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Old 12-21-2015, 09:07 AM   #1
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New Fedora Install (A few questions)


Just loaded Fedora v23 onto two Dell Latitudes for a simple proof of concept test (I ultimately want to be able to send files via FTP between the 2 laptops). I did not want to install onto hard-drive (for specific work-related issues... i.e. work does not allow me to modify hard-drives on laptops "too much")... So, I installed from CD and configured them to boot from USB. That is working fine, the two computers can ping each other fine but I have a few questions:

1. They both boot (from USB) to the command prompt, how can I get them to boot into the GUI? This is not a major show-stopper as I can work from command line, if needed....

2. Should Fedora recognize another USB stick, if I install a blank USB stick into another port on laptops? (how should USB sticks be formatted? Is NTFS OK?

3. If so, I then want to FTP files from the USB stick on one laptop, over to usb stick on the other laptop. How can I do this?

Thanks!!

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Old 12-21-2015, 09:42 AM   #2
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Dynamically you should be able to either try:

startx

or

init 5

To make it permanent, edit the /etc/inittab file. Look for the line that starts with 'id:' The number after it is probably 2 or 3. Change it to 5 and reboot.

Fedora should be able to recognize an NTFS file system, but if you are only going to use it with linux, you might want to format as ext4 or some other non-windows file system.

Instead of ftp, enable ssh between the devices and then you can simply scp the files across.
 
Old 12-21-2015, 10:11 AM   #3
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Thanks, bradvan! regarding ftp... initially, I want send files "unecrypted" to test a theory I am trying to demonstrate. So instead of using ssh, I think would need to use FTP. So regarding inserting a USB stick with the file I want to send, was wondering if the Fedora servers will 'recognize' a USB stick on-the-fly or will I need to configure USB somehow. Also, how would I handle the syntax regarding ftp to and from a USB stick (remember, this config is just a test-bed that booted from USB drive (i.e. no access to local hard drive).

Thanks again... much appreciated!
 
Old 12-21-2015, 10:23 AM   #4
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Make sure you are not do anything against the security policies of your employer.

Did you install the desktop or server version? I have not tried the latest Fedora but this should work if no desktop was installed:

dnf groupinstall gnome

To install an ftp server like vsftpd on one or both systems. Here is an old example:
http://www.server-world.info/en/note...a_18&p=ftp&f=1

By the way, Fedora uses systemd which does not use the /etc/inittab file. Runlevel 3 in systemd is called multi-user.target and runlevel 5 is graphical.target.

To switch to runlevel 3 the command is: systemctl isolate multi-user.target
To switch to runlevel 5 the command is: systemctl isolate graphical.target

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Old 12-21-2015, 12:53 PM   #5
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Just loaded Fedora v24 onto two Dell Latitudes
then you have a major problem
24 is NOT released yet
ti is NOT ready for use
it is still in very EARLY TESTING

expect MOST THINGS TO NOT YET WORK
EXPECT MANY MANY MANY BUGS
and expect things to not work well
 
Old 12-21-2015, 12:58 PM   #6
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Sorry, my bad, that was typo... I loaded Fedora "v23"
 
Old 12-22-2015, 05:18 AM   #7
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Good, I wasn't sure if fedora had switched to systemd or not. Glad someone else chimed in on that.

I would suspect autofs should mount the usb stick. Did you do a search? A quick search on google came up with this: http://www.wrigley.me.uk/wp/2012/12/...emd-in-fedora/
 
Old 12-22-2015, 09:49 PM   #8
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Good, I wasn't sure if fedora had switched to systemd or not.
they did a bit back
fedora was the first OS to use it
 
Old 12-22-2015, 10:03 PM   #9
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Did you download F23 workstation? My version runs straight into the GUI. I found this link which may help regarding changing run levels:

http://www.server-world.info/en/note..._20&p=runlevel

once a USB stick is plugged in have a look in
Quote:
/run/media/username
and you should see your device. EG I just popped a live CENTOS USB into my system:
Quote:
[tim@dragon ~]$ ls /run/media/tim/
CentOS-7-live-GNOME-x86_64
FTP does not seem to be installed by default so I'll leave that up to you. Or as per post #2, use scp

HTH
 
Old 12-23-2015, 12:32 AM   #10
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If you just want plain text tool to test with, ftp is a bit ott unless you want ftp pre se.
Try http://linux.die.net/man/1/nc
 
  


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