First of all I am new to this forum so HI! and this is my first post ever about linux.
I have two questions:
1) Well I have both W2K and Redhat 9 installed on my computer. Unfortunately one thing that really bugs me is that I don't know how to get my other hard disks to show up in my filesystem listing when I use xterm and the df command. Most of the partitions on my hard drives are NTFS BUT I made sure to format one of the partitions using FAT32. That is I reformated one which was originally in NTFS into FAT32 before installing Linux. I am hoping to be able to access my mp3s, which I have taken painstaking the time to rip to my computer, while I am running Linux.
I get the following:
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hde3 11052880 1831244 8660168 18% /
/dev/hde2 101107 9275 86611 10% /boot
none 386196 0 386196 0% /dev/shm
I have three hard disk drives. The first one contains my Redhat install (the information you see above) The other two dont even show up in the filesystem listing. Oh and when in xterm cant I use login and then root to access the root and to be able to use root commands even if I logged in graphically as a regular user???
2) Also I am wondering about what would happen if I installed an Athlon version of the kernel over my current i386 Redhat 9 version. Is this something that would make my computer run more efficiently? Moreover would this even work, or do I have to reinstall a completely different version?
When I run uname I get the following message:
Linux localhost 2.4.20-8 #1 Thu Mar 13 17:18:24 EST 2003 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
Now should I have i686 Athlon linux installed? I never noticed it when looking around the mirrors linked to the Redhat website. Anyway, my computer runs fine although I have yet to do anything in linux that really taxes my system. I am however obsessed with knowing that I am getting the most out of what I have so if upgrading CAN do some good, someone please let me know!