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ahilliar
Posted on: Jul 17 2004, 01:52 PM


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Ok I fixed it, this worked on the first try for me:

http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2004/05/fhas..._booting91.html
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ahilliar
Posted on: Jul 17 2004, 12:49 PM


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Here is my grub.conf file:

[quote] root (hd0,8)
install --stage2 = /boot/grub/stage2 /boot/grub/stage1 d (hd0) /boot/grub/stage2 0x8000 (hdo,8) /boot/grub/menu.lst
quit[/quote]

Here is the windows section of menu.lst:

[quote] title Windows
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1[/quote]

I tried editing it to:

[quote] title Windows
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1[/quote]
but that just changed my error message to:
[quote]
rootnoverify
chainloader +1[/quote]
My partitions in greater detail:

/dev/hda1 = windows C
/dev/hda2 = extended
/dev/hda5 = windows D
/dev/hda6 = windows E
/dev/hda7 = windows F
/dev/hda8 = linux swap
/dev/hda9 = linux root

Could my problem have anything to do with the fact that what linux calls my windows C drive is actually labeled in windows as H (dont even ask)?
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ahilliar
Posted on: Jul 17 2004, 11:31 AM


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I have recently installed suse9.1 on a dual boot system with windows xp. suse runs fine and I like it alot, but when I tried to run windows I discovered a problem.

In grub, after choosing Windows from the list of boot options, I get the following error:

QUOTE
root (hd0,0)
  Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7
chainloader +1


My hard drive is physically partitioned in this order:
windows C > windows D > windows E > windows F > suse
with all win partitions as NTFS

I can access all my windows files from suse, it even automounts all the windows partitions in /windows which I think is pretty cool, but I do need to actually get into windows

Please help
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ahilliar
Posted on: Dec 27 2003, 07:42 PM


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well, now for some reason I can mount the 8track again w/
%mount /dev/sda /mnt/mr8

But when I try to mount the flash drive w/
%mount /dev/sda /mnt/attache
(with the drive in the same usb slot that the 8track was plugged into)
I get an error saying no device found.

I have changed absolutely nothing w/ hardware or software since my first post, why in the world would I keep getting all kinds of different errors from the same exact command, and why would one of the devices all of a sudden work?
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ahilliar
Posted on: Dec 27 2003, 07:17 PM


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I have redhat9.
I have not added any hardware, the only software I can think of that I've added is a gnome program for generating fractals, and I tried to install 3ddesktop but couldnt get it going.

I just tried
%mount /dev/sda /mnt/attache
and also
%mount /dev/sda -t vfat /mnt/attache
again for the usb flash drive (vfat because in windows it says fs is FAT), and both times I got an error saying that /dev/sda is not a valid block device. I dont even know what that means.
-Thanks
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Posted on: Dec 27 2003, 01:51 PM


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I am trying to mount both a usb flash drive and a digital 8track w/ compact flash card.

In the past I mounted the 8 track w/

%mount /dev/sda /mnt/mr8

but now it keeps asking for filesystem type when it never did before. The same thing happens w/ the flash drive. Once the 8track actually mounted but then when I tried to access the files (.wav files) linux just hung and I had to reboot. I also sometimes get an error saying that /dev/sda is not a block device.
I am unclear about how to find out which usb port is what in the /dev directory, e.g. /dev/sda, /dev/sdc, /dev/sda1.....

Also, when first booting up, if I type
%mount
I get the usual lines about hard drives and cdroms, but there is also an entry which says
usbdevfs mounted on /proc/usb
and I cant figure out what that is. That line is there even when there are no usb devices in and it just looks like a bunch of info about usbdevfs.

The frustrating thing is why would it sometimes give an error about not specifying fs type and sometimes not?

I dont know if this would be relevant or not, but I recently moved my computer across the room and when I plugged everything back in and rebooted linux all of a sudden doesnt detect my firewire card and gives an error about losing the IEE1394 controller during boot up.
I'm not at home now so I cant give exact error message, but if anyone thinks this is relevant say so and I will post it.
-Thanks
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ahilliar
Posted on: Dec 19 2003, 03:59 PM


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Does anyone know of some good resources for linux keyboard shortcuts-

linux system shortcuts?
gui specific?
distribution specific?
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ahilliar
Posted on: Nov 20 2003, 11:18 PM


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you probably need to create a directory to mount it to....

