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Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by jmh19, Jan 11, 2011.

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  1. jmh19

    jmh19 Thread Starter

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    Decided to put Ubuntu 10.10 on my Desktop using the installation CD.
    Have two HDs. In windows world called C: and E: I put Ubuntu on E: The installation went off without any problems. I let it make all the decision on space allocations.
    Now have Dual Boot option on start up. So far so good.
    Two problems and any help would be appreciated.
    1:) When i get into Ubuntu OS it can't detect C: my first HD.
    2:) I have a Hawking Dish. It's a wireless USB dish adapter. It gets me out on the internet, and it works extremely well with XP. However Hawking does not seem to make drivers for Linux.
    Is there a work around for this?:)
    thanks again
    jmh
     
  2. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Hi,
    In Ubuntu, try the "Places" option in the menu bar. Is there an entry like 80gb File System (or whatever size your 'C' drive is)? It should give you access to your Windows files & Docs etc.

    Hope that helps?
    Richard
     
  3. TerryNet

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    For the Hawking Dish you could give ndiswrapper with the XP driver (the .inf and .sys files) a try. It was developed for wireless adapters, but supposedly works with some other devices.
     
  4. jmh19

    jmh19 Thread Starter

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    thanks for getting back so quickly. Indeed that found the HD. or partition.
    Also managed to get on the internet.
    However when i look for music in the MYMusic folder and try to import i only see one file called Desktop.ini. but no music.
    thanks again
    jmh
     
  5. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    I'm glad that found your 'C' drive.

    Sorry, not sure about the My Music - is that in the Ubuntu side or the Windows side?
     
  6. jmh19

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    thanks for getting back. On the Windows side.
    Ubuntu sees it as a text document.
    Tried to open it with RythmPlayer. but to no avail.
    jmh
     
  7. TeDiouSish

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    I don't believe that is what you're looking for.
    1. What are you using to see the folder in Ubuntu? (Go to Help->About, in the menu to find the name)
    2. When you boot Windows, are you able to see your music files?
     
  8. jmh19

    jmh19 Thread Starter

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    thanks for getting back.
    First i tried 'Places'. Scrolled through the directory and found the MyMusicFile.
    Then i opened RythmPlayer and tried to import. Both times it saw it as a text file. Size about 179kb.
    Yes, when i boot to windows i can see the MYMusic Folder, no problem.
    thanks
    jmh
     
  9. TerryNet

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    You're sure you are looking at the correct My Music?

    <drive>/Documents and Settings/<your account>/My Documents/My Music

    If you are looking at a different account the My Music folder may well be empty.
     
  10. jmh19

    jmh19 Thread Starter

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    good question. Anything is possible.
    But, yes i'm looking in the right folder. It's s reading it as a 179kb text doc.
    thanks
    jmh
     
  11. dj-jamster

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    If you are on Ubuntu Are you looking into your other hard drive?
     
  12. jmh19

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    yes. And thanks for getting back.
    my mistake... it's the HD Ubuntu is not seeing.
    It seems to be reading the partition it is on and and the 'Drive".
    That would be "E:"
    Not reading C:.
    jmh
     
  13. TeDiouSish

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    Well, let's try this.

    Open a terminal, and type
    Code:
    mount
    Show us what it outputs. :)
     
  14. jmh19

    jmh19 Thread Starter

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    No command 'code' found, did you mean:
    Command 'tcode' from package 'emboss' (universe)
    Command 'ode' from package 'plotutils' (universe)
    Command 'cdde' from package 'cdde' (universe)
    Command 'cone' from package 'cone' (universe)
    Command 'node' from package 'node' (universe)
    code: command not found
    [email protected]:~$ mount
    /dev/loop0 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    none on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
    none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
    none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
    none on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
    none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
    none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
    none on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
    none on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    /dev/sdb1 on /host type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,allow_other,blksize=4096)
    binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/jmh/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=jmh)
    /dev/sda1 on /media/4400B94600B9402A type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions)
    /dev/sda5 on /media/d7b1b7dc-31a1-4dc9-8a94-7dbe61ec9a08 type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks)
    Can't say i understand any of it.
    thanks
    jmh
     
  15. TeDiouSish

    TeDiouSish

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    Not a problem.

    In the menus at the top of the screen, click on Places, then click Computer.
    What do you see in that window?
     
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