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Old 01-08-2004, 04:31 AM   #1
Jetta-GT-
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Angry Thinking of switching back to Windows


im so frustrated with linux!!!!

I've tried to install RedHat and Mandrake and both of them either freeze or gives me an error on installation.

So i think that my system is probably not compatible with any linux version (manufaturer) !!! (i think its my 120gb hard drive gives me sh*t)


so, F it, going back to XP
 
Old 01-08-2004, 04:36 AM   #2
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What error you dude ?
 
Old 01-08-2004, 04:42 AM   #3
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red hat get error 11
mandrake freezes on installation
knoppix starts fine from cd, but wouldnt even boot from hard drive after installation
 
Old 01-08-2004, 04:44 AM   #4
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How is your 120Gb partitioned? One big partition for everything Windows & Data?

First of all, you should have /, /home, /swap partitions in any Linux.

Then are you going to dual-boot?

Then do you want access to data created with windows?

Have you checked that your hardware is listed as compatible with Linux?

If you are going to wipe the 120GB clean, and run afresh with Linux, then you need to partition at the least like this:-

/boot 100MB
/swap 512MB
/root 74 GB
/tmp 1GB
/usr 10GB
/home 25GB

These above figures are only estimates, you can choose whatever partition sizes you want. Remember this above is a very rough estimate.

Of course if you are dual booting with XP then you have to allocate space for Windows. Just reduce the /root figure above to say 50GB and give Windows 24GB (more than enough), but with real estate so vast as 120GB, then that's no problem.

Let me know how you progress, but don't go back to windows. Once you discover the fun in Linux, you won't look back.
 
Old 01-08-2004, 04:59 AM   #5
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you didn't use the "Has this been asked" button did you? these i'm going back to windows topics are so dull. everyone has a little angry face on the topic header. blah blah blah.

how did you get the cds? did you buy them or download them and burn the iso's to cd? i doubt it could be your hard drive, unless you got really, really old versions of red hat or mandrake. my guess is that somewhere along the line you got a bad download or a bad burn due to the bad download or bad media. i guess the easiest thing to do is to try and reburn the iso's to cd.
 
Old 01-08-2004, 05:11 AM   #6
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Little angry faces indeed that's what these are all about heh windows.
 
Old 01-08-2004, 05:43 AM   #7
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Error 11 segmentation fault can mean faulty memory. Linux uses memory a lot more efficiently than windows, you might want to check your hardware.
 
Old 01-08-2004, 11:42 PM   #8
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found the problem.... Motherboard FAULT - IRQ sh*t
 
Old 01-08-2004, 11:52 PM   #9
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Motherboard problem! That's heavy but at least we have an answer to the problem.
 
Old 01-08-2004, 11:52 PM   #10
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I talked to you last night. I'm the one that spoke of partitioning <different thread>
So. What do you mean Motherboard FAULT - IRQ sh*t
Are you going to give up?
Or are you going to return your piece of crap computer
<alar chuckles to self>
 
Old 01-09-2004, 12:00 AM   #11
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I'll exchange motherboard

Im not gonna give up, i would like to install mandrake on my Home PC

http://linuxquestions.org/questions/...hreadid=132957
 
Old 01-09-2004, 12:44 AM   #12
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Hmmmm... Mandrake.
<alar considers replacement distribution>
 
Old 01-09-2004, 01:11 AM   #13
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Jetta will like Mandrake. Mandrake is cool.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 01:27 AM   #14
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74 gb is a little big for root. How much room do you really need in roots home directory. About 5 gb should be more then enough. Devote the rest to /usr and /home. Maybe even a gig or two on /var so your log files don't get too big.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 01:40 AM   #15
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Interesting. What happens if you make /var 2GB and the system fills that up and wants to write more than 2GB?
 
  


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