Hi Slow !
Yes, different approach yet... I am downloading Free Candidate versions of MDK Linux... and facing problems... burning a CD
- although md5sum check no error.
So yes buying a version is sure better if you r confident that Suze is what you need. I tried Mandrake years ago and it was already very cool to instal so I stick with it unless I face the contrary about their AMD64 versions. I might switch to suze (is any version Free to try ?)
... after you tell me how good/bad it runs... I could do it... ehehe
Check the order you have to install the two OSes, I read you can t install in whatever ways (I think XP has to install first)
I ll learn more about how to set up Booting.
I remember how it was a headache to remove the Linux Boot from a HD.
It was not like Formating Windows and it s gone...
I had to use an ONTRACK Disk utility to Low Format the HD.
(Look for the one for your HD Brand now... if you plan several re-instals)
(Funny Idea that to have your wife learning how to instal Linux... but if she likes that..
- I would wait until you succesfully can do the Image thing to show her that easier job)
But again...I don t know how things have improoved under Linux Suze or MDK ...since then !
About partitioning... Is suze able to read/modify windows NTFS partitions ?, I dont think...?..., so that leaves no much choice but FATxx
( I heard that...needs checking)
Finaly I am more worrying about the SATA disk drivers that were not available in the XP version I had. Had to download them... But SATA drivers doesn t seem to be an issue under Linux... Goood !
The Wide band will serve U a lot if you set your system to do automatic updates as I see some Linuxes distro, can work that way.
Another thing is that I am always partitioning any disk at least in two.
first partition for the O.S.
Second partition for the data.
(With my 120HD I made 4 small partitions for the OSes only. (with a double install of each O.S.) so I am never unable to access the BIGest partition wih datum if one of the O.S. crashes. (bugged newly instaled softwares or viruses)
Beside burning Video DVD requires having ONE BIG partition you can defrag. at any time...
Can you beleive that I have less problems buring DVDs than these CDs ???
Also it makes defragmenting the Datas...much worth/faster
don t know how this works under Linux...??
Use of images is a really good thing, I just never took time to set up Ghost backups and etc...
True about memory !!!
you wont use more than 512 under XP...(Linux ???)
...unless you do some Video editing, burning DVDs like I do.
So don t jump to another Chocolate bar too quickly or invest in something really needed, first ...Like a Car Control for your games !!!
Thanks a lot to Anyone posting here about the available AMD64 distro and status... !
This helps !!!
and ..."Who on earth!" - but Newbies and the German Gov. - would to try to set up Linux on AMD64 at this moment ???