Originally Posted by l3it
sorry but how do i use GUI. and where do i find nautlis windows. i really dont know he system very well.
I'm not sure I understand where that question is coming from, so excuse me if I start from basics...
GUI = graphical user interface - if you see a bunch of icons and windows and a mouse-pointer on top of wallpaper, then that is a gui. FC1 GUI Screenshots
Fedora comes with a range of different brands of GUI ani D don't know which you have. Likely it is either:
GNOME = GNU Network Object Model Environment, or
KDE = Kool Desktop Environment
You use the gui the way you'd expect to in other OSs - pointing and clicking. If you don't know how to use a mouse, we may be in trouble.
If you do not see that - you just see some white writing on a black background, say, then that is the CLI = command line interface. In which case it is likely that your installation did not include a gui - but you can check by entering
if you got something to the effect of "unknown command" then you don't have a gui.
nautilus is the program that is responsible for the windows that appear when you click icons. So, to use nautilus, click the icons.
Please realise that you will still have to use the cli to run the mount commands before
attempting to manipulate files via a gui. From what you are saying, I strongly urge you to consider a recent live distro instead.
A "live" distro is one which will run from the optical drive without being installed. You boot from the cd/dvd drive, and it will give you a desktop that you should be able to use fairly intuitively. When you plug the flash drive in, it will be automounted, and a window will pop up for your convenience. Some will even mount the windows partition automatically and give it an icon on your desktop. From there, everything is very easy.
As to what to update to:
... everyone has their favorite and advise is usually not much use. Always get the latest from the distro maintainer.
... a helpful way of sorting what is likely to be good for you.