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Old 08-22-2003, 12:06 PM   #1
xanxui
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Lightbulb stupid newb questions


ok I am a complete newb I installed redhat 8.0 on my box last night for the first time. It seemed to work great with my hardware with the exception of my dwl520 wireless card I also tried a netgear ma101 rev a usb wireless nic. I found some sites with information on how to build you own driver. and I must say WHY... why isnt there a way to just install a driver without all the compiling? OR is there?
I was also wondering if there is a way to veiw the files on my XP harddrive ?

and how do I configure the boot loader after the install? the bootloader "not lilo" cant remember the name? attempts to boot to my 2nd partition on the xp drive how can I change this?

* I am running two harddrives one with RH8 and one with xp and a second ntfs partiton so a total of 5 partitions "3linux" "2windows"
windows and linux are on separate drives. **


HELP!
 
Old 08-22-2003, 12:15 PM   #2
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Not LILO then its probably grub, configuration now Redhat keeps changing it but try

/boot/grub/grub.conf
/etc/grub.conf

To aid you further I'd need to know which hardrives, and which paritions are where.

To View your WInXP partition : -
mkdir /mnt/winxp
mount -t fat32 /dev/hdb1 /mnt/winxp

(Presumming WinXP is on the slave drive, first partition)

To make it permamnant add an entry in /etc/fstab.

/dev/hda1 /mnt/winxp auto user,noauto 0 0
 
Old 08-22-2003, 12:19 PM   #3
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Thanks

Yes Grub that the one ! will your mount command make a differnce if it is a NTFS partiton rather that fat32 ?
YES the windows partition is on the first partiton of the second drive.
THANKS
 
Old 08-22-2003, 12:36 PM   #4
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yes change the fat32 too ntfs.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 12:40 PM   #5
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ok now?

once I run this what do I do ?

/boot/grub/grub.conf
/etc/grub.conf

I assume this is a boot loader config utility but what do I want to tell it? mount? basicly I am totally lacking in understanding the unix console and commands so I havent a clue on how to order the command.
Thanks again
Xan
 
Old 08-22-2003, 12:48 PM   #6
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grub.conf is the menu system for grub that allows you to load diffrent OSes, Heres mine as an example

Code:
#Standard Settings
timeout 10
default 0 
fallback 1 
splashimage=(hd0,4)/grub/debian.xpm.gz

# For booting current kernel
title GNU/Linux 2.4.21-sorsha
root (hd0,4)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.21-sorsha1 root=/dev/hda6 vga=10 /dev/hdd=ide-scsi

# For booting Windows 2000 Professional
title Windows 2000 Professional 
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
makeactive
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
chainloader  +1
The important bits for booting windows are rootnoverify Must point to the C drive. The map commands are there because I swapped my drives around and windows thinks its on hda when actually its on hdb.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 02:26 PM   #7
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Talking NEWB Q'S

Thanks for all the info

Is there anyone out there who knows where to get a driver for
RH8 netgear ma101 usb wireless nic? or a d-link dwl-520 pci wireless nic?

THanks in advance.
Xan
 
  


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