ELX BizDesktop 4.0 with Oct '04 Digit

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  1. chandra

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    Hi DigitAlls...

    I tried several ways of installing ELX BizDesktop 4 in my system and nothing works. I created the CD first, then pressed Enter to install. It hangs after some steps. Then I typed "linux lowres", same thing. Then I tried "linux skipddc lowres noprobe". Same thing. I tried everything separately one at a time (like "linux skipddc", "linux noprobe" each time). SAME thing again. So please please help me with it.

    My system config is as follows: AMD Athlon XP 2000+, GeForce 5200 Chipset AGP 8x 128MB display card, 2x128 MB DDR Memory, Krypton nForce 2 Ultra chipset board, Realtek ALC650 Sound card onboard, nVidia MCP Network controller, LiteOn 52X CD-RW, BenQ 16X DVD drive, Seagate (Sec Master) 20 GB HDD with 5 FAT32 partitions, and Maxtor (Pri Master) 40 GB 5 FAT32 partitions. Win98 on the FIRST partition of Seagate and Win XP on the FIRST partition of Maxtor disks.

    Thinking that Network dedection could be the issue, I disabled it in the Bios and that too failed to help. Please please help me with this. Am I entering the command switches the wrong way. Or, do I need to have a partition of something else than FAT32 to install Linux.

    Also, is there ANY Linux distro that can be installed directly to FAT 32 disk right from the initial installation. That would be wonderful.

    Thanks in advance for all the help.
    Chandra
     
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    if u can download it, download WinLinux. (its 363 MB)
    they say it can be installed on a system with win 9x on fat32.



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    Thanks Boss..!

    I thought ELX would install fine. I am just not able to figure out the soln. It should either be the FX5200 or the MCP Network card in my system that ELX is not able to "pass" through.

    Also, the ELX website does not have a support or FAQ explaining the installation procedure and all that.

    It is not possible for me to download 363 MB software. If it is re-dist pack, why dont we suggest it to Digit? If they comply and include it in one of their issues, it would be terrific for all of us.

    One more "unusual" query. Apple Power G5 is simply great. Can it run Windows OS? Is there a way you can install and work with both of the OSses, OSX and Windows (Say XP/2000)..??

    Thank you very much.
    Chandra.
     
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    there's a forum at elx's web site www.elxlinux.com maybe u could try there for help. i am facing the same problem as you'll
     
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    xenkatesh Bewitched!

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    thax dudes that was a little help!
     
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    Strange... When the installer starts, then it creates three virtual terminals for printing debug messages... try going to other terminals by pressing ALT+F2 , ALT+F3 , ALT+F4 and check out messages there... if you find something suspicious there, then post it exactly here...

    You might also want to try Knoppix 3.4 given away in previous issue of Digit... If Knoppix works then there's nothing wrong with your system config... You mightbe having a corrupt ELX CD

    Hot config !!!

    Ethernet card is not the culprit... enable it again...

    No, you can have any kind of partition in ur hard disk....

    Most distributions like RedHat, TurboLinux explicitly have support for installation over FAT partitions in a UMSDOS mode.... however do remember that you need to have a working installation of Windows 98 and Loadlin program to boot into Linux over FAT partition
     
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