%mkdir /mnt/cdrom

for example. You can mount it anywhere you want, its just that /mnt/cdrom kind of makes sense.

then try

%mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

your cdrom device may not necessarily be /dev/cdrom. To eject you must unmount it using 'umount' instead of mount.

depending on what distribution you have theres probably a device manager in system tools or somehting like that that shows what devices are mounted and allows you to mount/unmount them there instead of the command line
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Posted on: Nov 20 2003, 11:08 PM


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How are you trying to mount it....
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Posted on: Nov 18 2003, 01:57 AM


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I am running red hat9 and have used up to this point pretty much only KDE as my GUI. In the lab at school they installed GNOME w/nautilus and I liked it so I've starting using it more at home.
I just cannot figure out how to see hidden files in nautilus. I've looked all over; view menu, preferences and system settings and see no "show hidden files" type of option anywhere. Of course I can see everything using ls -a at the terminal but sometimes it is more convenient in the browser.
Please help
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Posted on: Nov 13 2003, 11:00 PM


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If you want to get rid of everything and start over just wipe your hard drive. If you have the cdrom that came with the HD boot off of that and there should be some kind of option like "write all zeros to drive." Or you can probably clear it by manipulating the jumpers on the drive itself.
I had similar problems w/ mandrake install and I have the same vid card as you (geforce4 mx440se 64mb). I could never get it set up right so I decided to try red hat 9 and it installed perfectly, detected the correct vid card, and it works great.
good luck
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Posted on: Nov 11 2003, 03:40 AM


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For the love of god....
Listen to Fugazi
Listen to Shellac
Listen to Drive Like Jehu
Listen to John Coltrane
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Posted on: Nov 5 2003, 09:36 PM


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I see...so basically the only user who can write to a mounted filesystem is the user who mounted it, and since I could only mount /mnt/share using root...

I have read the man pages for fstab and mount, but some of the content is still chinese to me, and I havent had much time to digest yet.

Thank you very much for your help
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Posted on: Nov 5 2003, 05:55 PM


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I already issued that command while umounted and it worked, but only for when the partition is unmounted: when /mnt/share is unmounted permissions are drwxrwxrwx, but when mounted, permissions are drwxr-xr-x.

When I try to issue the command:
chmod 777 /mnt/share
while /mnt/share is mounted it says I dont have permission to do so, even though I am root.

So is there some kind of rule that only root can write to a mounted partition, but while its unmounted anyone can?

-Thanks
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Posted on: Nov 4 2003, 02:03 PM


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Ok, but if I add that line to fstab (which would mount /dev/sda) on start up, will Linux freak and abort the start up or anything if there is no device plugged in?

And I've tried it a few times; if I mount /dev/sda to /mnt/mr8 in linux and logout w/out unmounting, then xp detects the 8track. But if it is unmounted in linux, then xp still cant see it.
Weird.

Thanks
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Posted on: Nov 4 2003, 02:07 AM


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I have to apologize, I should have researched more before writing this long ass post. I have just discovered chmod and have been able to solve almost all problems. Only one remains, I still cannot write to /mnt/share unless logged in as root even though I thought the 'default' option in fstab line allows rw access to everyone.

Here is what happens when I try to change permissions on /mnt/share (when logged in as root)-

% ls -l /mnt

(of course there are other directories in /mnt but they dont matter for this)
drwxr-xr-x 13 root root 4096 Dec 31 1969 share
(it strikes me as strange that this directory was created Dec31 1969)

% chmod go+w /mnt/share

chmod: changing permissions of '/mnt/share' (requested: 0757, actual: 0755) : Operation not permitted

Why would it not let me change write permissions for group and others even when I am logged in as root?

