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Hey whansard. How well do you know OpenBSD?? Can you help me partition it and install it?? Can you give me easy instructions for a first time user?? If you have to you could install with me and tell me how to do it. Please reply back. I need you to help me. I'm going to take chance with my modem. With my luck i probably won't have any luck with the modem. Thanks whansard.
I guess whansard is offline so i'm going to ask Rick.
Rick422, How well do you know OpenBSD?? Can you help me partition it and install it?? Can you give me instructions for a first time user?? If you installed OpenBSD then i need your instructions. I wanted a multiple dual boot with Windows XP pro, Redhat Linux 8 and OpenBSD. Do you think you could help out a little?? That would be great if you help me. Please reply back. Thanks Rick.
I have never used OpenBSD but I did once install FreeBSD and only used it a little. I am sure how similar or different OpenBSD and FreeBSD are. That was about 2 years ago and I never used it much. I once took a Unix course but I think we were using Solaris Unix or somthing like that, I do not remember for sure. I have installed various operating sytems on my two computers but how I did it is slightly different than how you or most people do it. On this computer I used Partition Magic to resize and create new partitons. On my old computer I used System Commander to resize and create new partitions. You do not own those products and I do not know how to install Linux or Unix the normal way without using those products.
In a few minutes I am leaving to go to the local Linux Users Group meeting, so I will be gone for the evening. I live in a small city in a semi-rural area in the mountains, yet we still have a local Linux club and many local Linux users. Some people in our local club know more than I do about Linux and some know less.
Be careful not to mess up whatever operating systems are still working. I hope Windows XP is still ok. Do you have two hard drives or just one? In the past I have accidently messed everything up so that nothing would boot up. I have done that several times and now know how to get myself out of those kinds of situations with Linux, Windows or DOS. You do not yet have that much experience, so be carefull. I would not be able to solve that kind of problem for you from 2,000 miles away by e-mail!
installed BSD once... checked cfdisk (to check filesystem types) and apparently BSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD all have different filesystem types. what type of hard drive(s) do you have?
lets say for example that you have a 60 GB hard drive.
I would recommend using cfdisk ( a linux util ) to setup your drive.
I would create the first hard drive partition for swap (fs type linux swap) (figure about 256 to 500 MB) then allocate 1/3 of the disk for winxp (fs type vfat), 1/3 of the disk for linux (fs type ext3), and 1/3 of the disk for freebsd (fs type FreeBSD). write the partition table then install freebsd... then winxp... then lastly linux (so that it will detect the other os and configure lilo appropriately).
does this sound reasonable / good to FreeBSD users? LIke I said I only used it once but if I had to... I think this is about how I would do it.
Sure, you can install it just fine... I even had succesfully installed OpenBSD. But because I don't have a single clue on how to start my ADSL connection on it, I reverted back to Linux.
My advise to you is (depending on your level of desparation):
If you have tons of time on your hand:
Get the OpenBSD ISO (only the first one is needed) and burn it onto a CD... and then install it from there... and then try to get your winmodem to work on it.
If you actually do care about learning the steps:
If proven that your specific winmodem has been successfully made to work on Linux, find out from someone who knows how it's done, and read it properly.
If you are sick and tired of all this and want an easy way out:
Buy a proper modem, the external ones that connect to your COM port, and not USB ones because you'll have a different set of problems altogether. Modems are very inexpensive nowadays, and I think it will be a worthy investment on your part in both monetary and time considerations.
I've read some of your other posts, and I must say that I admire your will and determination, I also know of your learning disability, and I am in absolutely no way looking down on you. But I think there are time when you need to consider alternatives to solve any problem...
If you don't like some of posts then don't reply to them. So what if i have a disability. Some people really annoy the hell out of me. I don't know how to partition using OpenBSD. I have'nt even made it pass that part to start installing it. I'm starting to get piss off where i should flip out. yeah don't reply Azmeen if you don't like the posts. Do you got it?? I hope you do.
Last edited by dsantamassino; 06-11-2003 at 06:54 AM.
Originally posted by dsantamassino If you don't like some of posts then don't reply to them. So what if i have a disability. Some people really annoy the hell out of me. I don't know how to partition using OpenBSD. I have'nt even made it pass that part to start installing it. I'm starting to get piss off where i should flip out. yeah don't reply Azmeen if you don't like the posts. Do you got it?? I hope you do.
Why are you being so agitated? I did not criticize you, much less attack you in any personal manner. I assumed you wanted to learn, in fact there are times I've personally gone all out to replicate your problems just so that I can give you a step by step guide.
I also agree with what you say, so what if I have a disability. I really don't care too. I see you as an equal, as member of this forum that needs help and one day might help me with my problems as well. I really don't care if you have disabilities, or what race and religion you are, and also how different you are from me, I see you as an equal, as a fellow LQ forum user just like myself.
If you don't appreciate it, that's fine with me... it might be useful for others with similar problems.