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29th September 2005, 03:24 AM
Hi all,

I am fresh of the line when it comes to FC 3. I have never used lunix except for now. I just want to know how to move around and work in Fedora core 3. My main question is how do I add files from a floppy to a directory. Or install a program. If you could help that would be great.


29th September 2005, 03:40 AM
This (http://www.fedorafaq.org/) is a good place to start for Fedora. For moving around in GNOME here (http://www.gnome.org/learn/users-guide/2.10/ch01.html) is the GNOME 2.10 user guide. For getting around with the command line there is Linuxcommand.org (http://www.linuxcommand.org). For further Fedora configuration there is Stanton Finley's Fedora Core 3 Installation Notes (http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_3_installation_notes.html). Have fun!

29th September 2005, 04:38 AM
GNOME, I have never heard of that dose it come with fedora core 3. I recieved fedora in a setup for ham radio for linking radios to the internet, IRLP, anyway I dont know if it was sent with it at all, is there a way to check. Thanks

29th September 2005, 04:52 AM
GNOME is the desktop environment (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop_environment). Part of it is the graphical user interface (icons, menus, etc..) that you interact with when you're using the operating system . And I guarantee that Fedora came with it. Otherwise you would just be looking at a screen in text mode.

Iram Hernandez
29th September 2005, 04:56 AM
Gnome is the default window manager for Fedora. Unless the machine you received was installed without a Graphical Interface, you have Gnome. I guess since you are doing a HAM type thing, you may only need console applications.

If you have a graphical interface, install yumex and use that to install programs. All you need to do is dig around the menus and launch a terminal window, run the command "yum install yumex" as root. You will need to then run yumex from the application menu and select which programs you need to install.

If you have a console only install, the just use "yum install appliation name" to install applications. You will be able to install applications from the default fedora software repositories. You can add other ones later.

You can also install software by downloading the sourcecode and compling the programs youself.

As far as copying files from a floppy to a directory, you can do this quite easily from the graphical interface although you will need to mount the floppy first using the graphical tools.

From the command line, you need to run the "mount" command.

The command to copy files is "cp" to move files its "mv" to delete files is "rm" Again, you can do all of this easily from within gnome.

Hope that (and the links from the previious post) gets you off and running. Good luck and have fun.