after all the horrible problems i had installing suse a few months back (it turned out my parent's cd-rw had bit the dust), i went to my local friendly libary, found a copy of "teach yourself redhat 9 in 24 hours" that actually had the discs still intact (and they were in brand new condition, whatever that's all about)
so i installed it fine. i'm all happy with it, i can't connect to the internet because well....we run aol *hide* (please don't laugh at me, we ended up with six months of free internet, we're switching to a local cable company next week. i'm mocked enough about this as it is) and even through the use of proxy programs i can't get it to connect (it did once. long enough for me to log into livejournal and open the update journal page, and then for some reason, i didnt' touch anything, it just stopped working.)
but this isn't my problem. (although if any of you have a solution for that i'd be glad to hear it we have windows 2000 on this comp)
the computer with redhat 9 installed on it, has a 40gig harddrive, this one only has seven.
i decided to copy all my mp3 discs onto the redhat computer, however i've just discovered that redhat 9 doesn't come with mp3 codecs.
i've googled this, and have only come across things to download to make it work, however since i don't have internet access on that computer, its useless to me.
until next week when i have internet acess on that computer is there anything i can do to get around this? i'm assuming not, but you never know.
i'm starting to think that i was stupid for ever not switching entirely over to oggvorbis last year or so, when i was told to. i'm dumb sometimes.
but all help would be appreciated. i'm sorry if this is incohearant and rambly, i'm half in the bag so i'm apologizing in advance.