>> Hi there,
> I hope there is someone who can help a Linux newbie.
You made the most unfortunate mistake any newcomer to the Linux scene
can make: you posted in HTML! Since you're using Outlook Express look
for an option to turn off "Rich Text" or "HTML emails" - many people use
mail clients which can't interpret HTML, and besides, the html morethan
doubles the size of the email sometimes!
> I have been interested in Linux for some time and I went to the LAID
> day in UCC I found some of it interesting and got my hands on a
> version of RedHat Linux.
>> I found some problems installing Linux, when using the custom install
> partitioning or what partitions to set-up could someone tell me what
> partitions I should use for linux and how they should be mounted and
> the size I should make each one I'm using a 2gig hdd partition for
> /boot Linux native
> Linux swap
> / Linux native
> /usr Linux native
You may have noticed I just created two partitions during the Demo Hour.
I first created a 64MB swap partition, and then allowed disk druid to
fill in the rest of the HD as one big Linux native partition which was
mounted on /.
Makes things much easier, and for a home system is adequate.
> I had no problem setting up Linux with the Workstation install and
> have both Linux and Win98 running on the same hardisk, but because
> it's a new os system to me It's very slow going to get used to it and
> I've some other questions for a linux power user out there.
> When in Linux I can mount my win or dos hdd or partition without any
> problems by running mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/Hardisk from the
> terminal and I can mount my cdrom by running mount -t auto /dev/cdrom
> /mnt/cdrom but when I logout or restart I have remount them is there a
> way to permanently mount to save me having to remount them every time
> I restart.
Edit a file called /etc/fstab and put the following line in there:
/dev/hda1 /mnt/Hardisk vfat defaults 0,0
Change the noauto on the cdrom line to auto and it'll mount the next
time you reboot which is generally not what you want when using
> I also have a second hdd and a Iomega zipdisk how do I mount or find
> them in Linux.
> I read a text file I got on the net about mounting the Zipdrive but it
> did not work, it said to mount it as mount -t vfat /dev/sda4
> /mnt/zipdrive but it could not find sda4.
That's harder. You have to recompile the kernel with generic scsi
support, scsi-ide support, and iomega drivers. I realise that's asking a
lot of you but I don't have the time to go into it here. Maybe someone
can pint you at a document that explains it. (/usr/doc/HOWTO/mini/ has a
ZIP disk file)
>> I have read most of the documentation I got with Redhat Linux and a
> lot of info I got of the net.
> I'm also looking for help setting up my modem.
> I thank anyone who helps me and I will be able to help other's with
> the knowledge I gain.
If your modem is a real modem, type modemtool in X and select which com
port your modem is on! :)
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