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Old 08-11-2003, 10:57 AM   #1
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Talking 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...


Old 08-11-2003, 11:06 AM   #2
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you posted your question in the wrong forum.. it has been moved now to Linux - Newbie. thanks
Old 08-23-2003, 08:50 PM   #3
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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).
Old 08-23-2003, 09:51 PM   #4
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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.

Old 08-23-2003, 10:05 PM   #5
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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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