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shaggy999
Posted on: Feb 29 2004, 04:56 PM


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I don't know about kazaa, but if you are interested in P2P filesharing on linux I believe that Limewire is available for linux (it's written in Java, so I would think it would be anyway).
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Posted on: Feb 24 2004, 01:40 PM


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The dependency file can be found here: http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/idp...1.i386.rpm.html

A helpful note here...... if you're told you need to get a package for dependency reasons...... copy the name of the file needed and put it into google and do a search. Most likely one of the first few pages will contain a link to the RPM.

Anyway, download the necessary dependency file and save it to the same directory as that other file. If they are the only two files there then you can do "rpm -Uvh *.rpm". if not then you will have to do "rpm -Uvh [firstfilenamehere].rpm [secondfilenamehere].rpm"
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Posted on: Feb 24 2004, 12:44 PM


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I have a friend who asked me to help her recover some files on her floppy disk. I have a piece of software for Windows that I purchased awhile back that does wonders at recovering files on a damaged disk. However, since I'm trying to spend as much time as possible in Linux I thought I'd ask if there's any free tools for file recovery off of floppy disks for Linux. From her description of the problem, it sounds like the FAT was corrupted (Windows tells her it can't read the floppy and asks if it should format it).
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Posted on: Feb 22 2004, 05:45 PM


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It should be mentioned (in case it isn't obvious) that making your Linux box the gateway router means migrating one of the network cards from your Windows machine to the Linux box and setting it up. Personally for me, since I have a desktop, a file server, 2 SGI machines, and a laptop via wireless I went with a wireless router w/ 5-port switch.... cost me $100, but setting it all up was a snap. It's a decent option if you've got the money to blow, expecting to add more computers to your network in the future, and aren't as concerned w/ setting up a firewall as just getting out onto the net.
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Posted on: Feb 22 2004, 05:35 PM


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Have you tried rebooting your computer? There are times where music and movies play fine for me, then all of a sudden I go to do something that makes noise and it says it can't find my sound hardware. A quick reboot and everything works fine again. In fact it did it to me on my laptop an hour ago. I had my laptop on, but closed the whole night.... I woke up and went to play some music...... no sound, eventhough I had watched a movie on it last night. A quick reboot and it works again.
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Posted on: Feb 21 2004, 01:32 PM


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So I just looked up the itmodem thing and it looks like you may have lucked out.

What type of file did you download? A source file? (*.gzip, *.tar, or *.tar.gz) or an RPM? (*.rpm).

If you downloaded an RPM, make sure the RPM is for your specific kernel. Then run the following command:

rpm -Uvh whateverthefilenameis.rpm

If it's source files, I *think* that means re-compiling your kernel, and I know nothing about that. biggrin.gif
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Posted on: Feb 21 2004, 01:26 PM


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My understanding is that winmodems are generally not support because of the inherent design of the hardware (all of the important calculations are removed from the hardware and placed in a driver which runs on your CPU, and those drivers are only available for Windows). However, I did hear about a winmodem driver project... you will have to look in that. But don't get your hopes up.
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Posted on: Feb 21 2004, 02:40 AM


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Woops, didn't see your post. THe reason why your floppy drive is refered as /dev/hdd is because the drive is NOT connected via the floppy channel. If you open up your computer and look inside you'll see that the LS-120 is an IDE device and is connected to the motherboard the same way your hard drive and CD-ROM are. Floppy drives normally have their own type of connector which is different from IDE, which is why floppy drives don't come up as /dev/hdx.... but your "floppy drive" is actually an ide device. So there's nothing wrong with yoru computer.
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Posted on: Feb 21 2004, 02:36 AM


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Info I got from a quick search on google:

I can't mount an LS-120 disk

the syntax for mounting a windows-formatted (or new) LS-120 disk is

mount -t vfat /dev/hdc /mnt/floppy

Of course, that's if you're mounting an LS-120 DISK in your drive, you'll be mounting a floppy disk I assume. Based on the fact that the author refers to the floppy drive has /dev/hdc and you mentioned you have a /dev/hdd reference, I bet that's it. Try this:

mount -t dos /dev/hdd /mnt/ls120 (or whatever the folder name is)


Info above from here: http://paulbristow.net/linux/ide-floppy.html
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Posted on: Feb 21 2004, 02:26 AM


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Can you post the whole line that has the /mnt/ls120.0 in it?

