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  1. SoTexasOutlaw

    SoTexasOutlaw OT Supporter

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    I installed red hat fedora on my desktop and I cant get it to run my cd's, thumb drives, or my external hard drives. Im a big time newbie with linux pls let me know what i did wrong.
     
  2. Swerve

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    Not to sure, but you can open a shell and enter "sudo fdisk -l" so see what devices they are, then to check there listed as block devices use "test -b /dev/sdX;echo $?" and check it returns 0 for each device (replace X with the corresponding device name given in the first command, for example my flash drive is 'sdb').
     
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    Any particular reason you went for Fedora?

    Ubuntu is a great starting distro.

    :)
     
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    A friend gave it too me and it's been sitting on my desk and i decided to try it. Im not liking it very much though
     
  6. Swerve

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    Yeah that was the first one I ever installed and I felt the same to. I'm sure everyone will recco Ubuntu as a good learning distro, you can always dual boot windows and linux.

    Just install windows first, then linux and when you switch on your machine, you can pick which one you want to boot into. I can't live without visual studio, so it works for me.

    Sure you know this anyhow.

    [​IMG]
     
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    How did you get your ubuntu so pretty when mine looks so shitty?
     
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    I was looking for a screen shot for outlawpimp when I came across THIS thread.

    Just setting it up now, looks sweet don't you think !!
     
  9. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    Damn, I haven't used Ubuntu in a while.... that's awesome looking! What version of GNOME are they using?

    My Linux box right now has Slackware running on it with FluxBox UI.... gets the job done for me.
     
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    Downloading Ubuntu, too see how that works for me instead of fedora
     

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