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Old 03-02-2004, 03:23 AM   #1
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Question What is a good install/download directory?

I have searched various posts, but I haven't really found answers.

I wanted to know what directory is generally used to dowload rpm and where you should install them. I'd like to download them into a directory that generally won't get too full.

Is there a utility/command that gives me a better idea of how i partitioned my 2 10GB HDs? I kinda forgot. Hopefully this would also let me know how big usr/bin is or how big other directories are.

I have an install of RH 9.0 but would like to update the kernel to the latest. How could I go about doing this. Currently the kernel is linux-2.4.20-8. If i do this, will it erase any settings or prefrences? and how do i update it or where do i go?

In Windows 2k, I had a partition made to be FAT32 so i could share files between win/linux come i can't see it in Linux? Do i have to mount it? if so, how do i mount it?

Once I get the partition shared between windows and linux (i have it setup for dual boot), how can i map the FAT32 partition seen in the Linux OS onto my other win2k machine.

Old 03-02-2004, 03:45 AM   #2
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1) no such place... wherever you want, your choice.

2) fdisk -l

4) please search this site for "fstab vfat"

Old 03-02-2004, 09:51 PM   #4
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THanks for the right search keywords and site. Really appreciate it.


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