Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Today it was a good day for me. I was asked to install Linux on a dual processor (64 bit) machine with SCSI and RAID. It sounds easy and it is easy also, but to install Linux on a machine like this was a dream from beginning.
I still remember the day I tried to install Linux for first time. The process was not as simple as it is now. It was a readhat 5 version, and I got it free with my book. Those days it was pretty hard to get the Linux book, I had to go all around the city to get it. I had no PC that time in hostel so I tried it on a senior’s machine. With all horror stories such as it might erase entire hard disk, monitor might burn because of high refresh rates and all I had some fear but I tried. Installation went nicely, but when it came to graphics mode it got stuck. That was end of it, I tried for 2-3 days but graphics was not working, I don’t know why, there was no help, book was no good and had not much idea about how to search it on internet. Tried Google groups but no use.
After some time I got my system and tried installing Redhat on it and it worked perfectly. But there was a problem,