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dale1966

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  • dale1966
    RE: Which Operating System?
    Awesome
    Link to this post 27 Nov 12

    Awesome

  • dale1966
    RE: Which Operating System?
    Hello Now is Linux for your personal use or is something career related, if it is personal I would go Ubuntu, but if you want to learn it to further your career I would go Cent OS, which is basically just like Red Hat and if certifications you are wanting Cent OS will also help with that. Hope that helps. Dale
    Link to this post 27 Nov 12

    Hello

    Now is Linux for your personal use or is something career related, if it is personal I would go Ubuntu, but if you want to learn it to further your career I would go Cent OS, which is basically just like Red Hat and if certifications you are wanting Cent OS will also help with that. Hope that helps.

    Dale

  • dale1966
    RE: Help Cent0S 6.2
    You Know the funny thing I must have installed it a million times yesterday the way you told me, so I installed it again this morning and out of the blue it decided to install correctly and used EasyBCD and have it as my second boot, I can't tell if I did anything different. I went by what you told me to do. I did that all day yesterday and this morning it decides to work. Yes Marc I know Windows don't play with other operating system, but apparently this morning it was working the way I wanted it too. Want to think you all for all the help especially you GoinEasy9. I learned so much this week. Again thanks Dale
    Link to this post 29 Mar 12

    You Know the funny thing I must have installed it a million times yesterday the way you told me, so I installed it again this morning and out of the blue it decided to install correctly and used EasyBCD and have it as my second boot, I can't tell if I did anything different. I went by what you told me to do. I did that all day yesterday and this morning it decides to work. Yes Marc I know Windows don't play with other operating system, but apparently this morning it was working the way I wanted it too. Want to think you all for all the help especially you GoinEasy9. I learned so much this week. Again thanks

    Dale

  • dale1966
    RE: Help Cent0S 6.2
    Ok the install seemed to go find and made sure it was on the root of the Centos partition. I went back and used EasyBCD and went with grub(legacy) first, than grub 2 , lilo and rest of them on the list and when I tried to boot into them. I either got a grub> command line or a flashing -. So I am going to try to re install it again and all this was done on he / partition that I shrinked. Would it be better if I put it on the MBR or would that make it worse. I have read through all the links and am lost now on what to do next. I know it is probably something simple that I am not thinking of. So let me know what you think might be the problem this time. Thanks Dale
    Link to this post 29 Mar 12

    Ok the install seemed to go find and made sure it was on the root of the Centos partition. I went back and used EasyBCD and went with grub(legacy) first, than grub 2 , lilo and rest of them on the list and when I tried to boot into them. I either got a grub> command line or a flashing -. So I am going to try to re install it again and all this was done on he / partition that I shrinked. Would it be better if I put it on the MBR or would that make it worse. I have read through all the links and am lost now on what to do next. I know it is probably something simple that I am not thinking of. So let me know what you think might be the problem this time.

    Thanks

    Dale

  • dale1966
    RE: Help Cent0S 6.2
    OK I will do that and let you know how everything goes. Dale
    Link to this post 29 Mar 12

    OK I will do that and let you know how everything goes.

    Dale

  • dale1966
    RE: Help Cent0S 6.2
    So do I still need to make a new partition for CentOS, the one I made the other day I reverted back. So if I am guessing right I should make another partition for CentOS, which partition software do you use and recommend. The one I am using is Partition Wizard 7. So I am guessing to do another partition and start from scratch and go by what I saw by the links and the step by step process.
    Link to this post 29 Mar 12

    So do I still need to make a new partition for CentOS, the one I made the other day I reverted back. So if I am guessing right I should make another partition for CentOS, which partition software do you use and recommend. The one I am using is Partition Wizard 7. So I am guessing to do another partition and start from scratch and go by what I saw by the links and the step by step process.

  • dale1966
    RE: Help Cent0S 6.2
    Hello Thanks for the response and I will take a look at the links when I get the spare time here in a bit. First off the Distro I have says it is a LiveDVD, it does give me the option to wait 10 seconds and it goes straight to CentOS or I can hit enter and has other options including to install on hard drive(this is the option I usually use) or I wait the ten seconds and it goes straight to CentOS and has a Icon on the desktop to install CentOS to the hard drive. I ATM have it on VM Virtual box which every time I want to use it I have to put in the LiveDVD to use the OS. Do I have the wrong type of disk? Is LiveDVD the wrong one to use. Which one should I download? I was told to use Cent0S to learn Red Hat and be able to take the certification in the future, is this correct or should I use another Linux version. Is Fedora based on Red Hat and would it give me the experience to learn Red Hat without actually having to buy Red Hat. Which Linux in your opinion would be the best for this CentOS or Fedora? Get back with me when you can and in the meantime I will read the links you sent me. Thanks Dale
    Link to this post 28 Mar 12

    Hello

    Thanks for the response and I will take a look at the links when I get the spare time here in a bit. First off the Distro I have says it is a LiveDVD, it does give me the option to wait 10 seconds and it goes straight to CentOS or I can hit enter and has other options including to install on hard drive(this is the option I usually use) or I wait the ten seconds and it goes straight to CentOS and has a Icon on the desktop to install CentOS to the hard drive. I ATM have it on VM Virtual box which every time I want to use it I have to put in the LiveDVD to use the OS.

