1. My really difficult hardware installation experience in Linux <g>
Well, as you all should know, I was having hardware problems after my
upgrade to RH 7.3; bad secondary IDE Controller on the mobo.
As per yttrx's excellent suggestion, I went out today and picked up the
Maxtor UltraATA/100 PCI IDE Controller card, and a new 40GB HDD (that last
wasn't part of his suggestion, but just because I wanted it ;-)
Ok, so I pop those babies in and now I'm ready for a battle. I did my
reading up and I thought I was in for an ordeal involving patches and
kernel recompiles and the like.
The following is the long and arduous process involved in getting these
devices to work under my Linux system. Be warned, it's really involved!
Ready? Here goes...
I did a dmesg to see wther the new drive was recognized and what it was
installed as (/dev/hde)
I ran fdisk and setup my partitions (2).
I ran mkfs -t ext3 /dev/hde1
I mounted the partition.
That's it. I didn't even have to configure the controller card at all, it
was recognized seamlessly, it didn't even come up as new hardware when I
booted! No drivers needed, no reboots, no kernel recompiles, didn't even
have to insert a module.
Now, would you like for me to recount for you the instructions for getting
this same device to work under Windows? Sorry, I don't think I want to
type that much.
Hey! I thought Linux was supposed to be so difficult and
"user-unfriendly"?!? Frankly, I don't see it and I'm a bit
Maybe I'll go and get my money ba...oops, that's right. It's free.
rapskat - 11:40pm up 1:38, 4 users, load average: 0.03, 0.51, 0.62
drop the hot to mail me
Cost: $0, Problems: 0, Lag: 0%, Satisfaction: priceless - LINUX
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