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Old 03-18-2004, 09:37 AM   #1
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Smile Introduction and newbie questions


I want to begin using Red Hat linux 8 or 9 soon. I have no Linux experience but am eager to learn. I have recently upgraded my pc and plan to install multiple operating systems (XP, Win98 and Linux). I have decided to go this route due to family needs and also to do all my surfing on the Linux platform. I have been hammered with constant virus attacks in the last few months via e-mails from infected servers.

I plan to install all the os as fresh installs.

Here are a few of my questions.

1. What would be the best way to partition my drive to install the multiple os?

2. What would be the best way to install the os listed above to allow for a multiple boot?

3. Can I set up some kind of a dialer to access the MSN network?

4. Are there drivers available for ATI's All in Wonder 8500 video card? If so, where can I get them?

5. Has anyone successfully set up a satellite or cable feed to a video card and been able to record programming to a hard drive?

I look forward to any help and suggestions you can provide.

Gratefully yours,

George
 
Old 03-18-2004, 10:08 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ, George

Win98 has to be in first partition (unless you trick it), XP & Linux wherever.

Install Win98, then XP, then Linux. Note that Xp will become dependent on the Win98 partition (it will need it to boot).

If you can access MSN w/o special software (just Dial-up networking), then chances are setting it up in Linux will be easy.

There are drivers for ATI cards (not sure for your specific one), you get them from ATI.

Isn't Sat/cable usually encrypted?

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Old 03-18-2004, 10:19 AM   #3
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Thumbs up

Thanks for the quick response. I thought that installing Win98 first might be the way to go, but I wanted to have someone confirm the idea. How do you set up a dial up adapter in Linux to connect to the net? As far as the satellite feed, it will be coming through the private providers receiver. It is an educational service.

Once again thanks,

George

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Old 03-18-2004, 02:47 PM   #4
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gf2892, next time please separate introduction and questions. If you post your questions to the right forum, you have much bigger chance for all answers you need.

I'm not moving the thread, because it looks you have the answers.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 03:45 PM   #5
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Sorry for asking too many questions in this forum. I got a little carried away. But I still need instructions or advice as to setting up a dial up connection to the internet. How is this done in Linux?

Thanks in advance for your help.

George
 
Old 03-18-2004, 03:53 PM   #6
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Run 'kppp' program. If you're lucky, you can find settings for your ISP in the program. If not, you need to type them manually.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 01:52 PM   #7
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Regarding dial-up internet connections, there should be step-by-step help on your software. I had some problems setting up mine at the house, and used earthlink as my provider. They helped me do it by phone. (I wrote down what the said-- because, of course, I couldn't talk to them on the phone and dial up at the same time... unless I had two phone lines.) At home I have Lindows OS. It is a Linux, Debian-based system, in case you're not familiar with it. Microtel (who made my CPU) told me that they recommended earthlink, so that's what I did. Lindows makes anti-virus software, called VirusSafe. I don't know if it would work if you have Redhat.
Last time I checked, TigerDirect.com sold VirusSafe. Good luck and consider that I'm very new at this.

Ed M.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 02:56 PM   #8
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Thanks for the tips Ed. I am still in the process of getting my system set up with the other Windows OS. I will keep your suggestions in mind.

George
 
  


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