Hi everyone, I am a new Linux user. I wanted to get some more details to basic setup of Fedora 31.
1: I just wanted to know what type of install method I should use if I wanted to connect to the internet with privacy and transfer documents to from computers. What setup should I use? ( Settings, apps, tools, etc)
2: When referring to installing on a drive, if I were to install Fedora on a computer, would it be a usb disk drive?
3: Network connectivity and Internet does not work when I try to boot to any Linux distro on a USB. Some distro do not boot at all on HP and MAC computers that are Brand new. The network does not show.
4: Fedora does not boot on a live usb. Fedora does not boot in secure or non secure boot. It goes to the “LVM command process are running in the background etc…”
The only way I can access an installation would be thru the Graphical Troubleshoot method. It only gives me an option to install to the usb, which is used. Do I override the USB?
The trouble with the Fedora Linux is, that it is a "test-bed" for an Enterprise OS. So it is rather designed for people who work with Linux kernel, or want an preview of the next full-bloated consumer-grade software.
Please, take no offence, but that is rather wrong distro for an newbie. Try the Ubuntu LTS first. Then (maybe) play with Arch Linux. Finally (maybe), come there.
Sorry, the following post is totally off topic in relation to the @tuxedopuffin questions. But I would like to write some personal thoughts/opinions.
This is not totally true. If you think so, then any open source software is a test bed for any commercial enterprise. Also Ubuntu is a product of Canonical, and Canonical makes money selling support/whatever on the same distro “tested” by a whole community. Debian is a test bed for any flavor of downstream distribution. OpenBSD is a test bed for various enterprise NAS. And if you think so, also the Linux kernel is a test bed for many commercial products (also the evil Micro$oft).
If you like to see the world in that way, you are totally free.
What I think is that the whole life is a give and receive. When I started to play with computers, there where not free and gratis products (we had such often bloated freeware or shareware softwares, ok). If you wanted to use a program or an operating system, you had to buy it or… you had to be a pirate and make an unauthorized copy of the floppy disks of your friends.
Today we have the possibility to learn and work with great softwares and systems in total legality. We should thank the whole community and the worldwide movement of the free software, but also many (not all) enterprises that put money on some projects and let the whole world to legally use such great stuff.
(Disclaimer: I don’t work for any of these enterprises).
Well, also without a firewall you have less troubles… Without a password to type at each command you have less annoyances… Etc…
I tried Arch. And trust me, if you need to work, it is not the right distribution for you. If you want to tinker and you have the time to play/learn, if your hobby is customization and tinkering of dozens of options and configurations, then it could be a nice distro.
Well. One of the reason why many people choose Fedora, is that there is not proprietary stuff in the default repositories.
In addition, from the point of view of the community and of the sponsors (Red Hat in primis), avoiding legal threats is healthy in order to further a project.
You know, perhaps today we may have been all BSD users instead of Linux, if BSD hadn’t been in legal quagmire in the early '90s, who knows…
We are always in a threat: look at the recent news about GNOME.
In addition it is not so difficult to add third party repositories in Fedora if you need them.
Indeed, maybe I think that this is a false myth. For instance I’m not a developer and I use Fedora with success
As far as I know, you have to expressly enable some third party repository. Gnome software ask for that the first time you open it.
In Fedora by default there are not third party repositories installed/enabled.
Fedora can be installed to a USB drive, a Virtual Machine or the hard drive in your computer.
I’d recommend trying a live USB of any distro prior to installing it.
Network connectivity can be tricky depending on the wifi card that is being used in the machine.
You might want to go through and look through the forums for the distro you are trying searching for the laptop model number or the wifi card that is in the machine to see if someone has had a similar issue or if drivers need to be loaded. The tools available to troubleshoot this will vary depending on the distribution but you should be able to start with lspci or lsusb (running in a terminal) .
Ok well, I’m not that new to Linux… I know how to use. I just have not made a hard drive usb with the OS.
The problem that I am having is that once I set this up and I turn it off, it is slow. It will not boot properly it seems, and I use encrypted setup.
I’m not sure if this is normal, but it appears there’s nothing I can do with this.
I am starting to wonder if this is mainly only for server users. It may be hardware, but I don’t think I would get much of a difference it’s setting up with different or brand new gear, after all this stuff is open source.
Do i need a WiFi card with every computer? Internet only works with a WiFi card on mine.