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Old 02-24-2008, 04:09 PM   #1
urwethe
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Newbie needs to know how to run programs from DVD, etc


Hello all,
Last time i used Unix was 15 years ago. I have installed Oracle's Linux version 5. Ok, all done, now I am at the Root: prompt. Here are my questions:
1) How do I run programs from CD/DVD and which ones do I run? I guess a .sh version of setup.exe??? Do I have to mount the device first? I have no idea here.
2) How do I create another user. Also, I forget the file for users that is the equivalent to autoexec.exe. Is it <username>.sh?
3) What script do I run to get a graphical interface?

I guess this is all for starters.

Thanks!
 
Old 02-24-2008, 04:44 PM   #2
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1) How do I run programs from CD/DVD and which ones do I run? I guess a .sh version of setup.exe???
I don't understand your questions about which ones to run. Linux commands don't have any unique file name extension like .exe if that is what you are asking. Instead a Linux command is marked executable in the permissions field associated with each file.

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Do I have to mount the device first? I have no idea here.
You have to mount the device first. Then you run the command by giving the full path to the command, As an example:

/media/cdrom/usr/bin/eclipse


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2) How do I create another user.
Log in as root and use the adduser command. See:

man adduser



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3) What script do I run to get a graphical interface?
startx

See:

man startx

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Old 02-25-2008, 05:41 AM   #3
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Smile How to run programs etc.

Thanks, this is what I needed.
 
  


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