Adventures of a rookie
- Hi all,
Yes, this is my first shot at installing any type of a Unix operating
system. First, let me tell you about who and what I am.
Currently, I am working for EDS on the Xerox account. We have just gone
through a massive installation of Windows NT 4.0 workstation on thousands of
laptops and desktops throughout the network. I have recently had my OLD
laptop upgraded to a new Compaq Armada 1573 with 64mb of ram and a 3.1gb
hard drive. Before I knew what I was doing with NT, I partitioned my hard
drive into a 2gb NTFS C: drive and the balance, 1.1gb, into a second NTFS D:
drive. Now I want to install Linux.
I recently purchased the Que book, Using Linux. With it came 3 cd's which
included Red Hat 5.1, Caldera OpenLinux Lite 1.2, and StarOffice. It looks
like I will be able to teach myself most of what I want to learn, HOWEVER,
the hardest part is going to be determining HOW to get the installation
started. I have already created the boot image, the rescue image, and the
supp image diskettes, per the instructions. My big question now is HOW do I
go about getting a Linux image onto my D: drive so I can start playing with
it? I am a bit nervous, since I have quite a bit of data on my C: drive that
I need for my day-to-day work.
ANY and ALL comments are deeply appreciated.
Richard F. McGrain Jr.
EDS/XEROX Projects Group
Pager - 800-764-5792