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Old 04-18-2004, 07:04 AM   #1
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Angry XP, Redhat 9, Slackware 9.1 screwed

I am a student about to move to CO to attend CU boulder at the end of May. I need to get my systems setup and need help ( I won't have time during classes to troubleshoot my systems). I am looking for two linux setups: 1 a server that is secure, easy to update, reasonably to setup packages, and no monitor after setup. It needs to be fully configurable through the network (including connecting through an X-server).

Now that you know my server needs; my pri. comp. is a Dell inspiron 8600
I am trying out diff. dist. of linux to find out what suits my equation. Right now I have Windows sucksXp and Redhat 9 fully configured. I problem I have is Redhat's doing 25 on the freeway attitude (I understand it's for security but for me the only time I will use a "new release is to connect directly to my machine and not through the network).

I'm rambling, I have slackware 9.1 install and am trying to boot with grub install by redhat 9.0. I keep getting the error, root mounted in R/W, it must be mounted in read only. How do I do that with grub. Can I boot into lilo booter directly with grub instead of booting into the linux kernel?
Old 05-12-2004, 08:55 PM   #2
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Don't necessarily count on this but first off, did you set your bios to read off the cd first?

If so, installing slackware should be a snap. Just put in the cd after changing your boot sequence so cdrom comes before harddrive and floppy. Pop the cd in and you should be on your way to slackware goodness. Mine installed first time, granted i dont have redhat like you do but it should still setup.

If and when your cd starts up and it starts prompting you you'll have to partition for more space...blahblahblah.... then up will come lilo config eventually after install. When it asks you if you what setup you want ie. simple, expert and so on choose expert.

And do the options in order.
Add your bootable partitions in linux, both red hat and slackware boot partitions and Wintendo er Windows XP and configure, follow rest of set up and you should be off to slackware goodness.
Old 05-13-2004, 05:03 PM   #3
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