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Old 07-30-2002, 02:51 PM   #16
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RH: there's fips included (first cd), use it to resize your Windows (but first read the decumentation!).
 
Old 07-30-2002, 03:36 PM   #17
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Do I run this "Partition magic" or fips on XP? In what interface/OS do I go to for resizing the partition? By the way... how do I run this fips thing if I don't even have RedHat?

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Old 07-30-2002, 04:37 PM   #18
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Try fips here

I've never used it

Partition magic is a win program
 
Old 07-30-2002, 08:41 PM   #19
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But when I reinstall windows, I can format C: only, so protect file on the other drives.

When Linux installation, fdisk will be performed. Then HOW to avoid destorying the very important data in my home?
 
Old 07-31-2002, 02:44 PM   #20
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It's a good idea to create a separate partition for /home. If you don't have it and you'd like to protect your /home, the best idea is to pack it and copy to another partition (may be a Windows one).
 
Old 07-31-2002, 03:11 PM   #21
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Doesn't FITS only runs under DOS? If that is the case, how do I run it if I only have XP(NTFS)? Do I create a startup floppy and run FITS from there?
 
Old 07-31-2002, 03:24 PM   #22
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Thanks mara.

I see there has a few other option(/tmp,/usr,/var) to create separate partotions during installation. What's that for?

Another question:

I have smb service and make my path = /tmp public. All the other windows PCs in the little studio I work can now read and write my share freely.

But how can my Linux use those windows partition directly?
Has Linux any thing like windows Network Neighbour?
 
Old 07-31-2002, 09:21 PM   #23
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ok mounting doesn't put the files on your hard drive it simply makes the mount directory list the files from whatever you mounted. It is basicly how you open the files in linux.
And fromzj linux has LinNeighborhood, it isnt exact but it is semi-close or maybe quasi? Either way though it is a good gui proggy for controlling smb shares.

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Old 07-31-2002, 09:45 PM   #24
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Basically, Linux is a unix-like OS. The unices were always network operating systems, so it didn't make sense to have a 'drive letter' to access your files... what if you had files in over 26 different over the network? You wouldn't have enough letters to map all your storage spaces to. With the concept of 'mount points', you do away with all that! Say, for instance, that you were (past tense, we're talking about when the unices were developing) part of a USA-wide network of academic machines. You could, on your local machine, create the directories corresponding to all the departments in all the other universities on that network, and as far as your local machine is concerned, the files look like they're local. Now, apply that concept to things like removable media... Your CD need to be accessed from somewhere, so rather than creating a whole new set of rules for removable media, why not just use the same rules? You mount your 'remote' files (networked or removable media) onto a local directory!

Unforutnately, with Windows being the most common OS in use on todays home PCs, and such concepts being completely alien to it, many people are completely flummoxed by this concept, and simply 'get used to it'. I find that it helps to understand the underlying reasons why it is done the way it is... it often helps avoid confusion.

Hope this helps!
 
Old 09-15-2002, 12:45 PM   #25
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Hello all...im another linux newbie (somwhat) Ok, heres my problem. I installed Redhat on a seperate hard drive, Linux drive = 2gb. And have Xp home installed on a 40gb drive. After installing linux I have yet to figure out how to get windows running again. I even went to the extreme and disconnected the linux hd, with no success, when i booted all it did was display the word "grub" and did nothing else. I choose to install grub as my boot manager, and i need to know if theres a way to have grub boot windows, or what else i can do. Thanx in advanced for any help.
 
Old 09-15-2002, 06:17 PM   #26
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Boot into Linux and post the contents of the file /etc/grub/conf and we'll see what we can do for you.
 
Old 09-18-2002, 09:09 AM   #27
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i am using winxp on a scsi drive....if i wan to install linux on another ide hhd...the using the lilo...can i restore it back to the original mbr if i dun lilo?
 
Old 09-19-2002, 02:33 PM   #28
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If you mean the OEM MBR, yes
put you WinOS CD in, boot from it.
rescue mode in console or directly to console and
enter

FIXMBR

exit and reboot.
 
  


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