For example, my floppy drive line looks like this:

/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0

That means /mnt/floppy refers to /dev/fd0 when I mount it. So whatever you have in place of fd0 would be the device that it thinks the floppy drive is.

And an LS-120 drive is a technology that was designed to compete with Zip disks.... can read these special 120 MB disks, but also had the added bonus of being able to read floppy drives as well.
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Posted on: Feb 21 2004, 02:15 AM


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It's possible that because your drive is an LS-120 drive and not a normal floppy drive then your floppy drive is not /dev/fd0 but instead a different device. If linux was able to detect it during installing then you might want to look in your fstab file. Check to see if there's a line referencing a device that might look like your floppy and see what the /dev/devicename is.

It's also possible that if it is in fstab but it's pointing to /dev/fd0 and so when you do 'mount /mnt/ls120' you get that error then Linux incorrectly configured your system and your fstab needs to point to the proper device (and I have no idea which device is the proper one blink.gif )
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Posted on: Feb 15 2004, 03:18 AM


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What do you mean it doesn't do an iso? The ability to burn an iso is a software support thing. If your DVD-RW burner can also burn CD-Rs, then you should have no problem burning an iso file to CD.
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Posted on: Feb 14 2004, 10:07 PM


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When you say the file is intact on the CD in Windows do you mean to say that you see the file AND you copied the file to your HD with no problems? If all you did was see the file on the disk and didn't try to copy it, then you could have a CRC problem.

Seeing as how you're having so many problems with so many CDs, it sounds like either

A) You are unable to download the ISOs correctly (have you used the MD5 checksums to verify a complete download?)

or

cool.gif Your CD-Burner is having physical problems and is burning the ISO's incorrectly. Can you burn other CDs ok? Can you find a spare CD-burner to burn from and also try installing it on the machine you're installing linux on and try to have it install off of that drive.
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Posted on: Feb 13 2004, 07:38 PM


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Ok, this is a very strange problem that I've noticed. Suppose that I'm watching a movie in mplayer... then somebody comes onto GAIM and I chat with them for a few minutes while the movie is playing. Then they go offline or whatever and I go back to watching my movie. Then when I end the movie all of the blips and bleeps from having the conversation from someone will suddenly start playing as if they were queued!! Very strange problem and I'm not sure how to go about tracking down the problem.

This also happens if I'm listening to an MP3 in XMMS and I talk to someone on GAIM. After the MP3 ends all the GAIM sounds will deque into the soundcard and play! blink.gif
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Posted on: Feb 13 2004, 07:28 PM


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You haven't been feeding your computer mushrooms, have you? tongue.gif

Well anyways... um... about your problem... blink.gif I'm a n00b. Sorry. unsure.gif
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Posted on: Feb 13 2004, 06:13 PM


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Just a long shot: is it possible your ISP has blocked that port? I don't know about your router, but with my router I can access a computer internally on my lan through the external interface..... so I can do http://<external IP address of router given by cable modem>:<server port>/whatever.html and it forwards the request to whatever IP address I had it set to forward to. Note that this isn't the internal network IP for the router, but the EXTERNAL IP which it recieves from the cable/dsl modem.

If that works, then the data seems to be able to get through your router. If it doesn't work, then it could be a misconfig by your router. So then try the IP address of your cable/dsl modem or whatever the gateway to the internet is. So same as above, except the modem's IP. If that doesn't work, then your ISP is blocking the port at the modem level. If it does work, then your ISP may be blocking that port at a higher level.

