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.
Hello, hoping someone can shed some light on this issue:
When cold-booting, system boots to WinXP automatically. If I reboot, then I get LILO options and can boot to Mandriva LE2005. If I shut down completely and power up again, system goes automatically to WinXP.
It cannot be the countdown running out, and Linux is set as default OS to boot...
MB: Abit AN7
CPU: AMD 3200XP
1GB DDR400 RAM
Maxtor SATA 200GB Primary
WD 120 GB IDE Secondary (Linux resides here)
GeForce FX5700 Vid Card
How many versions of Linux do you wish to run? According to your lilo.conf you wish to select from the following versions labeled: failsafe, linux-nonfb, linux, and yet another version label linux. Is that correct? Are these the linux version options that lilo offers to you upon rebooting?
Also, is the entire second drive (the Western Digital drive) dedicated to Linux?
I'm not certain that switching the /boot/#### settings is the right thing to do just YET. Switching it might cause the machine to fail to boot into either OS. So I'd wait on that for a bit.
Also, I find the "resume=/dev/hdd6" lines interesting. I was looking for something in the .conf file that would point the boot process in an alternative direction upon reboot (as opposed to cold booting), and the "resume" seems to point the machine in the direction of /hdd6 rather than /hdd5. Perhaps rebooting satisfies the "resume" condition and the reboot process starts from /hdd6 partition. Whereas a cold boot tries to run from a bad or corrupted /dev/hdd5 partition and fails, so it skips linux and moves on to windows.