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Old 11-28-2003, 06:07 PM   #1
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Need some help for first attempt at install

Hey all, I'm new to linux. Anyways, I'm trying to figure which drive would be the drive I want to install Fedora to.

I want to use one of my drive which is called F:\ in windows. But my D:\ drive is a partition of my C:\ drive. So I'm wondering if F:\ drive would be called ...\...\hdc in the install. Oh, and my CD drive is called E:\ drive in windows.

I notice how many tutorials mention "boot:" and I'm just wondering, does the boot: come up when I place the install cd in? Or would a GUI based install appear and I can specify to use command line?

One other thing: What type of wine is best for playing Window-based games? (ex. Counter-Strike...)

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Old 11-28-2003, 07:14 PM   #2
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Each hard drive you have can have logical drives partioned on it .In windows a single drive can be partitioned to have drives c,d,e, and f , in linux if you have a single drive in your machine the drive would be hda the partitions would be hda1, hda2 ect... I have a single drive in my machine C: for windows D: for Win2k , hda6 for linux, and hda7 for linux swap . If I had a second hard drive installed in linux it would be hdb, and if it had olny one partition it would be hdb1

Most linux distributions can be installed by setting your computer up to boot from the cdrom drive, if you don't want to do that there should be instructions on the installation cd to make a boot floppy to start the installation with.

Transgaming's wineX is what you want for playing windows games in linux.
Old 11-29-2003, 07:12 AM   #3
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traditionally, primary master is hda in linux
secondary master is hdb
secondary slave is hdc


browse to the installation section and do a little research. u will find a lot of helpful material there to get u to install and choose the partition.
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Another question:

Is there some sort of Deep Freeze-like program for linux? My school uses Deep Freeze for Windows, and I'm finding it quite exceptional. The protection is great as it freezes the specified hard drive and nothing could be installed onto it, unless told otherwise.

Now I'm going to be using Dual-Boot, so I would be putting deep freeze on my Windows, but what of Linux? Is there some sort of program which is similar to deep freeze that is for Linux? (Deep Freeze haven't released a linux-compatible version)
Old 11-29-2003, 09:40 PM   #5
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Linux has filesystem permissions. You can't install, because the installation programs for installing program packages don't run unless you are root. The files can't be copied manually because the filesystem permisiions keep one from copying to the wrong places unless you are root. Don't know if there is such software for Linux, but it is pretty hard to install software in Linux unless you are the root user.


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