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Old 09-14-2004, 07:26 PM   #1
ChromeAtari
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Here is my hardware config, any "hey stop" comments?


Dell 8250 name : QUAN
WinXP pro (service pack 1)
Intel 4 2.66 GHz , system Bus 533 MHz
HD 120 GB
External HD 120 GB
nVidia GeForce 4 MX 420
DVD-ROM LITEON DVD-ROM LTD163
Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC (there is a Intel Pro 100 but after I had DSL service this device has not worked. I want it back so if it is better for linux I will look into getting it to work.)
Creative SB Live! Series
Road Runner High Speed Internet
Motorola SB5100

Last edited by ChromeAtari; 09-15-2004 at 03:35 PM.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 07:48 PM   #2
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Hi ChromeAtari, welcome to lq. Have you considered getting a live CD and booting to that to see how your hardware interacts, or possibly a stroll thru the HCL?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/index.php

In any event, give it whirl, we'll all be here to answer ?'s.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 09:18 PM   #3
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That is exactly what I wanted to do; I posted that because if anything stuck out as a no no for Linux somebody might say so
. I am going to try "best Linux"I think it is called. That version of Linux is downloading right now. The idea of using the Roxio to make the disk does not sit well with me. I have not had much luck in the past with that program. WinXp has the CD burning software already installed, so will it know the exact way that this disk needs to be made? I think so from saving .exe downloads in the past but this is different so I may be wrong.

Thanks for the replies
 
Old 09-14-2004, 09:27 PM   #4
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You could have used normal component names
rather than posting a list with numbers and descriptions
that probably only mean something to the manufacturer. ;)


Cheers,
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Old 09-15-2004, 12:20 AM   #5
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I also could have gone my whole life without ever hearing your opinion.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 12:48 AM   #6
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I'm sure you could have. Feel free to, too.

But that doesn't make your supplied information
any more valuable. I'm almost certain that our
members will rush out to google for 0W912 to be
able to help you when something like ASUS K7M
would have worked instantaneously.

Note on the side: try not to upset mods :}


Best regards anyway ;)
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Old 09-15-2004, 01:49 AM   #7
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dude...I just copy and pasted it, ok
I am not going to debate you over it being valuble or not. I am sure your right . I was just suppling as much info as possible.

I can not boot my pc from the CD I made. I can tell it is tring to but WinXP eventually will appear.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 02:30 AM   #8
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Listen kiddo ... I still don't know what motherboard you're
using, I don't know how you burnt your CD, either.

But really, if you want help from people who give
support for free you can't expect us to do your home-
work as well. I can understand when you're saying
that you're too lazy to look up what it REALLY is, but
that is not my problem, nor is it anybody else's ...


Here's some very valuable advice for you.



Cheers,
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Old 09-15-2004, 02:55 AM   #9
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You'd wonder why they'd give such vague details - eg the cpu

They say 80532, which could be anything - P4/celeron northwood/williamette and you have to guess it's a P4 from the cache size... Or maybe it's a Xeon

Motherboard??? WHo knows. Hard drive is sort of listed if you know what WD is likely to mean. Luckily not an ibm/hitachi

video nv17... What's that, a GF4MX440 I think?

Where the heck this this come from??? Don't they want to tell you what's in the box?

sheesh!
 
Old 09-15-2004, 03:33 AM   #10
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OK...PC restarts the screen is all black with a cursor blinking at the top.
If the disk in the CD drive was a WinXP it would say "hit any key to boot from disk" it does not say that. So, I hit F2 and make sure the the Boot from disk is checked.

Do I need to disable boot from Hard drive and Floppy?
I will read more info from the seb site that I got the file from http://www.morphix.org/modules/news/

any answeres from here I sure would appreciate.

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Old 09-15-2004, 05:44 AM   #11
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Did you just copy the iso file onto the CD or did you actually burn it properly.

http://members.home.nl/lsnoek/iso.htm#ezcd

Here are some instructions for Roxio. If you want to use a different program just type in burn iso (nameofprog) at google and you should find some answers. Also, try Knoppix and you will know before you try installing Linux whether it will work or not. Or, if the distro you are considering has their own live cd, such as Mandrake, you could use theirs too.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 07:20 AM   #12
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The only thing that really "sticks out" is the internal modem. You'll have to surf over to linmodems to find a driver if it's one of them HSF/HCF (aka software) modems.

Hell, I don't even know what a 0W912 ASSEMBLY is I wonder what the local computer store dude would say if I asked "Hey dude, can I have a 0W912 Assembly?"

Why do Dell make it so difficult?

Baldrick
 
Old 09-15-2004, 07:47 AM   #13
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Google for ISORecorder. I use ti when I have to burn ISO files under WIndows, and it works every time. Also, you might want to use md5 on the ISO images to make sure none of them are corrupt.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 01:22 PM   #14
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ChromeAtari - how about actually indicating some basic things like the Manufacturer and Model of these components? You say you're trying to supply as much info as possible but I'd disagree. Heck, maybe I'm just dense but I can't even tell what kind of mobo or CPU you are using, and it should go without saying that if you're looking for advice on the equipment, you have to describe it using common terms, not a set of Part Numbers. To use an analogy, you'll have a lot more luck asking a grocery clerk which aisle sugar is in rather than to ask which aisle UPC 44800 00145 is in.

Regardless, most Linux distros are pretty hardware-neutral, so whatever you have will probably install OK. -- J.W.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 01:33 PM   #15
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ChromeAtari, you could generate a more useful list of hardware from dxdiag. Use start>run enter the command. Hit the save all information button at the bottom. This will generate a *.txt file w/info on your hardware.
good luck.

<edit> even some specs from system information, or device manager would help.</edit>

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