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Adventures in installing linux

By master3bs ·
Well I installed Mandrake. I got an error installing package libxorg-x11-6.7.0-3mdk.i586.

I went back and determined what it was that was not installing correctly. It was listed as a "must have" on the installation guide so I decided to continue anyway; as I can always reinstall.

Well I now have a very powerful command line OS.

I learned how to go to the /etc/inittab file and change it to boot to the GUI instead. Before doing that; I learned the startx command and tried it. This gives me a series of no such file or directory errors.

So I'm going to reinstall mandrake again. In the meantime I'm downloading a centOS ISO and will grab a debian next.

Mandrake is supposed to be one of the easier flavors to install; so I'm going to at least get a graphical interface to work on it before moving on to another flavor.

Most likely I'll blog about this too.

Updates to come

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I like SUSE

by richard In reply to Adventures in installing ...

I am a Master CNE so I have a lot of help from Novell, but I do still like SUSE. Novell has now opened up and created
you can download SUSE 10. you will find a documentation link on the left of the download page.
the documentation is a big plus.
I also found red hat docs good and took me through everything that I needed to know. BUT, Fedora????
I don't want bleeding edge.
With suse I would take the release version, but if you feel lucky or like the bleeding edge they are there.

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by kernel.opensource In reply to Adventures in installing ...

Why don't you try

#init 5

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