hey i just got linux redhat 8.0 downloaded and burned to cds but to install it do i just boot from the first cd and make a partition in linux with the space i didnt use for the partition i just made for windows xp???
before you do that i suggest you resize the XP partition, then create a new blank partition and let RH8 deal with that, because i dont completely trust RH8 to use the free space on the XP partition and make its own partition....
You would want to have some unallocated space (not in a partition) on your hard drive. Red Hat will create the partitions it needs during the install. Don't bother creating a partition in the empty space before the install.
Heh, I tend to have that problem a lot
Try typing the name of the program at a console and see if it loads up. A lot of the installers place the binary in some arcane place in your path. Usually if you read through the output of 'make install' you can find it.
A program, you mean? Well, it depends on how it was installed. If installed in the .rpm format, do a rpm -e packagename on it. That should erase it. If you installed from tarball or source, you could try a 'make uninstall', from the source directory. The only other option I know of it manually deleting the binaries, which can be a very bad idea depending on what type of program it is. If anyone knows a better way, I'd like to know.
I'll assume your using KDE or GNOME. Near the bottom of the screen, there should be an icon named 'Console' or 'Terminal'. Click on that icon, and you should get a command promt.
Your update probably installed a new kernel. The old kernel image is still on your system, so the bootloader still has an entry for it. In case the new kernel didn't work, you would be able to use the old kernel instead. The two linux entries are the two kernels you have.