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Old 11-08-2003, 11:12 PM   #1
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A couple of Q's from a n00b


When I start up my comp, I get the option to either run linux or windows, but windows is under the name dos, is there any way to change this? I should have just edited the name during the installation =\

Also, are there any other games that aren't initially installed when you first install linux(I'm using redhat 9)?

And now, keeping in mind that this is my first time using linux at home, are there any other things I should know or any other programs I should install that would be worth my while?
 
Old 11-09-2003, 12:12 AM   #2
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Assuming your using the default bootloader grub, edit the grub.conf file its either in the /etc or /boot directory. Change dos to whatever you want.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 12:24 AM   #3
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Re: A couple of Q's from a n00b

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are there any other things I should know or any other programs I should install that would be worth my while?
Here's a tip for ultra new ppl, try not to become the root user unless it's absolutely necessary.

Also Google is your friend. ALWAYS try to find out the answer for yourself before asking people - mainly because it helps you with your problem solving skills, but sometimes it can also prevent a helper from getting angry (about people asking such general questions )

There are many games for linux, not all are free (eg. Unreal Tournament 2003, Quake III) but most are. Try linuxgames.com for stuff about that topic.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 01:11 AM   #4
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And now, keeping in mind that this is my first time using linux at home, are there any other things I should know or any other programs I should install that would be worth my while?
Try to install most of the packages that came with your Linux CDs / DVD. That will really help you to sort out the dependency problems you might face, at least while you get used to it
 
  


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