I cant seem to make much progress. By conditions i mean: must i be the root? Does not linux block you to move or copy files without being root? Is the -p option enough after choosing root for -u to be able to do the backup with the mysqldump?
yes you will need to do that as root
( root password)
mv file1 file2
Well, I understand it can be frustrating when you are just getting into Unix/Linux and have to learn it while taking on responsibilities at the same time.
not to mention that fedora 4 hit end of life
4 years ago.
so most software you will need to install must be fron source
"./configure make && make install"