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    I am new to linux.

    I am trying to install GCC on my SuSe 9.2, but i dont seem to be understanding how to do it.

    i tried the guide but it confused me even more.

    Can anoyone help me.

    Thanks

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    Doesn't your distro come with gcc as standard?
    Isn't there some kind of package manager you can just click your way through to install it?
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    open up a console and type rpm -q gcc
    Id be pretty surprised if any (standard-ish) linux distro didnt ship with gcc.

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    Actually it seems that some of the well known distros are not shipping gcc with their 'desktop' version. Suse for example, you can use yast or Perspective's command to install gcc. Ubuntu linux also does not come with gcc stocked, but is easily gotten through apt-get or synaptic (for the gui oriented).

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    i seem to have GCC 3.3.4
    But how do i start it?

    I dont have a menu for it or anything..

    Also i tried booting my computer wtih windows XP but it would show the Windows loading screen and it would restart..

    Anyone have an idea what could've caused that?

    And how do i boot from CD, It seems to be primary boot device but when insert the Windows CD it wont boot with it?

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    >But how do i start it?

    gcc is a compiler. I get the idea that your expecting some type of IDE or UI to pop up. gcc is command line only. Type gcc to run it. Type man gcc to get more information about how it works.


    >And how do i boot from CD, It seems to be primary boot device but when insert the Windows CD it wont boot with it?

    windows is a wonderful piece of software. If it boots up (either the OS or the boot disk) and doesnt recognize the filesytem type on the first bit of the hard disk, it will just hang there. No error message, no warning.. just a black screen. Chances are good you have an ext2 or ext3 boot partition at the beginning of your disk. If you do some googling you'll be able to find out ways of setting dual boots that get around this problem.

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    Thanks i got it working.
    Now how do i delete partitions?

    I got a software but it keeps asking for the "Volume Lable name"
    Its called Paragon Partion manager.

    Is there anything better to manage partitions?

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    Disk druid works pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrafcho001

    I dont have a menu for it or anything..
    lol!!! sorry, but that's classic.....it truely is.
    i seem to have GCC 3.3.4
    But how do i start it?
    I dont have a menu for it or anything.

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    i use partition magic.
    it kicks ass.
    the boot disk for your suse distro should have a partition tool embedded in it also.
    fdisk
    http://www.annodex.net/cgi-bin/man/man2html?8+fdisk
    cfdisk
    http://www.annodex.net/cgi-bin/man/man2html?8+cfdisk

    Actually it seems that some of the well known distros are not shipping gcc with their 'desktop' version. Suse for example, you can use yast or Perspective's command to install gcc. Ubuntu linux also does not come with gcc stocked, but is easily gotten through apt-get or synaptic (for the gui oriented).
    I still have not seen any distro that does not have gcc. i have also noticed they have g++ on the majority of them already installed. another fact that i recall, almost all of the opensource gui front ends use gcc or g++ as the primary backend compiler.

    it is possible that things have changed, i'm speaking from limited experience with *nix.
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    lol!!! sorry, but that's classic.....it truely is.
    hehehehe... that is classic.
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