Also, maybe check to see if http is only servicing local lan IPs?
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Posted on: Feb 13 2004, 03:09 AM


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This command will tell you if you have GCC installed or not, btw:

rpm -q gcc
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Posted on: Feb 13 2004, 03:02 AM


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What is the initial GCC-related error that you got when trying to compile the wmlaptop package? Perhaps you have GCC, but something isn't set correctly?

Another option: I believe there is a utility in Red Hat 9 which allows you to install packages off of the installation CDs anytime after installation. And the utility looks just like the initial installer... you select the packages you want to add and then just hit go. There are compiler packages on there so all you have to do is select the packages and hit go.

BTW, perusing the gcc website shows that you need a bootstrap compiler installed and they provide lots of information there, but it looks like a harrowing process. wacko.gif
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Posted on: Feb 13 2004, 02:35 AM


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QUOTE (fiatas @ Feb 13 2004, 01:13 AM)
Ok I've read pretty much everything from the forum & the guides.

unsure.gif Thing is I still have some questions I have to apply!!!

First as far as I understood the O/S either e.g Mandrake or Red Hat include almost anything u need to run the Linux and they give u the choice of choosing what u like to use without having to dl from net apart from updates.

After u install the O/S it reboots and u have to use a floppy.How to make it or where can i find one boot floppy?And will I have to use the floppy each time I reboot my PC or it's only for the first time?

The other thing is I would like to ask if I must have Windows installed or I can have only Linux and only Linux in my hard drive as the unique O/S?

Last I've seen some issues with incompatibility reffering the hardware.

So some of the specs are:

AMD Athlon 2.2
Asus
Maxtor 80gb
Ati 9200 64 mb
256 ddr 333
Lite-on 52 CDR/RW
Samsung 48x DVD
Sounblaster 5.1

Will it be ok?

Please give me some answers. huh.gif

Thanks in advance

Mandrake and RedHat are distributions of Linux, so they don't give you what you need to "run Linux"... they ARE Linux. I think what you meant is they give you everything you need to do useful stuff (like web browsers, text editors, media players, graphical environment stuff... etc) and they set up Linux using autoconfiguration types of stuff. And yes, you can choose what programs you want installed. I just installed RedHat about a week ago and it had quite a bit of functionality out-of-the-box. The main lacking feature was multimedia capabilities. Due to licensing issues, MP3 support was removed from XMMS in RedHat... so you'll have to find, download, and install the component that allows MP3 decoding. Also there didn't seem to be a decent video player, so I downloaded mplayer so now I can watch DVDs/Video CDs/MPEG/RealMedia/DivX/Quicktime/WMV/etc

As for needing to boot from a floppy, I'm not sure where you got that from. You don't need a floppy disk to boot the operating system at all. There are two nice boot loaders (LILO and GRUB, you choose which you want) which are installed to the hard disk and allow you to boot Linux just the way Windows does. And in fact LILO and GRUB support (if everything is set up right biggrin.gif) booting multiple OS's, not just Linux.

And of course you can have just Linux on the computer! Linux is a COMPLETE operating system just like Windows, and it has no association with Windows. In fact, it's easier to have just Linux installed than to configure dual booting Windows & Linux (I ran into problems myself blink.gif) However, be aware that installing Linux in ANY case will in most cases result in wiping all the data from your system (unless you use something like Partition Magic to resize/move your partitions... which can fail) so be aware that if you're going to install Linux on a system that currently already has Windows installed that you should back up your files to another computer or CD-R.

