I have a small problem:
I have a P III computer opeating with win98 and I want to install a linux distribution ; my hard drive is 10GB divided into 6.8 GB (fat32) for windows and 130MB for swap and 2.2GB (ext3) previously used dor linux redhat7.2
which linux destribution whould you advice me to install?
and does any one know how can I use my USB modem (urmet (made in italy)) that i've not found linux driver
finally doesany one have links that describe easly the way to share internet connection between Win XP (passerelle) and linux
Thanks a lot
I'm not really familiar with all the distros, but go for something small (Damn small), but it's up to you.
For the USB modem, it is a great problem in Linux. The only thing you can do is search for a driver specifically for your modem's chipset. (Just include the vendor ID and the product ID in the search string.) If you can find a driver this way, you are good to go - otherwise say hello to internet...
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Yeah - GRUB is the boot manager that works with Linux - this is what would let you boot either Linux or Windows if you're running a dual boot system.
In GRUB can you select an operating system? It might be waiting for an input. If you select your Linux install and it doesn't work, it's likely that it's not installed properly. However, a full Linux distro is not unusual if it needs 2Gb space for an install. Running a Live CD will be pretty slow on a machine with only 128Mb RAM - I'd suggest you use a proper install version. To get the most out of it, you really need the 2Gb space.
If you do try another distro, just reformat your Linux partition and install it there - this should help fix your problem, however, I would suggest you give it a 2Gb install. If not, you'll end up having to use a version of Linux with very few features and a very limited amount of space in which to install programs and keep documents.
Knoppix is a good distro for a start.
Before installing it on your hard drive, check all your hardware devices (vendor ID, and so on )
running a console in you will type some commands like lspci , dmesg during a Knoppix Live session.
You will find good tutorials on the internet.
This method will prevent you from having any trouble with compatibility.
Finally I ve plugged it off and re installed redhat 7.2 (it also configured GRUB)
and All is now right
I can no access to my win98 partition
for the distrubition I ask you if you know one with this feature:
- less than 1.5GB required
- graphic mode (of course)
- easy configuration for network with an XP pc and easy share of internet access from this pc (the linux connect from a PC with win XP)
Thanks a lot
try debian, mandrake 10 or slackware, some BSD like FreeBSD or unix like BSDEVIANT, if you are new user try mandrake
thank you but I just need to know :
- how much disk space these disto require ( install with graphic mode, php mysql server, html/php editor , the gimp,open office2)
all of those apps should be less then a gig, open office would definitely take the most space of the applications you have listed. (i am excluding and databases you create in sql)