Or, as my wife calls this post, “Oh, one of those boring techie entries”. 🙂
My second cd copy of disk 1 turned out to be much better, and I was able to get the installation to run successfully, for the most part. I’ve got a full server install of Red Hat, complete with Gnome and KDE environments, Apache, Open Office, etc. The only problem was getting it to recognize the integrated sound and network cards on the motherboard. Unfortunately, I’ve been unable to get to the SIS Download site to get new drivers since last night. (I read in a couple of places that the built-in drivers for the SiS900 with kernel 2.4.18.x don’t work very well and there are updated drivers available on their site.) Hopefully that’ll be back at some point. If not, I guess I’ll have to cannabalize a network and sound card out of one of these old machines around here.
I did get to play around a bit and get comfortable navigating in the GUI’s and the terminal interface. It’s going to be quite the learning curve, I can see that!
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