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Wow! I had forgotten how helpless and stupid one could feel when introduced to an entirely new operating system (learning DOS is such a distant memory...)!
I have Red Hat 7.1 and from what I can tell, linuxconf is not loaded by default. I tried locate and I tried 'which linuxconf' and the program couldn't be found.
So, I'm guessing I have to use something like RPM to load the program? How do I locate that particular app on the multitude of cd's I received with the Linux Server package? And when I find it, how do I use RPM to load it?
I used the mount command to view the contents of the Red Hat cd's 'mount /dev/cdrom'. I tried to execute 'umount /dev/cdrom' so I could change cd's and it told me it was busy. I couldn't figure out how to unmount it so I rebooted.
After you mounted the cdrom, did you use the ' cd ' command to move into a directory on the cdrom? If you did, linux won't let you unmount the cdrom until you ' cd ' off the disk. Like ' cd / '.
Also, if you used a graphical file manager program instead of the commmand line to view the contents of the cdrom, it won't let you unmount it if you used the file manager to move onto the disk. In this case, point the file manager to a directory that is not on your hard drive.
Let's try an experiment. Mount your cdrom then do an ls /mnt/cdrom. Do not ' cd ' onto the cdrom. After you do the ls /mnt/cdrom and verify that it worked by listing the root contents of the cdrom, then unmount the cdrom and see what happens.
I have a RH 7.1 from a magazine and there you find linuxconf on the second disk and in the directory /RedHat/RPMS/linuxxxx
To install linux conf issue the following command (as root): rpm -i /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS/linuxconf-<version number>