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Old 08-18-2001, 07:04 AM   #1
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Unhappy newbie needs help

im just about to re-install definite linux again because win2k currupted the NTFS file system.

im in the process of downloading the new 2.4.6 kernel, i have never compiled a kernel yet, does anyone know of a good guide to compiling and installing?

i also have problems networking Linux, i have the drivers for my D-Link 530 Tx, although im not sure what to do with them? it's tarred (Dlink 530.tar)

the only other problem i have is LILO, when i ask for it to be installed, it does it sucessfully, but on the reboot, it comes up with pages and pages of zero's? if i ask it to boot Linux but it's fine if i get LiLO to boot other OS's?

thanx in advance

Old 08-18-2001, 07:07 AM   #2
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Plus the other thing i forgot to mention, is there away of gettin linux to use MS Internet sharing?
Old 08-19-2001, 02:10 PM   #3
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Take look at under their HOW-TO section.
There you will find a HOW-TO kompile kernel.

About your network drivers. Untar them using tar -xvf Dlink 530.tar
If it really is a space in the name of your file you would have to type tar -xvf Dlink\ 530.tar
In the directory created find the files readme and install. Read them carefully and they will probably help you.

I guess that you are booting from a boot floppy right now.
Check your /etc/lilo.conf file.
Run cat /etc/lilo.conf and post the content here along with your partition info, where linux reside and windows, if it still is on your harddisk.


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