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Old 10-25-2009, 12:36 PM   #1
Melon Bread
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Question A Few Basic Linux Questions (Mounting ISO, Make Install, Etc.)


For the most part I am able to find out how to do things on Linux. (I am on Linux Mint 7 Gloria)

Yet there is a few things I am struggling with.

1. Is there any way to make virtual disc drives where an ISO File can be mounted (similar to daemon tools lite on windows)

2. I am not 100% how make install works or how to use it. Any explanations, or links would be nice.

3. What Are The Console Commands That Everyone should know?

4. Is there any free E-Books on Linux or And Documentarys on Linux (Bedsides The Code Breakers & Revolution OS



Thank You In Advance. ^_^
 
Old 10-25-2009, 01:04 PM   #3
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For the most part I am able to find out how to do things on Linux. (I am on Linux Mint 7 Gloria)

Yet there is a few things I am struggling with.

1. Is there any way to make virtual disc drives where an ISO File can be mounted (similar to daemon tools lite on windows)
Sure, look at the man page for the mount command, specifically the loopback option. Mounting ISO's as loopbacks is common, and you should be able to find sample commands on Google, or on this very site.

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2. I am not 100% how make install works or how to use it. Any explanations, or links would be nice.
That depends on the software, though as a rule, "make install", will compile (if you didn't compile it already with the "make" command), the software, then copy/move the file(s) to their respective destinations, depending on where the software needs/wants to be installed. Again, that's dependent on the software....different programs, different locations

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3. What Are The Console Commands That Everyone should know?
Too many to list...mv, cp, mount, dmesg, ifconfig are just a few. Most all commands have a man page you can access for full information on the command (sometimes with examples), by typing in "man <command name>", like "man mount".

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4. Is there any free E-Books on Linux or And Documentarys on Linux (Bedsides The Code Breakers & Revolution OS
Thank You In Advance. ^_^
Not that I'm aware of, but Google is your friend.
 
Old 10-25-2009, 01:05 PM   #4
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1. mount -o loop -t iso9660 /place/of/iso /directory/to/mount/ (for more info open your terminal and type "man mount")

2. If you are using any distro, instead of LFS, you should use "make install" once in a lifetime only if the official repositories don't have a piece of soft you need. So, if you are using a debian-based system (ubuntu, Debian, knoppix, etc),
you should use aptitude, or it's graphical equivalent, synaptic. If you use a RPM-based system (like RHEL or Fedora), you should use yum.
But if can't stop building something from source:
a) open a terminal and change dir to the location of code ("cd /home/you/etc/etc")
b) "make"
c) "make install"
If you have all the needed compilers and other stuff, you shouldn't have problems with that.

3. ls, cp, mv, chmod,chown, passwd, vim. Try to understand by yourself what is their meaning and how to use them (man <command>)

4.The best source of information are the man pages. Also try www.tlpd.org.

P.S. Read this after you'll post another time : http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
 
Old 10-25-2009, 01:07 PM   #5
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Basic Toolkit
1) Download the Linux Starter Pack - http://www.tuxradar.com/linuxstarterpack
2) Look at the UNOFFICIAL Ubuntu Guide - http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Jaunty
3) Look at Psychocats - http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu
4) Download the Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference - http://www.ubuntupocketguide.com/index_main.html
 
Old 10-25-2009, 01:32 PM   #6
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Oh Me Gosh!

Thank You All So Much.


Also Thank You For all Of The Wonderful Links.
 
Old 10-25-2009, 06:43 PM   #7
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See also
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-G...tml/index.html
http://linux.die.net/man/
 
Old 05-09-2012, 03:24 PM   #8
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3. What Are The Console Commands That Everyone should know?

4. Is there any free E-Books on Linux or And Documentarys on Linux (Bedsides The Code Breakers & Revolution OS
If you read the books and other documentation then you will learn the commands. Here are the links to some books

http://slackware.com/book/

http://shop.fsf.org/category/books/

http://www.gnu.org/manual/manual.html

Good luck to you!

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Old 05-09-2012, 03:42 PM   #9
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AutoTools seems to Avoid the exposure it warrants.

http://www.lrde.epita.fr/~adl/autotools.html

Don't think "Make and configure".Think AutoTools.

Last edited by theKbStockpiler; 05-09-2012 at 03:45 PM.
 
Old 05-09-2012, 04:24 PM   #10
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You realize that you answer to a three years old thread that was resurrected by a spammer?
 
Old 05-09-2012, 04:58 PM   #11
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You realize that you answer to a three years old thread that was resurrected by a spammer?
Good point. I didnt noticed that, Thank you for point it out
 
  


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