Frequently Asked Questions
- Refer Linux
Newbie Administrator Guide (LNAG) prepared by Stan, Peter and
Debian GNU/Linux FAQ
- Linux FAQ on
book online on Gnu/Linux.
1.Which is the best distribution for me?
2.Where can I get the installation media?
2.a.How do I install?
3. Why don't linux distros bundle mp3 support for its players by default?
All multimedia support will be provided by VLC
Xine is another wonderful player.
Install Xine-ui(xine front-end) and xine-lib for xine player to work normally.To install rpms use the rpm command.For eg :
Can we install softwares from internet?
are for this. Apt is also available in freshrpms.net.
You can also go through the instructions on our website about Apt.
Else Tryout Cedega
Once you finished installing,open and edit the etc/hosts file as follows:
(a) In terminal type vi /etc/hosts. This will open the file in vi editor.Press i for insertion.
(b) In the file there should be something like:
Under that type as follows :
where 192.168.2.252 is the IPAddress of the server.After adding the above line press Esc key and then :wq (colon followed by w and q to save and quit) .This for your system to know that kdu-novell is the domain name for our netware server.
1.Logging to Novel NetWare server (kdu-novell) through NovelClient.You can start Novelclient by typing novelclient in terminal or graphically by going to the Internet menu of the Main menu. Please use the Advanced button to enter the tree name,context name and the server name as follows:
Note : If the above NDS values(the tree,context and the server names) are not helping in making the connection ,then type the IP Address in those columns(which is 192.168.2.252 at present).For IP Address of the server,contact the University Computer Centre.
2.After successful logging , you get a screen as shown below:
Close the popped up window and minimize the novelclient screen.
3. Go to the home folder of the current user. For example if root user has mounted the NovelNetWare server , then he can browse through the mounted netware files like the one shown below:
4. For logging out go to Connections tab/button and disconnect the mounted volume as shown below:
Press the Refresh buttton.The NovelNetware server will be disconnected from your system.
Follow the steps given below:
(a). Insert the first disk of Fedora Core Linux (will be enough for any distribution installed on your system) onto CD ROM and boot from the CD ROM.At the boot prompt type : Linux rescue and press enter.
(b). The rescue system will show the partition containing Linux installation and will mount that partition under /mnt/sysimage.After the rescue system is ready , a shell appears with #.There you need to change the root (/) directory to the mounted system by typing :
For other system the installed Linux will be mounted under /mnt diretory or /media directory.To know where the system has been mounted type : ls /mnt or ls /media and see that all the subdirectories are bin, etc,dev,root,home,mnt,media, etc....If this is so, then type : chroot /mnt or chroot /media for mnt and media respectively, wherever the system is mounted.Once chroot is done then type :grub-install /dev/hda where hda is your device name. For some systems it may be sda or hdb.To see your harddisk info type:
fdisk -l and see the output.The grub-install command will re-install the grub of your installed system onto your MBR. Your grub has been re-installed successfully !!!Type exit twice to exit from the mounted linux system and the rescue system respectively.
7.What if i have more doubts/problems?
Google is your friend.