Thank you for your support!
Well - I went with the safest (?) option and purchased a new Seagate HD.
I've went through the whole new ordeal installing it
. Why all the manuals or User guides written for Albert Einstein type of people?
I have also installed Red Hat 9.0 (from the third time
Myself with no help!!! (And I'm not savvy at all!). I found some issues during the 1st phase of install - Anaconda just hang and this was it. Well - I found work around and actually logged bug for Red Hat. I provided workaround in the bug - hope it will help someone if has the same issue.
Here is my situation now.
I have RH 9.0 installed and I have 2 books - one is huge (Secrets of Red Hat 9) and another small (Moving to Linux). In both just a bit and almost nothing said about how to connect to Internet. Mostly it says everything shall be detected automatically during the install and you are ready to go. And if it is not ready to go? I mean Iím very new to Linux, so here are my questions - PLEASE ADVISE:
1) where do I find the way how I need to establish/setup my Internet connection?
My Win XP on the original drive does has it - I use cable modem.
2) During the install phase I selected password for a GRUB, but it actually doesn't prompt for password at all. How do I setup this?
3) When GRUB menu comes up it lists Windows XP (default), Linux and DOS.
- What is DOS, I mean I know it is an old OS, but is it real; can I actually select and use it? Or is just a reference to the inial partition of my original HD where Win XP resides?
- Also if I do not select anything - Windows XP will launch automatically - and it is really just few seconds. So where can I increase the time for GRUB selection or make it wait until I do select something?
4) When I've installed Linux on the 2nd HD, I have feeling that when I launch Win XP from the GRUB it takes more time as usual (before I've installed new HD and Linux on it). Any idea why? I'm sure if I'll remove new HD - the system will start working faster as it used to be.
5) When I select Linux from GRUB, it starts showing all the messages (like it takes about a minute or so). Message with the entire OK in the end of statement. Is this a mandatory or is it normal. Nothing mentioned in the books I have about this.
It looks like:
Bla-Bla-Bla device OK
Bla-Bla-Bla device OK
Is there any way to remove this text from appearing?
Thank you very much for your help and support!
I really would appreciate if you can point me out to some documentation where I can find out to my answers or if you can explain by yourself in details.
I listed my questions in the priority order, so as you see - Internet is # 1 for me, however I do like to get the feedback on other doubts I have as well.