Your hardware looks fine as far as I can tell. However the big issue is how do you connect to the internet? If you connect via a modem, that's going to be your big problem. Pretty much 99.9999% of all modems sold for quite some time (like what... 8 - 9 years?) are WinModems.... that means that the physical modem hardware is rather simplified and a lot of the crucial functionality of the modems is actually written into a driver which runs on the main CPU instead of being on the modem hardware itself.... these drivers are written for Windows only, which means the modem will not work in Linux! If your modem is external (and connects via a serial port or something, not USB!) then it might work. If you have an ethernet card installed in your computer and you connect via the ethernet card (either you have a cable/dsl modem that connects to it or you connect to a local network) then you should be fine.
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Posted on: Feb 12 2004, 12:38 AM


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Ok, so thanks to some help here I can get back into my operating systems. biggrin.gif

Anyway, for today I decided that I would attempt to get shares mounted in Linux and I got halfway there.

I su'd and created a folder /mnt/leviathan as root. Permissions are:
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 11 21:13 leviathan

Those are the same permissions settings as the default /floppy and /cdrom folders.

Then I set smbmnt (not smbmount) chmod g+s.

Then I went into /etc/fstab and added this line:
//leviathan/data /mnt/leviathan smb user,owner,username=user,password=pass 1 2

Now initially I could not do: mount /mnt/leviathan. I would get the following error message:
cannot mount on /mnt/leviathan: Operation not permitted
smbmnt failed: 1

But if I do chown brandon:brandon /mnt/leviathan as root and then exit out of su and do the same command it works! So that's the first kind of problem I have.

The second is that I can unmount the drive as me, but only by doing smbumount /mnt/leviathan (I did chmod g+s for smbumount). I cannot get the same effect for the umount command if I give it chmod g+s.

Basically what I can/can't do and what I want changed:
folder a share is mounted in must be chown me:me (bad, would rather have same as floppy/CD-ROM)
mount command: mount /mnt/leviathan (good)
unmount command smbumount /mnt/leviathan (bad, prefer umount /mnt/leviathan)

My assumption is that because I have to do do the chown for me and it becomes inconsistent w/ the permissions on the floppy/cd-rom folders that I must be doing something wrong. Same goes for the umount command.

Any ideas?
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Posted on: Feb 11 2004, 02:54 AM


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I'm posting this from Linux! Woooo! cool.gif biggrin.gif

Thanks for the help!

I figured out how to install grub into the partition (grub-install /dev/hda1) and then I just re-did the dd process and copying the sector over to Windows. Thanks again!

Talk about a crash course in grub. blink.gif
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Posted on: Feb 11 2004, 02:34 AM


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Well, everything has worked so far, except for setup. I don't want to put it into the MBR. So how do I install it to the first sector of the boot partition?
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Posted on: Feb 11 2004, 02:27 AM


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Thanks for the help! I'm going to try this now. However, I don't want to install GRUB into the MBR. The way I set it up before is I installed it into the first sector of the /boot partition and then used dd to dump the first sector of the HD to a floppy disk. Then booted into windows, but the binary file on my C: drive and added C:linux.bin="Linux" to my list of OS's. So I'm assuming instead of setup(hd0) I do setup(hd0,0)?
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Posted on: Feb 11 2004, 01:58 AM


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A little more info... it also screwed up XP because XP was set to boot off of partition(1) and it was now located on partition(2). I was able to change the boot.ini file on the drive to refer to partition(2) now and so I now have XP back. So now I just need to figure out how to tell Linux where all my partitions are again. blink.gif

Can anybody help me with that?
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Posted on: Feb 11 2004, 01:37 AM


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I had Windows and Red Hat Linux set to dual boot just fine. But I had some extra space that I created a FAT32 partition on in Windows so that I could share files between the OSs. But after I added them the partitions have gotten switched around! What I mean is, they're still there, but now my /boot partition, which used to be /dev/hda2 is now /dev/hda1! And my Windows boot drive went from /dev/hda1 to /dev/hda2. I think my other partitions got changed around too. What do I do? sad.gif

I can mount the file systems just fine when I boot off the linux CD and go into rescue mode, but I can't figure out how to fix this sad.gif
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