I'm trying very hard to install Linux on my home system.
i486DX2,16M RAM, 325M HDA (WDig) + 1.62G HDB (Maxtor)
I have a CD with Slackware 3.0 on it. I've tryed the boot/root disk setup
utilities which come with the CD. They don't work - the boot disk doesn't
recognize the large HD. So I downloaded some kernel images and rawrote them
onto disk. I used the ABARE image. After entering "mount hdb=3158,16,63",
it was able to recognize my system and see the partitions. From there, I
was able to "setup" disk sets to my delight, but when I try to make the new
boot disk, I get an error when I swap the floppies. (I have 1.44M floppy
drive.) No biggie, I set up LILO on the MBR (which doesn't work because of
WIN95) and exit. I must get back into Linux by using the ABARE imaged disk
and setting up /dev/hdb4 as the root. I can access the system, but when I
try to use any sort of editor, I get a "Unrecognized terminal type: Linux"
scrolling down the screen. HELP!! I can't get into VI or JSTAR or EMACS to
edit the terminal script, what now? I also would like to know if anybody
can help me with the CD problem, I have the CD, but none of the kernel
images on it are able to be used - they don't read my HD IRQ.
Sorry for the length, but I'm at an end. I've tried for three weeks to get
Linux set up and running smoothly on my system. I've read everything I can,
but nothing is helping.
Thanks ahead of time.