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In the effort to branch out i installed Mandrake 9.2 on my spare PC. I'm very lost but will go bravely forward. anyway,
i did a hd install and did not have CD 2 and 3 copied to the hd properly, i think, so i got errors part way through the package loading process. I'm still up and running but i don't know how to get back to that spot to make sure all the packages loaded. I had to uncheck some after i got the error in order to finish the install. How do i get back there?
ALso, can i make the windows partition i copied the install CD's to visible and usable when i've booted to linux?
if you are up and running with mandrake then you can install from the command line with the "urpmi" command
in a terminal, as root, type
urpmi program name
eg/ urpmi koffice
you may need to add the cd location with
(this only applies if you need to install from the hd)
have a look in the Configuration menu and see if Packaging is there, if it is, you can use the graphic software installer, but you'll have to show Mandrake where the "cd's" are (same as with urpmi, but there is a gui for it)
both urpmi and the graphic installer will take care of dependencies for you
the windows partition should already be mounted and visible in the /mnt/windows folder
(if not it's relativley easy to add it)
Wow, this will take some getting use to. OK, got some things added, though i'm not sure they show up when i sign on as a user. I did get packages to work, once i figured out to move things around in "Home", like MS file manager.
When i'm adding programs in root do they automatically show up in a users program list?
open a terminal
(no need to be root)
keep an eye on the terminal window, when the lines of code stop going past, close the terminal window (the update-menus command does not return to the command prompt)
this will rebuild the menus for you
there is some kind of problem with 9.2, in that it keeps losing the menu content
this command will work any time you install something and can't find it in the menus
How would I accomplish this under Redhat? I just installed redhat to test out the Asterisk PBX and now I want to add TTS, but to install Festival I need g++ and didn't check that box in the install. I didn't install any x-windows or gnome stuff as this is going to be a server only.
you just install it with the rpm command
cd to the cdrom with g++ on and then type (as root)
rpm -ivh g++.blah.blah.rpm
i think the least you can expect is a list of other rpm's to install (if required)
man rpm will give you a list of all possible options (there are loads)
Thanks for your quick response. I got distracted and forgot to put in important informatiion:
I installed with a bare install I found from the net. I went to rpmfind.net and searched for g++, but it didn't turn anything up for RedHat. I was kind of hoping that I could run a command and have it show me the selection box like it did during the install, and then I could just select g++ and have it get it for me automatically. Is that possible?