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Yeah.

So I went to System -> Administration -> Disks -> Hard Disk -> Paritions -> The partition I wanted to view -> "Enable/Mount"

I go to Places -> Computer and try to get on it. It tells me:
Quote:
"You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of "disks-conf-sda2".
A friend of mine told me to type "sudo nautilus", then browse to the folder, but then the partition didn't even show up. :***:

Any ideas?

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Where can I get basic plugins for Firefox so I can watch videos on YouTube and the likes, and how do I install them? Every place says use apt-get, and I assume you just type what they said in the terminal, and I do, but I get an error.
(Plugins = Macromedia, Java, etc)
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Anyone? Wanna swap completely to Linux for at least a month. Can't without my music though.
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Well is apt-get fails then possible try going to applications-> add/remove programs. You can find java and that in there I know, not sure though on flash player.

If not then go to the flash player site and download the linux version, newest is 7 on their site. Save it in your home folder then in terminal:
pwd --make sure its in your home folder, should be default though
tar -zxvf the_downlaoded_filename_here
cd the_name_of_the_folder_that_was_just_created
sh flashplayer-installer

then you can get 9 here(need 7 first). Get the one that says installer. Look at the readme to find out how to install, pretty easy.
The youtube should work, I still cannot get video from all sites, but some of that is just b/c I'm lacking the codecs.
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Sweet. Thanks.

Know anything about the partition problem?
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where is it mounted to, like what folder? Also what is the label, like /dev/hdb1 or /dev/sdb1

If you cannot find that then type in "mount" into the terminal, should list it if its all ready mounted. Once I have that I can help you more.
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What do you mean what folder? I'm trying to get the whole partition. :***:

The access path is:
/tmp/disks-conf-sda2

So /dev/sda2

mount @ Terminal -
Quote:
/dev/sda3 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
/sys on /sys type sysfs (rw)
varrun on /var/run type tmpfs (rw)
varlock on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw)
procbususb on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
devshm on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
lrm on /lib/modules/2.6.15-23-amd64-generic/volatile type tmpfs (rw)
/dev/sda1 on /tmp/disks-conf-sda1 type ntfs (rw)
/dev/sda2 on /tmp/disks-conf-sda2 type ntfs (rw)
It says its already mounted though. :***:

BTW - there isn't Java in Add/Remove programs.
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BTW-

The reason why I brought up why Adobie isn't in Add/Remove is because I'm on x86_64 for folding reasons.

Get this error:
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ERROR: Your architecture, \\'x86_64\\', is not supported by the
Macromedia Flash Player installer.
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What do you mean what folder? I'm trying to get the whole partition. :***:

The access path is:
/tmp/disks-conf-sda2

So /dev/sda2

mount @ Terminal -


In "Disk Manager" it says its already mounted though. :***:

BTW - there isn't Java in Add/Remove programs.
By folder I meant like the access path. As I mount a external to a folder in my home directory.
The bas news is its in ntfs format, when has always been a pain to work with in linux, atleast always in my experience. Fat32 is much easier if you wanted to have both read and write access. With ntfs you'll only have read and you can get write access to, but I believe you need to add the support to the kernel, not 100% sure on that though.

What I would try though:

in terminal:
mkdir /mnt/windows
sudo nano /etc/fstab
enter in your password
go to the end of the file and add
/dev/sda2 /mnt/windows ntfs rw,noauto,user 0 0

then save it and exit nano. then in the terminal type "mount /mnt/windows" without the quotes, then in nautilus browser, go to that directory and see it you get the ownership error.

EDIT:

There is no 64 bit flash sorry. You can run 32 bit browser some how and use 32bit plugins too. I've never done it though, sorry.

one of these sites might be useful to you also.
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By folder I meant like the access path. As I mount a external to a folder in my home directory.
The bas news is its in ntfs format, when has always been a pain to work with in linux, atleast always in my experience. Fat32 is much easier if you wanted to have both read and write access. With ntfs you'll only have read and you can get write access to, but I believe you need to add the support to the kernel, not 100% sure on that though.

What I would try though:

in terminal:
mkdir /mnt/windows
sudo nano /etc/fstab
enter in your password
go to the end of the file and add
/dev/sda2 /mnt/windows ntfs rw,noauto,user 0 0

then save it and exit nano. then in the terminal type "mount /mnt/windows" without the quotes, then in nautilus browser, go to that directory and see it you get the ownership error.
Bear with me, I'm a hella Linux noob.

Still don't understand what I'm supposed to "tell you" for where I am trying to mount it. I just want to access my stuff off of it. Don't know where to set it as an access path. (I understand what your saying, I just don't know where, how, or if I did already)

Anyway, I tried what you said to do in the terminal, and the first line said:
Quote:
mkdir: cannot create directory `/mnt/windows': Permission denied
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Weird. You don't need to tell me anything else about where your trying to mount it. In the terminal when you type:
ls /mnt/windows


does it list anything?
what about when you type this:

ls /tmp/disks-conf-sda2


anything show up then, like the folders in the windows partition? Like I said above, I've always had trouble with ntfs partitions in linux but fat32 works great. I know you might not want to or may not be able to make another partition of format fat32, you if you plan to use linux for a while then it is pretty to use. Just depends if you want to copy all the files and spend the time doing that.

Edit:
by adding that new line to /etc/fstab all it is doing is adding a new mount point for /dev/sda2.
the access path to it is then /mnt/windows. ntfs tells the filesystem type, rw means read and write access, user I "Think" means the user who mounted it has the permission.
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