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Old 05-29-2006, 01:36 AM   #16
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what do I do to get rid of windows as a whole OS off my computer? so there is no OS? as in formatt the HDD so it is fresh so i can install linux
 
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is ok, just booted into command line and format c:
 
Old 05-29-2006, 04:20 AM   #18
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hrmmm....Install seemed to go well, but when i boot up it gives me a message like "invalid system disk , replace the disk , and then press any key"


so I guess it didn't work..hrmmm..wish I could get mandriva to work.
 
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What did you install?


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Old 05-29-2006, 06:26 AM   #20
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Vector linux 3.2 hrmmmm It said everything went well and to log in and change root password, but when booting up a boot screen it says "invalid system disk , replace the disk , and then press any key"
 
Old 05-29-2006, 08:01 AM   #21
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Make sure that in your BIOS you set one of your boot devices to your HDD, it sounds like you ahve it looking for cd-rom boot only.
 
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Vector linux 3.2 hrmmmm It said everything went well and to log in and change root password, but when booting up a boot screen it says "invalid system disk , replace the disk , and then press any key"
Where did you install lilo to? And what's the boot-order of
that box?


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Old 05-29-2006, 08:35 PM   #23
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there are 3 partitions on the computer "hda being 50mb (not sure what it is)", "hdb being linux main partition" and "hdc being the swap"

I'm going to try playing with the boot-order, but not sure as to what hdb and hdc would be called.
 
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Does the machine have three physical HDDs with those sizes?
Linux doesn't pick partitions up as different hd<a-z> ...

And you didn't tell us where you installed Lilo to...


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Old 05-30-2006, 03:46 AM   #25
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no, they are patitions, hda hdb hdc and lilo is on hdb, but still.....it's saying there is something wrong with the desk...
 
Old 05-30-2006, 06:17 PM   #27
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http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/
http://www.goosee.com/puppy/
http://www.slackware.com/ with xfce or fluxbox.
http://www.debian.org with xfce or fluxbox.
http://www.gentoo.org with xfce or fluxbox.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 05:02 AM   #28
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I also recommend Damn Small Linux. This is the best distribution you'll find for such hardware. I had to leave it out, only because it had an issue with the French localisation (French keyboard).

Yves.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 09:08 AM   #29
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Similar configuration 32MB RAM with Redhat 7 worked for me in CLI mode but didn't install GUI.

I used it for about a year or two for scripting (shell and awk) which I neede dto prepare for a class.

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