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I have never used Linux before, and want to know how good it is.
Since I've ironed out all the troubles I had with mouse not getting detected in the installation procedures, I now want to know how a good installation of Linux would be.
I have WinME on my C: drive, which I have partitioned in 2 parts.
What I would like, is to have Linux on the other partition, is this possible? And how would I go about doing this?
I also have network adapter hooked up to an ADSL modem from Alcatel, and I would liked to know how to get this to work in RH 7.1 Linux.
Hope someone out there can help
If I were you I would do plenty of reading before the install. Especially have a look at http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/Instal...WTO/index.html and I imagine that Redhat will have plenty of documentation on their web site. You can install Linux on your 'other' partition without any problems. What you'll actually end up doing is erasing that partition and creating a few others for linux.
Thanks for replying.
Done alot of reading now installed Linux on second partition, and everything seemed ok.
I reboot machine, get to the linux bootscreen, program boots to the user/password window. I type in the username and password I set during the installation, then I get the error, Authentication error. I know I have put the right user/password name. Now, what should I do? Is there a way of getting around the user/password window?
Ed: nm, I reinstalled and all is ok.
Still cant get the damn network adapter working.
Whenever I try to write or copy the ppp files from the driver disk, I get access error 13
What distro are you using?? What network card do you have? And whats up with PPP? - I don't follow the comment about copying PPP files from disks - all the code you need is already there in the kernel!!
Red Hat Linux 7.1
I use Jensen PCI Fast Ethernet LAN Adapter, and its hooked up to an ADSL modem from Alcatel. Everything works just fine in Win ME/98/2000.
I guess the reason why I cant get the modem to work in Linux is I dont exactly know how. In the readme file, it says I need to edit a few files here and there, with my username/password from my ISP provider. But whenever I try to edit these files, I get the 'error 13'.
This is alittle cut and paste from the readme file.
1.) APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
NTS Enternet 100 for Linux requires the following:
./release/pppoed (If you have the files ../release/pppoed-2.2 and ../release/pppoed-2.0, rename the file that corresponds to your OS version number to pppoed.)
Place files: pppoed, start-pppoe, and stop-pppoe in the directory \
You can use a different binary directory, but you will need to reflect those changes in the start-pppoe shell script.
Edit the shell script start-pppoe, follow the comments in the area marked off as "User Changeable Area". Be sure to put in your correct USERID in the start-pppoe file. If you were given a specific Service Name to use and/or Access Concentrator, make those changes as well.
Update /etc/ppp/chap-secrets and pap-secrets with your login UserID and password information provided by your service provider.
Nothing wrong with this, but when I try to edit these files like the readme says, I get the error 13.
Ok, got the ADSL working, but only 'partially' what I mean by that, is that Im only able to connect using debug mode, which make the connection very slow.
When debugging, aint I suppose to find out what is wrong? where can I see this?