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Old 06-25-2003, 02:26 AM   #1
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Installation of files


how do i actually install and run a program...
would be nice to know thx
 
Old 06-25-2003, 04:33 AM   #2
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Installations and running an application varies from distrobution to distrobution (redhat, mandrake, suse, debian, etc..). What distro are you referring to?

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Old 06-25-2003, 01:17 PM   #3
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Slackware heh "confusing to setup, easy to screw up, fun to play with"
 
Old 06-25-2003, 08:13 PM   #4
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Maybe you should try another distro.
 
Old 06-25-2003, 08:54 PM   #5
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You might want to consider something easier to begin with like red hat or preferably mandrake. Slackware is up with some of the harder to use distros. To install something from source,
type 'su' to get root permission
uncompress the file
type ./configure, after that 'make', and then 'make install'
 
Old 06-26-2003, 01:41 PM   #6
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is it possable to change distros easily?
also, can i burn .iso on linux?
 
Old 06-26-2003, 02:31 PM   #7
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1. Yes, it is not that difficult to change distro's but you first should you run mandrake or redhat and get a feel of how filesystems, command lines, and the overall usage of linux are. Then the change to another distro wouldn't be so difficult.

2. Yes, you can burn .iso on linux. In fact, when you download (say redhat) it comes as an iso already.


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Old 06-26-2003, 05:16 PM   #8
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check out Linuxiso.org. What I would recommend to make changing a whole lot easier is very simple. If you have room on your drive make your root (/) partition smaller and make a few gig partition mounted on /home. So Mandrake, and this should work with all others, sees the /home and go 'well, I don't have to make a home in the / directory'. So this way every time you change distros the version should just use that /home partition and all of your personell files will be there. But maybe you should try mandrake out normally first.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 08:21 PM   #9
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CD burning :

"cdrecord --scanbus" (look at SCSI id of burner).
"cdrecord --dev=0,0,0 file.iso" (this will burn .iso image to CD).
 
  


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