See, I'm a windows dork, and I wanted to experiment with Linux. I took my old Celeron 400MHz (*sigh*) setup and refurbished it. It's good as new, with it's 64 Mb of RAM and everything, lol, but I've come to a dilemma. On start up, it simply says at the top, "Operating System not found"
So, reboot, press F11, and sure enough, it's telling me that it has Win98/2000 installed on it. Can't get to it, can't get anywhere past that "OS not found" screen.
After I get that fixed, I want to install Redhat, cause I hear that it's gentle on old antique machines. Exactly how do I install Linux on a machine that already is SUPPOSED to have Windows on it? (I'm a major newb when it comes to this)
Please help me!!
More aboutdesperately installing
fixed my own problem, thanks anyways
Just in case your accidentally fixed it and didn't know what you did to fix it...here's what you'll need next time:
1) Win98SE OEM boot disk (bootdisk.com) 2) boot up on boot disk before installing ANY new OS 3) type >fdisk /mbr (erases the master boot record) 4) Install new OS and enjoy!
I've experimented around a lot with linux and I think the best for a transition from windows is <A HREF="http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en-us/" target="_new">Mandrake</A> 9.2 or 10 or <A HREF="http://www.mepis.org" target="_new">MEPIS</A> Linux. I currently run MEPIS but plan on experimenting with Mandrake 10 soon. Prolly will go back to MEPIS when it upgrades its kernel.
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fixed my problem---the issue was with the hard drive<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by johnnyboy on 03/17/04 10:32 PM.</EM></FONT></P>