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Old 08-10-2004, 12:14 AM   #136
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Also for the DNS server names, is that really necessary? Because on my Connection Properties under Windows it says the following:

Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically is CHECKED
Server IP 0.0.0.0

So in that part, should I skip it and dont put anything?
look at what dns server windows is using and put it into the linux configuration...

to see the dns servers you are using in windows, do a "ipconfig /all" in a "command.com" when you are connected...
 
Old 08-10-2004, 12:15 AM   #137
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don't sweat over the dns thing, you can change that later to whatever you want by editing the file /etc/resolv.conf anyways...
 
Old 08-10-2004, 12:17 AM   #138
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I know I done that. But when I click on the TCP/IP Properties, the "Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically" is checked. Weird.

I thought Fdisk was built-in. So I dont know what you meant by Slackware does not have any partitioning options?

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Old 08-10-2004, 12:21 AM   #139
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thought Fdisk was built-in. So I dont know what you meant by Slackware does not have any partitioning options?
 
Old 08-10-2004, 12:24 AM   #140
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thought Fdisk was built-in. So I dont know what you meant by Slackware does not have any partitioning options?
dude, i already explained to you that i said the slackware INSTALLER doesn't have partitioning options...

of course slackware itself has fdisk/cfdisk, every major distro has these, but the INSTALLER expects you to do your partitioning BEFORE you run it... get it??? you can run fdisk/cfdisk from the slackware cd before you run the installer... they are there for when you need them, which you DON'T.


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Old 08-10-2004, 12:38 AM   #141
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Yep i got it. Im just waiting for the CDs to arrive.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 12:41 AM   #142
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it would be a really good idea if you would download SLAX and use it for a while to get the slackware feeling... slax is a live cd based on slackware... it's less than 180mb... you can use it to practice your linux skills without having to touch your hard drive... i REALLY recommend you donwload it and use it in preparation for the actual slackware install... you should even be able to connect to the internet from slax:

http://slax.linux-live.org/

remember also to practice editing files with vi...
 
Old 08-10-2004, 01:00 PM   #143
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Could you fill me in on this??? On install guide I read this:

""After the root disk finishes loading, it will present you with a login prompt. Log in as root (there is no password).""

What do they mean by NO PASSWORD FOR ROOT???? I don't get it.

Could you please fill me in on this please? I want to fill out a Root password like in Mandrake.

Theres two Cds that I ordered. Which one will be the root CD?

And another thing, is that I MIGHT go along with Mandrake after all. I MIGHT. I dont know.

But, what did you mean by Slackware would be easier for me to handle? I know is that the upside for all this is the modem issue. But what did you mean by Slackware being a bit easier for me?

I have dial-up BTW. So its going to take me at lease 9 hours.

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Old 08-10-2004, 04:37 PM   #144
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Two things I want to clear up

Install Linux Kernel
bootdisk: Use the kernel from the installation bootdisk
cdrom: Use a kernel from the Slackware CD
floppy: Install a zimage or bzimage file from a DOS floppy
skip: Skip this menu and use the default /vmlinuz

Just tell me which one to choose and thats it. I will do it it on my own from here.



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Old 08-10-2004, 06:42 PM   #145
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Could you fill me in on this??? On install guide I read this:

""After the root disk finishes loading, it will present you with a login prompt. Log in as root (there is no password).""

What do they mean by NO PASSWORD FOR ROOT???? I don't get it.

Could you please fill me in on this please? I want to fill out a Root password like in Mandrake.
it's talking about when you boot the install cd... there's no root password at that point, because you still haven't even started to install slackware... near the end of the installation, you'll be asked to assign a root password for your system...

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Theres two Cds that I ordered. Which one will be the root CD?
there is no root cd... it's root DISK... it's the software that contains the setup program and the filesystem to use during install... you don't need to worry about this, just go with the flow... the root disk you need will be loaded automatically when you hit ENTER at the boot prompt, as you need the default one...

