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Old 05-03-2013, 02:44 PM   #1
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just installed fedora 9. having newbie trouble!!!


OK. I can download anything but how do I install it?... Need a newer version of linux would like mint. have it on a stick drive but how do I install it. firefox too old, needs flash update. can download but again how to install. I get that I can extract it but to where and then run in what terminal?. Has got to be simple but at a loss as to how. Three years of networking school " in windows" so not a total loss of as to how to get my way around in dos, just learning linux. would even wait for a dvd to be sent to me in the mail if I have to but if I knew how I could do it now off the stick drive. when I try to boot from it just goes to blinking curser and nothing..... Please help. Thank you in advance...
 
Old 05-03-2013, 03:01 PM   #2
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Hi

Do you mean you hve the distro on a usb? If so how did you put the distro onto usb "unebootin"
 
Old 05-03-2013, 03:09 PM   #3
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Why would you install Fedora 9? Fedora 18 is the current stable. Fedora 9 stopped receiving updates (including security updates) on 2009-07-10.
 
Old 05-03-2013, 03:10 PM   #4
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Re: just installed fedora 9. having newbie trouble

I do not know what type of system you are trying to put it on, but the easiest way to install any Linux flavor is to put it in VB. Download Virtual Box and install it. Create a new machine, accept the defaults, and when it's finished, either download an iso.image and mount it through the virtual CD or enable USB and boot it from there. To enable the USB you will have to download the USB extension from the VB website. You may use VMware too, but I know nothing about the steps for that. You may have a corrupted download that is preventing it from installing on the system. It happens. I had to download Fedora 18 3 times to get a clean copy. Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-03-2013, 03:43 PM   #5
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I do not know what type of system you are trying to put it on, but the easiest way to install any Linux flavor is to put it in VB. Download Virtual Box and install it.
What?!?!?! How do you install VB on a machine that has no operating system on it. I assume you need an OS to run VB on, don't you? What am I missing here?
jdk
 
Old 05-03-2013, 03:53 PM   #6
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OK. I can download anything but how do I install it?... Need a newer version of linux would like mint. have it on a stick drive but how do I install it. firefox too old, needs flash update. can download but again how to install. I get that I can extract it but to where and then run in what terminal?. Has got to be simple but at a loss as to how. Three years of networking school " in windows" so not a total loss of as to how to get my way around in dos, just learning linux. would even wait for a dvd to be sent to me in the mail if I have to but if I knew how I could do it now off the stick drive. when I try to boot from it just goes to blinking curser and nothing..... Please help. Thank you in advance...
Holy frankenpost Batman...let's divide this mess up into manageable questions.

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just installed fedora 9
Why? Fedora 9 is incredibly old and has been completely unsupported for nearly 4 years.

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OK. I can download anything but how do I install it?
Depends on the software. Some you have to compile from source, some you can install from RPM, some you can install using the package manager (yum). Specific answers require specific questions.

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Need a newer version of linux would like mint.
So why did you install such an old distro if you need a new one? Wipe your Fedora 9 install and install something newer. If you want mint, then install mint, they're on version 14.

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have it on a stick drive but how do I install it.
How did you install Fedora 9? Just follow the same process for mint.

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firefox too old, needs flash update.
A newer OS will come with a newer firefox.

Last edited by suicidaleggroll; 05-03-2013 at 03:56 PM.
 
Old 05-03-2013, 10:53 PM   #7
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sorry

just went back to ubuntu 12.04 was having issues with it but seems to have fixed the problem... Thanks
 
Old 05-04-2013, 03:03 AM   #8
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Hi and welcome to LQ!
Out of curiosity: why Fedora 9? Maybe you intended to say Fedora 19? (anyway it's an alpha release)
 
  


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