i used linux for the very first time yesterday , beauty itself!
and besides the fact that neither my sound card nor my adsl usb
modem worked out , i was in a real AWE until today morning
i dont know how much this information helps but my box is:
pentium 4 2400 with 512mb ram a voodoo 3 video card and
two IDE hard drives the master with 15gb and the slave
the master one is partioned as follows:
hda1 (initial and primary one) in fat32 with windows98se in it
hda3 (middle and primary one) in ext3 with redhat9 on it
hda2 (final and logical one) linuxswap.
i use LILO in my MBR. NOT in the linux partition.
during the linux instalation
i added windows to my lilo list with linux as the default system
after everything is done when i log as root and use the lilo
configuration screen i do see windows on the list
but this morning on the very fist time i tried to boot on windows
for my surprise there is no windows on the list
there IS a item called hda1 wich i tried but it gives me only
a prompt asking my the path to the comand.com file
and if i do give the prompt the correct path the prompt just
inside linux I CAN use my entire disk by mounting the windows
partitons. they ARE intact.
my question is: is there ANY hope out there??????
bear in mind i AM a total linux newbie , the mounting thing
i discovered this morning by reading some previous posts
in this very board.
oh and since im posting this , there are to other small problems
first just a curiosity , the pentium 4 has hyperthreading but
since windows98 cannot support it i just disabled the thing in my
motherboard , but since linux do support it , once i turn it on on
my motherboard what do i need to change on linux to "turn it on"?
and at last the weird one
yesterday my linux was working like a charm , and because i had
tons of personal-off-line-html files to read (manuals)
i used mozilla a lot, i was NOT logged as root
and i did NOT commit such a silly thing as deleting
something , BUT today mozilla stopped working!
he just says that e cannot find a file in the chrome/packages
once i went manually to see , i discovered that there is NO packages
subdir inside chrome(at least no more) so how come it dissapeared?
im the only one to use te machine
and the system refuses to unisntall the defectuous mozilla 'cause
there are files missing 8-(.
anyway sorry for the newbie doubts!
and thanks in advance if anybody is kind enough to help me