[svlug] (Newbie Problems)

Matt Billenstein matt at vazor.com
Fri May 24 16:36:52 PDT 2002


That third disc by the way is just optional packages I think...  If you 
didn't select any of them for installation, you wouldn't need the third 
disk...

m


Matt Billenstein
matt at vazor.com
http://www.vazor.com/

On Fri, 24 May 2002, kanagala rao wrote:

> 
> I am not interested in reinstalling Linux(unless it is a must).
> 
> I do not know that GRUB is better than LILO. Before installing Linux I read 
> books and in almost all of them mentioned about LILO and not GRUB. That is 
> the reason I preferred LILO over GRUB.
> I would appreciate to know how do I deinstall LILO and install GRUB if that 
> solves my problem.
> 
> On my c drive(hda1) I have windows 2000
> On d drive(hda2) I have linux which is again partitioned into
> hda5 ---for main linux partition
> hda6 ---for swap partition
> 
> For connecting internet I did configure everything and finally it says no 
> dial tone no connection.
> And with the same DSL connection I could connect through windows. Some thing 
> I am missing. Once again I will also try using Linux control panel.
> 
> I appreciate and thanks for your advise and help.
> --Rao
> 
> 
> >From: Rafael Skodlar <raffi at linwin.com>
> >To: Sanatan Rai <sanat at stanford.edu>
> >CC: kanagala rao <raokanagala at hotmail.com>, svlug at svlug.org
> >Subject: Re: [svlug] (no subject)
> >Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 14:45:07 -0700
> >
> >On Fri, May 24, 2002 at 02:15:15PM -0700, Sanatan Rai wrote:
> > >
> > > : I am new to Linux and just completed installing Red Hat Linux 7.3 on 
> >my Dell
> > > : Inspiron 8000 Laptop
> > > : Dual boot with windows 2000 and Linux. I have a couple of issues here.
> > > : 1)While installing Linux I opted for Lilo software for dual boot but 
> >Linux
> > > : is not coming up. By defaault windows comes up.
> > > : Now I am using boot floopy to bring up Linux.
> > > : I would like to know from you experts as to how I can bring up Linux 
> >with
> > > : out using boot floopy. I would like to have a system that asks me 
> >while
> > >
> > > 	Did you install Linux first? If you did then that is why, because
> > > Windows writes over the master boot record (mbr). At this point, you are
> > > better off reinstalling rather than trying to fix the mbr yourself.
> >
> >Come on. Reinstall! Don't do that.
> >
> > >
> > > 	On the other hand, if you installed Linux second, then this
> > > behaviour is strange. Do you see a LILO boot prompt when your system 
> >comes
> > > up? If LILO was installed properly, then you should see somthing like:
> > >
> > > 	LILO...
> > >
> >
> >Install Grub which you should on the first place since it's better than
> >Lilo. Grub will let you select either OS during bootup or boot into
> >default whatever that is. Grub config looks like this:
> >
> >/boot/grub/grub.conf
> >
> ># grub.conf generated by anaconda
> >#
> ># Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this
> >file
> ># NOTICE:  You do not have a /boot partition.  This means that
> >#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
> >#          root (hd0,0)
> >#          kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda1
> >#          initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
> >#boot=/dev/hda
> >default=0
> >timeout=10
> >splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
> >password --md5 $1$ÆÏZöËÄLÙ$xHiowEmEiNajDDndhMZWK/
> >title Red Hat Linux (2.4.7-10smp)
> >         root (hd0,0)
> >         kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.7-10smp ro root=/dev/hda1
> >         initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.7-10smp.img
> >title Red Hat Linux-up (2.4.7-10)
> >         root (hd0,0)
> >         kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.7-10 ro root=/dev/hda1
> >         initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.7-10.img
> >
> >I don't know what exactly goes in there for the proprietary sickly OS so
> >you need to consult man pages or HOW-TO.
> >
> >..............
> >
> > >
> > > 	You have to configure it properly by hand. Don't expect any help
> > > from your ISP. Take a look at:
> > >
> > > 	http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/DSL-HOWTO/
> > >
> > > for a detailed discussion on how to configure network to use DSL.
> >
> >Use RedHat's Control-panel. In general, if you don't know what needs to be
> >done manualy to get someting working try poking around GUI stuff and then
> >learn what it does to achieve desired results.
> >
> > >
> > > : 3)I downloaded Red hat Linux from Internet and there are three disks. 
> >I
> > > : copied them to three CD's. Now while installing the system has 
> >installed
> > > : only two(first two) CD's and it did not ask for the third one. I would 
> >like
> > > : to know what is third one. I mean as to what it contains.
> > >
> > > 	I don't know. Why don't you browse?
> >
> >Need to mount the disk first. In most cases
> >mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
> >
> >works. If you installed everything then automounter mounts CDs
> >automaticaly. Look for directory RPMS and see what's in there. File names
> >tell you in most cases what the rpm package is about.
> >
> > >
> > > --Sanatan
> > >
> > > --
> > > Sanatan Rai,                      | E.-mail: sanat at stanford.edu
> > > Dept. of Management Sc. & Engg.   | Home: 100 N. Whisman Road 4316,
> > > Stanford University,              |       Mountain View, Ca 94043.
> > > Stanford, Ca 94305.               | 'phone: (650) 964 0220 (R)
> > > EMail: sanat at stanford.edu                   (650) 736 2109 (O)
> >
> >Good luck,
> >
> >--
> >Rafael
> 
> 
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