Be warned, I may have gotten a little carried away with this post... over 2000 characters long.
800MHz/384MB ram/20gig HDD IDE-0 Master/CD-RW IDE-0 Slave
I'm on a Network of 3 computers
System1 - XP (this comp i'm using to post/Internet gateway)
System2 - XP
System3 - Now called Linux3 (My comp)
XP was starting to become a little unstable and instead of reinstalling XP I decided it would be a good time to try to install Linux.
Had a little problem with it not wanting to FDISK when my HDD was slave, when I did get FDISK working heres what I did:
My 20gig HD
/dev/hda2 - 200mb linux swap
/dev/hda5 - 4096mb linux (boot flag)
---- about 15 gigs of un-partitioned space to dual boot XP later ----
Now I started setup, Selected the swap partition and it starts taking me through prompts... I choose to format my "/dev/hda5" as the Journaling File system, and I choose the Full Install. Everything installs and it asks me to choose a kernel, I select bare.i ... It asks me to put in a floppy to make a boot disk, heres the first problem, it seems my floppy drive wont read/write anything... So i figure i can skip this because i can boot of the CD if necessary.
Next it asks if i want to install "LILO", because i want to dual boot later, i figured this was a good thing to install too. About this time i believe it gets me to reboot.
"Disk boot failure, insert system disk and push enter."
I guess i didn't setup the kernel correctly... so i boot of the CD and at the Boot prompt i typed "bare.i root=/dev/hda5 noinitrd ro"
I'm in linux now, at least the console, I try navigating around and amuse myself with the text games for a bit and everything seems to be good until i try to run an application with a GUI... Ex. Mozilla
(mozilla-bin:1758): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
A screenshot of me trying to open a few programs:
Now I'm stuck, I'm not sure what to do next...