I've actually got Fedora Core working with audio / Planet CCRMA and was really proud of myself for getting that far considering I've never used Linux at all.
Then out of the blue my main Linux partition/ disk became too full and wouldn't boot into Linux all the way. The login screen would appear briefly ( not the graphical but the text based shell) but as soon as it appeared it would suddently go blank for 20 seconds...then reappear for a blip...then go blank ( so I couldn't even log in or type anything into the log in screen).
I tried to use the 'rescue linux' option on booting Fedora...this managed to get me to the shell but I was still lost..I needed to free up some space but didn't know how to!
I then tried getting a bootable Linux Distro - it worked but I couldn't really work understand where to delete files from my original root folder in Fedora ( I was looking at 'root' in the Knoppix Distro! thinking it was the Fedora root....doh!).
I've had to re-install Fedora again from scratch
But now everything is working.
My questions are:
1) How can I avoid this again ( apart from making sure there's enough space !) - if I wish to increase the partition size for linux which tool would be best to use? I've looked through all the Fedora apps on my computer but can't see a 'disk administrator' program. Is there a kind of 'Partition Magic' for linux? My new installation is already getting quite full so I need to do this soon!
2) What would you suggest I put in the linuxquestions.org forum search engine to get help on this topic...I did try a few things but couldn't find anything specific.
I am impressed by Linux so far....it is very well designed and has a feeling of solidity about it. Installing programs can be confusing for newbies ( it would be great to be able to just type "Install" to get things going - when you see a file llike "install.sh" I tried all manner of things at first to install things ( like "install.sh" which doesn't work!). I worked that out in the end from stuff on the web but it was most confusing at first (.\install-sh).
Thanks for your help, sorry if this question has been asked millions of times before!