    Do I have the wrong type of disk? Is LiveDVD the wrong one to use. Which one should I download?

    I was told to use Cent0S to learn Red Hat and be able to take the certification in the future, is this correct or should I use another Linux version. Is Fedora based on Red Hat and would it give me the experience to learn Red Hat without actually having to buy Red Hat. Which Linux in your opinion would be the best for this CentOS or Fedora? Get back with me when you can and in the meantime I will read the links you sent me.

    Thanks

    Dale

  • dale1966
    RE: Help Cent0S 6.2
    Hi There Thanks for the response, if I remember right it was Windows MBR, but could be wrong, also I did pass adding a swap file(could that be a problem?). I don't know much about EasyBCD; I do use Partition Wizard to re-size the hard drive and never had a problem with it until now if that is the problem. I do not work so time is not a issue. I do spend a lot of time on Linux CentOS so I want the best duel boot that I can have. At the same I use Windows 7 a lot so I need a good duel boot for both Windows 7 and CentOS so I can be able to use both. So any suggestions would help a lot. So please tell me what the step by step process would be best. Would you recommend me re-installing Windows 7 also or should I just try shrinking the hard drive for the CENTOS partition. Please let me know. Thanks Dale
    Link to this post 27 Mar 12

    Hi There

    Thanks for the response, if I remember right it was Windows MBR, but could be wrong, also I did pass adding a swap file(could that be a problem?). I don't know much about EasyBCD; I do use Partition Wizard to re-size the hard drive and never had a problem with it until now if that is the problem. I do not work so time is not a issue. I do spend a lot of time on Linux CentOS so I want the best duel boot that I can have. At the same I use Windows 7 a lot so I need a good duel boot for both Windows 7 and CentOS so I can be able to use both. So any suggestions would help a lot. So please tell me what the step by step process would be best. Would you recommend me re-installing Windows 7 also or should I just try shrinking the hard drive for the CENTOS partition. Please let me know.

    Thanks

    Dale

  • dale1966
    Help Cent0S 6.2
    Hello All Need some serious help today. I am a semi-newbie if there is such a thing for the last five months or so I have been using Cent0S 6.2 to get my feet wet and understand the basic Red Hat format and I am loving it so far. I recently re-installed my computer having two partitions on one hard drive. The First one for Windows 7 and the second one for CentOS. SO I i defragged the hard drive twice and shrink the hard drive by 50 GB(my usually size I partition the Linux drives for). I put the Cent OS disk in and reboot. I do the install as normal. Everything is going smoothly and it installs; well I think it is. I get to the last window were it says to close the window to reboot and it goes to a black screen with only the mouse pointer nothing else. So I take the disk out and reboot again and it goes straight to Windows not even mentioning a duel boot. So I re-size and try several times more with the same results. Even tried VM Virtual box, but it wants the disk in every time and I want to be able to use CentOS on a daily basis and to be able to play and say on the partition. Anyone have any clue why I can't install on the partition and every time I try it says the same size of it before I even installed the size of the hard drive is the same as it is after I installed the OS . Any Ideas would help a lot. Thanks...Dale
    Link to this post 27 Mar 12

    Hello All

    Need some serious help today. I am a semi-newbie if there is such a thing for the last five months or so I have been using Cent0S 6.2 to get my feet wet and understand the basic Red Hat format and I am loving it so far. I recently re-installed my computer having two partitions on one hard drive. The First one for Windows 7 and the second one for CentOS. SO I i defragged the hard drive twice and shrink the hard drive by 50 GB(my usually size I partition the Linux drives for). I put the Cent OS disk in and reboot. I do the install as normal. Everything is going smoothly and it installs; well I think it is. I get to the last window were it says to close the window to reboot and it goes to a black screen with only the mouse pointer nothing else. So I take the disk out and reboot again and it goes straight to Windows not even mentioning a duel boot. So I re-size and try several times more with the same results. Even tried VM Virtual box, but it wants the disk in every time and I want to be able to use CentOS on a daily basis and to be able to play and say on the partition. Anyone have any clue why I can't install on the partition and every time I try it says the same size of it before I even installed the size of the hard drive is the same as it is after I installed the OS . Any Ideas would help a lot. Thanks...Dale

  • dale1966
    Applications and World of Warcraft
    I am wanting to be able to play World of Warcraft on CentOS and to eventually get rid of Windows on this computer. Will other programs mainly Microsoft applications install on CentOs and if so will the Program Whine do all that for me. Or is there a better program.
    Link to this post 13 Mar 12

    I am wanting to be able to play World of Warcraft on CentOS and to eventually get rid of Windows on this computer. Will other programs mainly Microsoft applications install on CentOs and if so will the Program Whine do all that for me. Or is there a better program.

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