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Linux Newbie Questions
Subject: Linux Newbie Questions
Author: darkangel    Posted: 2004-05-13 13:24:09    Length: 814 byte(s)
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I installed mandrake 10 a few days ago and being a total Linux newbie i 've got some questions.

1)I've tried to install/write to some folders and get a denied message being should i be denied access to any files being that my account should be admin, or am i still thinking windows here?

2)what would be the default installation directory for files i.e. program files in windows?

3)is there any good firewalls, like outpost or black ice for Linux?

4)know that Linux is inherently more secure but is an AV needed yet?

5)how do i access windows drives from Linux?

hope u can help i'm sure i'll have many more questions in the future, thanks in advance

p.s any good newbie support site recommendations welcomed.
 
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Subject: Linux Newbie Questions
Author: darkangel    Posted: 2004-05-13 15:13:39    Length: 37 byte(s)
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ah well looks like back to xp for me
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Subject: Linux Newbie Questions
Author: John_the_geek    Posted: 2004-05-13 18:28:48    Length: 798 byte(s)
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Hello
1)the denial is from your login try to login as root
[span style='color:green']learn the unix terminal comands there is where you do eveything for linux[/span]
2)bin is where unix keeps its programs there are several bin directories
3) + 4) not sure but search the web and better stay offline with linux till you are comfortable with security and viruses
make backups reguraly as a computer is a volitle creature [span style='color:green']your best defence is a good backup[/span]5)there is a mnt directory one step above root that should have all partitions in it that are mounted if not mounting a file system is tricky but not impossible
partition magic in xp can access unix filesystem but neither unix or win can write unless it is through a network...
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how you run, how you upgrade,
and how well you backup, is all that matters..

[span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%']~~~~John the Geek~~~~~~[/span]
KUBUNTU @ 2.6.10
[span style='color:purple']Linux user #355715[/span]
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Subject: Linux Newbie Questions
Author: darkangel    Posted: 2004-05-13 20:10:52    Length: 1,360 byte(s)
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QUOTE (John_the_geek @ May 13 2004, 06:28 PM)
Hello
1)the denial is from your login try to login as root
[span style='color:green']learn the unix terminal comands there is where you do eveything for linux[/span]
2)bin is where unix keeps its programs there are several bin directories
3) + 4) not sure but search the web and better stay offline with linux till you are comfortable with security and viruses
make backups reguraly as a computer is a volitle creature [span style='color:green']your best defence is a good backup[/span]5)there is a mnt directory one step above root that should have all partitions in it that are mounted if not mounting a file system is tricky but not impossible
partition magic in xp can access unix filesystem but neither unix or win can write unless it is through a network...

 thank u smile.gif , sorted 1 & 5, as for 3+4 thinks i'll av a go at GuardDog firewall and maybe nod32 as an av used it on xp
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