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andrewmoquin
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New to linux

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Hi everyone!

I'm Andy and I'm new here.
I join in this forum to learn more about one
of the operating systems which is the Linux.
I know it's an open source and I am just
curious where a Linux starts. I just want
to know where the Ubuntu, Mandriva, Fedora
and other Linux OS derived from. All I know
is that Linux came from UNIX. I hope you
can help me to further my knowledge about
Linux.
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Re: New to linux

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I found this site to be very helpful

http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/

regards,
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Re: New to linux

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Welcome to LinuxMint Forums.

What version of Mint are you using?
Or you might be checking things out before you commit to a Linux Distro.
Either way ... let us know.

I have found the Forums very useful, and the community a great help, in my move into Linux.
All the main Linus Distros (versions) have a Community Forum.
And, downloading and reading the LinuxMint-7 UserGuide http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

I have only been using LinuxMint-7 a short while, after using Ubuntu 9.04 originally.
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Re: New to linux

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hello..i'm a newbie here too..

i starts using ubuntu last year but only for a short while...then im attracted to Mint and i'm using Gloria right..everything is just great in mint..but i realize something...it will be hell if youre using linux but doesnt have internet connection...i'm trying to install some software..i need to download all the libs and package before that..as i browse through the package catalog..i found out that every libs and package have different other libs required...so i need to download every single package needed..i know it is a lot easier installing using package manager but i dont have internet connection...so i want to know if there's easier method to do this...

thnx in advance.

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andrewmoquin wrote:I'm Andy and I'm new here. I join in this forum to learn more about one
of the operating systems which is the Linux.
http://www.linuxnewbieguide.org/
http://www.justlinux.com/
http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/cli.html
--command line help (cli in windows..)
http://www.reallylinux.com/docs/consult.shtml

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Re: New to linux

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sollehahn wrote:hello..i'm a newbie here too..

i starts using ubuntu last year but only for a short while...then im attracted to Mint and i'm using Gloria right..everything is just great in mint..but i realize something...it will be hell if youre using linux but doesnt have internet connection...i'm trying to install some software..i need to download all the libs and package before that..as i browse through the package catalog..i found out that every libs and package have different other libs required...so i need to download every single package needed..i know it is a lot easier installing using package manager but i dont have internet connection...so i want to know if there's easier method to do this...

thnx in advance.
Hello sollehahn, and Welcome to Linux Mint. Mint works just fine without an internet connection, but of course if you want to install some software, it has to find it on the internet, same as in Windows, otherwise the install discs would be huge (e.g. bluray). Now there are ways to give an isolated box new software and updates, but of course it still requires an internet connection at some point, and it's not exactly easy. All the required dependencies and shared libraries are exactly why we can fit so much software on a 700MB CD. All the mint application installers can deal with the dependencies just fine, select the app you want to install, and it will automatically install the dependencies for you no problem.
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so i need to download every single package needed..i know it is a lot easier installing using package manager but i dont have internet connection...so i want to know if there's easier method to do this...
Here's the best I can come up with... in Synaptic (MintMenu -> Package Manager) you can mark the packages you want to install then generate a download script that you can take with you somewhere else and download the packages there. Here is an example I did for installing Amarok on my desktop:

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#!/bin/sh
wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/q/qtscriptgenerator/libqtscriptbindings1_0.1.0-0ubuntu1~jaunty1_amd64.deb
wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/amarok/amarok-common_2.1.1mysql5.1.30-0ubuntu1~jaunty1_all.deb
wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/loudmouth/libloudmouth1-0_1.4.2-2_amd64.deb
wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/t/taglib-extras/libtag-extras0_0.1.2-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/amarok/amarok_2.1.1mysql5.1.30-0ubuntu1~jaunty1_amd64.deb
wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/k/kdemultimedia/libkcddb4_4.2.2-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb
wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/k/kdemultimedia/kdemultimedia-kio-plugins_4.2.2-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb
Just pick the programs you want to install then go to File -> Generate Package Download Script and it will create the script for downloading .debs of your programs and all the required dependencies. Now the tricky part is updating the repositories so you're downloading the right stuff. For that, I send you to a nice tutorial I found after I just typed all this up only to realize I don't know how to finish.

http://www.planetoss.com/detail.php?id=13

People smarter than me made this. I looked through it and it looks like it'll work for your needs. You might need to bring a live Linux CD to the place that has internet if they don't have a linux machine there because otherwise you're going to be doing a lot of copy/pasting to dowload files.

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Re: New to linux

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andrewmoquin wrote:Hi everyone!
I just want to know where the Ubuntu, Mandriva, Fedora
and other Linux OS derived from. All I know
is that Linux came from UNIX.
Beware what ye ask for:
http://www.osml.eu/files/linux_timeline.png
http://fatpenguinblog.com/wp-content/up ... ine-75.png

BTW Linux did not come from UNIX - You a Microsoft / SCO Lawyer :lol:
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Re: New to linux

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altair, following your links, I found the uptodate version here: http://futurist.se/gldt (which includes linux mint)
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Re: New to linux

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emorrp1 wrote:altair, following your links, I found the uptodate version here: http://futurist.se/gldt (which includes linux mint)
Bookmarked, thanks
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Re: New to linux

Post by sollehahn »

Here's the best I can come up with... in Synaptic (MintMenu -> Package Manager) you can mark the packages you want to install then generate a download script that you can take with you somewhere else and download the packages there. Here is an example I did for installing Amarok on my desktop:

Code: Select all

#!/bin/sh
wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/q/qtscriptgenerator/libqtscriptbindings1_0.1.0-0ubuntu1~jaunty1_amd64.deb
wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/amarok/amarok-common_2.1.1mysql5.1.30-0ubuntu1~jaunty1_all.deb
wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/loudmouth/libloudmouth1-0_1.4.2-2_amd64.deb
wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/t/taglib-extras/libtag-extras0_0.1.2-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/amarok/amarok_2.1.1mysql5.1.30-0ubuntu1~jaunty1_amd64.deb
wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/k/kdemultimedia/libkcddb4_4.2.2-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb
wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/k/kdemultimedia/kdemultimedia-kio-plugins_4.2.2-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb
Just pick the programs you want to install then go to File -> Generate Package Download Script and it will create the script for downloading .debs of your programs and all the required dependencies. Now the tricky part is updating the repositories so you're downloading the right stuff. For that, I send you to a nice tutorial I found after I just typed all this up only to realize I don't know how to finish.
Thanks...this one sure help me a lot..

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