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i WANT to love Linux so badly.. i WANT to replace my Windows 2000 system with a Linux one.. but I can't if I can't install anything! all I'm getting is frustration and having to reinstall Red Hat 9 over and over and over again..
For example, I wanted to update Mozilla (RH9 includes 1.2.1). Downloaded it, opened the readme - which did not resemble what actually opened. Managed to infer kind f sort of what to do, got to a Mozilla installation screen, clicked a couple of times, then it looked like it worked. Except Mozilla would no longer load any pages, and when I closed it, I could only find the old 1.2.1 version - the new one had seemingly disappeared, although it's folder still existed in the usr directory.
What am I doing wrong?
I'm untar-ing it, the running ./mozilla-installer (as root)
When I try to follow the readme and type ./mozilla, it says that's not a command.
Trying to use stuff that's worked before, I tried "make" and "make install" and all that, none of which worked...
All i can say is i feel ya brother.
The transition is hard, im behind redhat 9.0 also but trying install slackware 9.1 (wich i cant figure out) just erase windows and burn the disk- then you HAVE to learn linux.
I have had countless problems, after problem after problem- how i am even using the internet right now is one of them fixed- but in the end- you will get there.