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Old 01-25-2003, 04:45 PM   #1
stephstellar
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Got me a penguin, NOW WHAT!!!


Help someone please!! I bought myself Linux 7.0 for Dummies, with the distro included, and have spent the last 8 hours installing it. I thought I could just follow the book, but problem is I only have 260MB hard drive space, so had to do the minimal install - the installer was nothing like in the book, and as I haven't got X installed, none of the book makes any sense at all! Now I have no clue at all what to do - I don't even know how to shut my machine down, and Windows got wiped (thank heaven for small mercies...) so at the moment it's completely useless. (yes, I know that was pretty stupid, but sometimes you have to take a risk) Can anyone give me any hints on getting started, recommend a book, website, throw me a few commands so I can do something other than log in and state at my command line going 'oh, how nice...'? PLEASE
 
Old 01-25-2003, 04:47 PM   #2
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1) this is in completely the wrong section, this is for the "Linux From Scratch" distribution, not for basic newbie questions. please use the correct forums... just cos you're from brum it's no excuse!

2) get a new hard drive.

3) get an up to date distribution.

4) linux 7.0 does not exist. 2.6 should be out in the summer. 7.0 maybe in 2030 or something
 
Old 01-25-2003, 04:55 PM   #3
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I'm really sorry, I only just spotted the newbie forum. D'oh, can't even get that right! I meant Red Hat 7 - at least that's what it says on the tin... and it's the latest I could find in Ottakars that would run on my 486... PS I'm not from brum, I just live there!
 
Old 01-25-2003, 05:11 PM   #4
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it's tidier, but please *never* ask a question more than once in future. this thread can toddle off quietly till someone can close it... it gets very confusing.
 
  


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