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I am trying to install Redhat 7.2 with Win. ME. I have a USB keyboard and it works till I get to the point in the installation where you test the keyboard. Is there a way to fix this with out buying a PS/2 Keyboard? Also I had to wipeout the HDD to install Linux but for so reason the Nautilus viewer would not view anything,what the deal here. And How do you get your modem to work? I called my ISP to see if they support Linux and thay do but there is no physical support. As you can tell I am a newbie and a Linux wannabe. Any help will be deeply appreciated.
Someone is asking for help. They want to learn and use Linux. Just because it defeated you doesn't mean you have to tell others how you feel. I am not defensive, I tell the truth. If you knew how to use Linux, then you wouldn't be saying these things. Linux is easier for me than Windows actually. I know more about it than Windows.
This is not a debate forum. This is a site to help others. Your not helping others and you aren't letting others help you.
Don't know if you want to spend any more money, but I solved my modem problems by getting an external serial modem. It'll work with anything you can throw at it . Not that I'm pushing Zoom products, but it also carries a 7 year warranty.
Hi Point, I've heard that RH has trouble using usb keyboards during the install. You might want to borrow a PS/2 keyboard until you get things up and running.
Just a personal comment here... I never really understood why people use USB keyboards and mice when you have a dedicated PS/2 port for each built in... seems wasteful to me. USB is really handy for removeable devices that you move from one PC to another like hard drives, scanners, printers, joysticks, zip drives, and so on, but I've never heard of people moving their keyboard around /shrug.
Thanks for the help. I got it up and partially running. I'm not familiar with linux but could someone tell how to get the system to dual boot. I can only get it to work if I wipe it oout and only put linux on it. What is root and vfat mean?
Root is a system admin, put it this way. To make your system dual bootable you'll need a bootloader installed on linux side, such as LILO or GRUB, they're available on disto's CD's. vfat is a filesystem (FAT32), you'll need it if you want to access the windows FAT partitions from within the linux system.