February 12th, 2003, 02:56 PM
about linux mandrake 9
i installed linux mandrake 9
but i cant get on the net
i config my creative modem but i heard that it's a winmodem and to surf the net through linux
i have to change my modem or buy an external one!!
so isnt there anyway to get over this??
also another thing
how can i browse my windows files (fat32) through linux with out reformatting my hard?
February 12th, 2003, 03:45 PM
Check this out: http://www.linmodems.org/
Hope this helps
February 12th, 2003, 04:02 PM
Mandrake 9 Forum
Sorry I can't help to much b/c i've only messed around with Mandrake 9 for a little while now. But this forum will have many answers to common questions and it is a good place to post any questions you have Mandrake 9 forum enjoy
February 12th, 2003, 04:57 PM
link to thread http://www.justlinux.com/forum/showt...ht=mount+fat32
if you want to make it automount when you start the machine you will have to add an entry in fsta, otherwise you can stop at point 2 as long as you don't mind having to re mount it everytime you reboot.
1. Create a mount point whereever you want it - something like /mnt/c or whatever. Just do mkdir /mnt/fat
2. Now lets see if we can mount the partition: mount -t vfat /dev/hda2 /mnt/fat
3. If that works, to make it boot at boot-time add a line to your /etc/fstab file. Follow what the others look like, but IIRC it should look something like:
/dev/hda2 /mnt/fat vfat defaults, auto 0 0
mrBen "Carpe Aptenodytes"
Linux User #216794
My "work" page
hope this is of some use
February 12th, 2003, 10:01 PM
I tired out 3 linux compatable modems with mandrake, and never had any luck getting them to work. I then got a cable modem and had no problems getting NIC cards to work with linux. I know they sell mandrake computer systems at walmart. Maybe you can find out what modem they are using in them and try that.