I am a newbie who would be very grateful for some help.
I recently bought an F12 DVD (from a UK supplier) which I took to be a “full distribution”. But looking back on the web site it was not described as such.
After booting I selected the Replace Existing Linux System option and it listed the installation of 204 packages - much smaller than the 933 packages when I installed F9.
The kernel is now FEDORA (126.96.36.199-127.fc12.i686.PAE)
My problem is that I am now faced with a very intimidating terminal. I am sure the installation did not offer a graphical interface. I have tried to get Gnome running by following the Installation Guide :-
1) 7.4.2 Booting into a Graphical Environment
I type in - gedit /etc/inittab
and I get back - -bash: gedit: command not found
2) 15.3 Switching to a Graphical Login
I type - yum group install “GNOME Desktop Environment”
Response - Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again.
3) Again under 15.3 - bullet point 3)
Type - /etc/inittab
Response - -bash: /etc/inittab: permission denied
I have now run out of ideas. I’m sure it is not supposed to be difficult but I don’t understand the implications of the command line responses. Can anybody please give me a few pointers on what to try next.
I really don’t want to be condemned to a win dependency.