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Old 05-05-2004, 07:13 PM   #1
matejj
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first day...


guys, i got so many questions it would be better if a find a book on how to use linux...

1. most rpm dont want to install correctly, WHY?
2. how to compile tar or gz.
3. how can i go to my cd drive.
4. where are installed my programs (in what folder) and how to run them.
5. how come i cant see my other partitions (those that are used by windows)

and more to come as i move through my linux...

btw im using mandrake 10 community...
 
Old 05-05-2004, 07:14 PM   #2
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http://prognosis.lib.ece.ntua.gr/dim...012%20Ebooks-/

try this link
 
Old 05-05-2004, 07:19 PM   #3
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1. most rpm dont want to install correctly, WHY?

mandrake uses URPMI to install

2. how to compile tar or gz.

did u install gcc if so do a search on tar or gz

3. how can i go to my cd drive.

not sure with mandrake, does it auto mount?

4. where are installed my programs (in what folder) and how to run them.

lol...on ur computer ...type the name ie... mozilla u would type mozilla to run it in the run command, bash, or u could use menus

5. how come i cant see my other partitions (those that are used by windows)

u have to mount them
 
Old 05-05-2004, 08:41 PM   #4
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1. I think it might be a dependancy prob. try installing it with urpmi, or better yet, check if it's in the rpm drake list. If it isn't, add the contrib and plf sources-- urpmi.org/easyurpmi

2. The instructions are in the installer. You also need development tools, if you selected them during the installer then, obviously they'll be there. Otherwise you'll have to install them.

3. It should be under /mnt/

4. You can see a list of programs installed with rpms in rpmdrake(removal of packages). Many of the important progs are in the menu though.

5. Under /mnt/ You can check with the partition amnager, you can get at it through the Mandrake Control Centre.

Maybe you should get a book or something to read, it can be helpful, very helpful.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 10:28 PM   #5
matejj
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thanks all u guys for your help. if i would have posted this kind of questions on a windows forum i would get only crap, u guys rock!

so far :
1. i will be looking for this urpmi
2. i learned not to even TRY to compile.
3. i somehow managed to install superkaramba and to run it but when i try to load the liquid_weather theme i get: importerror: no module named os. the same thing happens with the other theme i tried : kroller. what is the problem?
 
Old 05-05-2004, 10:38 PM   #6
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Urpmi is a console tool. rpmdrake is the gui front end. You can find rpmdrake in the mandrake control centre. You can also access it through the menu.
To use urpmi you need to type su in a terminal. That'll give ya root access.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 10:46 PM   #7
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Also if you can get your hands on it try to get 10.0 Official, I had alot of probs with the community edition and wound up going back to 9.2 for a while, all probs I had with CE are gone with official. Since I've been running MDK since 9.1 I don't think it was just me. Some people are having no probs at all..I dunno worth thinking about I guess...
 
Old 05-06-2004, 12:29 PM   #8
matejj
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well it's strange because i though i downloaded the official version from an official ftp mirror but i saw somewhere i had the community version. is the official one free? is it also 8gb like the community?
 
  


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