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I don't know about your first problem, but as to install RPMs the easiest thing to do is to double click on the icon in your file manager (if you are using either Nautilus or Konqueror, If nothing happens, then open a terminal; Usualy listed under System-utilities then type(as root, at the prompt rpm -i (filename) And that should do it. if you get confused just type
man rpm this will give you a brief explanation on the command rpm.(this will also work with any other command including man which is kind of a shortcut for manual
Don't pay to much attention to being a newbie there is no one that can remember each and every command and their variations
Remember practice makes perfect, or at least something close to it.
ok, cd rom. can you open the file browser? Go to "copmputer" . Double click on the cd icon. does it open? if not right click and see if there is an option to eject or unmount. try one (prob eject) and then try opening the cd again.
Mounting is when you tell the computer that there is a device there that has a file system and you would like to use it.
I'm not able to open the CD-ROM icon thing in Konqueror, I get the same message as my very first post...
I have a CD that has a program on it (FLStudio4) but it's for windows, and it shows up fine. But when I stick in one of my music CDs, gets the mount failed error...this stuff is getting annoying and its pissing me off, help me please
erm, did you burn it in windows? could be it doesn't have a linux compatable filesystem, unlikely tho.
what about if you boot with it in?
Have you tried mounting it from a shell? "mount /dev/hdc /media/cdrecorder ro" ? may need to be root..."su" then password. "exit" as soon as
It has been a little while since I have played with an rpm distribution. As to installing rpm files, at the command prompt you will type
rpm -i /path/to/rpm
I think it is -i to install but you might want to check the man page which can be done at the command prompt by typing
the man pages are extremely helpfull when trying to learn how to use programs and do many things. In case you want to learn how to use the man pages and search for programs and commands that you aren't quite sure of, the man pages have created a man page to use the man program. Simply type:
I'm sure you will begin to figure things out but don't be discouraged. I have found that with almost anything, the more you know, the more you realize that you don't know. With that said, you are in good shape.