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Old 03-02-2005, 06:10 PM   #16
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lol Jasep, In this case indeed XP is faster. It is far quicker to load both itself and apps.
How do you measure XP loading time? From powering on to colorful screen with start button? Then you are deceived by MS. XP continues loading in background and it takes some time before it is fully functional.
 
Old 03-03-2005, 12:57 AM   #17
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Thanks a tonne for the assist. I have been steadily going through that http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/ [RUTE] tutorial and I have to say. Wow. I never knew Linux was so comprehensive. I did 6 months of C++ once and I wondered why they had us using the Command Line Interface in Unix. Now I now why. Anyway, I have found my source and will now refer to it first. Will post back here when I have problems there

Again, thanks.

Anyone know where I can get a package to play mp3s?

Cheers guys

Michael
 
Old 03-03-2005, 01:45 AM   #18
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You are having lot of questions in mind and thats quite natural when u face something new ..

I won't be entering in any debate, which is faster Win or Lin ..

Linux takes u more close to the feel of that machine, u r using while Windows takes u away from that .. This is all I can say ..

About sharing ur windows drives, first u have to check which file system u r using in windows .. If u r using NTFS then u have to download a patch for NTFS support in Linux .. Still, I guess, it wud support only READ when u will access that windows drive in Linux ..

If u r having FAT 32, then I don't think it should be a problem .. Just follow these steps

0. Login as root
1. Go to /mnt
2. Create a directory, say myWindowsC -

# mkdir myWindowsC

3. Then mount ur windows drive C as

# mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/myWindowsC

4. But if u r trying to access some drive other than C, say D, then its identification wud not be hda2, it wud be hda5 because Linux keep hda1 to hda4 for primary partitions. Since D wud be a logical partition in Windows, so Linux wud take it as hda5, E as hda6 and so on ..

4. To mount drive D

First create a directory, say myWindowsD

# mkdir myWindowsD

# mount /dev/hda5 /mnt/myWindowsD

For ur second HD, its identification may be hdb or hdc depending on whether u atached it as a primary disk or a secondary disk .. U can check that out in a Hardware Browser, u will find it somewhere in Fedora Start Menu ..


See if it helps .. Good Luck .. Feel Free with GNU/Linux ..

ayrus ...............
 
  


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