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Old 01-22-2002, 09:57 AM   #16
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I wouldn't doubt it. I boot that thing like a muther....

I have a 128meg stick laying around, I'll try anything.

Damn OS gave me a peek then slammed a door in my face.

Thanks for the reply,

Vince
 
Old 01-22-2002, 06:41 PM   #17
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It worked!!

This is what happened...

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.

Thanks for the help!

Rock On!

Vince
 
Old 01-22-2002, 06:54 PM   #18
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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.
 
Old 01-22-2002, 07:31 PM   #19
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download an image and boot it, then mount your linux partition.

then you should have /boot/vmlinuz under where you mounted it, and it should be pointing to the kernel you use, in redhat 7.2 it will be that way unless something happened to it.

if so use this

dd if=/mntpoint/boot/vmlinuz of=/dev/fd0 bs=8192

or here is some premade boot disks

http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/Bootdi...O/premade.html
 
Old 01-22-2002, 07:35 PM   #20
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If you do install again or you get it the way I said, I would install lilo or grub to the mbr.

they have no problem with windows.
 
Old 01-22-2002, 10:19 PM   #21
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I did a complete install. It ran fine.

One thing though. Applications open slow. Takes about 10-15 seconds to open Gnumeric, or the Albi word processor.

System
350mhz AMD
7200 rpm drive
128 PC100 ram
100mhz FSB
128meg swap.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Vince
 
Old 01-23-2002, 11:48 PM   #22
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that does seem a little slow,

my laptop opens them in about a second

750 MHz
 
Old 01-24-2002, 12:03 AM   #23
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vdi_nenna, use the instructions here to make a new boot disk.
 
Old 01-24-2002, 10:02 AM   #24
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I found some info on how to speed up a hard drive. It worked somewhat. MAN (help page) and Netscape takes a bit long to open still. Maybe you guys have heard of this:

http://linux.oreillynet.com/lpt/a/li...29/hdparm.html

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.

Check it out.

Vince

ps, If you know any better way, let me know.


V.
 
Old 01-24-2002, 06:02 PM   #25
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hdparm

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Originally posted by vdi_nenna
I found some info on how to speed up a hard drive. It worked somewhat. MAN (help page) and Netscape takes a bit long to open still. Maybe you guys have heard of this:

http://linux.oreillynet.com/lpt/a/li...29/hdparm.html

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.

V.
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.

Good luck!
 
Old 01-25-2002, 10:12 AM   #26
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Thanks for the warning. I'm in experimenting mode. Breaking and fixing...then asking you guys how to fix it!

But really, it's very cool and I have alot to learn...we're not in Redmond anymore Toto!
 
  


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