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    apt- get update problem

    Every-time i keep trying to run "apt- get update" from the root, it keeps saying stuff like "cant fetch, ftp://bahbah.url.bahbah.com read only file system, failed to open" until it reaches 100% how do i fix this? i think i got to fix some permissions on my computer, but i dont know how can anyone explain step by step?

    Also, im using a cd to boot, how do i save my settingss do i dont lose my dsl connection and files every time i start up/


    Thanks.

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    In order to update the software, you have to install it to the hard drive. If you are running from CD, you can write and change anything on the CD (what you would need to do to update packages).

    Apparently, there is an "live-CD" installer in the works that allows you to "install" software while running from CD. See this post:

    http://mailman.linuxtag.org/pipermai...er/004252.html

    For saving you files and settings, you must create a "persistent" home directory:

    http://www.knoppix.net/docs/index.ph...stentHomeHowTo

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    It says its not needed and i have the latest Knoppix version, now what?

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    Once I hdinstall my PC, all I need do is run apt-get update every week or two and I never need to download another ISO to stay up to date, right?

    BTW, what's the difference between update and upgrade? Also, I know how to install and remove, but how do I know what's available out there to install?

    TIA,

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    Once I hdinstall my PC, all I need do is run apt-get update every week or two and I never need to download another ISO to stay up to date, right?
    Hi,
    If you don't care about updating your kernel, apt-get is all you need.
    Someone please prove me wrong, 'cause that's what I believe

    BTW, what's the difference between update and upgrade?
    update updates your packagename and -version database to know what upgrade will need to upgrade. Hmm, not very clearly put, better have a look at $ man apt-get

    how do I know what's available out there to install
    You mean all the debian packages, or new versions of the ones you have?
    I'd normally browse at http://packages.debian.org/testing/
    but it's down for the moment
    Try $ apt-cache search packagename/part_of_a_packagename

    You can also do $ cat var/lib/dpkg/available

    Man pages tell you a lot

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