I'm brand new to Linux so apologies for my ignorance (although I guess this is the newbies forum)
I wanted to try Linux out, so downloaded the Fedora 10 distro. I did some reading and learned that you need a minimum of 4GB to run it. I freed up just over 8GB of space using Vista's Partitioning tool, and a friend of mine, who is somewhat of a Linux guru, suggested that this would be 'loads'. Somebody else then told me they happily run Fedora with a 6GB partition.
So anyway, I load it all up no problem but my wireless card doesn't work. I'm told this is a common problem and was given a link with instructions to installing the Broadcom drivers.
So I run this command in terminal
su -c 'rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/...ble.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfr...ble.noarch.rpm
And it does some stuff
Then I run these commands
yum install broadcom-wl
And it downloads about 400MB of updates. Then when it tried to install the driver, I get an out of diskspace error.
Sure enough, the drivers require 50MB and I'm only showing about 20MB free. How can this be? This is a fresh build, so I've not installed anything else. I can only assume that it's not using all of the partition I set aside for it. A friend suggested I use the 'df -k' command to get a list of my partitions. This is what it comes up with
[kevin.thompson@localhost ~]$ df -k
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
4257464 4029260 11936 100% /
/dev/sda5 202219 13674 178105 8% /boot
tmpfs 1032260 76 1032184 1% /dev/shm
/dev/sda3 54355924 30104060 24251864 56% /media/DATA
/dev/sda2 45973216 26333928 19639288 58% /media/ACER
I'm assuming the top partition is the Linux one, and sure enough it only seems to be 4GB, rather than 8GB.
Can anyone shed any light on this?
(Sorry for the essay by the way)