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Old 01-15-2012, 01:56 AM   #1
manojyadwad
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Unhappy partition system of hard drive is very confussing. and many drawbacks


Long back (probabaly 2 yrs ago) when i went to install fedora it was very confusing for me to allot the partition space for my hard drive. where as we see in windows its very simple.

And also a systematic education is required to instal and operate your operating system.

For a person who is not a computer geek will almost be left behind to understand and operate Linux OS.

so at present I got a ubntu 11.10 copy of Linus OS. Saw that we can write local Indian language, saw the fonts also. but very few fonts of Indian language. And even dont know how to use these fonts work.

Last but not least the Karantaka Govt. has officialy made nudi as their Kannada software. We use widely in day to day life for typing Kannada in word, excel etc. So I want to know can you bring out a Linux version of Nudi software.

And one more thing the current interface in which I am typing its something troblesome. When we place cursor from one pt to another it dose not appear very soon.

Plese dont mind for my words. I just only want Linux to get better than ever.

Thanking you
Manoj Yadwad
 
Old 01-15-2012, 02:54 AM   #2
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A systematic education WAS required to install Microsoft's OS too. You have just forgotten about it.

Does this help? http://kn.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%B2%...annada_Support

The way to improve the software is to learn about it and use it. Then share your knowledge with others and report bugs.
 
Old 01-15-2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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Partition in Linux

Partitioning a hard drive in Linux is as simple as doing it in Windows or a Mac.

fdisk will allow you to partition
cfdisk will allow you to partition

keep it simple, one big partition for everything and a 2GB swap partition. Both of these programs are menu driven so it should be easy.

On the language/fonts issue you need to set your locale to your country. Things should work out better.

And if you are at all interested I'm sure you could learn to program and make a Linux version of Nudi.
 
Old 01-23-2012, 05:29 AM   #4
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where to learn

I agree that you are giving a free OS, but where is the education material? Who will educate?
 
Old 01-23-2012, 05:32 AM   #5
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I am talking about partition at the time of instalation. There are many things if we go to set disk space mannualy. somthing called dev/ etc/ cant understand.
 
Old 01-23-2012, 05:38 AM   #6
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I want to learn from basic. How to get started from windows to Linux?
 
Old 01-23-2012, 06:20 AM   #7
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but where is the education material? Who will educate?
There are lots of learning materials available on internet or you can take help of tutors or coaching classes, whatever way you feel convinient.

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I want to learn from basic.
Here are some of the links for basic Linux learning:

http://www.ida.liu.se/~TDDI05/labs/L...x%20Basics.pdf
http://lowfatlinux.com/
http://www.aboutdebian.com/linux.htm
 
Old 01-23-2012, 07:20 PM   #8
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I am talking about partition at the time of instalation. There are many things if we go to set disk space mannualy. somthing called dev/ etc/ cant understand.
1:if you have a second PC, use it as your Linux learning machine.
2:If you are not familiar with partitions from Windows, then you probably don't know as much as you think.
Very quickly using regular consumer hardware,
/dev/sda -- this is the first disk device as presented by the BIOS. If the disk has no partitions, then that is all Linux 'sees.' Installing most distros will be really easy.
/dev/sda1 -- this is the first primary partition of the disk. The next primary partition will be /dev/sda2
/dev/sda4 -- a logical partition. If you have split an installation of windows to simulate the handy Unix "/home/" concept, Microsoft loves to use logical partitions beyond root.

If you have only one system, the easiest way to install Linux is to reinstall windows and partition the disk yourself leaving about half the disk empty. Also be aware that some distros expose more install options to a user than others. I like Debian myself. As long as you have empty space on the disk it should be easy in Debian. Debian experiences are very, very well documented.

You asked for help and you got some. Great, right? Now go and learn and then offer your knowledge to others.

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Old 01-23-2012, 08:11 PM   #9
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Ubuntu had many options to do the partitioning for you

As for manual partitions, not difficult, easier than windows anyway.
Talk about a confusing and frustrating command line program dry using windows diskpart
 
Old 01-23-2012, 08:40 PM   #10
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If its just a home system and its only going to run Linux, just take the defaults.
 
Old 01-23-2012, 08:47 PM   #11
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Here are easy instructions for installing Ubuntu without partitioning your harddrive:

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/wubi

You have many options with Linux.
 
Old 01-23-2012, 09:55 PM   #12
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I will second that Windows partitioning seems simple because it's what you are used to. I found Linux partitioning mysterious until I understood it. Now I consider it makes more sense than does the DOS/Windows way.

Here are three resources I've found useful.

http://linux.about.com/. It's oriented to Ubuntu, but it's full of good info.

http://tille.garrels.be/training/tldp/. Machtelt Garrels Intro to Linux.

http://www.slackbook.org/. Slackware oriented, but excellent on the basics, such as file structure, permissions, and the like.

Here's a good, simple explanation of the file structure:

http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2010/09/...tem-structure/

Here's a good article on partitions:

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/html_single/Pa...n/#explanation

Section 2 might answer a lot of your questions about partition names.
 
  


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