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scooter6175 08-04-2003 07:05 AM

dumb question?
 
I just installed RH 9 on a older laptop, when I leave a cd in the drive at the time of shut down, when I start up agian the comp seems to lock up, I know that the easy solution is to not leave any disk in the drives, my question is why does the comp lock up? I just started with linux, with win the computer would remind me that a none system disk was still in the drive. is there any way to set linux up to do anything similar? Thanks!

koyi 08-04-2003 09:35 AM

I think the best way to do it is to set your BIOS so that it doesn't book from floppy or CD-ROM. You don't need booting from other drives everyday do you? :p

scooter6175 08-05-2003 02:05 PM

Thanks Koyi, but what I know about linux, and setting up my bios would not fill a thimbal, I am very new to all this. But so far I have had fun, and learn some too. now I think its time to find a good book on RH 9 and start reading.

koyi 08-05-2003 08:24 PM

You are welcome :) Buy a RH 9 book only when you decided to stick to Redhat. Buy a more general one if you'd like to try out other distros, too.

Have fun reading. :)


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