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Old 02-07-2002, 02:50 AM   #1
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RD 7.2 ISO boot woes!


Hi folks-
I am a complete noob to the Linux arena. Just a couple of days ago i downloaded the RH 7.2 iso images from their website - and i'm desperatly trying to install. No i dont have a CD-R onto which i can burn the images. I have even tried to create a boot disk by using the rawrite utility - BUT again it gives me a "controller failed" error halfway through the procedure of making a boot disk.

Is there any other way of installing from these ISO images. Also i do have ISObuster and Daemon tools with me, but unfortunately just dont know how to go about using them. Its like the fable "water water everywhere, but not a single drop to drink ..."!!

Could someone be kind enough to glide me through the installation procedures.

Thanks and have a nice day-
Mark
 
Old 02-07-2002, 02:54 PM   #2
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Oops worked that out. The "controller failed" error was due to the disk being full. Anywayz i've managed to install RH 7.2 and the process was a glide. Pretty impressive interface they ahve there.

But since i've working on a limited HD space - I have reserved 2.5 GB for linux, out of which 800 MB is allotted for swap[I have 512 ram]...........could you guys please tell me which applets/utilites take up necessary space and deserve to be booted. BTW i prefer using Gnome!

Quick respose would be appreciated!
 
Old 02-07-2002, 11:55 PM   #3
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You could reinstall and make your swap partition smaller. You don't need that much swap space. Try 256M or maybe 128M for swap partition size.
 
Old 02-08-2002, 01:32 AM   #4
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You could reinstall and make your swap partition smaller. You don't need that much swap space. Try 256M or maybe 128M for swap partition size.
Thx for replying. But isnt the swap size determined by the amoutnt of ram you have! In my case its 512MB!!
 
Old 02-08-2002, 01:44 AM   #5
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It used to be that you multiplied your ram by 2 and that is how large you made your swap partition. But that was back when you didn't have much memory. Now with all the memory computers come with today, you don't need a large swap partition. With the 512M of memory you have, linux may never touch your swap partition. So, you can get by with a smaller one.
 
Old 02-08-2002, 01:48 AM   #6
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It used to be that you multiplied your ram by 2 and that is how large you made your swap partition. But that was back when you didn't have much memory. Now with all the memory computers come with today, you don't need a large swap partition. With the 512M of memory you have, linux may never touch your swap partition. So, you can get by with a smaller one.
Oh jeez thank goodness for clearing that doubt. BTW with all those packages offered in RH7.2 some of them are bound to just fill up disk space. Do you know which are plain worthless and not needed in everyday usage!
 
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I don't know which ones are a waste of space. You might try starting another thread asking that question. Sorry I couldn't help you there.
 
  


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