Monday, November 23, 2009

E: Couldn't find package on #apt-get install update

warrior:/home/rajz# apt-get install

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package

This is may work by doing
#apt-get install update
but if the above error repeats for this command too.. then.
System>Administration>Software  sources (need root password)
In third party software tab click add
deb lenny main
In Debian software make sure download from  is 'Main Server'
close it. click Reload. (This is important)
Open a new terminal window (close the existing terminal if any)
run the apt command again. It will work !

Sunday, November 22, 2009

mount windows partitions on Linux (Debian)

Install the necessary pakages (both are *important*)
#apt-get install libfuse2

#apt-get install ntfs-3g
 to find the drive use:
#fdisk -l | grep NTFS
/dev/sda1               1        5222    41945683+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda5            5223        7833    20972826    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6            7834       10444    20972826    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7           13056       15013    15727603+   7  HPFS/NTFS

then mount the drive using command: (assuming that /home/rajz/disk folder exists. If not create it . mkdir /home/rajz/disk )
#mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /home/rajz/disk
To unmount a drive (remember its umount & not unmount )
#umount /dev/sda1
To auto mount a dive at start up u have to edit /etc/fstab add following lines. Assuming that if i want to auto-mount  /dev/sda1 on /home/rajz/disk. You have to be a root user to edit that file. Use your favorite editor. I'm using gedit for now.
#gedit /etc/fstab
make changes like:

/dev/sda1       /home/rajz/disk           ntfs-3g    defaults        0       2

After making changes to file (if u want mount it after unmounted ). use simply. (lengthy command is not needed now as linux knows about sda1 & its filesystem, its mount point or target)
#mount /dev/sda1
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