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  1. Scrap the pda idea, they don't sound that clever Still, any advice on a wireless card would be great!! I just don't want loadsa driver issues
  2. Ooops forgot about this post. Yes that is what I wanted to do and sadly it seems that I can't do it Nee worry, i've just had to set up another base computer that will handle it, it'll just mean I'll have to be less lazy and go type at its keyboard! Cheers all
  3. I don't want to go out and buy something to later find that it won't work or i'll have many driver issues I've heard Orinoco are good, but does anyone use them? Also, at a later stage, i'm going to be buying a pda. I know you can get pdas with slots for wireless cards. I'd like to buy a wireless card that will work both in the laptop and pda if possible? Many thanks, any help will be greatly appreciated!
  4. Ohh right, I didn't realise that I had to press exit. Never used VI before, must apologies Still got a slight problem. I've even logged into root to delete the original file, but I still hit a dead wall. When I do: vi /etc/yum.repos.d/flash.repo it gives me... E325: ATTENTION Found a swap file by the name "/etc/yum.repos.d/.flash.repo.swp" owned by: root dated: Sat Jul 8 15:14:04 2006 file name: /etc/yum.repos.d/flash.repo modified: YES user name: root host name: localhost.localdomain process ID: 19454 While opening file "/etc/yum.repos.d/flash.repo" (1) Anothe
  5. save the file with :wq yum -y install flash-plugin I have followed that right up the the red bit. After I have pasted the above into terminal and literally did... [macromedia] name=Macromedia for i386 Linux baseurl=http://macromedia.mplug.org/rpm/ enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=http://macromedia.mplug.org/FEDORA-GPG-KEY :wq [pressed return key] It don't do anything
  6. No need to reply, got it sorted Not done it yet, still backing up drive getting it ready to format, but i'm confident that it will work. For anyone else who wants to do this, you need to read that: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.p...highlight=fat32 That is how to connect for the file system FAT32 Cheers everyone, would be lost without this site
  7. Yes, remember that you would loose the data of the NTFS partition if you format. But WinXP will work fine on FAT32 .. and Linux will work with FAT32. FAT32 has complete support by Linux it will read/write fine. The loss is on the security side, under FAT32 no files can be made private. That don't really matter I think. I used to have windows on here but now it's only linux as my main system and windows as a "just in case" kinda thing. If I formatted it in FAT32 (using windows disk if thats good enough?) copied all my docs back over, how do I access it then? Does it just show up in m
  8. So if I formatted it into fat32 linux would read it easily and i would be able to read and write to it? My heads spinning, i'm just looking for a quick & easy solution
  9. Ok, so I changed the mount and removed the "'-r" but it still won't let me write to it Any suggestions? I can't figure that one out Is it possible that it's just Fedora?
  10. Faaannnnqqquoooooo That site taught me how to do it. This link http://wiki.linux-ntfs.org/doku.php?id=ntf..._an_ntfs_volume proved essential reading. For me (as a user, not root) to view my second hard drive, I had to; (for other users to learn) - mkdir /mnt/windows - rpm -Uvh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-5.rpm - yum -y install kmod-ntfs - mount /dev/hdd1 /mnt/windows -t ntfs -r -o uid=Mizzy (To unmount cmd: umount /mnt/windows) The only thing that I haven't figured out is how to give me write access to it. I can read it, but not write to it yet Keeps on re
  11. Cheers for that 2 other things tho, since I've done the above, at bootup I now have 2 FC5's That right ye? I've logged in via the top one and other is windoze. The other thing is, when I go to mount that drive, I can get there but this error message comes up.... How do I get around that? Shame about that as I would really want to write to it Does linux just have problems writing to NTFS? Or is it ok if the HDD is Fat32?
  12. [root@localhost mizzy]# mkdir /mnt/flashdrive [root@localhost mizzy]# mount /dev/disk/by-label/Mizzy_-_Backup /mnt/flashdrive mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs' [root@localhost mizzy]# That didn't work, don't understand why
  13. I've had a browse in the /dev/disk/by-label/ folder and i can see it there! But can't open it up from there Edit After doing some more reading up, I tried the cmd fdisk -l [Mizzy@localhost ~]$ su Password: [root@localhost Mizzy]# fdisk -l bash: fdisk: command not found [root@localhost Mizzy]#
  14. Hi guys, back again I've now made the change so I am running fc5 on my desktop as well as laptop. In my desktop I have got 2 harddrives. 1 with all me docs on, the 2nd which is for my OS. In windows, the second harddrive showed up in my computer. On linux, it don't Will I be able to see it? I need a second hdd to do all me stuff on
  15. Nope, that didn't wanna work for me Thanks for the suggestion, will try that next. Another issue that I've just realised, that if I connect, it boots me off (on the desktop) so i'm connected on the laptop. I did want it to be done so both the laptop and desktop could see the same screen. *thinks* that I need some server solution for my desktop, goes to hunt!
  16. hmmmm, that has worked, but it didn't work the way I thought it would I was hoping to be able to connect to a windows run laptop and copy (from a linux laptop) and paste into the windows run laptop. Can't do this at all. Is there a way round this?
  17. Nope, that didn't work I did get it installed eventually. Just yumed thunderbird, worked a treat! *loves the yum cmd*
  18. Sweet, has worked a tweat! Thank you both
  19. Just curious really. This lapotp is dual booted with windows. Sometimes I have had to switch over to windows to print something or edit something before logging back into linux. Is there a way that I can access the docs off windows part of the hard drive on linux? and the same vice versa, so once i'm in windows, I can access the docs on linux's paritition? Thanks
  20. Not sure how to do this, as it needs both windows & linux for what I want to do. I know on windows I can use remote desktop software so I can access the desktop of another windows computer with my windows run laptop. What I want to do next, is connect to a windows computer from a linux run laptop. Any ideas how to do this? I've found a remote desktop setting in linux, but that's for the opposite way around. It's not the linux desktop that I want to connect to, its the windows one. Any idea's folks?
  21. Ahh yes, my screenie Anyone know how to remove the desktop icons?
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