Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
No -- Mandrake 10 official was on linuxiso.org last time I looked there, so it is downloadable. I am not a Mandrake user though, so I have no idea how to upgrade, though. Doesn't the installation have an upgrade option?
I am running the downloadable free version of Mandrake 10.
I think if you want to upgrade, you should probably go into your menu in KDE or Gnome and look for "Configure your system". Click it.
It asks for the root password. Give it
It opens Mandrake Control Center.
Click Software Management.
It will go out and search the URPMI connections you have for updates. If you have the CD's and update_source, that's what it searches. You can manually add a contrib and PLF source media as well as FTP sites using Easy URPMI (read about it at URPMI.org and search for Easy URPMI on Google).
It finds the updates you need. Click all three boxes: Security Updates, BugFix Updates, and Normal Updates.
Check the ones you want to install.
Push the install button.
Away it goes, upgrading your system.
All of this is under Mandrake 10. Hopefully it is similar under Mandrake 9.
mandrake 10 "official" is the downloadable one (3 cds)... "community" is the one from the mandrakeclub (4 cds). there's also one that comes in a retail box from your favorite retailer - i don't know what it's called on the street, but i know it's got some sort of "power pack" of tools with it.