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Old 12-24-2004, 11:18 AM   #1
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I have just downloaded linux redhat 9 (kernel 2.4.2-8) and I am having very hard time.
I can't execute some of the commands although they are installed, i think. I used "locate" command to verify that.
1- "EXPORT", when I use it nothing happen. I just get the smae prompt back without executing the command.
2-"CVS " i did " locate cvs" and it showed a file, but when i use cvs, i got the message COMMAND NOT FOUND. when i enter cvs --help, i get the message command not found also.

another problem is that when i insert a cd in the cd-r drive, i can't unmount it. In the disk management tool, the mount option stays on and when i click it, an error message appears "mount:/dev/fdo is not a valid device". when i press the eject button manually, the cd-r drive doesn't open.
is there a distribution with a good reputation for the newbies with no extensive experience/
I got all of these problems in one day. I apprecite any help.
Old 12-24-2004, 11:27 AM   #2
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and please don't post a thread more than once.. you've already HAD a valid answer to this question in another thread.

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Old 12-24-2004, 11:33 AM   #3
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Mandrake is a bit more friendly - but at the end of the day, all the distros are Linux. Some may have a lot more in the way of automated processes to ease daily use but the underlying principles are the same. Part of the beauty of Linux is being able to change distros till you find the one you're happiest with.

If there's an icon on the desktop for the cd drive try right clicking on it and click on "eject".
If that fails try one of the following from the command line;

umount /mnt/cdrom
eject /mnt/cdrom

You might have to su to root and issue the "umount/eject /mnt/cdrom" command.

As a user, you can't type commands that only root can use. The command interpreter (for the user) looks in /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin. Commands that only root can give are kept in /sbin/ and /usr/sbin/.
Some commands can be issued as a user by typing /sbin/name-of-command, but you can't make any changes to the system unless you are in root mode.

Hope some of this helps.

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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

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