Kubuntu vs. Ubuntu
ap_burgess at yahoo.ca
Tue Sep 18 14:42:10 UTC 2007
> For all you trying to get a better understanding of Linux I suggest
> that you make a very small partition so that you can duel boot and
> install Gentoo Linux the long way. You might not get a working system
> the first time but I guarantee you will learn a LOT! Don't think of
> this as a one weekend project but a month long one, done one hour at a
> time. It is fun and the system you end up with will be very fast. (at
> the cost of lots of hours of your time). It is a great way to learn
> Linux basics like a true hacker and come to love what Ubuntu has done
> for you.
I think I might do that, since I'm completely new to Linux and keep getting
crypitc errors when I try boot a Kubuntu live CD. How would I go about that?
On 9/18/07, Billie Walsh <bilwalsh at swbell.net> wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
> > Marti Andrews wrote:
> >> I don't know, you tell me! Is it hidden or something? Remember, I'm
> >> BRAND
> >> new to all this, I haven't done any reading yet, figuring it should all
> >> be
> >> intuitive. I'm clicking on System Menu, Users Folders, navigating to
> >> the
> >> etc folder, and looking for a folder called fstab. Looking
> >> alphabetically.
> >> Not there.
> > Oh, oh. This looks like a nasty bit of handholding that someone thought
> > was
> > a feature.
> >>From a terminal session (I trust you can start konsole), try:
> > cat /etc/fstab
> > and if that shows you something:
> > sudo rm /etc/.hidden -v
> > sudo rm /.hidden -v
> > It's like Windows - they don't think you should be able to see "System"
> > files, and someone in KDE development actually thought that was a good
> > thing.
> Hang in there Marti!!
> I'm learning a lot with this tread also. Stuff that's sort of bugged me
> for a long time but wasn't really all that necessary to my own use.
> Anyway, I did some major digging and found something that might be of
> help, to both of us.
> I haven't tried it myself yet. I found it late last night and was to
> tired to trust myself.
> The one thing it doesn't really explain is how to add the other Linux
> As has been said, fstab is a file, not a folder. Konqueror has to be
> told to show "hidden" files and directories/folders. [ View > Show
> Hidden Files ]
> Billie Walsh
> The three best words in the English Language:
> "I LOVE YOU"
> Pass them on!
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