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Old 08-27-2003, 10:12 AM   #1
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Driver prep

I have RH 9 and I am going to install it on a second hard drive whenever my drive arrives. I have been reading and copying all driver related posts available for me. I was wondering what preparation I can do, if any, while my computer works in Windows XP, to find out information about my system that would help me with drivers, etc?

I copied all of my system information from the XP system information deal, and a couple of related posts, but I was looking for good tips for preparing to install.

I have a HP Pavilion 7935, w/ PCI NVidia GEFORCE 4mx420, onboard video is disabled by BIOS.

Any help is appreciated.

Old 08-27-2003, 10:23 AM   #2
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Check the Red Hat Hardware Compatability List and the Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO for your hardware. Check on your video, sound and modem especially.

# Linux filesystem structure
Directory Navigation Help File
Filesystems, Directories, and Devices Help File
Proper Filesystem Layout

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

# Partitioning
Linux Partition HOWTO
Rute - Partitions, File Systems, Formatting, Mounting

# Good online/downloadable books:
Linux Newbie Administrator Guide
Linux Administration Made Easy
Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition

# Red Hat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:
Manage software:

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project


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