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Old 08-26-2003, 03:09 AM   #1
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Caldera, my 1st Linux Distro


Ironically enough, my very 1st install was Caldera's OpenLinux back in 90-something (Linux 2.2). It came in a SAMS teach yourself Linux in 24 Hours book and the CD had partition magic. i had a dual boot win98/linux system...but didnt know how to boot back into linux after restarting the system....so i just kept installing it everytime i wanted to use it (that's funny).

i remember looking at the file names usr var etc and wondering (WTF!!!). I still have that old Caldera disk too, and the book. Man that book sucks so bad when i look at it today. it maybe goes over 10 shell commands and the rest is GUI stuff..i remember being mad because i had a Winmodem and couldnt get online (also had AOL so the winmodem didnt matter).

anyway, with all the SCO stuff going on, it just reminded me of when i had that Caldera OpenLinux stuff on my computer.
 
Old 08-26-2003, 03:14 AM   #2
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he he he, don't you feel all dirty now? I too actually have an old disc, but I guess to my luck (or not?) I couldn't ever get the puppy to install (back when I didn't know jack though) so I moved on, officially, Mandrake was the first distro I got to install, and that was from a purchased copy (7.2) from linuxcentral.com

Ahh, the good ol days. Caldera, I think one of the LQ Addicts (linuxcool) runs that? I may very well be mistaken..

Didn't Caldera make Word Perfect? Or was that someone else... Seems like it was someone else, I'll have to bust out my old Linux distro CD's and check in a bit

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Old 08-26-2003, 03:50 AM   #3
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if asked i would say my 1st real install was RedHat because I never really used OpenLinux because I had to re-install everytime i wanted to get in (had no concept of a boot floppy).

now that i remember....i actually messed up my MBR trying to install grub back then and ended up reformatting my whole drive and never visited Linux again until RedHat 7.1

oh man, it keeps comming back to me...i was trying to install grub because LILO would only work on lower 1024, but windows was on the lower 1024. Man, what a nightmare that was for me. That before i knew anything so i was quite unhappy about having to reformat.
 
Old 08-26-2003, 04:00 AM   #4
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I burned a Caldera disk, got it installed and working properly, for about a day, Then got Redhat installed.

Ah them where the days, wondering what the hell ls was for when dir worked fine.
 
Old 08-26-2003, 05:16 AM   #5
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strange, i didnt even know dir worked in linux. i just did it because of your post. i do know that ls doesnt work in windows...i make the mistake often.
 
Old 08-26-2003, 06:14 AM   #6
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Make an alias... er, a doskey macro... equating 'dir' with 'ls' - any time I get on a DOS/Win box, I do that without fail. Then you get to screw up the switches/options instead. But you can alias the most common of those, too.

I learned 'dir' worked from using ncftp on Cygwin. I'm all screwed up.
 
Old 08-26-2003, 08:09 AM   #7
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redhat was my first, then mandrahe, slack...
 
Old 08-26-2003, 10:25 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by MasterC
Didn't Caldera make Word Perfect? Or was that someone else... Seems like it was someone else, I'll have to bust out my old Linux distro CD's and check in a bit
That would be Corel...
 
Old 08-26-2003, 12:39 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Robert0380
strange, i didnt even know dir worked in linux. i just did it because of your post. i do know that ls doesnt work in windows...i make the mistake often.
It's actually an alias I believe. It's not on all distros, that's for sure. Check:
alias
To show all your aliases and see if 'dir' is one

Cool
 
Old 08-26-2003, 12:39 PM   #10
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That would be Corel...
That's it! Thanks Didn't have to break out the stash of older distros, but still might just for sake of nostalgia

Cool
 
Old 08-26-2003, 12:42 PM   #11
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I remember my first linux disk. It was too was from the book SAMS teach yourself Linux in 24 Hours. There were two editions at the time. One with Caldera and one with Red Hat. I chose the Red Hat. I guess I must have had some type of ESP way back then

I've tried Red Hat, Debian, Slack, FreeBSD
 
Old 08-26-2003, 12:43 PM   #12
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Its not a alias here, not even a symlink

Code:
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root        69228 Aug 19 01:50 /bin/dir
 
Old 08-26-2003, 01:30 PM   #13
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Cool, thanks for the info. Just out of curiosity, what do you get from:
ls -l /bin/ls



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Old 08-26-2003, 01:33 PM   #14
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I get

Code:
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root        69228 Aug 19 01:50 /bin/ls
Which probably means it a duplicate of ls. I wonder why?

edit:
dir -l also works.

Last edited by leonscape; 08-26-2003 at 01:34 PM.
 
Old 08-26-2003, 02:00 PM   #15
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Is that a hard link vs. a sym link? Hard links are rare beasties.
 
  


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