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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
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Decided to put Ubuntu 10.10 on my Desktop using the installation CD.

1:) When i get into Ubuntu OS it can't detect C: my first HD.jmh
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?
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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.
 

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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
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jmh19 said:
[...]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.[...]
jmh19 said:
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
I don't believe that is what you're looking for.
http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery?s=desktop.ini&gwp=13 said:
A hidden file that Windows creates and stores in the folder if the user customizes the folder's appearance such as changing its icon or optimization setting for indexing its files
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?
 

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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.
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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.
 

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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:.
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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
Well, let's try this.

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

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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.
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Code:
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
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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o.k.
It gives me six listings.
1.200Gb, Hard Disk
2. 200gb Hard disk
then my two CD drives,
then my floppy,
then something called File System.
The contents of the first Hard disk match the content of File System exactly.
 

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o.k.
It gives me six listings.
1.200Gb, Hard Disk
2. 200gb Hard disk
then my two CD drives,
then my floppy,
then something called File System.
The contents of the first Hard disk match the content of File System exactly.
Open the second 200GB Hard Disk, do you see a "Documents and settings" folder, or even a "Windows" folder?
If not, try opening the first 200GB Hard Disk, and post back if you see them.
 

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Both Hard Disks are the Ubuntu install? In a terminal window try

sudo fdisk -l

and copy the results here. I would expect to see at least a sda1 and sdb1, with one of those the Windows and one the Ubuntu.

EDIT: the last letter in that command is lower case L
 
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