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Old 11-19-2003, 01:06 AM   #1
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Unhappy Newbie problem: Starting YAST gives me "-bash: yast: command not found".


Hello! I'm a Linux newbie but I was given a project to install and test Linux for zSeries in an LPAR using SuSE 8.0. I'm installing from CD. I've formatted the DASDs already but I can't seem to run YAST. I have access to an HMC (Hardware Management Console) and I can telnet using PuTTY. What command do I write? Typing 'yast' gives me "-bash: yast: command not found".

My project is so delayed already. Thanks so much for the help!
 
Old 11-19-2003, 01:12 AM   #2
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Do you have to be root to run Yast? If so, and you are logged in as a regular user, then Yast won't be in the normal path. Enter
locate yast
see where it is. If in /sbin or /usr/sbin, then you will need to be root.

RO
 
Old 11-19-2003, 01:49 AM   #3
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Question Command YAST not found in any folder

Thanks RO for the reply, but the command yast is not in /sbin, /usr/sbin or even in /bin. I am already logged in as root.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 04:07 AM   #4
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tried yast2 yet?
 
Old 11-19-2003, 04:14 AM   #5
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Yes I've tried it already....can't find yast2 anywhere as well....thanks...
 
Old 11-19-2003, 10:48 AM   #6
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type this as root
Code:
find / -name yast2
It has to be in there somewhere
 
Old 11-19-2003, 01:24 PM   #7
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or run 'updatedb' first, then 'slocate -i yast' (for case-insensitive)
 
Old 11-19-2003, 04:19 PM   #8
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unfortunatly, suse 8.2 doesnt come with updatedb.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 01:28 AM   #9
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Unhappy Several commands cannot be found! ex. "man" & "find"

When I type the command "find", it says "-bash: find: command not found". It seems several commands are missing. Even "man" command doesn't work! Do I need to change shell type? I think I'm using bash.

Thanks for the help.

cattleya
 
Old 11-20-2003, 12:18 PM   #10
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Ok, there are two possibilities I see here.

1 - youre installation is missing these commands
2 - your PATH variable does not point to their location.

type:
Code:
export PATH=/usr/bin
and try using the find command again.
This is the location of my find command.
 
  


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