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Old 01-21-2005, 06:05 AM   #1
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How do I install anything on Linux?

I'm more nieve than you probably realise. I'm half way through with the help I was given yesterday regarding getting my NTFS partitions onto my Gnome desktop. I've downloaded the rpm file onto a floppy (as my windows part of the PC doesn't talk to the Linux part).
So when I come to type an install command, what exactly do i do with the file on the floppy? Will it automatically look there and pull it off? Or should I put it somewhere specific?
I really don't know, so please spell it out simply.
Thank you .
Old 01-21-2005, 06:10 AM   #2
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heres a link that might help
Old 01-21-2005, 06:11 AM   #3
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hi and welcome to LQ :-)
which distribution do you have?
Old 01-21-2005, 06:12 AM   #4
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rpm's install automaticly just mount the floppy on a file system (mount /dev/fd0 in command line) and go to /floppy then just use the command rpm --install=/floppy/thepackagename
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Check out this link. It's not very distro-specific, but it should be of use to you.


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