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Old 07-22-2001, 05:28 PM   #1
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Question Partitions,Mounting Dos, Sound

My System:
Pentium II
SVGA Monitor
ATI XPert 128
SoundBlaster 128 PCI

I have two hard drives,
8 gig ->Dos
4 gig ->Linux

Question 1:
I had RedHat 5.1 and I installed using Custom and this partition worked:
/ 1024MB
/swap/ 128MB
/home (remaining amount)

Now I have RedHat 6.2 and that partitioning doesn't work, I had an error that there isn't enough room on the / partition. If I choose Gnome system then Disk Druid will automatically create the proper partitioning, but I want to Custom the installation.
For a 4gig HD what would be the proper partitioning?

Question 2
I can manually mount my dos drive each time, but I know there is a way to edit a certain file and have linux mount it automatically each time linux is booted. I had it installed once allready, but I had to reinstall linux and lost that information.

Question 3
Also, I used sndconfing and I heard the voice, but I cannot play midis.

Last edited by DanielH; 07-22-2001 at 05:31 PM.
Old 07-22-2001, 08:19 PM   #2
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As far as the partitioning goes have a search of the forum, this is something that been discussed a lot - for home systems you can generally get away with just a swap partition and one large partition for everything else... Clearly if this is going to be more than a 'toy/home' system then you will want to have a think about what you'll be using the server for and what could go wrong and then how you can do some damage limitation through good partitioning. If this is the case then post back describing what you'll be using it for and I'm sure you'll get some good suggestions.

Mounting filesystems - have a look at /etc/fstab. This lists all the file systems that are mounted at boot time (along with a few that aren't mounted at boot time).

The sound problem sounds like you have support for your soundcard loaded, but not support for your FM chip/midi synth loaded. What card you using? What kernel you using?




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