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Old 10th November 2004, 21:53   #1
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Yesterday I installed suse 9.1 but it seems to be more difficult than I tought.

I want to format my usb stick so it will work with linux, but I have to use fdisk, but whats fdisk, how I use it, where can I find it.

I also want to install flashplayer but I need to type ./flashplayer-installer in command. But it doesn't seem to work.

I downloaded aMSN, but it's in a .bin file, how do I open it with linux?
 
Old 11th November 2004, 01:15   #2
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-just type fdisk in the shell (console)
-check user permissions on the file, so you can execute it chmod 755 flashplayer-installer
- never used that before. try the RPM or the source (.tar.gz).
 
Old 11th November 2004, 10:25   #3
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-just type fdisk in the shell (console)
other stuff allready worked, but still I got problems with that fdisk.

Do I have to type it in command or somewhere else? I think somewhere else, but where. And it seems that fdisk can make your disk unreadable, and I don't want to screw up my usb stick, so I need to be 100% sure how it works.

BTW, if I format it with fdisk, will it still work under windows?
 
Old 11th November 2004, 10:54   #4
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If fdisk is too hard, use cfdisk..
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Old 11th November 2004, 10:57   #5
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If fdisk is too hard, use cfdisk..
don't know them both

It sais thet I have to type fdisk /dev in console.

Where is the console (thats prolly something I can find myself)
But than I have to type the name of the device behind the fdisk command, where can I see what name my USB stick has?

AND big question, will my usb stick still work in windows????
 
Old 11th November 2004, 11:32   #6
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go the the start menu and open up a console or so. or press ctrl alt F1 to go textonly ctrl alt f5 (or f7) brings you back to the graphical environment

the stick is prolly /dev/sda. "fdisk /dev/sda"

format it with FAT, readable/writable by both linux and windows
 
Old 11th November 2004, 20:22   #7
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if I type fdisk in the konsole nothing happens
 
Old 11th November 2004, 20:55   #8
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fdisk /dev/sda
don't forget you need to be root (command to go root: "su -")
 
Old 11th November 2004, 20:58   #9
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don't forget you need to be root (command to go root: "su -")
k, just figured that out but thanks anyway
 
Old 11th November 2004, 21:21   #10
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fat isn't recognized by kernel :grum:
 
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