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Help this TechRepublic member with his StarOffice dilemma

Have you ever had a problem getting StarOffice to work across two platforms on a dual-boot machine? This TechRepublic member has, and if you have a solution to his problem, you could win 150 TechPoints.


Have you ever tried to use Sun’s StarOffice software across two platforms, only to have problems accessing the files from one platform while you’re on the other? One TechRepublic member who has experienced this problem is offering 150 TechPoints for a solution, and we’re adding a TechRepublic T-shirt to the winner’s prize.
Periodically, we highlight questions that our members have posted in the TechRepublic Technical Q&A. If you have a question that you can't seem to find an answer to, post it in the Tech Q&A! Other TechRepublic members will try to answer your question in return for TechPoints.
SuSe, StarOffice, and Win2K
TechRepublic member S. M. Kelly submitted the following posting in the Linux Support section of the Support Republic’s Technical Q&A:

“I am running dual-boot with Win2K and SuSe 7.1 (2.4.x kernel) [with StarOffice 5.2 running] on both platforms. I have a FAT32 partition [on my Linux machine] that I use for my back up. I keep all my StarOffice user folders and files there.

“I want to set up StarOffice in Linux so that the paths pull from the FAT32 partition (common user files). This would normally be a simple operation, however, I'm running across a problem with [StarOffice being unable to recognize] files on a drive with any caps in the mount points. I’ve edited my fstab and mtab files by simply changing the caps to lowercase and changing the mount points in Properties at the desktop icon. [Everything] worked great until I rebooted, then they were no longer recognized, even by Linux. Any help?”

Solve Kelly’s problem, win a T-shirt!
To answer his question, visit his post in the Support Republic’s Linux Support section of the Technical Q&A. If you can solve Kelly’s problem, you could win a TechRepublic T-shirt. If more than one correct answer is submitted, the winner will be chosen at random.

Have you ever tried to use Sun’s StarOffice software across two platforms, only to have problems accessing the files from one platform while you’re on the other? One TechRepublic member who has experienced this problem is offering 150 TechPoints for a solution, and we’re adding a TechRepublic T-shirt to the winner’s prize.
Periodically, we highlight questions that our members have posted in the TechRepublic Technical Q&A. If you have a question that you can't seem to find an answer to, post it in the Tech Q&A! Other TechRepublic members will try to answer your question in return for TechPoints.
SuSe, StarOffice, and Win2K
TechRepublic member S. M. Kelly submitted the following posting in the Linux Support section of the Support Republic’s Technical Q&A:

“I am running dual-boot with Win2K and SuSe 7.1 (2.4.x kernel) [with StarOffice 5.2 running] on both platforms. I have a FAT32 partition [on my Linux machine] that I use for my back up. I keep all my StarOffice user folders and files there.

“I want to set up StarOffice in Linux so that the paths pull from the FAT32 partition (common user files). This would normally be a simple operation, however, I'm running across a problem with [StarOffice being unable to recognize] files on a drive with any caps in the mount points. I’ve edited my fstab and mtab files by simply changing the caps to lowercase and changing the mount points in Properties at the desktop icon. [Everything] worked great until I rebooted, then they were no longer recognized, even by Linux. Any help?”

Solve Kelly’s problem, win a T-shirt!
To answer his question, visit his post in the Support Republic’s Linux Support section of the Technical Q&A. If you can solve Kelly’s problem, you could win a TechRepublic T-shirt. If more than one correct answer is submitted, the winner will be chosen at random.

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