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Old 08-23-2003, 02:44 AM   #1
cordedpoodle
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I need some really really basic help.


I want to put Linux on a seperate hard drive on my Athlon W2K machine.

I got this advice from Ace's Hardware Forum:

Or just download the Redhat ISOs, burn 'em to CD-R, set your BIOS to boot from CD, and go. Linux should detect your existing Windows system, and install a bootloader to allow you to select between Windows or Linux when you boot.

Unfortunately I don't know which to download burn and install:

shrike-SRPMS-disc1.iso 13-Mar-2003 22:39 608M
shrike-SRPMS-disc2.iso 13-Mar-2003 22:43 645M
shrike-SRPMS-disc3.iso 13-Mar-2003 22:46 425M
shrike-i386-disc1.iso 13-Mar-2003 22:26 638M
shrike-i386-disc2.iso 13-Mar-2003 22:30 646M
shrike-i386-disc3.iso 13-Mar-2003 22:35 485M
 
Old 08-23-2003, 03:09 AM   #2
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shrike-i386-disc1.iso 13-Mar-2003 22:26 638M
 
Old 08-23-2003, 05:16 AM   #3
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the other's (srpm) are source code, which is nice if you're into programming, but otherwise unneeded.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 01:34 PM   #4
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You'll need these three, the first one alone isn't enough (RH9'S install demands all of them):

shrike-i386-disc1.iso 13-Mar-2003 22:26 638M
shrike-i386-disc2.iso 13-Mar-2003 22:30 646M
shrike-i386-disc3.iso 13-Mar-2003 22:35 485M


-dave
 
Old 08-23-2003, 01:49 PM   #5
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1st CD is bootable.....2nd n 3rd r non-bootables....tho u require all 3 of dem 4 installation !
 
Old 08-23-2003, 02:15 PM   #6
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OK! synecdoche and Shantesh come through with replies I can understand!
 
Old 08-23-2003, 02:19 PM   #7
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One would think that a short note on the site page would be prudent?
 
  


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