hdb (if that's what it is). If your second hard drive is /dev/hdb, then you can mount it when you need it. You have to know what filesystem it is and what not too. Generally it's:

mount -t <filesystem type> /dev/hdb /mnt/drive2

where <filesystem type> is something like vfat for fat32, xfs, reiserfs, ntfs... /dev/hdb is what linux sees the drive is (you can get this from dmesg), and /mnt/drive2 is the "mount point" where you want to be able to access it. You can of course rename it to whatever you want like /mnt/windows or /mnt/data depending on your preference.

If you want to set it to mount automatically at boot, then you'll have to edit your /etc/fstab file properly.

Some day I'll be rich and famous for inventing a device that allows you to stab people in the face over the internet.
January 20, 2004 1:03:09 AM

oh, sorry. i already reinstalled windows, i'm going to install mandrake 9.2, hopefully the info you gave me will help me there too. i think i just didn't install linux correctly.


My Rig:
AthlonXP 2000+ 1.677ghz
GeForce Verto FX5200 128mb DDR
Maxtor 7200RPM 80GB, Stock 40gb
Kingston 384MB DDR
Cendyne 52x24x52 CD-RW
Lite-On 4x DVD-RW
Go EMachines...:( 
January 21, 2004 4:46:49 AM

you seem to be pretty good with fedora. can i take a wild guess that you use it? ;) 

how would i go about to getting my wireless card to work? [http://www.usr.com/support/product-template.asp?prod=54...] I downloaded this driverloader thing from [http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/wlan/full/download...]
and it "sucessfully" installed... i think. But when i tried to setup my ethernet hardware thing, it refused to recognize it. =( any ideas?

please keep in mind that i burned the iso images onto cds before i was told to burn the cds from the iso images. so, i don't exactly know what i'm doing lol. thanks for any help. =)

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i.am.ca
January 21, 2004 7:37:03 AM

nevermind. no more fedora for me.

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i.am.ca
January 21, 2004 3:06:42 PM

I've never actually used fedora :) 

I've played with a few redhat installs from time to time, but that's it. All linux is basically the same :) 

Some day I'll be rich and famous for inventing a device that allows you to stab people in the face over the internet.
January 27, 2004 8:53:45 PM

did you every try teh linux resource guide.. its something new called Google.com.
jsut look up mounting harddrives? or man mount? you can find how to do anything with google.

Willaim S. Huskey
Network Engineer
SAIC
"there are 10 types of people in this world. They who understand binary and they how do not"
January 28, 2004 11:42:02 AM

Good plan on the mandrake. You'll like it much better...it's a lot more windows driven. However, I'd still go out and get a for dummies book on linux if you'd really like to know (those books helped me learn stuffs) more about linux.

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