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Old 12-12-2001, 08:51 PM   #1
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RPM files is what Linux don't "see".


People let me try to explain, the purpouse to try to use "rpm" files is to install the latest version of XFree86. I downloaded using the only thing I have available to do that WindowsME. Yes I have partially installed WinLinux2001 but the only thing I have is the prompt. From WindowsME, I am able to see C:\Linux\home\R2RO\XFree86.4.0.3.i386.rpm plus C:\Linux\home\R2RO\Desktop where Desktop is a directory. Now when I reboot and go into Linux, what I see is /home/R2RO/Desktop. As you can see Linux don't see the rpm file I whish to install. And that is the problem.
 
Old 12-12-2001, 09:28 PM   #2
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You'd do much better getting a real distro and installing it on its own partition.
 
Old 12-12-2001, 10:45 PM   #3
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Hey Aussie, can you recommend one real distribution for a Laptop?
 
Old 12-12-2001, 11:11 PM   #4
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Have a look for the laptop at linux-laptop net.
 
  


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