Re: I'm ready to give up Linux!!

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On Tue, 2007-08-07 at 09:50 +0200, MoonShine wrote:
> 1. Ok I am able to download whatever it is im trying to download but
> the damn thing wont open up! For example for test i downloaded a game
> that was a .exe type but it wasnt supported so most of the things I
> try to download are file types that arn't supported...where the
> update for that!SHEESH!

Generally, "exe" files are Windows executable, although there's nothing
stopping someone from making a Linux file with a name like that.  You
can use *some* Windows software on Linux through emulators or virtual
machines, but it may be painful to use that way.  Try giving a specific
example of something that you've tried.

> 2. The disc was purchased via ebay and the brand of the disc is shown
> on the DVD it just says Bootable DVD folling with fedora 7 printed on
> top. 

Hmm, I'm always a bit dubious of things from ebay, but try this:  On a
system that is working, try and browse the disc.  You should see
something like this in it:

 Fedora/                     27-May-2007 10:30   -
 GPL                         26-May-2007 02:25   18K
 RELEASE-NOTES-en_US.html    26-May-2007 02:25   154K
 RPM-GPG-KEY                 27-May-2007 10:40   1.9K
 RPM-GPG-KEY-beta            27-May-2007 10:40   1.7K
 RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora          27-May-2007 10:40   1.5K
 RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-rawhide  27-May-2007 10:40   1.1K
 RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-test     27-May-2007 10:40   1.1K
 RPM-GPG-KEY-rawhide         27-May-2007 10:40   1.2K
 fedora.css                  27-May-2007 10:40   2.8K
 images/                     27-May-2007 10:40   -
 isolinux/                   27-May-2007 17:22   -
 repodata/                   27-May-2007 17:22   -
 stylesheet-images/          27-May-2007 17:22   -

With the "Fedora" directory containing lots of *rpm files.

If so, it looks fairly likely that you've got a Fedora disc that might
be usable.  Of course, if it's a disc that someone else has burnt
there's always the chance that they've just dumped the files onto a
disc, but without making it bootable, as well.  Something like that is
still useable, but you'd have to do some more work to be able to boot
and install from it.

[tim@bigblack ~]$ uname -ipr i686 i386

Using FC 4, 5, 6 & 7, plus CentOS 5.  Today, it's FC7.

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