March 6th, 2003, 03:45 AM
FINALLY! Linux is installed on my laptop. :-) All hail....the Linux Bible!
Its RH 8.0, and I got the WinModem to work, which was the major problem before. I just wanted to thank everyone who helped me get it set up, and pointed me to some great websites. Many thanks to everyone here.
March 6th, 2003, 04:09 AM
I didnt help... but congrats!!
March 6th, 2003, 04:12 AM
Where can i go to download it? I have been wondering where to get it? Could someone help me?
March 6th, 2003, 04:16 AM
banananuts if you go to http://****microsoft.com or http://windows-sucks.com it has a whole list of many alternatives to windows and liks to their download pages and rh is on there.
March 6th, 2003, 05:55 AM
banananuts this is a really good site for getting Linux ISOs
but be peparred both Red Hat and Mandrake are 3 CD downloads and if your not really knowledgable in linux these are the best 2 distrobutions IMO.
Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”
March 6th, 2003, 07:50 AM
SuSe is in my opinion the best Distro, its easy enough for begining users and also as you advance you have more advanced tools to work with, so i always recommend that, and its hardware detection is awesome
March 6th, 2003, 11:58 AM
I'm about to install Mandrake 9 on my Win XP Pro box. It has 2 hard drives with 5 partitions between them. The partition I want to install Linux on is on the 2nd drive, so well away from my current OS. Will the install pick up these partitions and allow me to select the partition I want to install Mandrake on? The docs aren't EXACTLY clear on this in my opinion, they seem to cover installations on systems with just 1 hard drive.
Thanks in anticipation.
March 6th, 2003, 12:16 PM
Assuming your version of Linux is semi-recent, then yes it will. Installing Linux is easier than ever, especially if you already have the partitions set up the way you want them. (Its really just hard if you try to re-partition a box to support Linux AND MS)
Just watch the partition names and sizes, and you shouldn't have a problem!
March 6th, 2003, 12:50 PM
Just some things to always keep in mind, nizead:
on Linux-boxen, your harddrives are named as follows:
- Your first hard disk is hda, your second hdb, third hdc and so on.
- The first partition on hda (first hdd) is hda1, second is hda2 and so on.
Mandrake will offer you to either install on hda or on hdb. In your case, choose hdb. If you want your entire disk to be used by Mandrake, have it auto-allocate space (it'll create partitions and add filesystems). So yes, Mandrake will pick up all of your partitions... nothing to worry about
March 6th, 2003, 01:09 PM
Thanks to Mobius and Negative for putting my mind at rest on that one. Can't wait to get home and install.