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linux_monster 08-11-2003 10:57 AM

installing peanut linux
hi people....i've decided to switch to linux recently and have been having a nightmare installing peanut using a cd to there someone who could guide me step by step how to install peanut linux...

after i enter #setup , a menu appears that says following:

*install for first time
*re - configure already installed system

i chose first option then using fdisk made following partitions:

* hda1 =====> 45 megs ===> type ===>linux
* hda2======>2500 megs===>type====>linux==>bootable
*hda3======>110 megs====>type===>swap

after that went to previous menu and selected install linux for first time....the files install....hda2 is formatted as ext3

i later come to a menu where i get to configure devices...
when i choose the first option "auto config" ===> on clicking it nothing happens....i awso have trouble configure monitor...
when i click on startx to check settings nothing happens either....then when i try installing lilo using options :
*install in superblock
nothing happens and i fail to install lillo

could someone to please mail me at and temme what is going on and how do i install this peanut linux plz...



acid_kewpie 08-11-2003 11:06 AM

you posted your question in the wrong forum.. it has been moved now to Linux - Newbie. thanks

Mara 08-23-2003 08:50 PM

Moved. Small suggestion: if it's your first time with Linux (the problems are quite serious), try another distro (recommended for newbies: Mandrake, RedHat, SuSE).

MiscGeek 08-23-2003 09:51 PM

If your running a Pentium system I would probably go with Mandrake. It's probably the easiest for newbies. You can do almost everything from the GUI :)

As an extra bonus it's optimized for Pentiums so it's usually faster than Red Hat.


2damncommon 08-23-2003 10:05 PM

First question. How are you wanting to install Peanut? Only OS on the hard drive? Sharing the drive with Windows?
I would choose parted and make only a swap and Linux partition with the available space.

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