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    The oldfart is now a Linux convert......this my first install using RedHat 7.1.....Lycoris on its way.....just like a new adventure isn't it.......when I get a bit more proficient (in about a hundred years) I'll try some of the more tech stuff....but I luv it.......

    how the hell do I get the cd burner to work?????its atapi and somehow I have to enable the scsi emulator...how the F%$# do I do that???
    The older I get...the better I was

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    Seems several of us are getting our feet wet.
    Doggone shame isn't it, such a powerful OS - and (speaking for myself) being so limited in my ability to function within it?

    Hoowhee this OS has some real powerful tools. With any luck I'll only be another hundred years behind you Oldbugger:laugh:
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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    M8 I'm like a kid in the lollie shop....like I said above....glad most things work off the bat.....I've got a lot (LOT) to learn.....this OS is truly amazing....and close enough to free to be free......why have I persisted in buying "cough" that **** M$ stuff before I dunno........

    I am a total newb with this stuff and I am amazed...I can recommend it to anyone ..if you are prepared to try that little bit harder ( and I was lazy too) ....the adventure alone is worth it

    PS

    I've been playin with all sorts of system thingies and haven't crashed the system once.....what a bloody change from Windows which coughed and spluttered at even the thought of system mods

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    I just love bouncing spam LOL!
    Life is better as a sys admin:thumb:

    Where do I go to see what that message on the bounced email looks like? Or is there a message?
    OK, stupid newbie question - so what's the answer?

    HeeHee get root --- Root Rocks!

    I'm looking for one of those "Got Root?" T-shirts.
    Hmm, that reminds me, my TT shirt should be arriving soon!
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    Heh,heh..I want a /dev/mug :)
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    Yeah Right......

    I just read the "HowTo" for writing CDs and getting Linux to recognise my Atapi cdrw........hmmmm ....read meaning the eyes scanned each word....I had absolutely no idea what half of it said or how to even start.......

    I think I'll wait till Lycoris turns up......
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    This is the first few lines of my /etc/lilo.conf
    [code:1:f28026a3e1]
    # LILO configuration file
    # generated by 'liloconfig'
    #
    # Start LILO global section
    boot = /dev/hda
    append = "hdd=ide-scsi mem=nopentium"
    [/code:1:f28026a3e1]
    The hdd=ide-scsi part tells the kernel that the secondary slave drive (hdd) is to use scsi emulation, once this is in your lilo.conf (don't forget that you must run lilo {"/sbin/lilo"} after any change to lilo.conf) then when linux boots it will detect the drive as a scsi device. You can verify this with "dmesg" which will display the boot messages that scroll past too fast to read during the boot.

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    Thanx....I'll give it a try.....just a bit tired after playing with Linux most of last night (for the fun of it).....but all of this is pretty new...thats what makes it fun
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    Lycoris......hmmm...i couldn't get that dam distro to install, went for mandrake instead. From what i heard mandrake much better ne way no im not complaining! :D

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    I tried Bern's suggestion...I don't have a lilo.conf file anywhere...I'm still booting from floppy at this stage and it seems to have a fixed loader....tried mucking around with several conf files etc but only succeeded to lockup during boot...recovered OK though.

    Had a good look at p-two...good site.....tried the new nvidia drivers but I have a different kernal release...mine is "Seawolf" and the only one supported for i686 7.1 is "Enterprise". ****t....still having a ball though....just like when I was first learning DOS about a hundred years ago.....

    I realise that Lycoris is a more limited distro but I understand it works pretty well straight out of the box (well usually as I've been advised). This I hope will give me the kick off to really explore Linux without having to have the Windows backup...

    II really would like to install the NVidia drivers so I can up the refresh rate....hate 60hz (I assume thats its default at the moment).

    Will welcome all tips and suggestions ("cough" about the vid card etc I mean)

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