I am in the process of learning as much about Linux as I can and have decided to use primarily Linux in my business endeavor set to launch in about 5 months or so. Here is my problem, I have installed RH 9 on my laptop dula booting it with Win XP. I am looking to set up the laptop so I can read/write from one partition to the other. I am currently setup on the XP side as NTFS, which I understand from RH won't ever be fully supported for write access, so I will be converting that partion to FAT 32.
I assume that I will need to mount the XP partion in Linux in order to access it. Is this correct? Also will I need to setup a virtual directory for windows in Linux?
Problem 2: I want to build a Linux based network here at my home before implementing it at my business site in 5 or 6 months and use it to learn as much as I can. My set up is this:
- I currently connect to the net via ADSL and have a router which hands out up to 4 dynamic internal ips (although they rarely change).
- I have the router connected to the phone jack and then to a hub, in which I have 3 other machines (2 Windows XP and my RH9/XP laptop)
- All the machines can see and exchange files with each other when all running XP
I would like to set up a Linux box that will:
- Act as a firewall and provide me with logs and easily managed interface
- Perform duties of a DHCP server and hand out internal IP's that I can manage
- Act as a print server for at least one and possibly 5 different printers
- Perform user authentication and manage user accounts
- Perform internet content filtering
- Act as a web server for internal access (Intranet)
- I would also like to be able to admister this network from my laptop
As I learn more about this great System I may be incorporating a wireless hub into the mix for the laptop.
So, if anyone has anything I should know or know of some great tutorials for a real
I would greatly appreciate it.