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Old 01-31-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
hardric88
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Unable to install GCC


Hi,
I downloaded Fedora 16 (live image) and am running linux from my pendrive (4GB). I was trying to install GCC, but I wasn't able to do it successfully. When I type "yum install gcc", it starts off well, 'transaction successful' message is displayed, but after that a message 'Killed' is displayed and my laptop hangs up. The mouse pointer doesn't move and nothing happens even if I wait for an hour!
Actually I tried "yum groupinstall "Development Tools" and tried "yum install gcc gcc-c++" too, but the same thing happens. I get the message "transaction successful" and then after 1 or 2 lines, "Killed" is displayed.
I just started using linux. I'm just a few days old and I'm wanting to learn more about linux. Please help out.
Thank You.
 
Old 01-31-2012, 08:47 PM   #2
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Well, Fedora is RedHat's R&D ditro and thus bleeding edge/unstable; it may or may not work.
For a new guy I'd recommend Centos if you want free RHEL, else maybe Mint or Ubuntu if you like an MS look/feel.
Have a look at any of top 10 or so at distrowatch.com.

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Old 01-31-2012, 10:55 PM   #3
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you might want to have a look over at fedoraforum
http://www.fedoraforum.org/

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I downloaded Fedora 16 (live image) and am running linux from my pendrive (4GB)
you might want to actually install the operating system on to the laptop
That pendrive might be mounted as read only
Also a live image is a very bare min. of software ( so it fits on a CD )

how did you make the bootable thumb drive

did you use the fedora usb tool ( yes a MS windows tool to make a linux bootable thumb drive)
https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/ to make the pendrive

or
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 02-01-2012, 12:53 AM   #4
hardric88
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Hi JohnVV,
I made the pendrive bootable using LiveUSB creator. The reason I did that was I remember reading somewhere that I can carry the pendrive anywhere and all the stuff I do in linux will be stored in my pen-drive! (In other words, I can carry my linux workstation everywhere I go). I don't know how far that's true. But now, I'm not able to install GCC.
I also wanted to install it on my hard-disk, but again wasn't sure how to partition my disk. I have a single drive 'C' with 144GB of free space. Please let me know how to install onto my hard-disk, if installing fedora onto hard disk would allow me install GCC successfully.
Thank you.
 
  


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