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Old 01-26-2001, 05:46 PM   #1
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I have the RH Linux for Dummies with the v6.1.
I have an HP Intel P-166 system that I want to convert to
total Linux (and learn Linux on). I've verified compatability of all components. I don't want to keep dos/win on this one.
The book assumes I want to keep my old OS.
What do I do? Is there a better resource.
Should I use RH v7 and is there a better walk-through
book for what I want to do.

Basically, I want to KNOW how to do this right.
I have only one HD & one Floppy drive.

Any advice, pointers, and cautions will be greatly
appreciated... and my oath to help out others in the
same situation when I have learned the in's and out's of
this process.

Thanks !!

[Edited by grngenes on 01-26-2001 at 06:48 PM]
Old 01-26-2001, 06:43 PM   #2
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Lightbulb RH 6.1 Server install will blow everything away

There are at least a couple of options I would recommend. The Server installation option of the Red Hat distribution will set up your entire hard drive -- in fact all available hard drives (be careful if you have more than one and you'd like to keep whatever is on it) with a server installation. If you wish to learn about RH as a server OS this might be a good option. You should probably have a hard drive with at least 1.6 Gb.
Another option would be to use choose Workstation and setup two partitions on your whole drive: root and a swap. This is the easiest configuration to manage for a new user since you don't need to know how much space your files will require on the individual partitions. For a mostly complete workstation install you might get by with a little less than the server. In either case, I wouldn't let this concern you unless your hard drive is smaller than 1 Gb.
RH 6.1 install is pretty straight forward - well at least the getting-the-software-on-your-hard-drive part. After that, the learning starts. B) However, since you don't really care about what's on the harddrive already, you can afford to be a little bit more adventuresome. So go for it!
(BTW - if you're hoping that you'll be up and running the way you were on your previous OS - such as Windoze, before the week is through, I'd think twice about blowing it away! That's my $0.02 and then some.)


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