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Old 07-18-2003, 01:29 AM   #1
Mr_Floppy4
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One More Time!!! Help me get Linux going!


About a year ago when Linux RH 7.3 was the newest RH I tired to get it installed. It simply wouldn't work because of a display problem with my nForce board.

I am once again attempting to get RH installed. I will be doing it from a fresh HD format. I would first like to mention that I will be installing the following OSs:

Win XP
Linux RH
MSDOS 6.22

And now a few questions:

1. Do games that actually run on Linux, run on Linux any better?

2. Should I use GRUB or LILO?

3. Win XP will be my main OS, should I use Win or Linux to partition?

4. Which OS should I install first?

5. Should only Win XP have a primary partition or should each of my OSs have a primary partition.

6. With 512 MB DDR, do I need a swap partition?

Also, my HD is only 40GB and here are the partitions I have planned:

Win XP OS
Win XP Programs
Win XP Files
MSDOS
Linux OS
(Possible) Linux Swap

Is there anything else I need to know?

Mr_Floppy4

Last edited by Mr_Floppy4; 07-18-2003 at 01:33 AM.
 
Old 07-18-2003, 01:39 AM   #2
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1. yes, no
2. grub
3. Win
4. Win
5. each ( i think, maybe not)
6. yes



Forget 7.3 and go with a newer version.

Now, add that to a buck fifty and you can probably get a cup of coffee.
 
Old 07-18-2003, 01:42 AM   #3
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I already burned RH9. Thing is I had no idea on how to run the checksum on the downloaded isos. It is doubtful that anything happened though...right?

*Hugs his esperesso machine*

Mr_Floppy4

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Old 07-18-2003, 03:33 AM   #4
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C'mon!
 
Old 07-18-2003, 03:40 AM   #5
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a lot of sites use a corrupt iso of RH9, anyways use mandrake it was made to improve on redhat
 
Old 07-18-2003, 03:41 AM   #6
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I got it off an offical RH mirror.

I heard RH was the most noob friendly Linux.

Mr_Floppy4
 
Old 07-18-2003, 03:44 AM   #7
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A simple, "bump" will suffice.

Code:
md5sum filename.iso
I don't know if there is a tool for doing this in windows, but there must be some open source utility that's been written or ported.

Linux doesn't care if its boot partition is primary or not, I'm sure widows does, and I seem to remember that DOS does.

Give yourself a 1GB swap partition.

I prefer LILO.

I hate RedHat.
 
Old 07-18-2003, 03:57 AM   #8
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From (windows) experiance I know that the less virtual memory is the faster.
 
Old 07-18-2003, 06:16 AM   #9
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Check the size of what you downloaded and compare it with what it should be.
Good luck, don't use Mandrake. I have never installed Red Hat but out of the 3 I have installed Suse 8.2, Vector and Mandrake 8.1 and *.2 the order of friendlyness is Suse 8.2 > Vector >Mandrake 8.1 >> 8.2
I could never get 8.2 to run at less than crawling while Suse rocks on the same machine
 
Old 07-18-2003, 07:39 AM   #10
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Very latest Mandrake failed to install on two different PCs, Redhat 9 went on both of them with no issue.

i know that some folk don't like Redhat because they think it does too much 'hand holding' and you don't get the low level knowledge of the system, but as far as I can see there's nothing to stop you finding this stuff out when you're ready.

I'm new to all this, so hand-holding does me fine!
 
Old 07-18-2003, 09:53 AM   #11
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yea

Hand holding doesn't hurt me niether....

I mean... i started out with no knowledge about basics like cd ls mv mkdir chown chmod rm (and before i totally went to linux and said to heck with windows... i never could figure out how to compile)

Well... now that unless you totally depend on RPMS to install..... you have to learn how to compile.... I REALLY LEARNED ./configure make make install well


I figure once I learn how to do everything via commandline.... i'll switch to debian or suse or something


and i'm loving linux!
though without linuxquestions.org i'd probably be using windoze again.... thanks for saving my life linuxquestions!

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Old 07-18-2003, 11:17 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by moses
A simple, "bump" will suffice.

Code:
md5sum filename.iso
I don't know if there is a tool for doing this in windows, but there must be some open source utility that's been written or ported.
program to check md5sum in m$:

http://www.md5summer.org/


good source for .iso's:

http://www.linuxiso.org/


 
Old 07-18-2003, 03:17 PM   #13
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bump
 
Old 07-18-2003, 04:30 PM   #14
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I WANT HELP!!!
 
Old 07-18-2003, 07:30 PM   #15
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What do you need help with?? Last question you seem to have is about the swap so i will give my opinion. with 512 ram you dont need a swap really. If you really want one 128 or 256 is plenty, 1 gig swap is just wasted space. I have 256 ram and 256 swap and my swap is never more than 60mb used.
 
  


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