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Old 08-04-2003, 07:05 AM   #1
scooter6175
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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!
 
Old 08-04-2003, 09:35 AM   #2
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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?
 
Old 08-05-2003, 02:05 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 08-05-2003, 08:24 PM   #4
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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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