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Offline ru_ready

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I am trying so desperately to use and understand Linux based operating systems.  Long time windows user and have very little programming experiences.

Love the raspberry, and I know it will be an excellent server for hosting a hub in DC. Purchased a 4TB powered usb drive with 2 external usb ports, so this allows an excellent way to host a hub.

I have tried all my best in figuring out how to get the Ptokax running.

what I need is some very basic explanations of how to unzip and install the software. I have (I think) made all the right steps, but nothing seems to be working out  :(.

What programming software do I use in raspberry? python?  when it says to type scripts, what software is actually used to make the folders with?

this is what confuses me as there are many options to use. I can make screen shots and give my step by step to what i have tried.

1 other question, do i need to also run a DC++ install or is the Ptokax not need it.

thanks for anyone who can teach this starter in Linux based systems out.  (who can teach me what i need to know)

thanks kindly

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Re: new user to linux os and have beginner questions with raspberry pi
« Reply #1 on: 02 November, 2020, 14:50:18 »
If I were you I would start off with Windows Subsystem for Linux (provided you have a Win10 rig) as it's the easiest way to learn Linux. You will need to compile PtokaX from source. PtokaX-specific guides are available on the wiki. Based on your post you need familiarise yourself withLinux/Unix commandline basics for which there are countless tutorials.


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Re: new user to linux os and have beginner questions with raspberry pi
« Reply #2 on: 23 January, 2021, 23:43:57 »
Hi,  i took your advise and have a windows version of Ptokax running and have a running hub.

Trying to get the PI running a hub now to free up the windows machine. and host with the PI, as I feel this tiny computer is perfect for hosting.

I was able to find this step by step guide to getting it working. along with another person we were able to get to #6 of the instructions.  there is no (make) that seems to work. lost at knowing what version is being installed, and i have the 2017 version downloaded and sitting in directory.

can anyone advise to next step here and why we can get it to install?

thanks

forum.ptokax.org/index.php?topic=8498.0

this is to #6 on the old directions.  cheers

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Re: new user to linux os and have beginner questions with raspberry pi
« Reply #3 on: 24 January, 2021, 00:22:03 »
Guide is on same place as in september.
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2020-09-28 12:20:40 <PPK> depend on what help you need. if you have raspbery with raspbian or raspberry pi os then this guide should be good start http://wiki.ptokax.org/doku.php?id=guides:debian_bugbuntu
Two different people give you link to PtokaX wiki. And you still ignore that  :shocking:
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Re: new user to linux os and have beginner questions with raspberry pi
« Reply #4 on: 24 January, 2021, 03:10:50 »
maybe i didnĀ“t ignore it,  maybe all the options are a bit confusing??  as they state 3 or more different options at once.... that is why the page i linked to made it easy to follow... 1 2 3 4 ,  that was the easy copy paste here here... etc.  being not frequent with the systems it does get a bit complicated to figure what is the option to use. and not wanting to screw up the install with a wrong choice.

sorry for not being a coding programmer, and all i need is a simple set of directions in plain english to get the nice program working.

from #6 where it goes bad, what option do i need to use? or do i need to start over again and delete all that was done?  didnt think it was too much of an ask. sorry

and if this is my 3rd post how did i ignore more answers to this question? i guess i dont understand enough.

thanks for your time

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Re: new user to linux os and have beginner questions with raspberry pi
« Reply #4 on: 24 January, 2021, 03:10:50 »