which linux should I use
covici at ccs.covici.com
Wed Jan 2 09:14:45 EST 2002
Jason, did you know you could repartition your disk without losing you
data with programs such as partition magic? It would be much better
if hour linux partitions were separate from the Windows ones and it
really doesn't take that much time.
on Tue, 01 Jan 2002 13:56:19 -0600 Jason Symes <jsymes at netins.net> wrote:
> That answered everything. Thanks a bunch, and have a good rest of the new
> At 01:01 PM 1/1/02 -0000, you wrote:
>>Ok, if you're installing from hard disk you need to put all the iso files in
>>a directory like c:\rh72. then you need to create the boot.img floppy. If
>>you need to install from CD you must burn the two binary disks, and either
>>use the boot.img floppy or boot directly from the cd. To boot from the cd
>>you will need to make sure that the computer boots from the cd then floppy
>>then hd - this can be done in the bios.
>>ok, so if you're going to use a floppy to boot, get the dosutils\rawrite.exe
>>file and the images\boot.img file. Then type a command similar to rawrite
>>hope this helps.
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Jason Symes" <jsymes at netins.net>
>>To: <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
>>Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2002 10:38 AM
>>Subject: Re: which linux should I use
>>> This sounds like music to my win98's ears, and extra time in my pocket.
>>> Just a couple more questions. I see that, to install from hard disk, I
>>> create a bootable floppy. How is this done? If I were to install from cd,
>>> would this have to be done and how?
>>> I think that takes care of all my questions.
>>> Have a good rest of new year's day.
>>> At 10:17 AM 1/1/02 -0000, you wrote:
>>> >Ok, Here goes with the info on installing Redhat.
>>> >I hope that most of it will be straight forward - just a load of dialog
>>> >boxes that ask questions like keyboard, mouse, language, etc.
>>> >I would personally reccommend going for a custom install rather than a
>>> >workstation because this way you can choose what to install etc - but
>>> >The main hard bit is when you get to partitioning. Select to partition
>>> >using disk druid. You'll be shown a list of partitions. Probably you'll
>>> >only have one partition called something like hda1. In any case this one
>>> >partition will be labelled fat32 because it's your windows partition.
>>> >you've selected your windows partition, tab to edit and press enter.
>>> >are various fields, the only one to fill in is mount point, which should
>>> >the single letter forward slash (/). Then press Ok. You'll be back in
>>> >main disk druid screen, so tab to next and you'll be asked how much space
>>> >should be used. Maybe 500mb for root and 64mb for swap or whatever you
>>> >consider to be right. In any case, what this does is create two files in
>>> >your c: drive called something like redhat.img and rh_swap.img or
>>> >You will also create a boot disk which you can use to run Linux from the
>>> >images on your hard disk.
>>> >Finally, something I should have said at the beginning: this only works
>>> >fat32 partitions so it won't work if you're using nt/2000/xp on a ntfs
>>> >Hope this helps, Saqib
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