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Old 05-12-2006, 07:09 AM   #1
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Fedora Core 5 issues


Hello all,
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.

Thanks a lot for any help and Cheers
 
Old 05-12-2006, 07:33 AM   #2
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#1
open terminal and type:
su

enter root password then:
yum install yumex

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.
#2
just blow away the old partition when you reinstall. the setup wizard (anaconda) makes this quite easy.
#3
shutdown -h now
 
Old 05-12-2006, 07:38 AM   #3
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Quote:
I tried the Add/Remove more software tab but that gave an error and closed down
Same problem.
thanks Crito
 
Old 05-12-2006, 07:41 AM   #4
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To recommend a Linux Command website:

http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/linux/cmd/

and also can download an ebook to learn Linux Command
<Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.>
 
Old 05-12-2006, 09:08 AM   #5
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Thx a lot Crito..
 
Old 05-12-2006, 01:18 PM   #6
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Kewl..thanks..that helps me too
 
Old 05-12-2006, 08:36 PM   #7
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Why i cannot install yumex
if i run
Quote:
yum install yumex
then i get a error info,

Quote:
cannot find a vaild baseurl for repo:core
does some one can help?
thanks in adv.
 
Old 05-12-2006, 10:29 PM   #8
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Try this
Code:
yum clean all
yum install yumex
"yum clean all" will remove cached files from yum including corrupted files.
 
Old 05-13-2006, 12:51 AM   #9
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hi nonfatalexec, thanks for ur hint
but it seems doesnt work 4 me
Quote:
yum install yumex
Loading "installonglyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
core
Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: core
Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: core
still error
 
Old 05-13-2006, 06:00 AM   #10
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Is it online? these are the responses I'd expect if you have no internet connection.
 
Old 05-13-2006, 11:08 AM   #11
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NO it isnt online..........
 
Old 05-14-2006, 01:38 AM   #12
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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:
baseurl=file:///media/cdrom/
 
Old 05-14-2006, 04:00 AM   #13
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Another question, how do i make Windows display the partition where Linux is installed in my computer window?
 
Old 05-14-2006, 04:22 AM   #14
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Look here:

http://www.fs-driver.org/
 
Old 05-15-2006, 06:25 AM   #15
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Hi Symidran

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.
 
  


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