Hi -- I'm probably in the same boat a lot of other Newbies are here, bought Macmillan Software's Deluxe Linux Operating System 6.0, found it had multiple Set-up and boot disks with both an Installation Guide and a Getting Started guide (with the extra 3rd CD!), which tended to conflict with each other. I had gotten another hard drive in my Dell Pentium II 333, just so I could load Linux there and switch boot between that and NT 4.0 (what I'm already running). The instructions tend to leave a lot of steps out or don't match what I see happen. Plus, I mistakenly formatted the new, extra drive for two 10 Gig partitions in NTFS (really, the only thing you can do, FAT-32 doesn't go up to 10 or 20 Gigs), only to find that Deluxe Linux OS 6.0 wants you to be in FAT to be able install & format with EITHER (Installation Guide) fips20 or (Getting Started Guide) a Linux Boot version of Partition Magic and Boot Magic. But wait! That's not confusing enough yet. I printed out all my drivers and info, I know the new, extra drive I want to install on has an SCSI card of a Tyan 32Bit Ultra DMA Bus Mastering Driver (tynbmnt4) going to a an IBM-DJNA -352030 (Firmware J580) drive. But as I go through the Linux Set Up (Linux-Mandrake) and it asks me if I have an SCSI Adaptor and then say "Yes," it asks me which one, and the Tyan is found NOWHERE on the list. In fact, the list is rather short for SCSI drivers. If I try any on the list, it says it can't find my hardware on the Autoprobe. AND... there is no escape from the install sequence, I have to hard-reboot (cntrl.-alt.-del.) every time to get out of there.
I am really lost here. Any Suggestions? Is this the right place to be getting help for Macmillan Software's Deluxe Linux Operating System 6.0? Please let me know, either way, thanx.
-- 'Faddah' Steve Wolf