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Old 06-25-2003, 01:24 AM   #1
cognosti
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Question the Exorsisim of Vin Doz Nintee Fifv


Hi folks
perhaps someone can help me... I have an old Toshiba Satellite105cs laptop with an external 4x cd rom reader conected via a panasonic interface card running win 95,...yes saton (mickey soft) has posesesed this little beast and must be exorsised and replaced by Linux. I am having truble because i cant boot from the external and I only have cd versions of Linux...help
 
Old 06-25-2003, 01:40 AM   #2
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Read through the Red Hat Installation Guide, especially the section Selecting an Installation Method.

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

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network
 
Old 06-25-2003, 09:27 AM   #3
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Question hmm

while those links are good they are not hard to find what is giving me trouble is that I cant seam to get any thing to boot and I need t o know how to get the lap top to recognize the external as a boot-able drive. Normally i would take your advice and sit down and read through that stuff but as it is I am working 12 hours a day 7days a week. any short cuts?
 
Old 06-25-2003, 10:35 AM   #4
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I don't know any shortcuts. You have the laptop and other networked computers and persumably know their setups, I don't.

The link I listed gives the installation methods you can choose.

Read through it and see which situation fits you.

After choosing a method and trying it, then is the time to ask a question.

How to get good answers with your questions about Linux

I don't know any shortcuts in Linux for
 
  


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