From: John Curry (curryjm at domain dna.ie)
Date: Fri 01 Oct 1999 - 18:00:05 IST
I have a k6/2/300 with 128MB, IDE0-10GB, IDE1-cdrw, IDE2-cdrom, IDE3-8GB,
i740 AGP,w98, PCI hcf modem.
By using PM401 I have RH5.2 running in a 1GB partition near end of IDE0
(1.7GB unused, and unsatisfactory in the long term), and a 4GB linux
partition on start of ID3. Presently running vga16 and can get basic gui
as root and as named user).
I want to install a new kernel (2.2.x) from a cd, and revised xfree86, but
cannot find clear instructions. I have the i740 stuff on the w98 disc
(xbf-i740-glibc-188.8.131.52-i386.rpm and ditto.tar).
I have explored various howtos, faqs, and man pages to the point of extreme
frustration, but without success.
How do I get linux to see long filenames (I can read and copy files based on
short msdos names)?
Where should a package be when I rpm query or install? Where should I be?
I assume it knows where to go.
Sometimes rpm says the i740 package is already installed, sometimes not, and
glint denies that it contains packages.
I can get a list of things I need to upgrade. I can get these, but they
must be on the w98 disc, since only w98 can use the modem. Where should
these files be when I try to upgrade?
Xconfigurator does not run. Glint runs but does not produce results.
Control-panel fails, inadequate colour depth.
How do I get linux to boot from hdd5, so that I can return all of hda to
Linux sees hdc at boot, but will not read from it. How do I put up the
I am sure that there is a lot more, but that will do for now. Should I
change to rh6 or later, or go to suse?
John M Curry.
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