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And another thing, is that I MIGHT go along with Mandrake after all. I MIGHT. I dont know.
that's good, but since you are staring you should give other distros a fair shot also, and then you can see which one you like the most...

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But, what did you mean by Slackware would be easier for me to handle? I know is that the upside for all this is the modem issue. But what did you mean by Slackware being a bit easier for me?
slackware isn't easy, it's SIMPLE... everything in slackware is straight-forward and in-your-face... this is unlike distros like mandrake, for example, that hide the system behind so much fluff that you never learn anything and you end-up bringing your windows psychology over to the linux side...

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I have dial-up BTW. So its going to take me at lease 9 hours.
you mean slax?? well , i think it's worth it, as you still need to study a lot, and what better way of studying than by doing?? think of those 9 hours as an investment in your linux future...

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Old 08-10-2004, 06:46 PM   #146
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Two things I want to clear up

Install Linux Kernel
bootdisk: Use the kernel from the installation bootdisk
cdrom: Use a kernel from the Slackware CD
floppy: Install a zimage or bzimage file from a DOS floppy
skip: Skip this menu and use the default /vmlinuz

Just tell me which one to choose and thats it. I will do it it on my own from here.
skip the menu and use the default vmlinuz...
 
Old 08-10-2004, 11:39 PM   #147
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Also, I had a PC built in Europe. Now, It does have an external modem that the guy had offered me. I do not know nothing about the modem such as name and such. But it is an external modem.

Do you think that the two Distros (Mandrake/Slackware) will be compatable with that external modem? I heard that MOST Linux distros (including Mandrake) will work with an external modem. If not, then I will not sweat it.

My question is, how would I configure on which COM port will the modem be on? And will I configure it under Windows too???

What will be the commands under Linux?

The OS is a Win2000. but I want to take these Linux CDs and install one of them on that PC. What do you think?

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Old 08-10-2004, 11:42 PM   #148
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most external modems will work with any distro, yes... but just to be sure, look closely at the modem's case and try to find a model number or a brand or something which we can use to verify beforehand...

what was that about windows 2000?? i didn't get that part...
 
Old 08-11-2004, 12:13 AM   #149
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Its pre-installed with Win2000 right now. I cant do a model check right now unless I email the technician that built the machine. That might take me a while though.

As I remember, my friend had an external modem-like device and I said to the tech that I wanted the same modem (56K) I beleive. I dont really know. But Im prolly sure its in fact a 56K modem.

But I was concerned, how would I configure the modem in the terminal? What are the commands?

Of course, I dont know which port# it is, but for example,

If the modem COM port on Winows lets say....on COM3 then what would that external modem be on the Linux??

Give me some examples please
 
Old 08-11-2004, 03:52 AM   #150
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it's the same thing except you'd be using a different driver and a different com port...

here's something that i googled for you:

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External modems are called that precisely because you have a little box that sits outside your computer. These connect either via a parallel port or a serial port. A parallel port is one that is normally used to connect a printer. A serial port is similar in appearance to the one that is used to connect your mouse. For example, on my workstation, where I am writing this lesson, there are two serial ports, known as "com1" and "com2". As you can remember from our lessons on other subjects such as hard drives and floppy drives, Linux always knows these devices by other names, files that reside within the /dev/ directory. In our case, Linux knows com1 and com2 as /dev/ttyS0 and /dev/ttyS1 respectively (in the computer world, we usually start counting at zero). If you have a serial mouse, this is usually occupying com1 and therefore /dev/ttyS0. If you then get an external modem and you want to use it, you would hook it up to the second serial port, com2, which, as I mentioned, Linux knows as /dev/ttyS1. The trick (really not a trick because there is no difficulty involved) is to alter your Linux configuration so that it knows that you've got an external modem on /dev/ttyS1 so it can communicate with it.
http://www.linux.org/lessons/beginne...lesson17d.html
 
  


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