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Old 03-21-2004, 06:12 AM   #1
Stefan X
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Question Lindows 4.5 installation


Hello everyone!

Since i'm new to Linux and Lindows, i thought this might be the right
place to ask..

I've purchased a copy of Lindows ver. 4.5 and since i have'nt istalled
a Linux-system before, i need to know how it's done..

My system consists of 2 HDD's wich are partitioned into 8 discs..

I've got Millenium on C: and Win2000Pro on D:
I would like to keep this, and install Lindows on E:

How can this be done?

I also have a CD-recorder, and a DVD-player..

I would like to be able to use them as well..

Any suggestions?

Best regards!

/Stefan
 
Old 03-21-2004, 07:37 AM   #2
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Hello Stefan,

I recently installed LindowsOS 4.5. It is very easy if you don't have scsi devices or a nvidia graphics card (installing from a scsi-cddrive is not possible and many scsi controllers are not recognized; for installing with a nvidia card you need to change a configuration file during install manually).

Your Win-OS's will be included in the LindowsOS bootmanager automatically.

Before you start installing, you need a free partition for LindowsOS (I do not mean just free space, it must be a partition). At the beginning of the installation LindowsOS will ask you where it can be installed, the partition you choose will completely be erased and taken over. Be sure to choose the right partition cause under linux drive names are different.
Your E drive is the second partition (extended) on the first hd, right? Under linux that will be hda5.

To begin installing put the LindowsOS CD into your cdcrom drive and reboot (assuming you can boot from cd). Choose language and partition and sit down watching. At the end of installation you are being asked for a password for your computer (optional). Enter one, it is your root password. You also get the chance to add another user (because it is no good idea to do everything as root). After finishing the install (10 to 15 minutes) reboot and choose the OS you want to start...

When LindowsOS first starts you only have English language. If you want something else go to CNR warehouse and install it. You have to register before you can use CNR, but for the basic things you do not need any CNR membership.

Ah - an before I forget: before installing make a backup of your important data - I don't want to get a shot in the back if anything goes wrong

Last edited by Kerridis; 03-21-2004 at 07:43 AM.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 08:01 AM   #3
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Yo! Kerridis!

Thanks for your answer.. I really appreciate it..!

Since you brought it up, i DO have an nVidia graphics-card..
What file is it that i have to alter? And to what?

Is it possible to do it before the installation, if i make a ISO-file on
my drive, and then create a new CD?

Does the installation recognise all of my partitions as well?

BTW - I never shoot someone in the back.. -Allways between the legs ;-)

Regards

/Stefan
 
Old 03-21-2004, 08:28 AM   #4
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Hi there.. It's me again..

As i'm downloading Mandrake 10.0, i was wondering whether it
would be safer to install Mandrake rather than Lindows?

Does it recognize nVidia graphics-card, and does it mount all my
partitions??
Is there a certain config-file for that too? Or is it ready-made s.t.s.?

Please help..!

Regards!

/Stefan
 
Old 03-21-2004, 10:13 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Stefan X
Since you brought it up, i DO have an nVidia graphics-card..
What file is it that i have to alter? And to what?

Is it possible to do it before the installation, if i make a ISO-file on
my drive, and then create a new CD?
You have to edit the XF86config-4 in /etc or /etc//X11.
You have to add
Option "NvAgp" "1"
to the "Device"-section of the graphics card using the editor "vi".

When do you have to do that? Well, you will notice it by yourself, at that point you will just have a black konsole screen and can't do anything else than entering some commands... After you modified this file try to reboot with "shutdown -r now".

And no - you can't do it before installation because this file is created during installation.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 10:25 AM   #6
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Thanks again..!

All i got to do now, is to figure out how to move between the folders..
I guess that the old MS way (cd) isn't good enough..?

And the command for editing the file? -Is it "edit"?

Anyone?

/Stefan
 
Old 03-21-2004, 10:36 AM   #7
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"cd" still changes directory in linux, but you cannot use "dir" to list files. You must use "ls", and too see all files including hidden ones, use "ls -a" and to make the list easier to read, use "ls -a -l"...

"edit" wont work, you must use something like "vi" ...but this takes some getting used to. In vi, you have to use the arrow keys to move around the cursor, and then before you can type anything you have to hit the "i" key for insert mode. Then, when done typing, hit "esc" to exit insert mode. To delete characters, move the cursor over them and type "x" when NOT in insert mode, or the backspce key when you are in insert mode. Now, you may save by entering a colon ( which'll put you at the bottom of the page with the cursor behind the : and type "w" to write, "q" to quit, or "wq" to write and quit. If you make any mistakes and dont konw what you did, just type "esc" and then :q! (yes, include the !) and it will discard any changes you've made and quit editing the file.

Typing with my daughter on my lap, so please excuse any broken english or typos...

Hope this is helpful....good luck...
 
Old 03-21-2004, 10:47 AM   #8
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Thanks Jeffrey!

And thanks to all of you that have helped with this issue..

It would have been alot easier for all newbies, if this info were
in a read-me file or something..

But.. -I'll soon get the hang of this.. (i hope!)

Thanks again!!!

/Stefan
 
Old 03-22-2004, 12:43 AM   #9
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can some body tell me how to get it ??
 
Old 03-22-2004, 11:17 AM   #10
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Sure.. Get DC++ and be sure to visit "tanka1.sytes.net"..

Download from [SU]Nostradamus or [VIP]Zšta.

Say that [VIP]Zšta sent you in the main-chat and you'll
have full access..

/Stefan
 
  


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