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Old 11-12-2004, 11:56 AM   #16
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I should be working.



I have been reading the threads here on flux.

I have been out at #fluxbox on freenode.

I have been @ http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/.

I also found a website with a good FAQ. on tabbing and other good info.

I am focused on PPP since without it I will have a hard time updating apps and getting new ones.


How do i access whats in my dvd from bash?

I have tons of linux stuff on dvd(ALOT OF PROGRAMS/ LIBRARIES.) and content (mp3-.jpg) from SUSE.

focused on ppp. shiny stuff later..OK MANTRA OVER.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 12:06 PM   #17
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do you only have one optical drive?

do me a favor... go into the /mnt directory and tell me what is in there.... that is one of the things with SuSE that I had to overcome, the fact that there is no /media folder.

for instance in my /mnt directory I have

cdrom/
floppy/
hd/
USBcard/

now since I am running on a notebook... my "cdrom" is actually a CD/DVD-RW. No problem though...

oh, and please post your fstab here as well..... /etc/fstab

e.g.
$emacs /etc/fstab

Bruce
 
Old 11-12-2004, 12:47 PM   #18
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I am at work now.
I will be able to get to my slack computer tonight.

I only have a cd/dvd drive, and a floppy. Probably getting a cd-dvd -rw later.

I will look in /mnt
I will post fstab later tonight.


Thanks,
Blair.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 02:01 PM   #19
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slack is a bit of adjustment, but you'll be very glad after you've figured it out. here are some other newb-friendly sites that you may find helpful:

http://shilo.is-a-geek.com/slack/
http://www.insyte.uni.cc/

also #slackware on freenode is usually pretty active.

for the DVD, you simply have to mount it first, then you can navigate it just as you would any other directory using a shell such as bash. check out the mount man page, or run some searches here or google.com/linux on how to mount if it's not clear.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 03:17 PM   #20
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Thanks Genesee.

Nice sites they are bookmarked in my firefox toolbar now for easy access.

I will check out #slackware on freenode. I am still new to IRC. Still figuring out what all the commands, and what I can do there.
My nickserv id is XboxWhore on freenode. If you r around.

I will repeat myself I like slackware. I like flux. they are new to me,but I like figuring things out. It might take me breaking it or messing it up for me to learn, but at least I will learn.
Still feel coddled(sp??) by my previous distros, but if I wasn't I might not still be using Linux. I m rambling again.....

I am just happy there are people here to help.

Thanks again.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 06:03 PM   #21
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Quote:
Originally posted by DeadPenguin
I will repeat myself I like slackware. I like flux. they are new to me,but I like figuring things out. It might take me breaking it or messing it up for me to learn, but at least I will learn.
Still feel coddled(sp??) by my previous distros, but if I wasn't I might not still be using Linux. I m rambling again.....

I am just happy there are people here to help.

Thanks again.
no problem, that's what LQ is for

if you like figuring out/tweaking/fixing, Slackware is definitely a good choice. be sure to check out the slack forum in the distro section of LQ, as well.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 01:37 AM   #22
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fstab =

/dev/hda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hda2 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda1 /boot ext3 defaults 1 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso 9660 noauto.owner.ro 0 0
/dev/fdo /mnt/floppy auto noauto.owner 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5.mode=620 0 0
proc /proc /proc defaults




I used "mount /dev/cdrom" to mount cdrom. umount to unmount.
I didn't know I could type "kppp" from bash and it would open.

I wanted to have this post up earlier, but I had a friend drop by and work gave me a "broke" P2 desktop which fedora core is going on to see how broken it is. FC2 only distro I have on cd rest on dd. Have to do a network install or find cd copy of Slack to get it on there. Or buy a dvd.


Any suggestions or comments appreciated.
thanks for the guidance.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 04:30 AM   #23
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So you are good to go with the CD/DVD thing? Good deal.

Yup, almost any of those KDE / Gnome programs will open from bash.

regarding your broke P2, do you want to put slack on it? If so, you have a couple of options,

You can buy the actual 4 CD set from the slackstore

You can find an online vendor that sells the CD's (usually for 1-2 bucks per disk)

you can download an .iso image from http://www.slackware.com/getslack/torrents.php

There may be a way to install a base system from a floppy, not sure though.

What is "broken" with the system?
 
Old 11-13-2004, 10:31 AM   #24
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My new P2 is a old Compaq that used to run the sign department.
IT lady at work doesn't have a clue. I said "broke",because it probablly wasn't. It had win 95 that was slow as s**t. I only have a couple distros on cd -FC2 and Suse 9.0 pro and a couple small distros.
I am looking possibly to turn this on into a linux server?

For now I would like to get slack on it.
I probably will get a cheap dvd or buy the disc no rush. Or bribe somebody w/ high speed to dl it for me.

I can't download. I am connected at 28.8. With no cable or dsl in sight. ( I live in the middle of nowhere...)

I am going to try to put Slack 10 on a P3 laptop I just fixed.( I hate taking apart laptops)

More ?'s to come.

Thanks for all the help.

Time to go read some tutorials.
 
  


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