Thanks for the help
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Posted on: Nov 4 2003, 01:53 AM


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I think I may have figured out a possibility for why I havent been able to use usb devices in xp.
In linux my usb 8track mounts from /dev/sda to /mnt/mr8. I checked the permissions for /dev/sda and others could not read, write, or execute. Maybe this is why xp couldnt autodetect usb devices.

I also discovered that if I mount /dev/sda to /mnt/mr8 in linux and logout w/out unmounting, then xp detects the 8track. But if it is unmounted in linux, then xp still cant see it. I was thinking of adding this line to /etc/fstab-

/dev/sda /mnt/mr8 auto auto,user,rw 0 0

I figure that way it will always be mounted, but:
1) if my 8track is not plugged into usb port will Linux freak out when it tries to mount it?
2) if I boot up straight into xp will I still not be able to see the usb devices since linux hasnt had a chance to mount yet?

Thanks for all your help
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Posted on: Nov 3 2003, 06:04 PM


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Ok, a few things happened:

1) previously I had about 300MB worth of jpegs on the 10gig FAT32 partition, now I do not see them in either xp or red hat, but both OSs show the partition as only being 9.7 gig. So the jpegs are still there taking up space but I cant see them anywhere

2) I can write to the partition in xp and read that data in red hat and vice versa, which is good. But I can only write to it in red hat while logged in as root, which is bad. I want all users to have read and write priveleges.

Here are permissions on /mnt/share:
user can show and write entries, and enter
group and others can show entries, and enter
for ownership user and group are set to root

Here are permissions on /dev/hda5:
user and group can read, write, and exec
others can do none
for ownership user is root, and group is disk

What is the distinction between show entries, write entries and enter
and read, write, and execute as the permissions categories? And what does the ownership info really mean?

When I tried to change the permissions on /mnt/share while logged in as root so that group and others can write entries and enter it didnt work. Whenever I closed the permissions box and reopened it the settings went back to what I described above. Does it even matter anyway since under ownership both user and group are root?

Thanks
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Posted on: Nov 2 2003, 09:17 PM


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I currently have Windows XP pro and Red hat 9 installed on same 80 gig hd. hda1 is xp and is NTFS, while hda6-8 are linux. hda5 is a 10gig fat32 partition in between. I was able to save files to this partition and access them from either xp or red hat, but now for some reason in xp I cannot access anything, and when I save something to the partition from either os I cannot access from the other os.

In fact in xp it shows the partition as having total space of only 9.7gig with an available space of 9.7, while in partition magic and linux it shows the partition as being total of 10gig, with 9.7 available and .3 taken up, which is right, there are pictures and .wav files on it.

In red hat it automounts to /mnt/share. I had edited the /etc/fstab file to set this up, but had later deleted the line, not wanting it to automount anymore...but it still does for some reason. When I first edited /etc/fstab I got a warning message:
[mntent]: warning : no final newline at the end of /etc/fstab

The line I had added to fstab:
/dev/hda5 /mnt/share vfat auto 0 0

Here are my permissions on /mnt/share:
user, group, others can all read, write, enter
ownership-
user: root
group: root
I do not have the box checked that says something like "the above are applied to all filesystems and folder within"

Here are my permissions on /dev/hda5 (which is the partition that gets mounted to /mnt/share):
user, group can read, write, and enter
ownership-
user: root
group: disk

The above info comes from right clicking on the /share or /hda5 icons in konqueror, and I believe these settings are the same as they were when I first installed except for write being enabled on /hda5.

I must admit, the distinction between permissions for /mnt/share and /dev/hda5 somewhat escapes me, and I do not really know what the ownership category really means. How would it be possible to have write access to the partition itself, but not the directory where the partition is mounted, or vice versa?

I want to be able to use hda5 (fat32 10gig partition) as a partition where I can save files from either xp or red hat and be able to access them in either os, and for a while I was. I am not 100% sure, but I think this recent trouble has only happened after I tried to edit /etc/fstab.

