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Look in /etc. There should be a file there with a name like "release" (or "something-something-release-something-else"). you may even find several which ought to describe the same system, but with the contents formatted differently.
On my system, a "ls /etc/*release*" command shows:
It looks like time for some detective work — or asking the chap who installed it!
In a terminal, try
If you get an answer, it's one of the many derivatives of Debian, or PCLinuxOS. If it's PCLinuxOS, the menu should include an entry for the Help Portal. For the Debian stuff, look in /etc/apt/sources.list
If you get an answer , it's CentOS, Fedora, or Mageia. Mageia will also have a manual entry for urpmi. CentOS and Fedora can be distinguished by looking in /etc/yum.repos.d
If you've drawn a blank, try looking for man pages for
zypper — that's openSUSE
pacman — that's Arch or Manjaro: to find which, look at /etc/pacman.conf
equo — that's Sabayon
slapt-get — that's Salix or Vector: to find which, look at /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc
Thanks for all your responses, although none of your ideas worked. Tried everything you mentioned kept getting "no such file or directory".
This may be an obvious question for most (since he's a novice, he might not have considered it), but are you typing the commands that people are suggesting into an open terminal? Does your system boot you directly into the console - where you have a command line that you can enter things - or does it boot you right into a graphical interface? If it's the latter, you'll need to open a terminal first - you should have "xterm" somewhere in your programs menu.