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Old 01-30-2002, 06:21 AM   #1
purvisk
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Question vector linux 2.0 install & configur problem


I just downloaded vector linux 2.0 ver 2.4.5. to my desktop and then followed the directions from there to placing it on my compaq contura 430c which is in my dir veclinux/veclinux... ran the ram.bat and installed the OS to my /dev/hda2. typed in root and then get linux 2.4.5 ~#
my problem here is where I get the errors after trying to configure x . also cant get my mouse to work either. I am running my compaq diag's disk to find the chipset needed to do xf86config. I just learned all this stuff in oneday wow!

Can anybody help me out here?

Thanks,

Kevo
 
Old 01-30-2002, 10:02 AM   #2
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Cool

I think I will just delete the linux /dev/hda2 and reload windows hate windows but reload windows and then try mandrake 6.5 that i have on cd w/ one boot flpy. i will try this and come back later tell ya what happened.

Kevo


 
Old 01-30-2002, 11:53 AM   #3
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Cool....while i suggest u try Red Hat...I never learn linux before but installed it for the first time and now in the process of learning. I suggest if u are able to update your Rompaq, the bios for your compaq contura....if it works with the bootable CD-ROM and u can easily install Red Hat with the bootable installation disk, so much easier.....cheers mate!


 
Old 01-30-2002, 12:48 PM   #4
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is rompaq the same as bios update?

if so already updated the bios.

i will use a prog called pclinker.exe to direct cable transfer from my desktop to my compaq contura since it has no cdrom drive.

creating a dir called mandrake or redhat and sending the files from the desktop via pclinker to the newly created dir. Then i will boot up w/ boot disk and when asked where the dir located will type in that directory that I sent the files to and go from there.

Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Kevo
 
  


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