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Old 09-11-2004, 02:30 PM   #16
zero79
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create a boot floppy once you get Debian installed. all you need do is

Code:
fdformat /dev/fd0h1440
mke2fs /dev/fd0
mount -t ext2 /dev/fd0 /media/floppy
grub-install --root-directory=/media/floppy '(fd0)'
cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /media/floppy/boot/grub
umount /media/floppy
if you configure your bios to boot from floppy first, this will get you directly into your debian system. so, after you install windows, boot to debian from this floppy, then from a console, restore grub with

Code:
grub-install /dev/hdb2
where "/dev/hdb2" should correspond to the partition that the "/boot" directory corresponds to.
 
Old 09-11-2004, 02:39 PM   #17
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Quote:
Originally posted by zero79
create a boot floppy once you get Debian installed. all you need do is

Code:
fdformat /dev/fd0h1440
mke2fs /dev/fd0
mount -t ext2 /dev/fd0 /media/floppy
grub-install --root-directory=/media/floppy '(fd0)'
cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /media/floppy/boot/grub
umount /media/floppy
if you configure your bios to boot from floppy first, this will get you directly into your debian system. so, after you install windows, boot to debian from this floppy, then from a console, restore grub with

Code:
grub-install /dev/hdb2
where "/dev/hdb2" should correspond to the partition that the "/boot" directory corresponds to.
Not to be rude or anything, or to be naggy like "COME UP WITH AN ANSWER NOW" , but that wont work either, i fried my floppy drive last week. I think im going to try doing the same thing with my usb memory key, though.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 01:05 PM   #18
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dont pay mind to the first dude. he's into that linux shouldnt be a desktop os it. it should just be for hackers and guru hobbyists@UY#&I

you can run games for linux, its just you are having problems with configuration.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 06:59 PM   #19
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i'm not sure how to make a bootable usb flash drive or what to configure in the bios to boot from usb media, but i'm sure it is possible. you'll have to do a search for it.

you can however make a bootable grub cd. here is the grub manual description of how to do that

http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/man...le-CD-ROM.html

it would just be a matter of copying your "/boot/grub/menu.lst" to the iso directory also.

again, good luck.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 11:15 AM   #20
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K-first for someone who is borderline genius my lowly IQ of 140 is working better than yours.

First, knoppix works just fine, I mean everything, except for captive-ntfs, which is most definately NOT a knoppix program, and knoppix is just a distro, I beleive the developer wrote some scripts to ease installation and use and to ensuire security for those who don't know how to do that, but other than that the software included on knoppix is NOT knoppix, it is open source....

Secondly, Wolfenstein rocks in linux using my ATI 7000VE, with limited graphics support and it still works just fine...my next video card will be nVidia BTW, works better in linux...

So, what I did:

download knoppix iso
burned it using K3B
installed it by booting from cdrom, once fuly booted, alt+F1 to get a console root, typed:

IGNORE_CHECK=1 sudo knoppix installer

follow the instructions, boot from HDD'

edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

to look like this for an ATI Radeon 7000VE: If you have a different video card then ask for help here with that, unnistalling mesa was probably not the best way to go here: relevant sections of XF86Config-4 posted:

Section "Module"
Load "GLcore"
Load "bitmap"
Load "dbe"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "record"
Load "speedo"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"
Load "ati"
EndSection


Section "Device"
# sw_cursor is needed for some ati and radeon cards
#Option "sw_cursor"
#Option "hw_cursor"
#Option "NoAccel"
#Option "ShowCache"
#Option "ShadowFB"
#Option "UseFBDev"
#Option "Rotate"
Identifier "Radeon"
Driver "ati"
VendorName "All"
BoardName "All"
# BusID "PCI:1:0:0" (this is particular to MY PC-it may not be the same on yours do "lspci" to find out)
EndSection


output of lspci(the relevant stuff)

0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV100 QY [Radeon 7000/VE]

Then download the Wolfenstein bin files and follow the instructions exactly, like I did, then start the game using wolsp (single player mode-no cdkey necessary) or wolfmp(wolfenstein multiplayer-you need a valid cdkey to play in this mode-your windows disk key should work fine)

Man, I don't even own Wolfenstein, so MP is out for me, I don't care cause I ain't good enough to play online with all those wippersnippers (I'm 40) and BTW, Wolfenstein rocks-it runs way better in Linux

Eitherway, I've just been informed that myn youngest wants to go get a moonrock and I gotta go..

L8tr

J
 
  


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