On Thu, 28 Oct 1999 08:17:31 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: >Hi Don! You're getting me worried - my wife has been bugging me >for months to install Linux on her 486-66 box! > >Probably the best place to get advice is on one of the >comp.os.linux.* newsgroups. If you bought your RedHat Linux >from RedHat, you are entitled to a couple of months of support >from them. > >When I put Linux (RH 5.1) on my P-II machine, the trickiest part >was configuring the disk partitions right. There were two >different disk partitioning programs I had to use - neither >could do all the necessary things alone. My setup uses OS/2's >boot manager to select between OS/2 and Linux. All of that was >described fully in the RedHat installation book. (I believe >co-existence with an MS OS is trickier, though.) > >The toughest part of the process was learning how to use Linux >once it was installed. > >Cheers! Hans I installed Linux on both of my old 486 boxes (80MHz & 120MHz). The only real trick was to use "standard" equipment. It's still a good idea to check the Linux hardware compatiblity list. I had a non-standard CD-ROM that was fun to get recognized. The only machine which I had any real problems installing Linux was on an IBM PS/2 (486) with MCA bus. Be default, Linux does not support the MCA bus, so you would need to compile a kernel for MCA or get a MCA-capable distribution. I have not installed Linux on that machine yet. There is an address for Red-Hat's Linux discussion list at RedHat's web site: http://www.redhat.com As for learning Linux, any books by O'Riley & Associates are excellent: _Running Linux_ by Matt Welsh and Lar Kaufman, _Essential System Administration_ by Aeleen Frisch, and _TCP/IP Network Administration_ by Craig Hunt are staples in my library. Loyd -- "Why, you can even hear yourself think." --Hobbes "This is making me nervous. Let's go in." --Calvin email@example.com ICQ#504581 http://www.watervalley.net/users/lgoodbar/ +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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