potential newbie with questions (please be gentle)

Jerry Bolt jerry.bolt at gmail.com
Wed Jul 14 05:25:18 UTC 2010

Upon Pete's suggestion, I installed Wubi-Ubuntu.

I cannot figure out how to get the wireless internet to work.  Any help will
be greatly appreciated.



On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 8:55 PM, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> On 07/13/2010 04:45 PM, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
> > On 7/13/2010 6:40 PM, Jerry Bolt wrote:
> >> Thanks for the quick response, your answers were very helpful.
> >>
> >> Another question...  With having Linux and Windows side by side can/do
> they
> >> share and/or access the same files such as pictures, music, video?
> ...
> >
> > Yes, this is another common misconception, while NTFS used to be scary
> > to access and still can be under certain circumstances, it's not like
> > itw as a few years ago, as a matter of fact, Ubuntu will try and
> > automatically mount the Windows partition by default so you can access
> > the files.  You would just need to know the path to your username or
> > create a quick Symlink to the folder from root.  Usually if I want to
> > move files back and forth I just create a small FAT container while
> > partitioning the Linux install and then Windows will auto-mount it and
> > Linux will auto-mount it too.
> >
> Please keep in mind that you can't go the other way from Windows at this
> time if the linux system is using ext4. With ext3 you can use something
> like http://www.fs-driver.org/ _If_ you create a common NTFS partition
> to move shared files back and forth you'd be OK.
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