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Old 04-12-2003, 07:28 PM   #1
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Okay,I'm New,and I'm having a problem...

Okay,okay,I'm new and I know next to nothing about Linux except I love all the tools in Linux.I've become lazy using MS products and I think an install should be easy,but no.If anybody out ther can help me, MANY THANKS,I have no idea how to install new software on a Linux box,in particuliar Guard Dog with Knoppix v3.2.Knoppix is the the fouth Linux OS that I've tried and by far the easiest to use and to work with,for me anyways.

Old 04-12-2003, 07:39 PM   #2
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Hey I'm a total n00b too but I thought Knoppix ran off a CD so you couldn't install anything surely??

Old 04-12-2003, 08:53 PM   #3
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You can convert Knoppix to hard drive, I'm pretty sure. Is that what you're asking - not how to install an OS, but install apps after you've got the OS on? Well, I'm not sure what system Knoppix uses. Check the website or docs. If they use rpm or similar type package, you just download an app and fire up the manager and tell it "Hey, install this." If you don't have package support like that, or even if you do, you can download tarballs - like app.tar.gz and do the 'tar -xzvf app.tar.gz';'./configure';'make';'su';'make install' routine to compile the source into a binary and set it up..
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Knoppix is based on debian, so have a look at the docs and man page for 'apt'.
Old 04-13-2003, 03:59 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the suggestions.

Old 04-13-2003, 04:21 PM   #6
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If you wanna try some other distros, you can look in to suse and red hat also My guide below is based mostly on red hat.

Good luck in your venture.


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