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Old 06-30-2004, 07:59 AM   #1
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everyday tips for new linux installationg


THis is sort of a proposal for a "sticky thread", I am looking for hints to use on linux when first installing the OS. Stuff like turning on 32 bit access with hdparm etc, If anybody knows of more helpful bits or hints or tips on how to just get Linux working as fast as it can be, making it more stable, general security issues thatneed to be disabled or enabled etc. Please.. I just want to know this stuff for the next box I have to do.
Old 06-30-2004, 08:36 AM   #2
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in slackware 10...

Get rid of lilo !
install GRUB

re-compile the 2.6.7 kernel optimised for your Athlon / i686 / Pentium whatever instead of the default i486

make an initrd.gz root disk and add to the grub config

oh, and if you want to see the tux logo dureing bootup. add the kernel parameter vga=775


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