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Old 11-23-2004, 04:36 PM   #1
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Talking I'm happy but I still don't understand linux

I finally made it !!!! Windows is fully out and I'm running a fresh install of Fedora Core 2 as the only OS on my computer

So far it's really great and with the LQ forums, I always manage to find answers.

But I still have one general question about the architecture of linux: how are the files organised?? I'm trying to understand where are the kernel files or my gmplayer executable (as examples) and it's a big mystery to me.

Could anyone light me here?

thnx a lot guys
Old 11-23-2004, 04:47 PM   #2
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The kernel image files are usually in /boot, and you can find gmplayer by running 'which gmplayer' (it's probably in /usr/bin).
This describes the purposes of various directories:
Old 11-23-2004, 04:53 PM   #3
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filosophem; acquire some textbooks on linux i recommend useful & guide u to overcome problems. following:Linux Complete by sybex pub. & Linux Trouble Shooting Bible by Christopher Negus &
Thomas Weeks pub Wiley. they are indispensible in my library. the more U learn greater ur knowledge becomes.
Old 11-24-2004, 02:48 AM   #4
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thanks guys, i'll look into it.
Old 11-24-2004, 04:22 AM   #5
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Rute was a good start for me:
Old 11-27-2004, 11:29 AM   #6
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Yeah, Rute's really good.



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