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Installed the new 128meg memory stick loaded 7.2 with grub.
The install went on without a hitch. No problem.
The only thing is I got tired of installing Linux, so I went to Win 98 just to have something on the box. When I loaded Linux 7.2, I left Win 98 in the 1st partiton. I tried to create a boot disk, but I must have missed the check box and hit next. Now I have to create a boot disk to get Linux up.
Can I create it off the CD-ROMS? Or can I down load it?
My advise...don't use different types on memory sticks. I had a 64 meg and a 32 meg PC100. And one could have been bad.
Cool! Glad you got it figured out. Stuff like that can be very frustrating, esspecially when your trying something new for the first time. Win95/98 usually doesn't give a #@$ if your memory produces errors, but any decide OS will choke hard like that.
As far as a boot disk..... I don't think there is a way without booting to Linux.. I could be wrong. The simpliest way since you've already installed it, is to repeat the installation again and create a boot disk. Now if it wasnt a new install, I'd look for another way.
What's good about it is you can see your parameters and settings. I'm having a problem with finding the file to edit. I think it needs to be created.
I have used hdparm many times. It speeds up my heavy-duty astronomical imaging package by about a factor of 2. Be very careful with your parameters or you can royally screw up the data on your drive. hdparm has a way to simply print out the disk parameters - take the time to figure out what all those abbreviations stand for. hdparm doesn't have a configuration file to edit (if that is what you were looking for). You just type options into the command line. Also, you need to run hdparm each time you boot, so put the command line into your rc.local file.