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I am a complete n00b at Linux, and tried installing my first Linux just today. I manage it easily( FC5), but the problem now is that I want to add more software packages to the already existing distro. Actually, I have the 5 CD distro and i chose to configure the software options later in the installation, but there was no option later on....so how do i configure all that i want to.
I tried the Add/Remove more software tab but that gave an error and closed down
Second, how do i uninstall and make a fresh install of FC5, and if i make a fresh install over an already existing installation, will there be any problems?
Third, how do i ShutDown the computer in FC5...plz also tell the console command for that.
after which there'll be an icon in Sytem Tools for Yum Extender. Yumex has an install icon with a search box that makes life much easier for noobies.
just blow away the old partition when you reinstall. the setup wizard (anaconda) makes this quite easy.
shutdown -h now
OK that's the problem, the previous versions defaulted to using the dvd/cd's to add more software. FC5 defaults to the internet. if you're not online, nothing happens. you need to set the yum repository to look at the dvd. I had this problem myself and asked the question on the redhatforum, this is the aswer I got, that worked for me.
Yes. Just edit yum configuration files at /etc/yum.repos.d/ location.
Those files are in use by both "Add/Remove software" utility and yum.
Parameter baseurl should be like that:
Ans. to first question - Fedora Core 5 Add/Remove Software (Pirut) has default setup to access internet. So, whenever you want to add or remove any package it would connect to internet, download the package and then install it. Please see my blog at http://arindamlahiri.blogspot.com where I have addressed the problem and configured Pirut to use local rpms.
Ans. to second question - Why would you like to re-install FC 5 ? Anyway, you could re-install FC5 but your data may get lost but if you choose the right option , I dont forsee any problem.
Ans. to third question - If you are unable to use GUI (gnome or kde) then log on to Linux Console by pressing ALT+CTRL+F1 . Enter the username root and its password. After you get the shell prompt type "shutdown -h now" to shutdown the computer.
Yes, I there are software through which you can see the linux partition from windows.
Fedora Core 5 is a very good operating system and I presume it to be twice as fast as the previous release i.e. FC-4. The installation was very pleasing to my eyes and it has a very good collection of latest softwares.