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Old 04-26-2006, 10:17 AM   #1
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Post i need help in installing the linux in my system


have g131 motherborad ,intel 3ghz processor ,512 ram,80 gb sata hard disk,while is start to install lunix i am getting the message no hard drive detected. i have 5-15gb,1-5gb partision all are fat 32
how to install the linux
i tried fedoro core2&red hat enterprised editon
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Old 04-26-2006, 10:31 AM   #2
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Fedora Core 2? I dont think that has SATA support, nore RHEL.

Try a more recent distro like FC4 or ubuntu

Also create a linux type filesystem in the install, don't use one of those (many!) partitions as fat32, it doesn't support *nix's permissions

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Old 04-26-2006, 10:31 AM   #3
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Enable "legacy mode" or something like that in your BIOS.
Or, simpler, use a recent distro, like Debian the best distro for the past, the present and the future from the far west to the far east and beyond.
 
Old 04-26-2006, 12:19 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Agrouf
like Debian the best distro for the past, the present and the future from the far west to the far east and beyond.
If you like Debian...

Still, Using a more recent Distribution is excellent advice.

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Old 04-27-2006, 11:35 AM   #5
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Enable "legacy mode" or something like that in your BIOS.
Or, simpler, use a recent distro, like Debian the best distro for the past, the present and the future from the far west to the far east and beyond.
thanks for the imformation
can u please inform where i could get fc4 or fc5
thanks
 
Old 04-27-2006, 11:38 AM   #6
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Fedora Core 2? I dont think that has SATA support, nore RHEL.

Try a more recent distro like FC4 or ubuntu

Also create a linux type filesystem in the install, don't use one of those (many!) partitions as fat32, it doesn't support *nix's permissions

thanks for u kind information i will try fc3
could i get fc4 or other please inform me
 
Old 04-27-2006, 11:40 AM   #7
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If you want to download Fedora Core, go to this site

http://fedora.redhat.com/

and find a mirror close to your location.
 
Old 04-27-2006, 11:45 AM   #8
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To be perfectly honest with you (this is strictly opinion) Fedora core is at release 5, but i've found this to be unstable and a dissapointment to Fedora Core 4, so much so that it drove me to a different distribution. Either will have the support you need but i recommend Fedora core 4, followed up after a while with a good dose of Arch
 
Old 05-18-2006, 06:04 AM   #9
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i dont know the unix or lunix command so where can i get the command with explanation
 
Old 05-18-2006, 06:11 AM   #10
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What do you mean by "i dont know the unix or lunix command so where can i get the command with explanation"?

All of them? use a combination of google, LQ search and man pages to find what you want
 
Old 05-18-2006, 06:19 AM   #11
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i dont know the unix or lunix command so where can i get the command with explanation
Try this one: www.linuxcommand.org for a simple introduction howto on commands and scripts in linux.
 
Old 05-18-2006, 09:28 AM   #12
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use ext3 partition type (distro will format it for you)
install grub rather than lilo as bootloader if you have a choice
create a swap partition of twice ram size
be sure to create /home as a separate partition
backup any zindows thing before doing the install if you are planning a dual boot

legacy bios mode for the sata is excellent advice, but maybe with newer distro
you will be ok. Most distro are listed at distrowatch.org.
As a newbie I recommend Mandriva, Suse, Ubuntu, FC4, PClinuxOS and what’s not
Tons of thread on the subject: the choice is yours,

go to LQ bookmark and search for rute and also for newbie
Download for yourself a good set of reading

Happy linux
 
Old 06-01-2006, 10:20 AM   #13
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i tried to install fc5 on my system .my sys conf is
gc131 mother board
3GHz intel processor
80gb sata hard disk
512mb ram
i cannot install in gui mode. i am getting a scrambeled colour screen
but i can install in text mode.but i cant get gui
i am getting only the command prompt.
please help me
the fc5 is from linux for u book
 
Old 06-01-2006, 12:36 PM   #14
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try the following kernel boot prompt parameters (a bit of an overkill, but should work)
acpi=off video=vesa noapic nolapic
 
  


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