[Lvlug] Anyone familiar with the Basic Linux Training course, at http://www.basiclinux.net/?
Tue, 18 Dec 2001 20:34:43 -0500
Thanks for posting this. I just signed up for it. If it seems worthwhile
I'll consider basing the LVCG Linux SIG training on it starting in March.
People could sign up for the course and the LVCG SIG meetings could then be
used to supply distros and to help them get over the rough spots. I'm sure
people would be able to learn more in two months than the SIG now covers in
On Sunday 16 December 2001 09:13 am, you wrote:
> Anybody have any experience with *this*(free) Basic Linux Training
> course, at http://www.basiclinux.net/?
> The "A few words of caution:" under "Who will benefit from the course?"
> hit too close to home (especially after the first bullet), so I think
> I'm going to give it a try, but I'd like to hear from anybody that has
> tried it or knows anybody that has.
> BTW, I bought a new motherboard, loaded MandrakeFreq 7.2 on it, and it
> prints to my Canon printer on my Windows box (using cups -- I suspect
> the key is that I left Samba running instead of disabling it).
> Also, with 256 MB of memory I can load a lot of services and KDE without
> hitting swap, and additional Konqueror windows (not the first) load
> almost in a snap. (Almost as fast as IE5 under Win95 with 64MB on a 300
> MHz. processor.)
> (Yes, it's a cheap motheboard, a Matsonic MS8308EP, with on board sound,
> video, and LAN (which I can't use because it has only an RJ-45
> connection, not coax). Based on an SiS chipset.)
> For some reason, I've had a few problems that I'll mention in separate
> posts, as I try to dig into them. Some may just be things I've
> forgotten to do since it's been a while since I installed Linux. (I
> forget similar things about Windows, but, over the years, I've made far
> more installations of Windows.)
> Among those problems, I could not load Mandrake 8.0 or RedHat 7.2 on the
> machine, for different reasons. (On Mandrake, it did not find the boot
> image on the CD, on RedHat the installer dies (kernel panic, IIRC) while
> trying to load the installer.
> I may retry installing Mandrake 8.0 today, from dos or Windows. If that
> does not work, I'll probably set up RedHat 7.2 on my old box (after
> moving TWiki to the new box) and make that my experimental Linux setup.
> Randy Kramer
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