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Old 01-02-2003, 11:32 AM   #16
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Just some quick questions:

- Are there any other programs than fdisk to make partitions? (I hated fdisk on DOS too *G*)

- I've read some stuff about ext3 vs. reiserfs and I still don't know
which one I should take. I've got 2 hd's, one with win2k and the other will be used for linux, mainly with big files and 3d renderings.
Any suggestions which system I should take?
 
Old 01-02-2003, 11:52 AM   #17
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I am a huge fan of using older proven stuff, but the flip side is that it's old, and newer better things are, well, better. I stick with ext3, and do alot of video editing, amongst other large file usage, and haven't had a bit of a problem. Many people love ReiserFS too. It's up to you. For compatability, I'd say ext3.

I do believe parted might do the partition thing as well, but fdisk really is a better program in linux. Much better than Dos's fdisk.

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Old 01-02-2003, 12:00 PM   #18
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I start fdisk with fdisk or cfdisk at a terminal?
I just get "command not found" errors...
If I only knew which packages are missing this time...

Sorry for mass-posting but I wanted to get the system up
until 10pm and it looks like Linux is not on my side this time...
 
Old 01-02-2003, 12:07 PM   #19
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You have to be root to run those programs.

Yeah, and you do start them in a terminal, they are both text programs, not gui's.

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Old 01-02-2003, 02:07 PM   #20
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I just want to say THX to you Master C!!!
Thank u SO MUCH for all your nice hints!

In the end I've resized the partitions with parted (which I hope I dont have to do ever again...), splitted the file with split and LO AND BEHOLD - Win2k managed to put the parts together and I just started burning

Again: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
 
Old 01-02-2003, 06:57 PM   #21
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You're welcome, I am glad things all worked out for ya.
 
  


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