Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I just downloaded the newwest copy of the boot.iso from suse and made the cd and tried to do an FTP install of suse.
This is a brand new computer that I have win XP Pro loaded on for the sake of having an OS to use for the moment.
AMD 64bit Athlon 3000 processor
512MB PC3200 DDRAM
nVidea Geforce FX 5200
Soundblaster Live 128 PCI
Lite-on 451 DVD-RW
WD 2500J 250Gig HD
The board I'm using has an onboard sis900 Fast Ethernet adaptor. It doesn't really like to work apparently as I can't use it in windows and had to infact install a secondary ethernet card into the machine just to get online. Currently I'm connected through a Linksys LNE100TX 10/100 NIC. Also in a seperate PCI slot I've got an SMC EZ SMC1211TX 10/100 NIC.
Out of those three you'd think that I could get one to do a proper automatic DHCP configuration through the manual install, but nope. I followed the instructions of Tuvok's FTP install walkthrough to the letter and I did correctly load all the modules for the nics. I've tried loading them singularly one at a time, all three together, two at a time, etc just to get it to work in any configuration and none seem to pass the DHCP autoconfig point. This is getting very frustrating as for some reason this install of Windowz XP Pro is very problematic and not very stable. Any help on this matter will be greatly appreciated.