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I am still trying to load up my linux. I am using SAMS TEACH YOURSELF LINUX and used their cd in the back to partition the disk for a dual system keeping my windows 98 in tack that seemed to go alright . The problem is when I install their openlinux it dosen't see the hard disk drives or the partition. I downloaded a patch for linux from HighPoint Tech. The problem is how do I get the patch to be recognized? If I try to copy it to a Linux boot disk or moduel disk windows wants to format the disk first !
No those are linux commands.
The problem is that you have a kernel patch most likely, but you don't have linux installed.
What do you mean by 'it doesn't see the hard disk drive or the partition'?
Don't you have the option to do a manual partion with diskdruid or fdisk?
As you have win98 installed I can assume your hd is vfat (fat32) so you should make a partition for your linux install.
Fdisk should be in that distro,and you should be able to run it, but if not, you can do it in windows too if you have partition magic. Then 'it' may 'see' your hd. But again, it would help if you post the error as it comes on your screen
Ok. I have both "sams teach yourself Linux" that comes with Caldera's "OpenLinux" and their "Partition Magic." and an Earlier version of R.H.Linux 6.2 that I bought and booted up sucessfully on another computer back in the last century. I was not as sincere in learing the OS then as I am now with the support for W/98 running out of time and none of the new windows do anything for me. So my system now has HPT 366 controler on the MB. and a 72000 WD 40 gig hd. with more than ample room. and an old Quantum hd that I use to back up files. That has ample room to boot from. I used partition magic on both drives. From all appearances it ran fine and no error messages. However when I install either Openlinux or Linux 6.2 and it does the probe for the hardware it sees only the cdrom drive. after which it ask's if it found all the hardware and you answer no it asks if you want to load up another moduel. If you say yes it prompts you to slip in the moduel disk. It is here that I believe the patch that I dn/ld should be but as I mentioned I can't copy it on this disk. So here is what I am going to do. I ordered another copy of Linux 8.0 and I am hoping it has the kernel to install my hardware. So while I will still try to go with this release because I am home with a broken wrist and nothing better to do I will return to tell you how I make out. Question. every now and again I get into a screen with bash . What is that all about ?
bash is the Linux equivalent of a dos prompt, that is where you would type the commands that iceman 37 provided. However, if it's not finding your harddrives you may find it easier to wait for your RedHat 8 disks to show up. RedHat 6.2 is quite out of date, openlinux I can not speak for, as I have never used it, but if it can't detect a simple HD then it will probably be a giant pain in the ass to get running.
First let me appoligize for not getting back sooner. I was fooling around with the setup bios and my start up files when my system threw up and it took until now before I could fix it right. I got sick thinking I contracted a virus. I felt much better when I realized it was my own stupidity. I think after this that yes I will wait for the new release. So Thank you very much for your help . Had I known that this page was here the first time I tried this system I probably would be answering some one elses questions today instead of asking them. Again to Iceman and Bulliver (that's curious) thanks. I am sure I'll be back for more instructions on this system so until then stay in good health and have a good new year.
Charles J. Hills