Originally posted by BlenderGuy
feels a bit quisey when recompiling the kernel comes up
Have a look at this link ->
There's some good stuff there, and then scroll down to
Newbie Guide To Compiling A Kernel!
because if you're going
to leave Mirco$loth's demonic grip, and use Linux, you will
absolutely have to recompile your kernel - sooner or later,
so why not now? There are some other guides on that page
which will help you learn about Linux. Instead of me posting
the links, why don't you spend a little time reading that stuff
before you jump off the deep end. You'll find that if you read
in advance, and then give it a shot, most of the folks here at
LQ will be glad to help you over the next hump, or pick up the
pieces if need be.
Here's a couple of more links to help you out ->
While you're risking you life in Windoze, you might as well get
some use out of it. Do you know how to go to System Properties
and see what hardware you have? If you don't really know how
to do that, then download Belarc Advisor
and it will tell you
what is in your computer.
Good man! Google is your friend. :}
Four questions, btw:
(1) What does your thread title mean? What's FNG?
(2) Is there any particular error message you had with X?
(3) Why don't you download Slackware and get to the real Linux?
(4) Have you considered using a Linux Live-CD, which boots from
the CD-ROM drive and runs in RAM? You can at least look at it and
determine your hardware, and some configuration. Or, you might
just want to run Linux from a CD for a while. You can use CD2 from
Slackware 9.1, or the Knoppix Live-CD from Klaus Knopper