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Old 02-09-2005, 09:13 AM   #1
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Hello all! I am new here and new to using Linux. I have been doing pc support for almost 10 years but never really touched unix or linux. I just started an intro to unix/linux class and configured a spare pc that I had using the Fedora software that came with it. I have been successful at setting up some things but not others. I will post more information about the 3 main issues I am having right now tonite hopefully (I am at work now and do not have exact messages with me). Just to give you a heads up to the issues I am having:

1. Trying to connect to a share on my win2003 server. I am getting an error when using smbmount. I can see the shares using smbclient and can connect to it if I login as root and use the mount command.

2. I installed Firefox but am now trying to install java and have absolutely no idea what I am doing. The instructions I found on sun's website did not seem to help me much.

3. I have downloaded several updates to fedora through up2dater (i think) and now when I boot it gives me a menu as to which version to use. It seems to default to the oldest version and has a timer on it. I would like to find a way to change which version it selects as the default.

Again I know I am not making this easy right now with not having exact messages, but if there is something simple I can do let me please let me know. Thanks again. If I cannot get it working tonite, I will start seperate threads (easier to keep suggestions seperate) tonite.

THANKS EVERYONE for dealing with a Linux newbie.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 09:59 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums.

(Yes, post questions in other threads.)
 
Old 02-09-2005, 10:00 AM   #3
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Re: Introduction

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1. Trying to connect to a share on my win2003 server. I am getting an error when using smbmount. I can see the shares using smbclient and can connect to it if I login as root and use the mount command.
try using some more tools for that just to see what will happen also u shoud check in authentication is supported e.g. might need to use samba+openldap can't give 100% suggestion also use linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net maybe this will help the mounting, but what follows is:

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2. I installed Firefox but am now trying to install java and have absolutely no idea what I am doing. The instructions I found on sun's website did not seem to help me much.
for Java there are great pages explaining step by step on this forum on unofficial fedora FAQ or fedoraforums.org
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3. I have downloaded several updates to fedora through up2dater (i think) and now when I boot it gives me a menu as to which version to use. It seems to default to the oldest version and has a timer on it. I would like to find a way to change which version it selects as the default.
edit /boot/grub/grub.conf
respectively /boot/lilo/lilo.conf (for the path not 100% for this one)

and delete old kernel lines just leave new, specify timeout may want to change hiddenmenu=0 and may remove rhgb after line for linux kernel to remove graphical boot so you'll be able to see how it's loading and of course this doesn't mean to prevent you to boot to GUI

then do a
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rpm -qa|grep kernel
and pay attention which one is newer and
Code:
rpm -e kernel-xxx(older)

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Old 02-09-2005, 06:43 PM   #4
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About the how to select specific kernel on grub screen you can use the system-config-boot tool that comes with FC. I think is easier than messing around with config files, but then, thats what I think.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 07:40 PM   #5
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where would I find the boot config tool?
 
Old 02-09-2005, 08:03 PM   #6
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Just run "system-config-boot" or I think is under System tools or System config or some menu like that
 
Old 02-10-2005, 12:25 AM   #7
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it's simple man just take a look @ /boot/grub/grub.conf
 
Old 02-10-2005, 08:00 AM   #8
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Ok...a few things...it will take a few days before I start my other post. I was working on issue #3 last night I found the info in the grub.conf file but got some errors when I did the rpm stuff. Well it told me I should reboot so I did and I kept getting nothing but errors. Instead of trying to fix it I took the easy way out for now, reload. I figured it will give me a chance getting more comfortable with doing installs.

As far as the config tool goes, I found one under system tools, but could find nothing in the there about boot. I am going to try again tonite just editing the grub.conf file and leaving the rest alone.
 
  


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