Fedora Core 5 Help

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    Hi
    I recently installed FC 5 on my system . I am new to Linux and i dont know hot to mount my other windows partitons (NTFS) on it . Can anyone help me.

    BTW , which player should i need to install to play mp3 , dvd , avi etc .
     
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    Sykora I see right through you.

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    To view ntfs files, you need to upgrade your kernel. Go to http://ntfs-linux.com/ and find the download relevant to your system. Then install, and reboot.

    For mp3s, try amarok, or mplayer. Mplayer can do video as well.
     
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    Hi
    I downloaded the rpm of Mplayer and tried to install it but i got a failed dependencies error . Can anyone tell me how to install it .
     
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    Did you try installing via yum or PIRUT? They will handle dependancies. Also read Stanton Finley Notes on FC5. It's link has been given many times in the forum.
     
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    If its FC5, all's got to head over to the Stanton notes, its full newb and advanced friendly :]
     
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    I tried the yum tutorial given on Stanton notes . But when i am unable to update it due to my poor net connection . Is there any other way .
     
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    Other way is manually downloading dependancies. You will see all the dependancies in the error message. The download size will remain the same in this case too.
     
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    @mako_123:
    Download the source package and compile it....That's the best method of installing mplayer....
    I did it for my friend few days back...And it works great...Also download the essential codecs for it...
     
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    I disagree. The best way of installing it is always to go through package management. Doing it through yum is the best way.
     
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    Yes Yum definitely.
     
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    Hi Guys , i managed to install Mplayer and mounted the partitions in the mnt folder. Now ho do i make them to apper in my computer like drives in windows .

    2) I can read from the ntfs drives but cannot write to it from linux . how do i do it .
    3) I created a user account from myself , but still i dont have all the privileges and still says "You are not the owner "
    4) is there a software like "IPMessenger" for Fedora .
     
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    2) You need ntfs-static of ntfs-3g. But, still the writing support on NTFS in linux isn't stable. Using ntfs-static it takes ages to write to ntfs partition.
    3)What are you trying to access or when do you get that error message?
    4) Search for it in the forums. I do remember it being discussed sometike back.
     
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    @tech your future
    When i try to copy paste something in a drive i am unable to do so . And sometimes even unable to set permissions .

    And one more thing , my Totem movie player cant play any file because of some decoder issue , what should i install . And i tried installing gstreamer codecs but got dependencies error again .
     
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    You cant write to an NTFS drive, and you cant change permission as a user if the file belongs to some other user! [unless its enabled to be modified by all groups]
     
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