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Old 01-09-2011, 09:50 PM   #1
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I saw my FIRST penguin


Hello all, just got to share the good news! I saw my first penquin! Yep, my very first penguin, up there on my very own screen, generated by my very own install work (err, not quite right yet as I have boot problems and a titch of a kernel panic issue) but just by posting this means: I have Vista working (still) on my SCSI hda; have a successfully downloaded/burned DVD of Slackware 13.1 (from a torrent of all things), have 3 partitions on my external harddrive (SCSI hdb1, hdb2, hdb3), have made a bootable USB (errr, with same boot problem as above HDE), think the autoload from the DVD to the HDE went well 'cuz I can get the penquin on boot attempt (if only I could complete the boot).

This may seem a call for help - it's not (at least not yet). This is a call for joy - I've got my first penguin! I've been researching, reading, reading, researching since Dec 27th ... this is the progress I've made to date. I chose Slackware because many, many sources it was the best way to learn the Linux system. I'm in hip deep, willing to go in up to the neck.

I think my boot problem/s have to do with my initial configuration - will continue to read, research - don't want to touch my hda at all if I can help it, just want Linux on my external HD.

I'll keep ya posted and will definitely call for help if I can't get past this point (might be awhile)
 
Old 01-09-2011, 10:05 PM   #2
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It may be partition layout.
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html
 
Old 01-09-2011, 10:22 PM   #3
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Congratulations and welcome to LQ.
 
Old 01-09-2011, 11:33 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Twigins View Post
Hello all, just got to share the good news! I saw my first penquin! Yep, my very first penguin, up there on my very own screen, generated by my very own install work (err, not quite right yet as I have boot problems and a titch of a kernel panic issue) but just by posting this means: I have Vista working (still) on my SCSI hda; have a successfully downloaded/burned DVD of Slackware 13.1 (from a torrent of all things), have 3 partitions on my external harddrive (SCSI hdb1, hdb2, hdb3), have made a bootable USB (errr, with same boot problem as above HDE), think the autoload from the DVD to the HDE went well 'cuz I can get the penquin on boot attempt (if only I could complete the boot).

This may seem a call for help - it's not (at least not yet). This is a call for joy - I've got my first penguin! I've been researching, reading, reading, researching since Dec 27th ... this is the progress I've made to date. I chose Slackware because many, many sources it was the best way to learn the Linux system. I'm in hip deep, willing to go in up to the neck.

I think my boot problem/s have to do with my initial configuration - will continue to read, research - don't want to touch my hda at all if I can help it, just want Linux on my external HD.

I'll keep ya posted and will definitely call for help if I can't get past this point (might be awhile)


Well done - and good choice, Slack! ;}


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 01-10-2011, 01:35 AM   #5
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Welcome to lq .
In case you run into any issues or need help feel free to post.
 
Old 01-10-2011, 04:47 AM   #6
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Welcome to Linux world!
From my perpective, Slack is not the easiest thing to start with... Strange choice I should admit.
Anyway, good luck!
 
Old 01-10-2011, 08:59 AM   #7
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ & Slackware!

Hint...Hint;
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libata_switchover HOWTO for libata_switchover has been around since 13.0 but some new users are not aware. A new user should look at rworkman's 'libata_switchover HOWTO' to understand and be aware of the changes when using Slackware 13.0 & Slackware 13.1. Especially when performing upgrades or introduction to Slackware 13/13.1.
Just a few more useful links;



SlackwareŽ Essentials
SlackwareŽ Basics
Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Newbie Admin Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 01-10-2011, 06:45 PM   #8
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Congrats on your very first penguin. Onebuck listed some very good links if you run into trouble, otherwise feel free to ask. Slacks is not the easiest linux to set up, but it is not the hardest one out there either. It could be a very good fit for you, only time will tell. Good luck on getting it the rest of the way. If you have not touched your internal hard drive yet and you have gotten this far you should not have to install anything to it, in most cases.

Good Luck!!
 
  


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