September 4th, 2003, 03:43 AM
modem driver inst under linux
wondering if anyone can help me install a modem driver that I downloaded under windows for linux, it is in RPM, but do i have to save it to a floppy disk? Or can linux read it from where I saved it on the hd?
September 4th, 2003, 03:47 AM
Im guessing Your Running A dual partition ? If so Linux can read windows files stored in the /mnt/windows directory. cd to /mnt/windows and copy it to /usr/bin or something.
And as root do a rpm -ivh file.rpm and you should be all set.
"Serenity is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it."
September 4th, 2003, 03:50 AM
thanks alot, going to try it now, yeah it's a dual partion
September 4th, 2003, 03:04 PM
if you linux distro doesnt have the Windows folder already added you can do it yourself:
-> Create a new folder in /mnt called 'Windows' or something
-> Fire up the console, and get superuser (yeah the 'su' thing )
-> Navigate to /mnt
-> Type 'mount -t msdos /hda1 /mnt/Windows'
you should be able to get to the Window directory
the breakdown of it is:
-> Mount - Self explainitry
-> -t - the filesystem type
-> msdos - the filesystem, i think WinXP would be typed in as 'ntfs'
-> hda - the harddrive, if you had a second ide harddrive, it would be hdb, scsi is a different value
-> /mnt/xxx - the target folder in linux
hopefully that will help your troubles
September 5th, 2003, 02:04 AM
rember for NTFS makesure your kernel has NTFS support... heh it does save some frustration if you
happen to jsut have a brain fart (yes i have tried to mount an NTFS partion w/o the appropriate module for an hour before i realised i didnt have the module installed and running)
I would like do die like my gradmpa, in my sleep,
not kicking and screaming like his passengers
September 5th, 2003, 07:00 PM
Hey thanks for the reply, I just noticed it, How can i tell if my kernel can reconize it or not, I'm running kernel version 2.4.21-0.13mdk, do you know if it supports ntfs, and I am running ntfs on the windows partition