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Old 02-03-2006, 09:50 PM   #1
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Arrow First Attempt BasicLinux3-- Issue hd boot


I am new to linux and decided to start small..I got a computer...dx2 66mhz 48mg ram 400mg+ hd sb snd headland vid 256 downloaded bl3 used win to rw to floppys..put in my dx2 booted bl3 loaded to ram and I had a look..then from prompt did the following...fdisk /dev/hda...p ...seem 408 meg so did..n,p,1 enter +350m enter n,p,2 enter +50m then a,1 for boot..then t 2 82 for swap then w for write...mke2fs /dev/hda1 then mkswap /dev/hda2 then swapon then mount /dev/hda1 /hd then install-to-hd...ask ready..YES...installed ask for reboot then at lilo press cntrol type hd root=/dev/hda1 at prompt lilo -v..removed disk and reboot...cursor flashes will not boot hd...if I reboot with disk in and ctrl at lilo and type hd root=/dev/hda1 it will take me to prompt and d shows files on the drive...what is wrong...can I fix so pushing power button will allow boot direct to prompt...nicer to x...maby this distro is no good..thanks for input

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Old 02-04-2006, 12:17 AM   #2
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screw linux

not much wonder linux is fer geeks..man what a pain in the bottom...I reinstalled several times and finally just befor smashing the box with an axe and blowing my head off..I decided ONE MORE INSTALL.same as above only I rebooted befor lilo -v..wow ..it worked..I managed to partition the drive make the file system mount the drive and install bl3..it boots from the hd when I hit the power button..but now that I can see that it is absolutely useless how do I get all the add ons off my win95box transfered to the linbox..I need to know how to use what I have..I can view directories on the drive but can not see the floppy or cd drive..can I copy tgz to a win floppy and then see them on a linux...AHHHHHHH

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Old 02-04-2006, 03:35 AM   #3
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so help me

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Old 02-04-2006, 03:46 AM   #4
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now I'm in

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Old 02-04-2006, 03:53 AM   #5
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linux hell

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