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Bork3 11-16-2003 03:41 PM

How do I verify the iso's with md5sums and other questions
How do I verify the iso's with md5sums? I am using windows 2000 and xp currently. I need step by step instructions as I am completely new to this (and almost anything having to do with linux).

Also, how much work will I have to go through to make Mandrake 9.2 recognize my Radeon 9800? Should it do it automatically?

Are there any chat rooms where I can get help quickly? If not, would anyone volunteer to give me their aim screen name so that I can ask for help in the middle of doing something. I like forums, but they are not too effective for questions that require lots of information to answer.

If you want to volunteer to help through aim, Iíll private message you with my screen name.

fancypiper 11-16-2003 03:48 PM

Since you are using the download stuff, you will have to do the video card driver manually. The purchased power pack has them included.

Preparation is key..

# Pre-installation guides
GNU/Linux pre-installation checklist
The Pre-Installation Help File

How To Check MD5sums On A Linux Iso Image
# Cheap CDs
Discount Linux CDs
Linux Central
Os Heaven

# Configuring X
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO - video cards
The Linux XFree86 HOWTO
Configuring XFree86 for a Non-Specific Linux Distribution
Common X configuring tools:
Debian - dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
Mandrake - XFdrake
Red Hat Linux 9: Red Hat Linux Reference Guide Chapter 7. The X Window System
Redhat 7.3 down - the setup utility leads to several config tools
Redhat 7.3 up - redhat-config-xfree86
You may have these tools:
XFree86 -configure
ATI Linux drivers

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page

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