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Finally got RH9 working yesterday and sorry, this might be a stupid question, but as a child of Microsoft, the whole concept of Linux is still confusing in terms of how it works. I'm trying to install the NTFS Project for RH9 and the website instructions tell me...
You must be root for the rest of the commands. The examples will continue as if you downloaded kernel-ntfs-2.4.18-14.i686.rpm. Next install the rpm:
What exactly is it telling me to do? I understand how to run the command in the terminal, but when I run it I get...
[derek@derek derek]$ rpm -ihv kernel-ntfs-2.4.20-8.i686.rpm
error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
The package is in my home dir, what do I do? I actually when and added myself (I'm the only user of this computer) to all the groups in the User/Group settings, thinking maybe if I'm part of the root group that it would work, but it didn't. Is being part of every group a bad thing, uneccesary?