2007 - Archives
Here's the information on the conference. Check it out!:
And there you have it! A fully functioning dual boot Fedora / Windows XP Pro machine!
Luckily, I had already burned a Fedora Live iso to CD to test out the OS to see what I was in store for before hand. Using this Live iso to do the install worked flawlessly. Here's how the whole process broke down: Fedora/Windows XP tutorial
- LPI Official Site - www.lpi.org
- LPIC-1 Study Guide - This book thoroughly covers Level 1 exams 101 & 102. This book will also work great as reference material after the exam and in the field.
- Notes - These are notes I compiled regarding key pieces of information from the above LPIC book. It's not pretty but it should be accurate.
Fedora 7 was the next Linux system I had planned on installing and getting to know. The goal was to install a dual-boot system with Fedora and Windows XP. (Boo .. Hiss) I know, but unfortunately I need XP for school. But hey ... I'm going from one full XP system to a 1/2 XP system so at least I'm downsizing. ;-) The reason I was using Fedora was because I needed to learn it's rpm packaging system for the LPIC. Typically I use Debian. Anyways, I decided to burn myself a Fedora 7 Live ISO CD to give it a whirl. No problem, worked great. My external USB hard drive even showed up and I was able to puruse the directory structure, all from within Fedora.
Here's where things take a turn for the worse. I'm now done taking a peak at the new Fedora, so I decide that I really want to go ahead and fry my external hard drive. To do this I carefully take the Fedora Live CD out of the tray and then shutdown the system. Error after error flew by and I really didn't think much of it at the time. I just figured it was freaking out because I took the CD out. As luck would have ... it was!