I runing win 98 and nt and wanted to know how i could install linux os on my computer..dose any one know wear i could get a copy and how to install is basicly..
It can be done, but more than likely you are going to have to change your partitions up. Linux needs at least two partitions all to itself. Check out [url]www.linuxnewbie.org[url/] it will give you a lot of information on linux, how to set it up, etc. and then if you have more specific questions, I am sure some one here could help you. There are lots of places you can buy a Linux os. I saw Mandrake 6.5 the other day at Sams club which is the same as Red Hat but with a few added features for around twenty bucks.
I've got Caldera 2.2, and it comes with it's own version of Partition Magic. You can install Partition Magic and Boot Magic into Windows, and run Partition Magic to make your partitions (will restart to DOS and run Partition Magic). Then there's a utility to get the partitions ready for Linux. Oncew that's done, boot to the Linux CD, install. When you reboot, it will boot to Windows, and you can run Boot Magic, and that will setup the boot sector to choose between Linux and NT. If you choose NT, then you will get the NT menu to select WinNT or 98. That's my experiance, anyway.
Good luck [img]/forum/smile.gif[/img]
Well I've just installed Redhat 6.0
i had 1 hard disk ....8.4gig.. with one partition on it running windows98.
8.4gig is total space by the way....i had about 4gig left after a mass cleanup prepping for linux install cus i didnt want anything to go wrong.
i used fips to partition my hard drive despite alot of fools telling me ill screw up the whole system using it.....basically if you can read and have an IQ greater than that of a rock you should be able to use fips without doing any damage to that ever so precious data (doesnt apply to those smart holes with backup devices....and no....i dont mean 3 1/4" drives) once youve run fips and setup your partition sizes and all that its pretty much downhill the rest of the way.
i gave my linux partition 1.5gig and did a full package install....
after that use your win95 cd or bootdisk to goto prompt and enable cdrom support. run the file Autorun on your cdrom drive letter and run Disk Druid to setup linux partitions 200megs for a swapfile should be alot more than enough. after that you choose the packages you want to install.
doo doo all that
takes a little while
might wanna go for a walk
then when you get home and the install has finished pull out the meditation mat and pray for good ol` linux to detect your hardware
if it doesnt....***** happens...read your documentation/windows settings/everything else you can find and sort it out
reboot supply a root login and password (remember it because if you dont your up a certain creek without a paddle) and hey presto
read some documentation on linux off the net though before you get too far into it
and make sure you give yourself a login so you dont stuff anything up while your wandering around exploring linux using root access.
could become messy
linux in 2398723 easy steps
hope it works for you
best of luck
i gotta went
Cheapbytes sells all the flavors and for a very good price ($2-6/cd). Partition commander or Partition Magic are both good progams to settle the space issue. I know P.Commander works vey well with all types of partitions (Fat32, 16 & Unix)
I'm crazy as I'm downloading RedHat 6.1 on my 56k modem!
If you want to be equally crazy go to www.redhat.com , click download, go to mirror sites and choose the closest to you. E.g. I found that my ISP was a mirror so that speeds up things.
Is your ISP fairly close to you? If so I bet they have a burner and they might be willing to just burn the CD for you since they are your ISP and they already have the file [img]/forum/smile.gif[/img]
ps. and YES you are wild and crazy to do a 500+ meg download on a 56k connection [img]/forum/biggrin.gif[/img]
I just went out and bought "The Complete LINUX Operating System 6.5", comes with Mandrake 6.1, PartitionMagic, and like 5 Electronic Linux books, im really pleased with it right now, but It LOOKS like my cable modem is havin afew problems under it, oh well, ill learn =)
Try this link to find out about problems w/ cable modems. Hope it helps!
thanx for that last one, i was just having a problem with my cable.
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