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    new to fedora/red hat


    I have a newbie questions. Sorry if it seems silly.

    I was reading the Fedora site and wanted to download and boot and image of it.

    I noticed there is a 86_64 and a i686 and a ppc.

    I want to use this on an intel Laptop Toshiba to be specific and a IBM R61.

    Which image do I want? I am assuming (bad I know) the 86_64 image.

    How can I test the image once it is downloaded. They posted some command in the document but windows does not have that and I do have a i86 opensolaris.org box but the command is not recognized.

    qemu -hda /dev/sdb -m 256 -std-vga



    Also has anyone used the FEL
    Fedora Electronic Lab

    I wanted to install this but not sure how this gets loaded after you install Fedora. I have never used a torrent file. Not sure what opens it.

    Thanx sorry for the newbie questions. Ill continue to search too.

    CJ

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    I made a cd of the 86_64 iso. The system boots and says kernel is loaded but then the screen goes blank and i get no lights. no activity on the cd or the drive etc.

    What image do I need?
    Where can I get it?

    This is right from the fedora site and is rel 9.

    I guess Ill download the i386 and try that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unix1adm View Post
    I have a newbie questions. Sorry if it seems silly.

    I was reading the Fedora site and wanted to download and boot and image of it.

    I noticed there is a 86_64 and a i686 and a ppc.

    I want to use this on an intel Laptop Toshiba to be specific and a IBM R61.

    Which image do I want? I am assuming (bad I know) the 86_64 image.
    I did a search for the Thinkpad R61 and it said you have a Core 2 Duo. That's a 64-bit chip, but you can run either the X86_64 or the regular 32-bit (X86) versions. For more explanation on this, see "What does i686, etc.. mean?" in this thread:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...ead-first.html


    How can I test the image once it is downloaded. They posted some command in the document but windows does not have that and I do have a i86 opensolaris.org box but the command is not recognized.
    You generally test an ISO image using a hash sum of some sort. The most popular right now are MD5 and SHA1. See "How to Burn an ISO File" in the link above.

    I wanted to install this but not sure how this gets loaded after you install Fedora. I have never used a torrent file. Not sure what opens it.
    Torrent files are opened using a BitTorrent client. You can get one either from the BitTorrent main site (for Windows/Mac) or most Linux distributions come with one installed by default. If you're using the GNOME desktop, the default BitTorrent client is called Transmission.
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    If I can run 86_64 any idea why it hangs on boot up and never does anything? Just gives me a blank screen.

    I get the booting linux (or some such text) with a count down timer and then it says the kernel is loaded but then goes blank.


    Thanx for the other link.

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    If you have the Fedora CD, then boot up to it in Rescue mode, post the output of
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    lspci
    It'll give us an idea of what might be going on!
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    How hard is it to get wireless/network working ?

    I have a Verizon wireless modem card. How would I get that to work. I looked on their site but did not see a Linux client for this device.

    Is there some SW that works on Linux?

    What about my IPOD. I see things for other MP3 players but not Apple ITunes. Or do I need to convert my files etc.
    I also have a WinCE palm 700W phone that sync with my outlook. Is there a client that will work with Linux?

    I would like to get off Windows but have to keep it around for various apps like the ones mentioned above.

    Thanx for any info you can share.

    Some other questions I have is. I have a network attached drive that has 2 usb drives off it. They are NTFS and win32 formats. Can they be seen my Linux? Also if I plug in a USB drive/stick will it be seen?

    I use SD cards for my camera with a sd reader will that be an issue?

    Sorry for so many questions just trying to figure this all out before I make the leap.
    CJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    If you have the Fedora CD, then boot up to it in Rescue mode, post the output of
    Code:
    lspci
    It'll give us an idea of what might be going on!
    OK I will do this and post back with the requested info when I have 2 computers. One that i can run the CD on one i can get to this site from

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    Actually, if you can get your hands on a copy of Knoppix, you'll be able to get the info you need as well as post here at the same time.
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