Re: Looking for some general Linux help.

Posted by Loran Hughes ( on January 24, 2001 at 11:59:35:

In Reply to: Looking for some general Linux help. posted by Nate Putnam on January 18, 2001 at 16:30:26:

Hi Nate,

If you're insane enough to move here to go to college, you can do this .

Seriously, updating your system can be easy and safe - provided you take proper precautions to recover your system in case things go south. If you've created a seperate /home partition, you can even change distributions without loss of your personal data. My current favorite flavor is Mandrake 7.2.

Take your time, do your research, make backups, and you'll be fine. One good source for RPM's is You'll be able to find pre-compiled kernels, etc. there.

Loran (insane enough to move BACK here)

: Hi there. I recently moved into the area to attend
: college. (as you can probably tell from my email addy)
: Anyway I need someone to help me with my linux box. I
: have a stable setup right know but i would like to do
: things like upgrade my kernel, X and KDE, but don't
: want to attempt these things unless i know exactly what
: i'm doing. Any help would be great.






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