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    Quote Originally Posted by paperdiesel
    Agreed. A Newbie guide to linux should not require as a prerequisite any knowledge about partitioning your drive in to the respective partitions for a proper set up and install. LVM's defaults work well and more importantly, they don't require anything more than a "next" click to set up and implement.
    it's true, but also with my method I figure if they want to install Linux they have some background at least in partitions or know what they are... If not, then this gives them a head start . /home also is advantageous as then they don't lose their docs upon a new install.
    Quote Originally Posted by paperdiesel
    And I didn't realize that firewing was 15 until you said "bright kid". While I may question how much knowledge an 11 year old can obtain towards being considered an expert in linux, he is still incredibly bright and articulate, and an asset to this community.
    14... I stretch it, this is the start of my 4th year but I just say 4 lol
    I started in grade 6 w/ RH9, just for something that wasn't windows xp. I read books, read here and slowly gained knowledge until well here I am.
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    Well, I would say you are something special FIREWING. You have a bright future ahead of you. My 14 year old is still wrapped up in a Harry Potter world, and while he is a genius (really, not just a proud parent) he has all the flaws of the super high IQ also. He is just lost in his own world, wont learn anything about computers which is the one area I really push him, and has no social skills whatsoever. My 18 year old is what I would call "computer literate" which means he can turn it on, open his IM and download MP3s. But he really has no interest in the behind the scenes stuff either. Can I adopt you? I am getting old and tend to forget stuff easier these days. I need a kid who can fix my computer without me having to surf google and this forum half a day to relearn what I should already know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JN4OldSchool
    Well, I would say you are something special FIREWING. You have a bright future ahead of you. My 14 year old is still wrapped up in a Harry Potter world, and while he is a genius (really, not just a proud parent) he has all the flaws of the super high IQ also. He is just lost in his own world, wont learn anything about computers which is the one area I really push him, and has no social skills whatsoever. My 18 year old is what I would call "computer literate" which means he can turn it on, open his IM and download MP3s. But he really has no interest in the behind the scenes stuff either. Can I adopt you? I am getting old and tend to forget stuff easier these days. I need a kid who can fix my computer without me having to surf google and this forum half a day to relearn what I should already know...
    LOL yeah im the only "literate" in this family, too....
    "Hey, I can't get the damn printer to work, can you help me?"
    "You have to plug it in first."
    "Oh."
    That's happened a few times
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    Do you think you could come over and make my VCR stop flashing 12:00? :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JN4OldSchool
    He is just lost in his own world, wont learn anything about computers which is the one area I really push him, and has no social skills whatsoever.
    So you're pushing a 14 year old to do something and can't figure out why he's rebelling against it? Its called puberty. Part of the natural development of a human being at this age is to rebel against his/her family. It is believed this tendency occurs to stimulate a new sense of self and independence from the family unit. While it can be a major PITA if your child or sibling is in the middle of it, it is critical to the child's healthy development.

    My advise to you is to leave the kid alone. Eventually he'll discover the magical world of internet porn and video games. Maybe that'll be enough to bring him around.
    ...the horror...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Fist
    So you're pushing a 14 year old to do something and can't figure out why he's rebelling against it? Its called puberty. Part of the natural development of a human being at this age is to rebel against his/her family. It is believed this tendency occurs to stimulate a new sense of self and independence from the family unit. While it can be a major PITA if your child or sibling is in the middle of it, it is critical to the child's healthy development.
    Yeah it's very true...
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    lol@internet porn. He worries me there too, no interest in the girls yet, at least that I see. But seriously, I dont push hard. I leave him to his own devices. It is just a shame though because with his mind he could really do something with Linux and codeing. He is heavy into math and numbers and that kind of thing. I can picture him studying C++ printouts for days at a time without a break...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brunson
    Do you think you could come over and make my VCR stop flashing 12:00? :-)
    Oh, and I almost forgot! All jokes aside those are annoying.
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    Wow good work Firewing, my youngest Sister is about your age, (born in '91). Theres no way I can see her doing what, you've managed. I'm impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scytale
    Wow good work Firewing, my youngest Sister is about your age, (born in '91). Theres no way I can see her doing what, you've managed. I'm impressed.
    Thanks... *smiles*
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    Firewing1, thanks for putting this together. I threw this idea at FedoraJim, as we use it at ev1servers to help people get started web hosting.


    In any case, you might want to add a brief section about mixing repos. Staton Finley has an article at his sitediscussing the basis of the problem...
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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by brunson
    Do you think you could come over and make my VCR stop flashing 12:00? :-)

    They still have VCR's?

    LOL

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    LOL yeah... It makes you wonder, eh? What's gonna come after DVD...
    edit: haha, got my answer with time! Blu-ray!
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    What are the differences between /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin ?
    also
    What are the differences between /usr/sbin and /usr/local/sbin ?


    I followed the text in the two urls mentioned but did not get a good answer.

    thanks,

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    /usr/local/* is usually unused, but it's for when you install something with a tarball it goes there.
    /bin = system crititcal
    /usr/bin = usually the RPM installtion
    /usr/local/bin = tarball installation
    btw, you should NEVER install tarballs. Use checkinstall instead, and install the tarballs like this:
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    ./configure
    make
    /usr/local/sbin/checkinstall -R
    then install the RPM it makes for you
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