Originally posted by tandhlinux
Just seen this post, and a quick word of warning. I have a Compaq Deskpro running various versions of linux at one time or another. I have found major problems in the BIOS Compaq use and getting into it. I tried a 20G hard disk in it and it failed to detect it. 6.3G was ok though.
I agree with the other posts here. Go straight for a Linux box and be prepared for lots of reading.
Do you futbol??? I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT WORLD CUP!!
How are you and firstly thanks for breaking my Newbie fear down. Somebody else is using the same hardware system!!!!
Well, I have been trying to track down the person who owned the compaq to remove WIN98. It would seem that the BIOS was not originally designed for linux OS. I do have some fantastic news for my part.
I went into the city (Chicago) and happily this is what I was able to acquire over the last few weeks.
One OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4 (User's Guide by Caldera systems)
Three disks: (1) Source Code (2) Binaries and Installation
(3) Installation from Windows and Commercial Packages (original disks)
One Que Special Edition: Using Caldera open Linux (no CD-Rom)
I wasn't complaining!!!!
Two Disks for Red Hat Linux 7.2 and
Three Disks for Mandrake 8.1 which includes (supplemental and extras)
Have you worked with a (master and slave) harddrives??
Will it be compatible to install as the slave or master the Linux system??
I know that I need to just start experimenting, reading, learning from this fantastic questions web site and most importantly getting all those mistakes under my belt.
Again, thanks for your reply and giving me some insight about compaq!!
Have a great summer