Originally posted by J_Rit
I know I'm going to look like a fool asking this question...but thats probably because i am...i just switched over to linux and in the process lost windows so I'm stuck with linux for good (which isn't bad) but i have a lot to learn...and fast.....sooooooo, i have no idea how to compile/install a program.
if someone could give me a link or tell me how that would be awesome....I'm using knoppix (if that matters) and ill probably be using xterm for the compiling
First, you don't look like a fool, and you are not. However, search here and www.google.com/linux
as much as you can; and read the documentation you can find, especially posted in links here.
Have you installed Knoppix to your hard drive? I would assume you have, if you've "lost Windoze." Since you didn't ask how you might recover Windoze, I won't go there. It is good that you have decided to be "stuck with Linux." Though the learning curve may be steep, I don't think you'll regret "losing Windoze."
Knoppix is a version of Debian that has been compiled by Klaus Knopper. You may want to visit his website http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-old-en.html
for more information, to give yourself a good base for starting. You can also read the html file on the Knoppix CD that launches if you insert said CD. Additionally, you should go to http://www.knoppix.net/
for Knoppix information and the Debian website at http://www.debian.org/
Now, Debian uses the APT (Advanced Packaging Tool) method to "compile/install" a program. Visit http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/
to learn how to use APT.
And last for this post, but not least at all, you can also get help from the Knoppix forum at http://www.knoppix.net/forum/
While that forum has specific Knoppix threads, I do find that the more experienced posters in LQ have better information concerning Linux, and Debian specifically. Visit our Debian sub-forum under the Linux - Distributions forum http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...php?forumid=26
Which version of Knoppix did you install, and what exactly do you need to compile/install? I run Debian Sarge on this comp, and have Knoppix v3.3 running on my wife and daughter's comp. I'm no expert, but will share what has worked for me.
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