I need a Linux guru who's interested in installing RH 9.0 on my Sager 8887v.
|Originally posted by karatekid3d
Yea i've never used Linux in my life untill a few days ago and i was able to install Red Hat with not problem. I've also installed Mandrake 9.1 and i'm currently using that on my old Gateway Solo 2500.
One question i have though. I downloaded the linux driver for my Linksys 802.11b PC Card from linksys's website. but i have NO clue how to install it, any help?
|Originally posted by myrkat
Why not just use a LIVE CD (like Koppix) and get a taste that way. Granted, it's not the quickest or most robust, but it's all on a CD-ROM (free ISO download) and doesn't do anything to your system.
I am using KOPPIX right now on a Win2K workstation to recover data from my Linksys EFG80 NAS device (linksys tech support had no idea this could be done... sheesh).
Anyway, I put the CD in, booted into X-Windows (KDE) and after a super user (su) login was able to read the files and copy them to a samba-mounted windows network share!
I can't believe it "just works" - man, that is a TRUE testiment to linux's power.
Plus, it autoconfig's and loads up about as fast as my win2k box did *after* the OS install... nice!
|Originally posted by beakmyn
First Redhat isn't that hard to install. Just read the previous posts on what boot options to use and you should be fine. If you have questions post them and we'll be happy to help you through. Even though I 'trust' most people on this forum you neve know and things could go bad. Plus UPS isn't always that friendly on packages.
If you want to have some real fun get Gentoo. The install docs on the Gentoo website are the best I've seen. They walk you through each step. I did it on my 8886 and it was quite enjoyable. Once 1.4 is officially released it will be even easier as you can start with a precompiled P4 binaries.
As far as the Linksys card. Version4 is very difficult to get working in Linux. There are numerous discussions/nightmares with it on the Gentoo forums (forums.gentoo.org). Linksys will allow you to trade-in your newer card for a lower ver3 revision on request. It's printed on the one the cards that comes with it. I believe the version3 card is 'breeze' to install in linux (check the above mentioned forums).