I am a complete newby to Linux.
Computer is P11, running windows 98, 160mb ram, 4gb HDD(2.89 free space), ATAPI CdROM.
I am trying to install Mandrake 10.1 on my old computer to eventually use as a firewall but also to play around with Linux.
I got a DVD off a magazine, copied the Mandrake files to CD's. Instructions says CD1 will boot up. IT DOESN"T. Yes, I did try disk No2 too.
I have followed instructions about "Make a boot floppy":
# insert the CDROM, then open the icon "My Computer", right click on the CDROM drive icon and select "Open"
# go into the "dosutils" directory and double-click on the "rawwritewin" icon
# insert a blank floppy in the floppy drive
# select "D:\images\cdrom.img" in the "Image File" field (assuming that your CDROM drive is "D:", otherwise replace "D:" as needed)
# select "A:" in the "Floppy Drive" field then click on "Write"
My problem is when I right click on the CDROM drive icon I cannot see "Open". All I see is the same as if I left click ie I see the contents of the CD.
Please be aware this is new to me.
I appreciate any help