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Old 04-11-2003, 08:42 AM   #1
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Install problem


When trying to install I get this error:

The file/mnt/sysimage/var/tmp/grep-2.5.1-4.i386.rpm cannot be opened. This is due to a missing file, a bad package, or bad media.

I explored the cd and the file is there in the red hat folder. Any ideas on what to do or can someone send me the red hat folder so I can replce the one I have.
 
Old 04-11-2003, 03:29 PM   #2
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The file being there and the file being valid are two different things. Did you follow the md5sum instructions? This is the easiest way to make sure you have good copies of the isos.
 
Old 04-11-2003, 07:33 PM   #3
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I went to a different site and got Red Hat and it loaded fine now. None of my kids little games work onit now but it does look cool. This is the first time I've ever tried Linux so talk about a nooob and thats me. Being a noob I ran the update and selected all and installed them all. Don't know what I need and don't need. So far I don't like having to log in every time. Is there a way to get rid of that? I'm also downloading Mandrake 9 and 8.1. Is Mandrake a better OS and will it play any games at all.
 
Old 04-11-2003, 07:52 PM   #4
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In the system settings you can specify an automatic login. If you haven't heard about being careful with root privileges, read up on that. Use one of the usernames and if you want the option at boot time to change that to a different one (you have one for the kids, but occassionally you want to get to your desktop), you can have it delay for a few seconds. For instance, you could have it log in username "kids" after five seconds if no other username is entered. Other than that, play with it and break things--fixing them will teach a whole lot more than being cautious!
 
  


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