Re: probs installing linux
I had a similar problem some time ago, and I fiddled with both fdisk
for Win98/95 and fdisk that ships with RH 5.2 and Debian 2.0. Either
one of them should allow you to delete the partitions that you choose.
You can do this from a boot disk if create it, here's how you do:
format a: /S
copy fdisk.exe a: (you have to locate it)
your installation boot disks run fdisk as one of the first things
during a new install, you can boot, use fdisk and then abort
installation, after you have made your changes.
Hope that this helps!
Henrik Holmboe, Borlange, Sweden
---Mark Newman <Mark_Newman@...> wrote:
>Everythig seemed to go fine but then the problems set in as follows.
> I have just installed Linux on my p400 PC 64mb alongside win98.
>and try to install the SVGA driver for my Riva TNT chipset as I got
> firstly when I try to mount my cd rom using
> mount /mnt/cdrom
> I get the following
> hdc: media changed
> packet command error status 0x51
> packet command error status 0x00
> then when I access the cdrom it seems to work but if I go into RPMS
the wrong driver on the initial install it cant find the file. ls
brings up no Xfree files. I use the following comand
>the correct video driver but the installation process haults saying
> rpm -ivh Xfree86_SVGA
> error cannot open file results.
> The plot thickens. I tried to install again hoping just to instll
>scratch it says I must first remove logical partitions but then cant
> abnormally terminated -signal 7.
> FDISK will not allow me to remove the partition to re install from
find any to delete. Is this as scary as it sounds? The system boots
fine but I have no idea how I would remove this partition should I
>either SVGA or VGA are my best bets
> Does anyone have any edperience of TNT under linux I am guessing
>I come from an Amiga background and really want to get Linux up and
> I would appreciate any help anyone can provide on any of the above.
running as alternative to Windows.
> Mark Newman