Kubuntu vs. Ubuntu

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 14:31:00 UTC 2007

For all you trying to get a better understanding of Linux I suggest
that you make a very small partition so that you can duel boot and
install Gentoo Linux the long way. You might not get a working system
the first time but I guarantee you will learn a LOT! Don't think of
this as a one weekend project but a month long one, done one hour at a
time. It is fun and the system you end up with will be very fast. (at
the cost of lots of hours of your time). It is a great way to learn
Linux basics like a true hacker and come to love what Ubuntu has done
for you.

On 9/18/07, Billie Walsh <bilwalsh at swbell.net> wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
> > Marti Andrews wrote:
> >
> >> I don't know, you tell me! Is it hidden or something? Remember, I'm BRAND
> >> new to all this, I haven't done any reading yet, figuring it should all be
> >> intuitive. I'm clicking on System Menu, Users Folders, navigating to the
> >> etc folder, and looking for a folder called fstab. Looking alphabetically.
> >> Not there.
> >
> > Oh, oh.  This looks like a nasty bit of handholding that someone thought was
> > a feature.
> >
> >>From a terminal session (I trust you can start konsole), try:
> >
> >  cat /etc/fstab
> >
> > and if that shows you something:
> >
> >  sudo rm /etc/.hidden -v
> >  sudo rm /.hidden -v
> >
> > It's like Windows - they don't think you should be able to see "System"
> > files, and someone in KDE development actually thought that was a good
> > thing.
> Hang in there Marti!!
> I'm learning a lot with this tread also. Stuff that's sort of bugged me
> for a long time but wasn't really all that necessary to my own use.
> Anyway, I did some major digging and found something that might be of
> help, to both of us.
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=137740&highlight=mount+hard+drives
> I haven't tried it myself yet. I found it late last night and was to
> tired to trust myself.
> The one thing it doesn't really explain is how to add the other Linux drive.
> As has been said, fstab is a file, not a folder. Konqueror has to be
> told to show "hidden" files and directories/folders. [ View > Show
> Hidden Files ]
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> Billie Walsh
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