Help with installing Linux with an Ultra-ATA (Ultra100 TX2) card
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.
But it wouldn't hurt to go with 256MB for my swap partition would it? I guess I am aiming for that b/c it sounds better than 232MB, oh well LOL....
....also I should note that my windows OS is installed on /dev/hde and I was planning on installing linux on /dev/hdf and also that on /dev/hdf I have hdf1, hdf2, hdf3 (linux swap), hdf4 (linux Boot)
hdf1 and hdf2 are partitions I created that I could download stuff to, etc... both of which are also 50GB
Is that a bad idea to have those? Just thought I should mention that.
or if I left /dev/hde (the 80GB drive with only windows on it) as the boot partition then would it also search hdf to find that linux was on there, or would I still keep the Linux partition on /dev/hdf a boot partition as well?
Looks good so far. I'd make a small change in what you're gonna partition. Make a smaller root partition. Reserve about 5-10G for "/" and the rest for "/home". Your programs won't take up nearly as much space as your files and if you make a seperate partition for the files, you protect yourself better from any filesystem corruption that may occur. Also, you might want to try other distros and you can keep your files by seperating them from the operating system.
yea using 256mb is ok
Don't worry about boot partitions or whatever, create 2 partitions, one for swap and one for / , thats all you need. If you already have these 2 partitions on hdf then you can install Slackware in there.
Vectordrake that makes tons of sense! I will surely do that next time, right now I cannot b/c you are only able to create 4 primary partitions, anything afte that is unusable. Next time I will merge the 2 partitions I had for downloads and files so I can create 3 for linux. For now I have one swap and one linux patition, I'm gonna write them now.
Well I am doing the FULL install, and so far everything seems to be going quite well... After it is done I am worried about configuring LILO... I am reading a little from http://www.slackware.com/book/index....urce=x209.html and I'm hoping that will help me with LILO. (I have seen LILO before when I unsuccessfully installed Debian Linux and I had no idea what I was doing)
Well, Thanks EVERYONE especially Demonbane and Vectordrake (actually you two were the only people so lol oh well) you have helped me get further with this than I ever thought I would.
....................Now I can't figure out how to boot into the KDE environment, I am on the Slackware 9.1 bootable Linux CD-ROM (CD 2) b/c when I removed the discs It tried to boot straight into Windows XP Pro (on /dev/hde) and when I tried putting the floppy disk I created for a boot disk it said something about an error. I logged in as root and all I get is a command line. I want KDE! LOL I'm sure I have to type something in but I don't know what.........
I have 2 hdd's on my Ultra-ATA card, both are western digital. I have an 80GB (/dev/hde) and a 200GB (/dev/hdf) hard drive. Windows XP is installed on the 80GB drive, on the 200GB drive I already had 2 partitions, for downloads and files for my Windows OS. Then I created 2 more partitions, one for the swap partition and the other for Slackware itself. I chose the simple automatic install of LILO and when I boot up without any discs in my drives then it boots automatically to Windows XP, and if I boot up with the bootdisk that Slackware made for me it gives me the following error - "Boot failed: please change disks and press a key to continue."
I kept the CD2 of Slackware in my drive after the installation was complete and rebooted and at the top of the screen it said "Slackware 9.1 bootable Linux CD-ROM"
And it allowed me to login as 'root' or as 'guest' and when I logged in as root it said I had mail, and it also gave me a random quote (or joke) and left me at the command.
On the CD I am logged in as root but when I try to switch over to /dev/hdf4 (the linux boot directory) it says "Permission denied" and when I just type /etc/lilo.conf it says "No such file or directory"
Is there some way I can back to the screen I had before that asked me how I would like to set LILO up? I chose the Simple option before but now I wish I would have chose Expert so that I could actually have looked at the lilo.conf file.