Linux is so sweet

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    Linux is so sweet

    This is a Linux-apprieciation thread. Ive been playing around with linux for a few days and Ive got the hang of it now (I sort of know what im doing now). I dont do anything on Windows anymore exept for playing UT2003. I play all my music, do all my browsing and all my instant msging in Linux. Im running Linux off an old 4.3GB drive and have all my mp3s/music vids in a partition of C:

    All of you Linux-deprived: GET LINUX BEFORE I SHOOT YOU!

    PS it took effort for me to write this thread becuase ive gone over my 3GB internet usage for the month already so im capped @ 28.8k speeds untill the end of the month!!

    //EDIT: Changed 'too' to 'took'
    Last edited by face_master; 01-18-2003 at 07:09 PM.

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    >PS it too effort for me to write this thread becuase ive gone over my 3GB internet usage for the month already so im capped @ 28.8k speeds untill the end of the month!!<

    Thank god for small mercies.
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    This is my third every thread in linux. Its wicked, I agree. Are you accessing your mp3s from your windows drive? I too have mandrake on a seperate 4.3. How are you accessing them, if you are..

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    I used partition magic to create a small (1.4GB) partition of type FAT on my windows (C: ) drive. Then I mounted it at /mnt/bling in Linux and badabing I can access them.

    But I have a problem. Can someone tell me how to give write access to the "other" (not root) user?

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    >>How are you accessing them, if you are..

    You have to mount your windows partition - check out http://www.geocities.com/tipsforlinux/articles/3.html or http://www.newtolinux.org.uk/tutoria...mounting.shtml

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    I found a way to mount it really easily. In Gnome, I went to Configuration > Hardware > Hardrake, selected the main drive, ran config tool, then mounted it from there.

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    I have linux (installed), but i really dont ever use it cuz i have a winmodem, and the linux-compatible modem is WAAY outta my price range.

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    I never really liked linux...at all...any distribution (used red hat, mandrake, didnt' like em, sorry)

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    Originally posted by face_master
    I found a way to mount it really easily. In Gnome, I went to Configuration > Hardware > Hardrake, selected the main drive, ran config tool, then mounted it from there.
    Hmm, and if you want to mount them manually, just create some dir's to hold the windows partition, in my case:
    /mnt/win_c and /mnt/win_e

    After this edit the fstab file: /etc/fstab and add this lines at the bottom:

    mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c defaults 0 0
    mount -t vfat /dev/hda2 /mnt/win_d defaults 0 0

    It's not complicated, and this will help you when sometimes you'll need to work without the X server.

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    Re: Linux is so sweet

    Originally posted by face_master
    This is a Linux-apprieciation thread. Ive been playing around with linux for a few days and Ive got the hang of it now (I sort of know what im doing now). I dont do anything on Windows anymore exept for playing UT2003. I play all my music, do all my browsing and all my instant msging in Linux. Im running Linux off an old 4.3GB drive and have all my mp3s/music vids in a partition of C:

    All of you Linux-deprived: GET LINUX BEFORE I SHOOT YOU!

    PS it took effort for me to write this thread becuase ive gone over my 3GB internet usage for the month already so im capped @ 28.8k speeds untill the end of the month!!

    //EDIT: Changed 'too' to 'took'
    Are you using RedHat Linux or what?! Because I'm planning to install it on my computer.
    none...

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    re you using RedHat Linux or what?! Because I'm planning to install it on my computer.
    Do not install RH,and if you install, please install the 7.3 (Valhalla), and not the 8.0 (psyche).

    My suggestion, if you are new to linux, install mandrake, or SuSE.

    But if you want some chalenge using linux, try using Debian or Slackware.

    Debian:
    www.debia.org

    Slackware:
    www.slackware.org

    Mandrake:
    www.mandrake-linux.com

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    >>and the linux-compatible modem is WAAY outta my price range.

    I grabbed one for about 20-25$ at Office Depot - where are you looking for them?

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    I run Mandrake 9.0, and i mounted my win the same way as FM

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    The easiest way would be to add the two entries into your /etc/fstab file so that the Windows partitions get mounted automatically at boot.
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    thats actually not a bad idea.

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