Friday, November 19, 2010

Replacing old *nix with Fedora 14

Last time when i installed fedora am not that happy; the problem may be on my side or on other side; i dont know.

I thought lets give it a try again. I installed fedora 14, installation was smooth but i faced some problem in creating the bootable usb drive. But it got resolved in few tries. I installed fedora and trust me installation was too smooth.

After the installation i need to make it ready for using [ missing softwares ]

I started with Java.

Installing Java
  • Download jdk and jre from Download bin files.
  • Change it to become executable [ chmod +x file ]
  • Run bin file
  • Using alternative --install command.

Ok Lets try it out. You may require root access.

  1. Open Terminal
  2. wget This will download jdk-6u22-linux-i586-rpm.bin
  3. chmod +x jdk-6u22-linux-i586-rpm.bin
  4. ./jdk-6u22-linux-i586-rpm.bin
  5. alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_22/jre/bin/java 20000
  6. alternatives --install /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_22/jre/bin/javaws 20000
  7. java -version

Next is openoffice
yum install openoffice*

To enjoy mp3 and other restricted softwares we need to enable the restricted repos.

This is all for Fedora 14.