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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2002

    about linux mandrake 9

    hi guys
    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?
    peace out

  2. #2
    Check this out: http://www.linmodems.org/

    Hope this helps

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2003

    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
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  4. #4
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    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    From http://linuxnewbie.org

    link to thread http://www.justlinux.com/forum/showt...ht=mount+fat32

    Here goes:

    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


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    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.

    hope this is of some use

  5. #5
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    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    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.

    Good luck.

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