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Well, I have absolutely no idea about linux at all... I installed Fedora Core 2 on Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 and I have managed to get to:
Now i have no idea about any commands that i can put here. All I want to do is to get into a GUI and not to return to this type of command line again. Any help would be appreciated...
Sure I can try different things but the point is, I got this 1 machine that I want this thing to work on, and I can only use the available software packages... I actually don't have much time really to try various things now... After two weeks I'll surely do all the reading but can I get a possible solution within the next 48 hrs... ?
At this point I suspect the culprit is M$ VPC, but w/o more debugging info there is no way to tell for sure. Remember, the essence of troubleshooting is trying different things to eliminate the various possibilities. It's why doctors order lab work.
The commands we have already given you should have worked, but they didn't. That's why I strongly suspect that M$ is your problem, that or FC2. But if it is not practical to try FC2 alone or VPC w/ a different distro; then I don't know how to eliminate these possiblities.
It also occurs to me that your install may be faulty -- for instance you may have omitted to install any Linux GUI at all. Don't know, I wasn't there. I do know that the SimplYMEPIS install is one of the simplest around, defaults to the KDE GUI, & the install disc is a live CD. this means that if you can see the installer, you're already in the GUI.
I started with mandriva 10.2 (2005 LE) for the first time 2 months ago. I thank its great I also have tried SuSE 9.1 Personal, 9.3 pro.,Fedora core 2 3 and 4 along with a few others and I never had any problems, and I'm not very computer savvy at all. I thank when you installed fedora core 2 you may not have been paying attention. The reason I say that is because in almost all disrto's I'v tried it asks if you want a GUI to start on boot sorry big guy but its user error..