Originally posted by Nalor
Yep, that worked. Didn't have to toy with the secondary HD, just made a big ext2 partition to use as a secondary thing.
Thank you a ton.
Now to figure out why it only sees one of the processors. I think I'll make a new thread in Slackware general.
Ok here goes a newbie to a regular user. Hope no one gets mad. I am well, very new at the Linux deal, though I have plaed with S.C.O. Unixware 2.1 2 and got it running on the second try with an array of SCSI drives. I am a Reg Linux user #384805 too.
so here goes.
I will suggest to you using the reiserjs file system and the jfs.s kernal. I had a lot of problems with th ext2 and 3. The reiserjs wirks just fine.
so lets take a walk here
1: Boot the Install CD
2: login and selct cfdisk
3: delete the entire Drive
4:: Make a new Partition All the Drive
5: Make it Bootable
6: Write the information
At this point the drive is basically ready to put something on it. So we will go through this next part
8: Select the Destination Drive
This will start the drive formatting process Select reiserjs format
Using the Reiserjs Format you will have one big drive and should have no issues,.
9: Any other drives that are fat or fat232 mount them so they are seen
10: Do a Full Install and let the Discs Swap by themself
At the final point are some things to consider
It will bring you to the Kernal install
Be sure to Write a Boot Disk
then it will ask for the Kernals on the CD
Select the jfs.s and then it will nmake your boot disk
Now as it progresses, it will begin with the Lilo config screen
At this point it is very important to follow here
11: Select the Destination /dev/hda1
12: Selct the Main Lilo Header
this will ask you for a few things
make your Title as it suggests ior to whatever you like
Thne install the Lilo config
This has worked 5 times in 3 days on this system since I installed an errant Extension in Firefox and had to re do the whole system because I did not know where the files were hidden. Now I do so this won't happen again.
at this point it will ask for serailport, mouse and fonts, and your display. Not exactly in that order but it will.
When all says success, then let the cd eject and type reboot at the cli. And at this point you should get a CD boot error and then Booting Linux
at the prompt type root and your password it asks you to create. Then if you want a better display other thanthe 1024x768 32 I suggest you find your display book, the monitor. I am sure you know how much ram your Video Card has so pay attention to this.
It will walk you through a few things mouse, keyboard and the like, finish with that and move to the display
It will ask a bunch of things Iam sure you can find with no problems
On the Menu for Video Refresh find Vertical Sync in your manual. Type in the values they have for your display, Eg: Mine is a Snoy Multiscan15sfII and I selected 8 and 50-120 for my display and 65535 for the Video Ram
I have an nVida GeForce 2 MX 400 64MB and does not use the nVidia Drivers as it crashes this system.
Once you have all the correct values, say yes and save it
type startx and you should see the Default XWindowing system you setup.
and several others.
My pref is KDE
if you do that and want to see the other menuing systems type xwmconfig at the prompt and select one.
You can then see the differences between them all.
I hope you can get all this and understand the reiserjs fornmat is the only way to go for now. Be well and Good luck as I have had this over and over in the past two weeks since moving to Slackware and having some conflicts with printer ports and a few other things, SBLive24 and todate I have all that working and no issues at all now.