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Old 06-15-2003, 02:26 PM   #16
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I just have MasterC help me. I know he accepts e-mail's. I e-mailed him once.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 02:27 PM   #17
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Can Rick accept e-mail's?? I thought he could'nt accept e-mail's. Please reply back. Thanks.
Why not check his profile to see if he has his email enabled for you to send him one? Maybe that would answer your question for you. Thanks.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 03:05 PM   #18
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I only had FreeBSD installed for a very short time about 2 years ago on my old computer. I never got around to using it much and do not still have it installed. So I do not know much about installing FreeBSD. I used FreeBSD 4.4 and the installation program asked me questions like which kernel did I want to use? Back then I did not know the answers to those questions so I just gessed. I was lucky that it actually booted up and ran properly afterwards. I do not kow if installing FreeBSD is still like that but, if so, it would not be as easy as installing the latest versions of Red Hat or Mandrake.

The only operating systems I have installed with are Linux, DOS, Windows NT 4.0, Windows ME, Windows 2000. Some of the details of how I have my bootloaders set up are a little unusual and are not how you would or should do it. I have never set up my bootloaders in the normal typical way, so I would not be able to tell you how to do it that way.

Have you learned any now Linux commands yet? Have you pacticed using commands such as ls and cd? You need to get comfortable using those commands before you can understand the anwsers to many of our questions. A while back I said I was not going to try to tell you how to do anything complicated until you first learn to use some of the most common ordinary Linux commands. Any version of Linux or even Unix could be used to practice that.

When installing these various operating systems it is easy to mess things up so that neither Windows XP or Linux will boot up. For someone with your limited experiece with computers, I do not think it is a good idea to keep installing and uninstalling various operating systems! Once you have Windows XP and some version of Linux working that should be enough for now. You need to develop some trouble shooting skills of your own before installing anything more.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 04:06 PM   #19
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What happened to RH9?
 
Old 06-15-2003, 09:18 PM   #20
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tangle, I still can't get my hardware to work. What do i do?? I need help to get my hardware to recognize in FreeBSD. Please reply back. Thanks.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 09:27 PM   #21
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dsantamassino, did you run xf86config?
 
Old 06-15-2003, 09:30 PM   #22
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yes i did. If i run it again and i have a question about it. Could you help me?? Please reply back. Thanks.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 09:32 PM   #23
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email me taangle@valkyrie.net
 
Old 06-15-2003, 09:37 PM   #24
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yes i did. If i run it again and i have a question about it. Could you help me?? Please reply back. Thanks.
dsantamassino,

I can't express it enough that you should provide your questions in more details when asking specific questions. Your questions are too vague. Your asking members to write step by step instructions in which they are already out there. Like rick422 stated, you should familiarize yourself with *nix and read up on it bofore asking such vague questions, and also asking a member on this site to write a novel for you.

You should really consider getting a book on Linux or Unix. When asking questions, they should be good questions, specific questions. We shouldn't have to explain everything in detail, that's what books are for.

I would strongly suggest you read this site throughly: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
 
Old 06-15-2003, 09:47 PM   #25
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Please check your e-mail... Thanks tangle. I gave you my e-mail too.
 
Old 06-16-2003, 03:44 AM   #26
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Derek, I got your email. Good Luck, I've peaked at *BSD but never tortured myself with it. I think you might wanna learn how to crawl before you walk, or walk before you run, but that's just me. You should learn how to use RH8 first, then move on. BSD's really aren't going to help you any more than RH did, in fact, you'll more likely be feeling more frustrated than you are now.

Mandrake really seems like the path you should look down, at least for a little while til you can figure out what you are doing a bit more.

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