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Old February 6th, 2003, 05:10 AM
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I just got my copy of dynebolic linux -- bootable from a CD, and I must say that even though Linux is a good OS, several things need to be fixed (especially in my distribution), and I fail to see all the hype some times.
2 big areas: video card was not detected (GF4 Ti 4400) and sound card wasnt either (SB Audigy)
Other issues, but I think I'll stick with this CD as a hacker tool
Now if I could only access my C: drive from this thing....
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Old February 6th, 2003, 05:21 AM
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Default Re: just tried this out

I agree that there is too much hype for 'home' use, but there's a couple of distros that work ok for the workplace. I've currently got a couple of my corp Users running on Xandros and they're able to do 'work' but it's definatley not ready for the average gamer.
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Old February 6th, 2003, 06:23 AM
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I just wanted a full OS that I could boot from a CD -- a useful feature, and booting from a 3.5 diskette is, well, limiting. I mean, just how much OS can you fit in 1.44 mb? I mean, yeah you can, but still
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Default Re: just tried this out

Windows CDs are bootable.
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They are, but not in the way I wanted (or am I wrong?) Dont they just run the installer program? I dont want that, I want a full OS not the install program
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anyone know any linux? Im trying to figure out how to access my C drive after I boot from this CD.
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Default Re: just tried this out

Basicly:

/dev/hda for the first disk
/dev/hdb for the second
/dev/hdc for the third
/dev/hdd for the fourth

There's a lot more to it than this...such as you may have to mount the drive...

Also, depending on the distro, you may not be able to "see" a windows drive.

Normally linux CD distros are just to try out the linux system itself, or to tie in some way with a more secure system.
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Instar, no, I don't think MS would let you run any of their OS without installing it first.
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Default Re: just tried this out

according to Dynebolic, I should be able to read FAT16, 32, and NFTS
among others
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There is a setting in the CMOS, before the OS is loaded, that tells the computer what drive(s) to check for the OS, and it can generally be changed. If you watch the boot up process, early on there is generally a brief line that says something like "press F10 to enter setup" or some such - I don't recall exactly. Could be delete. Anyway, pressing that button in the (very) short time the machine is responsive to that function will bring up a menu from which you should be able to tell the computer which drives to check on boot up. Hope this helps....
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