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Re: [gNewSense-users] questions about ntfs, w-lan and grub

From: Aurelien Desbrieres
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] questions about ntfs, w-lan and grub
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 05:41:38 +0100

On Mon, 2010-11-22 at 23:37 +0100, address@hidden wrote:
> Hello awesome freedom supporters,


> I have 3 partitions: 1 for GNU/Linux , 1 for data (ntfs format)
> and 1 for windows. I installed GNU by using the program from
> and GNU/Linux works well,
> however i can't see windows in the Grub loader. How can
> i change this? I was very carefully when i installed the OS.
> I can see the windows partition from GNU so i don't think
> that i deleted something unintentionally.

Strange links.

But for the one who made it, .exe is a free type of format?

Where is the Md5 checksum?

For your grub, maybe you can try to reinstall it.

> Which packages do i have to load to be able to mount a ntfs
> disk? I know ntfs is unfree, but it's absolutely necessary.
> My parents and my brother do not wonna switch to GNU/Linux
> and without ntfs i can't share music with my brother.

As you say it, ntfs is non free, use a free file type format of
partition, and like this you and your family can share your creation.

> Which packages do i have to load to be able to use wireless
> lan with my leptop. There is no free software driver (I think),
> so i'd like to use a non-free alternative. No wireless lan means
> no internet and consequently no access to information and to the
> whole human knowledge and culture for me.

Have you try to connect directly from your rj45 cable?

Have a look to free hardware support at 

> When i used ubuntu, w-lan worked. So is there a little ubuntu
> tool which scans my hardware and installs missing non-free
> drivers if there is no free alternative?

The interest of gNewSense is to open you the door of the Fully Free
alternative, of Freedom.

> Feature request: It would be awesome if gNewSense could ask
> the user if he wonna use unfree software to enable very
> important hardware functions (opt-in of course).
> This would lead to much more freedom.

Free Software is a bit like Bio vegetable, fruit consumption, you have
to change your way of think and your attitude. Don't buy something
because it's beautifull, but because it's usuable.

In some days, weeks, months, years, you'll understand that you buy what
you need and don't buy things because someone need you to buy it.

You are the master, but you don't know that fact at this time.

Lots of helps exist on the web at 
on at #gnewsense

But we don't told you non free solutions

Live Free, or die.

> Thank you very much!

Freedom is not just a word, it's a duty.

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