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Hey Guys!
Before I start I think I should tell about myself and my pc.
I am Namas, 14, Currently Learning C++, Vb..And I am running
a Windows XP. I never considered to switching to a *nix distro.
But recently I did.. :roll: And my choice is Fedora, well lots of
experienced friends told me to use that. And I still want to keep
XP as I never have used a *nix distro. I just downloaded the 4
*.iso's and as I heard I have to burn it as an Image.(Each on 1
cd right?).And what else do I need to know?
Thanks All For Your Time ;) :)
And If Someone Is going to tell me to search the forums, I already
did but didnt really find a good one...
Thanks Again.


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By the way,
I dont know about the partition part..
can someone tell me what to do for dual boot?
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hmm anyone?
bump.. :roll: :(
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Before you install you should partition your hard drive with a gui program like partition magic, once you have a slce of the hard drive set aside you can burn your fedora CDs, you will need a cd burning program like nero or roxio, and instructions on burning a image file can be found at this site once you have all the CDs burner, put the first CD in and reboot your computer, then it should start to install, and make sure you select that partion you created before to install linux on to.

I really suggest going to the library and getting a linux in 24 hours/in a weekend/in a week book, that has instructions on installing it and some linux how tos of the sort. Even if the book is using an outdated version or a different version of linux (perferable get a book that deals with the newes verison of fedora or red hat, but if you can't find those, just look for the newest book) and it should be gnerally the same as your fedora install. Also check the fedora website for additonal instructions there.
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8) Thanks for your reply :)
But I got this reply too late :oops: :(
So I already installed Fedora and not Dual Boot...
But that's okay :wink:
Yes, I am going to get some books..!
And I tried going into an Irc chat via a site and I get this:
This page contains information of a type (application/x-java-vm) that can only viewed with the appropriate Plug-In.
What plug-in might that be? :?
And uhmmm how do I install things.. likle *.RPM
or source.. Sorry people if am being a linux newb.. :roll:
Thanks For The Reply Again.
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What browser are you using?
If you are not using firefox or mozilla try that and see if you get the same error.

if you do, go to this site from your linux computer http://java.com/en/download/ and see if it shows up with what it can install, and follow any instructions for installing it on your computer.

But if you are using irc, I suggest using xchat, look through your menu (like the start menue in winows) for a internet sub directory, then look for an application called "x-chat" or "xchat" you can use that for IRC.

when installing programs I think fedora/red hat has an rpm manager program or something of that sort to install programs from rpm files you have downloaded. Try looking online for more insturctions ( http://google.com/linux for some good linux related searches)

And when installing from source, check the website and/or any read mes that came with the files you downloaded or where you got the file from.

Many linux applications that I have dealt with will want you to extract the tar file to a seperate folder, then going to that folder in the comman line (at the terminal type cd /folder/folder to change to the directory, also do a ls command to list all the files in the directory to make sure you are in the right one) then when you are in the base directory of the files you just extracted, usually you type ./configure then when that is finished type make install and then make you might have to be root to do the make commands.

but learning linux invovles a lot of trial and error, screwing things up, learning form your mistakes, and lots of reading.
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I am using Mozilla yeah.
I am trying to Install aMSN, i followed the tar.gz instructions, but
it seems that I dont have tcl/tk installed..

Here are the instructions they gave me:

Q: How do I install and run amsn on unix/linux?
A: Just download the amsn-x_xx.tar.gz file. Untar it with the command:
gzip -d amsn-x_xx.tar.gz
tar xvf amsn-x_xx.tar
It will create an msn/ directory, and amsn is installed and ready to run.
To launch it, do:
cd msn
./amsn
or if this doesn't work, try
wish amsn
If wish command doesn't exist, then you don't have tcl/tk correctly installed.
If "wish amsn" works, but "./amsn" doesn't, edit 'amsn' file and set the
correct path to 'wish' in the first line. By default it's set to:
/usr/bin/wish
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Hey people thanks for replying,
I solved everything out and now I am really enjoying this and
am currently reading some resources about linux, which are very interesting ;)
Thanks



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