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Old 12-16-2007, 03:42 PM   #1
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Question KDE wont run on boot


Hello, ive just recently tried to have a play around with linux (fedora 8) and i've installed it on an old PC that ran Microsoft XP on it.
Celeron 2ghz
512mb ram
80GB harddrive
Geforce TI4600
DVD-RW
FloppyDrive

So i downloaded Fedora 8 (i386) and burnit to a disk. I then installed it using the GUI installation, formated, then selected everything (minus optional components) and installed it then upon reboot i get the 'error 15: File not found' at GRUB screen but after running the cd again and upgrading it to i686 it now works.

The problems Im facing is i cant get to the linux desktop (I've been with microsoft since windows 3.1 so this stuffs really new to me) it just takes me to a a command prompt that says
localhost login:
which i can using the root account i provided on instalation which takes me to this prompt.
[root@localhost ~]#
I looked in books for advice no joy, was advised by my girlfriend to use yum or rpm (she uses Debian) but they dont seem to be installed.

[root@localhost ~]#yum
-bash: yum: command not found
[root@localhost ~]#rpm
-bash: rpm: command not found

Shes out of usefull advice and im stuck so is there anybody out there who can help?
 
Old 12-16-2007, 04:16 PM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ and sorry that your post didn't show right away - for some
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As for the workings of yum and/or rpm... what does 'echo $PATH' tell you?



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Old 12-16-2007, 07:53 PM   #3
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ and sorry that your post didn't show right away - for some
reason our spam-checker kicked in.


As for the workings of yum and/or rpm... what does 'echo $PATH' tell you?



Cheers,
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No problem, it says

/usr/kerberos/sbin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/lib/ccache:/usr/local/sbin:
/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/root/bin
 
Old 12-16-2007, 08:02 PM   #4
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Bother. The PATH unfortunately looks sane.

Now, I don't use Fedora or RH, so can't say for sure which path those
executables would be installed under if they're installed correctly.

Is locate or find working for you?


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Old 12-17-2007, 04:13 AM   #5
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the package manager is one thing which is actually needed for installing programs, for sure. the other thing concerning your non-functioning desktop is strongly depending on the graphics card you are using. what is it?
 
Old 12-17-2007, 06:59 AM   #6
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Bother. The PATH unfortunately looks sane.

Now, I don't use Fedora or RH, so can't say for sure which path those
executables would be installed under if they're installed correctly.

Is locate or find working for you?


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They do work but i dont know what to do with them.
the find gives me a list of :-
./.bash_history
./.bash_logout
./anaconda-ks.cfg
./install.log.syslog
./.bash_profile
./upgrade.log
./install.log
./.bashrc
./upgrade.log.syslog
./.cshrc
./.tcshrc


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the package manager is one thing which is actually needed for installing programs, for sure. the other thing concerning your non-functioning desktop is strongly depending on the graphics card you are using. what is it?
The graphics card is a Asus v 8460 ultra/deluxe (equivilent to a Nvidia Geforce 4 TI4600)

Last edited by Mike9; 12-17-2007 at 07:14 AM.
 
Old 12-17-2007, 11:22 AM   #7
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find / -type f -name rpm

find / -type f -name yum



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find / -type f -name rpm

find / -type f -name yum


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Okay tried entering both of those and it paused for a few seconds then just brought me to the [root@localhost ~]# on the next line down :-(
 
Old 12-17-2007, 01:35 PM   #9
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Hmmm ... so they REALLY didn't get installed. How odd. If you don't mind I'm
moving this to the Fedora forum now, because I haven't got a clue how to install
rpm w/o rpm on that OS.


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Old 12-22-2007, 10:57 AM   #10
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Hmmm ... so they REALLY didn't get installed. How odd. If you don't mind I'm
moving this to the Fedora forum now, because I haven't got a clue how to install
rpm w/o rpm on that OS.


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Think i figured out what was wrong Celeron Processors run on x86 architechture and i was running i686. At least thats what i think wether it is or isn't i've switched to CentOs 5 x86 and it works with KDE so im happy or as happy as i can be with an OS ive never used before.

Last edited by Mike9; 12-22-2007 at 11:00 AM. Reason: typo + more to say
 
  


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