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> 1) Okay, my question is that I have a 4.3 gig Ultra DMA Hard drive. Its
> been partitioned into 3...(c: 2.0 gigs), (d: 1.3 gigs), and (e: 1 gig) okay
> well, win95 is on c: and e: and on c: it takes up 659 megs...well I know
> that Red Hat Linux 5.0 needs to be installed in the first 1024
> cylinders...but I want to install RHL 5 on my d: drive (Im going to reformat
> it for the Linux file system) however, can anyone tell me if lilo will work
> with it setup like this?
It should work. Ultra-DMA is only likely to be a problem if you're using a PCI
card-based UDMA controller like the Promise Ultra33. If you are, see the
Ultra-DMA mini-HOWTO wherever HOWTOs are provided.
Quote:> 2) I have a Nitro 3D, its a virge/gx pci card...ive heard that metro x(i
> believe) doesnt work with this card..is that true? Does anyone have a
> virge/gx that works with a X window?
I used to have some variety of Nitro 3D, it worked fine. But I think this was
virge/DX not /GX. Just a sec while I look something up... From the XFree86
3.3.2 documentation (http://www.xfree86.org):
Quote:>>With release 3.3.2 of XFree86, there are now two servers which support the
ViRGE family of chips. The XF86_S3V server is a dedicated server which supports
the S3 ViRGE (86C325), the ViRGE/DX (86C375), ViRGE/GX (86C385) and the
ViRGE/VX (86C988) chips. New with this release, the above ViRGE chipsets are
also supported in the XF86_SVGA server, which includes a new ViRGE driver
making use of the XAA acceleration architecture and also supports ViRGE/GX2
(86C357) and ViRGE/MX (86C260) chips now. <<
So, at least with the current XFree86 you should have no problem. RH5 includes
3.3.1, so you may or may not need to upgrade. Also, I don't know if MetroX will
work - stick with XFree86 unless you know for sure that MetroX will work.
Quote:> 3)Before I install RHL 5 do i need to download drivers for my cards (eg
> soundblaster64, Nitro 3d, Network card, modem 56k Motorola PnP)?
You shouldn't need to. Network card drivers should be built into the kernel or
provided as a module that you can select when configuring the system. Sound
support, the same deal (except for cards not supported by the free drivers).
Video - if it's supported by XFree86 3.3.1 you're fine, if you need to upgrade
then you'll need to download the new version of XFree86. PnP modems are
notoriously hard to configure with Linux, but you shouldn't need any additional
software that's not included w/ RH.