Originally Posted by swgiant
i just setup the ubuntu 7.04 and runing it through the vmware workstation. It is my first experience with linux so the questions may look stupid.
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1) What is sudo bash? After typing, my terminal become root@felix-desktop:~# does it mean that i perform any command with a root access?
That's right... "bash" is the name of the commandline shell ubuntu uses by default. That "#" sign means you are running as root (though the "root@" part should be a clue). That "~" means that the current working directory is the home directory.
Google for "bash tutorial" or try the lessons at http://ualug.ece.auckland.ac.nz/resources.htm
to learn more.
2) when type dir in terminal, and it gave me Desktop Examples VMwareTools-6.0.0-45731.tar.gz vmware-tools-distrib Ok, i want to access the desktop folder by typing cd /desktop but it returns with bash: cd: /desktop: No such file or directory How come?
Bash is case sensitive. Try cd Desktop
... also, the command to list the content of a directory is actually "ls" not "dir".[/quote]
3) does .rpm same the meaning as .zip? [/quote]No.
rpm = redhat package manager ... it is a different kind of archive from zip and not much good for Ubuntu which usese the debian package manager. If you are looking for software for Ubuntu, try using synaptic. (system > administration > synaptic)
Don't know... probably the steps are out of date for Ubuntu. Try the ubuntu faq
and try not to fly before you can walk.