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Old 12-18-2001
I just got linux and....

Well, i just got linux and this is basicly my first time using it, ive got some troble with the next stuff i hope i can find fast answers, or ill be forced to go back to windows Smilie

First of all id like to know if theres the next software in linux version or something:

MSn messenger

Also i NEED to be able to get, copy or at less be able to use the files i have in my NTF(windows xp) partition) and my FAT32(win95 partition)... how can i do that?

# 2  
Old 12-18-2001
Try searching www.freshmeat.net for the software you need. There are Linux equivalents for ICQ and Winamp. for MSN you may be out of luck.

Any recent distribution should have detected your windows partitions and mounted them for you. You get read-write access to FAT/FAT-32, and read-only access to NTFS (write access is still experimental)
# 3  
Old 12-19-2001

illl try for that, i think miranda icq clone works for msn servers, but also i cant find the linux version, what im most concernet is for the windows partition, right now i cant even log in to my windows partition, this is red hat 7.2...
after writing this message im going to format my hd and create a 10 gbs fat32 partition and install windows 98 SE and Boot magic, then ill put a newer version of linux(dont know what it is) a frind just gave me...

i guess thanks...
# 4  
Old 12-20-2001
There's LOTS of documentation over at:

Also, check the website of your specific Linux vendor for some extra info. Check specifically the HOWTOs regarding dual-boot and Windows / Linux boxes.

In Redhat, you should be able to (as root) mount -t msdos /dev/hda1 /mnt. You'll have to adjust that, of course (hda1 is not necessarily where your windows partition{s} exist, and /mnt may have a special subdirectory - or you can create one...).
type man mount for more information.
# 5  
Old 12-20-2001

im basicly on the dual boot problem, im trying to use boot magic, with a windows xp fat32 partition... lets hope it works.

Im using red hat 7.2 and i cant get it to see my other particion (fat32) partitions... any idea or tip on that?
# 6  
Old 12-21-2001
The most common problem I've had mounting Windows drives in Linux is trying to figure out exactly which disk/partition that I need to mount...
What happens when you try?

And I'm not sure if Boot Magic works... I vaguely remember reading somewhere that someone was having problems with it... Have you tried LILO? (If that's still what Redhat ships with) I've always been able to do what I needed with LILO.
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