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Re: [vox-tech] re:Help a Newbie to run Linux on my Win98 System
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Re: [vox-tech] re:Help a Newbie to run Linux on my Win98 System



Oh btw sorry for cross posting.  It a pretty interesting concept though.  I
thought cross posting is
something like we should not have To address to vox-tex as well CC to vox.
So I thought if I send it
separately it would do just fine.  Anyway now I understand that both are
same.

Btw my Linux installation went great.  It was not as tough I thought it
would be.

Simple trick here is just to understand few things like
1. windows uses VFAT and Linux uses EXT2 filesystem
2. C drive is your hda1, D drive hda5 and E drive hda6

I believe Redhat 8.0 is simply outstanding just follow the instructions
carefully and it will do everything for you.

Just reading few doc from google will do before hand to get a good feeling
:).

Oh btw I did this before even getting replies from any of you guys so its
kind of nice feeling.

I do think that we don't want to scare people away by speaking LILO or Grub
I think our
Redhat CD will take care of virtually everything just make some wise
decision when choosing options.

Btw I made lots of improvements too.  I used mount command to access my
windows file.

Yesterday only I Installed Wine to access Windows program not that
successful.  I installed it.

It took some half an hour to compile that program.  Finally when I did

whereis wine

I got nothing.  Anybody here successful with Wine?

Few more thing though Redhat 8.0 was not able to detect my right hardware.
It still went ok.

I did installation 3 times.

One with Home User option,
Second with Workstation,
Third with Server option.

Third time I selected myself the right hardware.  Not a bad idea to note
down your right hardware
before hand.

There are few more things left out from my side.

I need to make redhat work with my Printer,
Webcam and ofcourse Modem(Dishnet DSL).  Strange Dishnet people told me that
my USB Modem can
never work with Linux , that's one of the reason I had windows installed in
my System.

I have seen real performance improvement with Linux compared to Windows so
its kind of Nice.

I would really say that Redhat 8.0 Installation is by far the easiest.

Thanks everybody.

Karthikeyan B


----- Original Message -----
From: "D & E Radel" <radel@inet.net.nz>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2003 8:01 AM
Subject: [vox-tech] re:Help a Newbie to run Linux on my Win98 System


>
> > From: "karthikeyan.balasubramanian"
> <karthikeyan.balasubramanian@aspiresys.com>
> > To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
> > Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 18:54:14 +0530
> > Subject: [vox-tech] Help a Newbie to run Linux on my Win98 System
> > Reply-To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> >   I got 3 Redhat Linux CDs from a friend of mine and planning to install
it
> > on my Windows 98 System.
> > Just wondering what are all the precautions I need to take.  I just want
to
> > make myself prepared before
> > going about this job.  Not sure what will happen lol.
> >
> >   My System Configuration
> >
> >   P4 1.4 Ghz
> >   Mercury Motherboard
> >   40 GB Hard disk (IDE)
> >   256MB RAM
> >   Logitech Mouse
> >   HP Deskjet Printer
> >   Logitech Cam
> >
> >   I have 3 partitions.
> >
> >   C:  All my windows program resides here 13 GB
> >   D:  All my files, back files etc 14 GB
> >   E: I kept this blank thinking that some day I shall install Linux here
:).
> > 13 GB
> >
> >   I want to install Redhat Linux on partition E:
> >
> >   PS : I searched through google and found something interesting for
doing
> > this job.
> >          1.  I need to run windows defragmention utility first.
> >          2.  I need to use Lilo or Grub (I never knew what this is)
> >
> >   Thing is I want something very simple so that I can get started
quickly.
> > I want dual boot feature.
> >
> >   Help me please
> >
> >   Have a great day.
> >
> > Karthikeyan B
>
> Hi Karthikeyan
>
> Here is what I do:
> 1). I create the partitions I need. (eg: split the third partition 12.5gig
for
> Linux, and 0.5gig for Linux swap).
> 2). Install Windows (you already have done this).
> 3). Install Linux (with lilo in MBR). Now, by default Linux will boot
instead of
> Windows. But Windows is still there.
> 4). Install eXtended Operating System Loader (from www.xosl.org) on the
Windows
> partition. You will need
>       a Win9x/dos boot disk to install XOSL on the fat32 partition. It's a
GREAT
> GUI bootloader.
> 5). When setting up the OS's in XOSL, select "Old MBR" instead of the
Linux
> partition.
> 6). Modify the GUI of XOSL so that your prefered OS will boot as default,
and
> hot keys for the other, etc.
>
> This is a very simple method of dual booting, without having to learn
about grub
> and lilo. Others will have different
> suggestions.
>
> However, if you have access to SuSE 8.1, it can set all this up dual boot
for
> you. No extra software
> needed. It's very clever. This is a better option. :-)
>
> Regards,
> Dietrich
>
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