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I have just installed Linux 9. Before I had a Windows XP, so I partitioned the hard disk, so now I have both.
When I switch on my PC it comes up in Linux mode, and lets me select between Linux and DOS. However when installing I set the default to Linux and would like to set it back to DOS, until I learn more about Linux. Does anyone know how to do this?
I also have boot magic installed, but I had to disable it, as it did not recognise Linux. It was suggested that I choose to boot for all the remaining partitions, and that would boot Linux. However after trying to boot every single partition I only get a black screen, with the exception of the Windows XP partition.
My partitions are primary1, primary2, ext1, log1, linuxswap and primary3. I know that primary 3 is windows, and the rest is associated with linux.
My last question is. I am trying to connect to the Internet via Linux. I am using BT broadband with the Windows XP. However the installation software for BT broadband says it is not compatible with Linux. What does one use for Linux? Any suggestions? I guess this also means that my BT (Voyager USB) ADSL modem is also unusable for Linux? Is there something, that I could use with both? Also I don't really have the technical expertise, so it would be good to get something that would lead me through the installation process?
Change the third line to default=DOS, save the changes and then run /sbin/lilo . But the real issue is getting you online. If you're booting into Windows an using Windows you'll get better at using Windows. To help you sort out your connection you need to tell us what distribution you're using (Mandrake? Red Hat?) and what modem.
Last edited by Andrew Benton; 10-18-2003 at 02:38 PM.
I am using Red Hat Linux 9. My current modem to connect to broadband is BT Voyager USB ADSL modem (external).
I have a built in modem HSP56 World Micromodem.
I do want to use broadband, and I realise I probably do have to purchase a new modem? But don't know which one. Also is there a modem via which I can connect to the Internet with Red Hat Linux and Windows XP?