Please help
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Posted on: Nov 1 2003, 03:41 PM


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Is the NTFS partition mounted?
If not then look in the FAQs of this site under Support>Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at a post called "How to mount a drive or partition"
http://www.linuxhelp.ca/forums/index.phpac...t=ST&f=7&t=1203

If you want this partition to automatically mount when you login to linux, I saw a good post in the technical support forum a couple of days ago about editing the /etc/fstab file.

http://www.linuxhelp.ca/forums/index.phpac...t=ST&f=3&t=1877

If you have already done so, or after you mount the partition you may need to login as root and change the permissions to the partition. To do this right click on the folder for the directory in /mnt that you mounted it to, then go to properties and click on the permissions tab. Actually this is how I do it in Red Hat, hopefully its the same in Mandrake. Also there is probably a way to do it at unix prompt but as you can see I am new to linux as well and am not sure how to do it. You also may need to right click on whichever hard drive your NTFS partition is in the /dev directory and set the permissions there also. For example I have a FAT32 partition on hda5 which is /dev/hda5.

Hopefully I have described this procedure correctly. Any more senior members please correct me, I have only discovered this process through reading man pages and trial and error.

Also, even though you can read NTFS partitions in linux, you cannot write to them. Actually I guess it is possible but dangerous. If you had planned on sharing files between linux and windows maybe you should consider formatting a part of you NTFS partition as FAT32, which linux can write to. I have done this and find it very convenient.
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Posted on: Oct 31 2003, 08:10 PM


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Thanks, they dont really have to work with a usb device, the software just has to able to use .wav files.
The problem with the usb device is not within a windows based editing program, but (I guess) something in xp itself. The fact that I can mount and access the device in linux basically gives me a removable drive w/ a bunch of .wav files on it.
Thanks
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Posted on: Oct 30 2003, 08:41 PM


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Yeah I didnt think my linux partitions could affect my xp partitions, I didnt alter any BIOS settings during linux install except to boot from CD-ROM which was specifically for the install, and I have not addded any hardware.

Xp is suppossed to autodetect usb devices, specifically my 8 track should show up as a removable drive, but it doesnt. But, i am able to mount it in red hat and get to the files that way...so that leads me to conclude that there is a problem with xp, or some setting in xp, not my actual usb ports as I first feared.

This happened before, xp not detecting usb devices I mean, but I didnt have linux yet. That time the problem was fixed (I guess) after I changed the setting on my thermaltake volcano 9 cpu cooler back to "smart" from "manual." Epox support (my usb ports are on board epox 8rda+) said that the cooler was sucking too much power on the manual setting and so the usb ports weren't able to work. That sounded like a cop out answer to me, and I guess I was right, assuming this new occurence of the same problem has the same cause. It must be something in xp but I have no idea what it could be, I have all the newest drivers and sp1a installed.

So I am left with a decision for the time being... access the files via linux and move them to my fat32 partition where I can access them from my windows based music editing program (Sonar), or find a comparable linux music editing program................
Any suggestions????????
Thanks
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Posted on: Oct 26 2003, 12:38 AM


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I just recently installed red hat 9 into a dual boot system with my already installed xp pro. Everything went great and red hat is running fine but all of a sudden in xp USB devices are not detected. I have a scanner and digital 8 track recorder that I all of sudden cannot use. Would the Linux install have anything to do with this? This problem did not occur until the day after my linux install.
I have tried multiple USB cables, I have the newest USB drivers and xp sp1a installed already.

My specs:
maxtor 80gig hd
athlon 2200 xp+ cpu
epox 8rda+ motherboard
geforce mx440se vid card
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Posted on: Jul 24 2003, 01:43 PM


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thanks for all your help with my post from july 19 about mandrake install problems
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Posted on: Jul 19 2003, 10:57 PM


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I installed again this time trying something different. I set the XFree86 version to 3.3.6 instead of the default 4.0.0. I got farther this time, the screen flashed a few times and went to automatically load GNOME but then it said that X could not be started and would I like to view the log. Everything appeared normal except at the very bottom these were not checked:
SVGA PCI: nvidia unknown chipset rev163
SVGA chipset: generic
SVGA videoram: 64k
SVGA clocks: 25.18

and then at the very bottom it says:
configured device found but display modes could not be resolved

Please help
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