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Old 04-10-2005, 07:09 PM   #1
rob.linux
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Thumbs up Fedora Core 1 installed...Now what ???


I recently installed Fedora Core 1....(FC 2 is apparently unstable and FC 3 won't use my NIC)

Nice distribution that detected everything at the install level and all works fine...

The problem I have is that when I click on the Redhat network wizard to get all the errata, security updates etc....it hangs at the package installation stage (all downloads etc are fine...)

I want a secure system where I can do my banking ......file taxes etc.

I installed Dag Wieers RPM repository and got upgrades from Dries, Dag, Ayo, Freshrpms and newrpms

Everything is working as I want it to !!!

Do I need to do anything else to secure my machine ??? (Like a dist-upgrade)

What about CHKROOTKIT ?? Do I need it with no server stuff installed (desktop only) ??
If so, How do I correct infections it finds ??

Sorry for what are probably stupid questions...

I've been researching Linux for quite a while (gave up studying for A+ cert although am still fixing friends boxes infected with spyware) and really like the OS !!!!

Thanks for any help

Rob
 
Old 04-10-2005, 07:35 PM   #2
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"Do I need to do anything else to secure my machine ??? (Like a dist-upgrade)"

I ran FC1 for about 6 months. I never even looked to see if FC1 had security updates much less install them. I never had any security problems.

This does not mean that I distain security updates. I am up to date with security upgrades on my current Linux OS. But in the 5 years that I have used Linux I have never had a virus, trojan horse, or other malware, regardless whether I keep up to date on security updates or not.

"What about CHKROOTKIT ?? Do I need it with no server stuff installed (desktop only) ??"

Probably not.

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Old 04-11-2005, 11:05 AM   #3
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"Fedora Core 1 installed...Now what ???"

Kill and install SuSE?

sorry.. I had to.. lol

You say FC3 won't recognixe your NIC? i find that hard to believe.. especially if FC1 does.. You probably just needed to activate it

good luck anyways.. I don't believe FC1 is even supported any longer with updates?? Maybe from FedoraLegacy or something..
 
Old 04-11-2005, 12:03 PM   #4
rob.linux
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Thanks for your reply....FC3 does recognize my NIC but can't initialize it....

Anyway.....I discovered how to access the Fedora updates through yum.....

all is well now with FC1

Thanks again

Rob




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"Fedora Core 1 installed...Now what ???"

Kill and install SuSE?

sorry.. I had to.. lol

You say FC3 won't recognixe your NIC? i find that hard to believe.. especially if FC1 does.. You probably just needed to activate it

good luck anyways.. I don't believe FC1 is even supported any longer with updates?? Maybe from FedoraLegacy or something..
 
  


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