I'm happy, just finished installing the mandrake 7.2 copy of Linux and all
appears to have worked. I now have some basic questions to get me past
having to work logged in as root. Just so you know who you're dealing with,
I have about a days worth of Unix training from 5 years ago that was never
once put to use, no Linux experience at all, I'm a developer, Java,
database, some C & C++, all in the Windoze world. The install is on a PII -
300MHz, 128Mb RAM, ZIP drive - internal, LinkSys NIC, using KDE unless
someone tells me otherwise.
On to the questions...
1) The hostname for my machine, what should it look like? I just used what
I had when it was an NT box, "MYTOY" for example. This appears to be giving
Linux a little, minor headache on starting.
2) As root I can play all day with the CDROM and ZIP drive but logged in
using the account I created during the install tells me I don't have
permission. I tried following the examples on chmod in the reference manual
but I received a message saying the mount was busy. Well excuse me
Mister... So how do I go about giving users permission to work with the ZIP
drive and CDROM?
3) It appears I have an IRQ conflict between the NIC and the video card,
both trying to use IRQ9. What utility to I use to change the IRQ in the
NIC? In HardDrake all I could find was a configuration tool that did not
allow me the chance to make changes?
4) Last and most important to me is how do I set the CLASSPATH environment
variable so that when I try to run a Java program I don't get the class not
found java/lang/object error message? I have tried looking for .profile and
so far no luck.
Thanks to one and all for any assistance and taking the time to read this
post. If there is a FAQ out there for newbies like me I would also really
appreciate it if someone could point me to it so I can keep the postings to
the major stuff.