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Old 01-17-2003, 08:13 PM   #1
XxDeadlyxX
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Hi all,

I currently have Windows XP Pro on a p4 1.8, 512mb ddr, 80gb hdd. I also have RedHat 8, mandrake 9 and debian 3, but I haven't installed them yet. I am using partition magic, and I am wondering, how much space should I put for the 3 linux os's? What amount of space is redhat comfortable on? I want to leave at least 40gb's for XP (my main os). Also, what is debian like? I've used redhat 7 and mandrake before, but not debian.

Thanks,
David

 
Old 01-17-2003, 09:16 PM   #2
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I'd give them at least 5 GB each, leaving 25GB unassigned, which I would add to one of the one I'd use most (in my case, Red Hat).
 
Old 01-17-2003, 09:51 PM   #3
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Thanks for your opinion

What about debian? Is it even worth installing? I've never actually used it, and it isn't the most popular. Is it anything compared to the standards of the other two?
 
Old 01-17-2003, 10:07 PM   #4
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Debian rocks! I guess it's cool, it will definitely give you a taste of setting things up on your own, and it supposedly has a great package manager if you are into those things...

Cool
 
Old 01-17-2003, 10:56 PM   #5
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But u see the OSs MasterC is using? There is no Debian.
 
Old 01-17-2003, 11:08 PM   #6
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eh? he mentioned deb3...
 
Old 01-18-2003, 03:42 AM   #7
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Originally posted by moeminhtun
But u see the OSs MasterC is using? There is no Debian.
Doesn't mean I haven't.

Just means it sucked that bad that I didn't even bother to mention it on my distro section

Cool
 
Old 01-18-2003, 07:18 AM   #8
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Indeed 5 gigs should be enough for a basic linux install, you could also make a seperate /home partition to be shared by all distros. The best distros IMO are Debian and Gentoo. But you must be willing to learn how linux runs things. There is loads of online info though and some good forums to help you. The good thing with these distros is how they take care of dependancies and how easy they are to update. Once installed and working, you never need to install the system again (as may be the case with major version updates in RedHat & Mandrake & the like).
 
Old 01-18-2003, 06:54 PM   #9
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IMHO multi-boot Linux distros. It seems Mandrake does not play well with others. Most give a size configuration option ie.. 512,1024,2048 or 4096 but Mandrakes remains a mystery to me.
 
Old 01-18-2003, 07:46 PM   #10
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I'm guessing you want to try Debian to get more hands-on with Linux. Personally, I've tried Debian and Slackware for hands-on type stuff and prefer Slackware, but YMMV.
 
Old 01-18-2003, 08:24 PM   #11
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Originally posted by XxDeadlyxX
What about debian? Is it even worth installing?
nearly got a stroke while reading this.
Try it, you won't be dissapointed, far from in fact
 
Old 01-18-2003, 09:50 PM   #12
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Thanks guys for your help.
 
  


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