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Old 07-11-2003, 01:16 AM   #16
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What do you mean with 'global warming'?

Yeah, you are right that if I reinstall Windows, I will lost my bootloader. Am I still able to create boot disk and boot it from floppy disk whenever something bad happen to the mbr? Thanks.
 
Old 07-11-2003, 01:48 AM   #17
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OK, how about world hunger then.

yes, the boot floppy would still work if windows overwrote
your mbr.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 05:29 AM   #18
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Quote:
Originally posted by MasterC
[B

If you are dying to make a single shared directory, create a seperate one all together, don't share a standard directory. Something like /mnt/data would be a good idea.



Cool [/B]
Thanks for the heads up, i was wondering about that!

- perry

 
Old 10-16-2003, 05:33 AM   #19
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tinkster
Hi helenvale!


That way boot, home and swap are
"shared" between both distros, which
makes home "more efficient" and the
boot allows for a clever use of lilo

Cheers,
Tink

P.S.: I'd rather you had Slackware and Debian
than MDK and RH
ok, two questions:

1 - is it possible for MDK & RH to access the same /home and would you recommend it ?
2 - would Slackware and Debian be better at attempting this or are they just better (iyho) ?

thanks

- perry



ps.

question #3 - is it possible to share /usr, /etc, /proc & all the others between distros or is that a bad bad idea ?

 
Old 10-16-2003, 06:04 AM   #20
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Same /home pertition can get you in trouble if you got different versions of packages installed because the format of the preferences and setup files that are stored in the users directories might be different.
Same thing for all distros - what you put on there is a question of personal preference.
Question3:Bad idea - the only thing I would share are data directories and /boot if it is a seperate partition which IMHO isn't necessary these days.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 06:07 AM   #21
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Quote:
Originally posted by IsNoGood
Same /home pertition can get you in trouble if you got different versions of packages installed because the format of the preferences and setup files that are stored in the users directories might be different.
Same thing for all distros - what you put on there is a question of personal preference.
Question3:Bad idea - the only thing I would share are data directories and /boot if it is a seperate partition which IMHO isn't necessary these days.
thanks! - that just saved me from two weeks of installing and reinstalling only to learn things the hard way.

- perry

 
Old 10-16-2003, 09:28 AM   #22
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you may notice after a while that authors of programs are always
tinkering with the layout of the config files, and when you upgrade to
a new version, or downgrade because something doesn't work, your
config file is messed up, or most of your settings are gone.
you can share setting between 2 identical versions of software if you
want, with one or 2 symlinks. like if you have the same version of mozilla
in 2 distros, and you want to share bookmarks and mail.
you could have an original, and one symlinked to, or however you wanted
to do it.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 12:33 PM   #23
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gone from 9.2 rc2 to 9.1 solid...

if the 9.1 installation went as well the 9.1 installation i think i'm in for a treat.

i had 9.2 rc2 on their, very very nice, but quite ready

today i had no choice but to put 9.1 where my 9.2 used to be. salvaging only the /home directory

let's see if that was a mistake...

- perry
 
Old 10-16-2003, 01:04 PM   #24
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Re: gone from 9.2 rc2 to 9.1 solid...

Quote:
Originally posted by perry

today i had no choice but to put 9.1 where my 9.2 used to be. salvaging only the /home directory

let's see if that was a mistake...

- perry
ok one small and completely needless mistake....

when you manage to get 9.1 installed and the old /home directory mounted, for krist sake setup another username other than the one you used b 4 otherwise it'll get written over

i can't believe i did 99.99% eveything correct and without a hitch w/o thinking about that....

oh well, i really didn't have anything there i really wanted to keep, i guess...



- perry
 
Old 10-16-2003, 02:10 PM   #25
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i keep a duplicate hard drive in my machine, so i can try whatever i want,
and when i mess stuff up, i just restore.
i had to restore yesterday after i was trying to upgrade my glibc.
i had the old 2.0.x from the original redhat 6.2, and i compiled and installed
2.3.2. best i could tell, everything worked except my old version of wine
that i needed. then i was trying to recompile the old wine, and i was getting
errors compiling. i googled the error message, and it was a common error
with glibc 2.3.2, so i restored. i tried 2.2.5. it installed ok, but almost
none of my programs worked, restored again. tried 2.3.1, and it worked
fine. wine didn't work, but i was able to recompile, and get it working.
i've tried upgrading several timesin the past few years, but i never can
get some of my old software i like working in a newer distro.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 02:30 PM   #26
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Quote:
Originally posted by whansard
i keep a duplicate hard drive in my machine, so i can try whatever i want,
and when i mess stuff up, i just restore.
i had to restore yesterday after i was trying to upgrade my glibc.
i had the old 2.0.x from the original redhat 6.2, and i compiled and installed
2.3.2. best i could tell, everything worked except my old version of wine
that i needed. then i was trying to recompile the old wine, and i was getting
errors compiling. i googled the error message, and it was a common error
with glibc 2.3.2, so i restored. i tried 2.2.5. it installed ok, but almost
none of my programs worked, restored again. tried 2.3.1, and it worked
fine. wine didn't work, but i was able to recompile, and get it working.
i've tried upgrading several timesin the past few years, but i never can
get some of my old software i like working in a newer distro.
they say never use double-negatives and in my case that turned out to be a positive. as in, while i thought i made a mistake creating a new account with the same name, it just so happens that i mistakened the old /var for the old /home (which explains why all those packages were in the /home folder).

so....

looks like i lucked out on that one

nevertheless, my experience is the same as yours as i had to give up on 9.2, a number of things just were not happening like samba and java forcing me to have 1/2 a development system

but i'm curious, how well did you have wine working the when you managed to do so. i'd love to be able to play some old win98 games like c&c95 in an opengl window.

am i dreaming things or can that happen with wine and what would you recommend

thanks bunch!

- perry

 
Old 10-16-2003, 03:08 PM   #27
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i haven't messed with gaming with the newer wines, though i did
build the cvs-transgaming version a few times. i still use eudora
for my email, and i like all my email together. i use the same eudora
in all my linux's bsd's and windows versions. the problem has been
that that old eudora only works with early 2000 wine versions, in this
version of linux anyway. i've tried upgrading it dozens of times.
i have some scripts that let me run different versions of wine if i want,
but i don't use them. anyway, the transgaming version costs money,
unless you download it cvs, and compile it yourself, so thats what i did.
 
  


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