Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
given a scenario of an existing win2k OS, 1 hdd, 1 drive only and having access to partition magic.
I tried using partition magic to make 2 extra partitions. Do I put ext3, ext2, fat, fat32 or other file system type? the 2 extra parts is for linux, from what i heard 1 is for / and the other is for /swp. And also, theres the primary or logical (recommended) options given, which to choose? How big will both the partitions be for / and /swp? need a raw example.
isit possible that u do not touch anything first and try to let the linux installer to do the partition?? Then again how can linux be installed if the only partition is oredy for the exsting win2k? im blurred.
i tried the partition magic eventually, and carried on to install linux. Redhat 7.3 btw. I chose a custom installation mode and tried to assign the bigger partition for the / after i clicked add. However, i receive an error, something like this, forgotten becos it was yesterdae, " unable to set as Primary partition", i tried to check the "force it as the primary partition" option, and also nothing but error.
Can anyone explain the erm file system type and the consequences of using them? like negative point where linux cannot access windows files with ext3 or watsoever?
Im using linux now, but my machine has only linux now, cos i formatted everything and went for the workstation installation mode and mostly default settings. However, I need to know how to get dual boot as a form of knowledge also for the future as it most pobably is applicable. (sorry for my english).
Need someone just to clear my doubts. any help??? Thanks and sorry for the long post.
PS: it would be nice oso if theres a general linux installation thread as sticky.
basically i just "create a new partition", and given the options, i select stuffs like ext2 on my first try then ext3 then fat32, the below options if i rmemeber correctly,
i put the default "partition: logical (recommended)"
tried almost all the combination, but each try is the same error, the "primary partition error", i did tried the primary option for my combinations as well, but no success . =(
I heard it is better to install windows first then linux, but now since i oredy formatted everything and using linux alone, maybe i will try adding windows. But if it doesnt work and i got the solutions to my questions, i shall format everything again and do a proper dual boot
Just a moment. Do you mean you have ALREADY DELETED all the partitions on the harddisk?
In this case I assume there is no partition on your computer now. (please make sure of it) If so and given that you do NOT want windows anymore, you should be able to use the automatic partition during installation.
But again, it is better to check the partition information on your current hard drive first.
I tried everything for dual boot, but after everything fails, i just format the partition which is storing the windows. So now i have 3 partitions,
13g, 13g ,3g i tink. Now my machine only has linux, but i do not know which partition the linux has occupied, is there a way to check? the erm / or /swp watever occupies which hda1 or 2 or 3? just like windows, u can check by the drives?