I attempted to install Debbian Linux for the first time via a binary version of the ISO that I downloaded from the internet. Unfortunately i am not able to get connected and really don't know what I am doing. My last screen appears to have the "logon:" prompt.
I am running a dual boot with Linux, Dos, and Windows on a PIII generation of machine and 512mb of ram. And after hitting the return the following line shows up:
GNU/Linux 3.0 (none) tty1
When trying to bootup with Debbian Linux I encounter the following problems:
1) I am getting a menu for my three operating systems created by
Debbian Linux with the following options:
b) Other operating system (should be dos)
c) /dev/hda5 (should be Win2k)
If I click on option (a), I only get the logon prompt and I am not connected. At one point I was prompted by the setup program to click on a link to install from the net, but somehow there was no prompt for dialup.
If I click on "other operating system", I then get a menu created in Win2k for both dos and Win2k, but it takes almost five minutes for the computer to go from the Linux menu to the Win2k menu. Apparently they are daisy chained to each other.
If I click on /dev/hda5, Win2k doesn't come up and my computer locks up and freezes.
After booting into Win2k, "my computer" won't open up. If I try and save files in either Juno or on the desktop, the computer will free and I have to use the "task manager" to unlock the computer. I found a work around by using the "back directory" feature and saving the file that way. It acts like all the virtual memory is tied up. Prior to installing Debian Linux, approximately 50% of my ram memory was consumed with programs and projects that are used on my computer. I have never run out of memory and chose to install the maximum amount of memory the board would hold when I bought the computer.
Some of the questions I have are:
How do i get rid of the operating system menu created by Linux and add Linux to the operating system menu that Win2k has?
How do I get "my computer" to open up?
What do I need to do to get Windows to save files?
How do I initialize the dialup phone for dialing out on Linux?
Where do i find "wine" for creating a windows emulation? Someone told me that I could use "wine" for a windows version in Linux.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.