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I just installed Linux Mandrake 9.1 today and I have so many questions.
1. When you are installing linux it gives you the option to auto allocate the drive space for linux. I did that and I was just wondering what the 3 different spaces that were made are for.
2. I am trying to install mozilla so that I can Install flash and when I open it up and try to install it asks me to choose a folder /usr/local/mozilla then when I click next it says would you like to create the dir and I click yes and it gives me and error. Error[-624]: Can't make destination directory. Please try another directory. I am running linux on a 3 gb drive... I don't know if that has somethin to do with it. Only reason I say something is because when I was installing linux I have to uncheck a lot of the stuff from the install like games because I did not have enough space... I think it is a little odd.
3. I have the KDE gui running on my system when does flash not have an install for the default browser that comes with KDE.
1. Linux really needs two partitions a swap partition and a "/" partition. The swap partition is storage space that acts like additional ram memory. It is possible to run without swap space, but most every install has swap space. The partition mounted at "/" has everything else, the operating system, data, applications. Mandrake probably also creates a partition mounted at "/home". The /home directory contains all your personal stuff, data, desktop settings, your e-mail, etc. The advantage of having /home on a separate partition is you can re-install or upgrade the operating system on the "/" partition without touching your personal data.
2. You have to install flash to the directory where mozilla actually is. Click on the home icon to open the konqueror file browser. Click on tools>find files, and search for "mozilla*". Find the mozilla directory. Run the flash installer as root and give it the actual mozilla directory. I say search for mozilla* because the actual directory name in Mandrake has a version number usually, like mozilla-1.3.
3. The default browser with kde is Konqueror. If you install flash on mozilla, you can set Konqueror to import plugins from mozilla. Look at the help files from konqueror to see how to handle plugins.
I thank you for that info but question 2 was about installing mozilla. It was about and error while trying to install mozilla. I needed to know about the install of flash so the info you gave me was useful but I need to install mozilla first.
To install mozilla, just open the mandrake control center and open the software management to install new software. You will see a list of available software to install, check mozilla. You will be prompted to insert the Mandrake CD that has mozilla on it. If you would prefer to use a newer mozilla than the one that comes with mandrake, just download the latest one from mozilla.org and follow the directions for install. It is a good idea not to try and run more than one version at the same time, though.
You should also go to http://plf.zarb.org/~nanardon/ and set up urpmi as directed to automatically download software for Mandrake from the internet. In fact, if you activate the "texstar" repository, I think there is a version of Mozilla for mandrake that already has flash and java plugins working.
you need to run the mozilla installer as root so that it is allowed to create a new directory in /usr/local. Open a terminal window, type
you will be asked for the root password. Once you're root, run the mozilla installer from there.
Or you can use konqueror as superuser. Kde menu-> applications -> file tools -> file manager super user mode. And then double click on the mozilla installer.