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.
Are you sure it's "freezing". On my system that has some decent specs, it takes a few minutes for Mandrake to boot up (the only downfall). I turn it on, and come back 10 minutes later. Really. Unless the init is actually giving you a kernel panic error message, I'd let it run for a few. It's creating DevFS entries, and getting your computer setup.
So try just letting it run for a good few minutes, and see if it "snaps out of it" and eventually gets booted up.
Distribution: Red Hat (8.0, RHEL5,6), CentOS, SuSE (10.x, 11.x, 12.2, 13.2), Solaris (8-10), Tru64, MacOS, Raspian
Originally posted by snocked Your hardware doesn't like linux.
Yah. Those ``unknown'' brand motherboards'll do it every time. :-)
Say, avatar3o: Are you sure you can't find some markings on the motherboard to help identify it? I can't remember running across any m'boards or controller cards that were so generic that you couldn't identify the manufacturer. You'd be surprised how much you can find from a Google search on a part number.