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Old 08-30-2004, 12:32 AM   #1
kallan
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Exclamation Is the method of installation of Unix and Linux the same???


Please help guys....

I wanted to ask whether the installation of Unix and Linux is the same ???

ie does it need the same swap, boot and root partition???
 
Old 08-30-2004, 12:50 AM   #2
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I think not. But there are several different unices, friend. This question is vague...
 
Old 08-30-2004, 12:55 AM   #3
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Is the method of installation of Unix and Linux the same???
You are going to want to specify (in particular) what version of Unix you are talking about.
Linux install requirements vary. Linux can be put on one partition and a swap file activated.
Things I notice about both FreeBSD and Solaris are that they both require a primary partition, but are able to "slice" that partition into the needed partitions.
You definately want to read and re-read the documentation on the Unix version you want to install.
"The devil is in the details."
 
Old 08-30-2004, 01:22 PM   #4
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What about Sco unix and freeBSD unix???
 
Old 08-30-2004, 01:41 PM   #5
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Install Unix

I am not too aware of (evil) SCO. FreeBSD is probably similar to Linux. The bigger UNIXes like HP-UX, AIX and Solaris are quite different, since they usually spoon-feed a recommended filesystem layout, rather than expect the user to understand their swap filesystem needs, etc.

In general, I would say installing UNIX from a UNIX vendor is easier than Linux. Why do you ask the question? Are you planning to move to UNIX?

Erin
 
Old 08-30-2004, 09:04 PM   #6
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What about Sco unix and freeBSD unix???
Documentation for FreeBSD.
Documentation for Unixware.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 01:14 PM   #7
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Thanks erin and damncommon for the replies

Also erin, i am not moving over to UNIX.... its just that i wanted to know whether there was any diff in the installation betwn them.....
 
  


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