Linux OS Distributions Confused about a few things...
Posted 21 June 2005 - 04:53 PM
Posted 21 June 2005 - 05:15 PM
Posted 21 June 2005 - 05:51 PM
Posted 21 June 2005 - 05:53 PM
SuSe is rather large, so you have to either burn it to a Dual-Layer DVD or 5 CD's. Then just boot from them and it's an extremely easy process.
Posted 21 June 2005 - 05:54 PM
Posted 22 June 2005 - 05:07 PM
Fedora, it looks ok.
Posted 22 June 2005 - 08:48 PM
I downloaded the first 3 install disks from the i586 section of Mandrake 10.1, however when I tryed to install it to my formatted drive as the only OS, I found that the CD was not bootable. How do I go about installing the CD's?
Thanks for any help.
Posted 22 June 2005 - 08:52 PM
Posted 22 June 2005 - 08:57 PM
Posted 23 June 2005 - 12:25 PM
Posted 23 June 2005 - 02:56 PM
ISOs are disk images and require a special burn process--you don't simply copy those files to a cd
Posted 23 June 2005 - 08:38 PM
Thank you very much for your ongoing help.
Posted 23 June 2005 - 09:47 PM
boob, on Jun 23 2005, 08:38 PM, said:
Well for fifty bucks I bought a six year old computer with a cd-rw, winME which wasn't compatible with the rw software, Nero burning 5.5, plus all the installation software and literature, I put the burner and software in the win98se machne that I use for working on hard drives and doing prelim setups, downloaded the files and burned them.
The machine I use for repair is kind of interesting. It has a Tekram Technology Co., Ltd. P6B40-A4X-i440BX Rev. 1.0
Bus Clock: 66 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 4.51 PG 10/11/00
motherboard, but the clock is bypassed to 100mhz (an option) and the bios and chipset drivers are upgraded. The mobo is from a HiQ computer, installed in a builders box with four large bays, one has the cd-rw, the other three have server trays so all I have to do is put a drive in a tray and slip it in, no opening the case. The smaller bays have two floppy drives.
The upgrades have made it pretty snappy, and it can see 64gb drives, in fact I'm on it right now, and when I installed the Linux I just slipped in a 40gb drive I had laying around and after about an hour I had Linux. It had no trouble detecting the hardware, except for the sound card. It also went up on the net automatically, it detected the router and configured the internet connection itself.
I notice the Linux is pretty slow, but it seems to get faster as I use it, maybe it's defragging the disk automaticaly, since I don't see any disk maintainence tools.
Posted 23 June 2005 - 10:32 PM
Posted 24 June 2005 - 03:39 PM