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Old 05-16-2011, 04:36 AM   #1
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opening folder Windows Folder in Red Hat Linux TEXT MODE


Hello Everybody...
I have installed Red Hat Linux 9 on VMWare Workstation. I am connecting a wireless USB Network Card (RLT8187) on Linux. The .tar file is in the folder named "USB Adapter". I am trying to open this file in test mode but can't. Can someone tell what is happening.


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Old 05-16-2011, 05:10 AM   #2
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First of all, why are you bothering with Red Hat 9? It's out of date and has been unsupported for several years now. You'd do yourself a favour by installing a newer distribution.

Secondly, you need to give us more information about the problem you're having. Is there something you don't understand? Are you having problems with the commands you're using? Please give detailed information, including any error messages.
 
Old 05-16-2011, 01:40 PM   #3
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Alright then... this is my very 1st time. One of my friend gave me these ISO images of Red Hat Linux. So that is the reason i am using it. I didn't know it is out of date now. Please suggest a newer distribution that closely resembles Red Hat.

2nd thing is if i put it simple,
1. i've inserted installation cd in cdrom
2. the drivers are in a folder named "USB Adapter" (there are spaces in folder name)
3. when i type "cd USB Adapter" it says. No such command...
4. I think to open a folder name with spaces need some other command.
 
Old 05-16-2011, 02:10 PM   #4
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If the folder has a space in the name you have to type a \ and a space such as:

$ cd USB\ Adapter

OR The easy way is to hit tab to complete the folder name.

$ cd USB(tab)
which fills out the rest of the name.
 
Old 05-16-2011, 02:15 PM   #5
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If you install a recent distro you should have the drivers already included. The successor of Red Hat Linux is Fedora, the current version is 14, with 15 on the way.
 
Old 05-16-2011, 02:32 PM   #6
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a million thanks GUYS for solving both of my problems.
 
Old 05-16-2011, 10:17 PM   #7
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if you need red hat .Them BUY a license for the current RHEL6.0
red hat is not FREE
https://www.redhat.com/apps/store/desktop/
-- but do some RESEARCH on red hat - it uses older and stable code - and as such not all new programs will run in rhel 5.6 or the newer rhel6.0
and is DESIGNED for the headless server first and foremost

Fedora is a very VERY fast research and development distro
and is NOT recommended for the very new to linux user .


i would look at installing the current version of Mint Linux

mint 10
http://www.linuxmint.com/
 
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:41 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
if you need red hat .Them BUY a license for the current RHEL6.0
red hat is not FREE
https://www.redhat.com/apps/store/desktop/
-- but do some RESEARCH on red hat - it uses older and stable code - and as such not all new programs will run in rhel 5.6 or the newer rhel6.0
and is DESIGNED for the headless server first and foremost

Fedora is a very VERY fast research and development distro
and is NOT recommended for the very new to linux user .


i would look at installing the current version of Mint Linux

mint 10
http://www.linuxmint.com/
My main purpose is not using Linux as a GUI. I want to learn and use by text mode. In this case which one would you recommend.
 
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You can use anyone, but if you really want to learn I would recommend Slackware, Arch or Gentoo. But any distro can be installed CLI-only (or at least be used CLI-only).
 
  


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