mirror.vcu.edu & ftp.vcu.edu

Most users will want to preceede to one of these links: Directory of Downloadable files (http) - Directory of Downloadable files (https) - Directory of Downloadable files (ftp)

If you have any questions about this site, contact the mirror master Last Update: 26 June 2014

Linux Distributions hosted here:

Fedora - http://fedoraproject.org/
Centos - http://www.centos.org/
Ubuntu Releases - http://www.ubuntu.com/
Kubuntu Releases - www.kubuntu.org/
Ubuntu Ports Releases - http://www.ubuntu.com/ - for non x86 cpus
Ubuntu Archive - Ubuntu Archive
Parted Magic - http://partedmagic.com/
PuppyLinux - http://www.puppylinux.org/

Other Projects hosted here:
Cygwin - http://www.cygwin.com/
LibreOffice - http://www.documentfoundation.org/
The Open Disc for Windows - http://www.theopendisc.com/
The Ultimate Boot Disc for Windows - http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

Selected Linux Live Discs

If you want to try Linux, but don't know where to start, try one of the following Linux Live Discs. A Linux live disc is usually burned to a writable CD or DVD and allows one to boot linux onto a computer without installing it. On all of these, one can also install that distribution onto the computer as well. Recently purchased computers all have 64-bit cpus, except Netbooks. If you are unsure which Live Disc to try choose either Fedora Gnome 32-bit or Ubuntu 32-bit. On computer which already have an operating system installed (typically windows) a new user should seek help if they wish to dual boot between the two operating systems.

How to burn a live disc These directions are for Fedora, but will apply to any bootable iso image file.

Fedora 20 32-bit CD image 64-bit CD image
Centos 6.5 32-bit CD image 64-bit CD image
Ubuntu 14.04 Long Term Support 32-bit CD image 64-bit CD image
PuppyLinux Slacko 5.7 - Linux for older computers 32-bit CD image

Here are links to lists of other Live CDs: Wikipedia and Linux Links


The Linux Documentation Project
GNU Manuals Online
Linux Gazette
LinuxFocus (English)

Fedora Documentation

Ubuntu Documentation

All Red Hat Enterprise Linux Manuals

Linux Users Groups in Richmond, Virginia:

VCU LUG - a student group meeting weekly at VCU
RVaLUG - Richmond's community linux user group. Meets monthly.

HowTo Play mp3s on RedHat 8.0 or 9
HowTo Enable DMA on IDE Drives on RedHat 7.3+
Fedora Solved
Fedora News - many Fedora Tutorials and HowTos
The Unofficial Fedora FAQ
ed End of Life
RedHat Public Mailing Lists - including Fedora discussion lists
RedHat Bugzilla - including Fedora bugs
Errata for RedHat releases
System Tuning Info for Linux Servers
RHAS 2.1 & Oracle 9
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Manuals"
Fedora Core site
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora Project Wiki

Viruses, Worms & Spam:

SpamAssassin - SpamAssassin Wiki
Clam Anti-Virus

Security Enhanced Linux:

Fedora SELinux Project Pages
Getting Started with SELinux HOWTO
NSA SELinux site - FAQ
Fedora Core 5 SELinux FAQ - Fedora SELinux List Archive
Gentoo SELinux HOWTO & FAQ
Unofficial SELinux FAQ


rpm.livna.org - another community based distribution of rpm packages
Linux Dell Community Web
Dell Linux Engineering Mailing Lists
Linux & NVIDIA Graphics Forum
Bastille Hardening Script for Linux and Unix
Simple firewall rule generator
Easy Firewall Generator for IPTables
Blackdown Java for Linux
Helix/Real Player for Linux - Installing RealPlayer 10 Beta for Linux
Macromedia Flash Player for Linux
Wine - Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix
Simple firewall rule generator
Easy Firewall Generator for IPTables
Crossover Plugin - Allows Quicktime & other media to be viewed under Linux. (Commercial Product)
WineX - Wine + Direct X support (Commercial Product)
VMware - run Windows under Linux, or vice versa (Commercial Product)

Can't find what you want? Try these mirror sites:
ftp://carroll.cac.psu.edu I2
ftp://www.ibiblio.org I2
ftp://distro.ibiblio.org I2
ftp://ftp.dulug.duke.edu I2
Bit Torrent Site for Fedora Core I2
ftp://mirrors.umbc.edu I2
Center for Digital Discourse & Culture at VaTech

Sites marked with I2, have an Internet2 connection from VCU