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Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by AJ, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. AJ

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    Just going to start d/l the Fedora Core 4 iso. Which ones do I need to install on my PC:

    FC4-i386-SRPMS-disc 1-4.iso

    or

    FC4-i386-disc 1-4.iso

    What's the difference between the 2

    Thanks a lot :biggrin
     
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  2. Phoenix
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    one contains the source files, one contains binary files
    u want the one that doesnt say SRPMs :)

    and if you can possibly, go for the dvd version, good luck with the download!
     
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  3. AJ

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    Cheers mate will do :biggrin
     
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  4. AJ

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    Down loaded the DVD image (took something like 4 hours). Install it into my VM rig. Now what.

    I think I need a little reading material on this to work my way through the OS. Something like a step by step breath in breath out guide. Any suggestions please chaps?????
     
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  5. tripwire45
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    Not quite sure what you are asking, AJ. Are you saying that you successfully installed FC4 as a VM but you need some instructions on what to do with the darn thing...or are you saying you need help with the install? Color me confused, m8. :oops:
     
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  6. Phoenix
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    well, whatever u want really lol
    why did you install it?
    you could practice some of te commands trip gave in his linux+ questions
    the non destructive ones ofcourse :)

    like ls
    play with some of the switches
    ls -l
    ls -la
    ls -la --color=tty

    etc :)
     
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  7. AJ

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    Sorry Trip. I've installed to ok. I know what windows can do but is there a beginners guide to Linux? Or I can do what Ryan suggested and follow your Linux+ questions
     
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  9. ffreeloader

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    Tsk, tsk, tsk. ....and you told me you were a linux noob. :dry
     
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    Hmmm... You might try doing some reading at tldp.org for a bunch of the really basic bash commands and how to find your way around the Linux file system. Another place that has good basic information, although it's starting to get dated, that is based quite a bit on Redhat's distro, is The Linux Newbie's Administrator Guide.

    I'd point you toward some of the Debian links I use but there's enough difference between the distro's that I'd probably only end up confusing you more than you are right now. :blink

    I'm pretty much a Linux noob myself, but I'll help you as much as I can. My recommendation would be to just start playing. Go in and mess around as much as possible. If you break things you'll learn a lot in fixing them. At least that's what I do a lot of. My mistakes teach me a lot more than my successes a lot of times. It only takes an hour or two to re-install, and if you're anything like me you'll keep right on learning more every time you reinstall the OS. It's good practice. :biggrin

    I'd always wanted to play with a kernel and MS would never let me, so within a month or so after first installing Linux I started playing with custom building kernels. I built several of them a couple of times before I got them right. :rolleyes: However, I did learn each time and now building a custom kernel designed around my hardware is really easy. I basically do it on every machine I build. It's a kick in the pants and my machines perform very well for being as antiquated as they are. 8)

    This is what's so great about Linux. You can make your machine uniquely yours from the kernel right on up.
     
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  11. Phoenix
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    youd like gentoo then ffreeloader :)
    if you have the patience to compile everything from glibc to gnome-themes that is :D
     
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    I just got myself the FC4 DVD iso and it was the longest 20 mins possible.:D
     
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  13. ffreeloader

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    LOL. An hour or two for building a kernel is one thing, compiling an entire OS from scratch is another. I don't really have the time to spend a week or two at building a system.

    I do have some sort of life, as beggardly as it may be.... :biggrin
     
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  14. Phoenix
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    you must be using wayyy old hardware :D
     
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    Yup. It sure is.
     
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  16. tripwire45
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    Relative to you, Iam. :oops:
     
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  17. nugget
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    I take it you guys know each other then. If I had to guess would that be a certain Freddy from TU?
     
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    Your guess would be correct. :biggrin
     
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  19. AJ

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    Well I guess I've done something right loading FC4 into my VM setup coz I'm posting this from FC4 :biggrin

    It keeps telling me I haven't got VM tools installed. I've followed the on-screen instructions and a pic of a disk is now on my desktop. Opened that up and there was 2 files in there and rpm file and a tar/gzip file. I right clicked onto the rpm file and "open with install packages" and nothing happened. When I tried again it said it was installed. Have missed something here installing the package and how can I check it is correctly installed. Anyway I think I've done well to get this far. Now where's the games :twisted:
     
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  20. tripwire45
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    Installing VMWare tools (at least for me) involves spending a bit of time on the command line and I always have to refer to the directions. Take a look at the link I'm posting (you might want to bookmark it) and see if that matches up with what you did.

    http://www.vmware.com/support/ws5/doc/ws_newguest_tools_linux.html

    If the system says you successfully installed VMWare tools, I guess you did well. Congratulations. :)
     
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