Re: newbie wanting debian...
i recently purchessed a debian disk "sarge" i think its called, it
also came with a live disk, that i thought i would have a look at
first to see how it works and how well i get on with it, however,
after restarting my pc and booting from the dvd rom and it does its
little thing, the screen goes black, and it has a little white box
telling me to change the screen settings/resolution to 1280X1024 60hz,
which i can do in windows, and which is also the manufactuers
recommandation, the problum is i dont know how to adjust the monitor
or weather i really need to do this as there maybe another way around
the problum, i have been really looking forward to getting a linux
system but know little or nothing about how it works, hence my trying
the live disk first... any help would be greatly recieved.
thanks for your time...
looking forward to becoming a fully fledged and dedicated debian user.
If you want a live CD, go for Knoppix. Is the Sarge disc called
something like "Official i386 Binary1"? If so, you can install Debian
onto an empty partition of your hard drive. You may find these useful:
Partitions, filesystems, etc:
Installing Sarge (on any size partition):
Debian Installation Guide:
Debian Reference: http://www.debian.org/doc/user-manuals#install-sarge
You can download the official Debian CD/DVD: http://www.debian.org/CD/
You can download the Knoppix CD/DVD: