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Old 02-01-2003, 08:57 PM   #1
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RedHat 8 Install


Ok I am downloading all 5 cds right now, then I plan to format my win2k drive clean and install a fresh RedHat 8.0 install.

Now all I need to do is burn all 5 cds and run them like a typical installation?
 
Old 02-01-2003, 09:24 PM   #2
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Sounds about right as long as you make sure that when you burn them you use the 'Burn from image' option in whatever program you are using. Simplay burning the .iso straight over won't work.
 
Old 02-01-2003, 09:50 PM   #3
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yah i'm not that big of a n00b hehe
 
Old 02-01-2003, 10:55 PM   #4
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i'm making a partition for red hat and what type of file system should I use? (partition magic)

Linux Ext2
Linux Ext3
Linux Swap

???
 
Old 02-02-2003, 01:32 AM   #5
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i'm making a partition for red hat and what type of file system should I use? (partition magic)

Linux Ext2
Linux Ext3
Linux Swap

???
You'll need at least a general purpose filesystem for the OS and your data and another for swap space. At this point why anyone would choose to NOT use a journaled filesystem like ext3 is beyond me.
 
Old 02-02-2003, 04:40 PM   #6
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People like to split it up differently. I personally like to have only two partitions. One for /swap and another for /everything.else
I'd use ext3 as well. Depending on what you want to do may decide how you want things partitioned.
 
Old 02-02-2003, 11:36 PM   #7
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I personally like to have only two partitions. One for /swap and another for /everything.else
That's the way I installed my very first LInux installation (too long ago). But I found that it was useful only to know how much space the OS wanted. Then I repartitioned and reinstalled so that my custom system-wide stuff (/usr/local) and personal stuff (/home) were safely in their own filesystems. Made the next upgrade a lot less scary since my data was out of harm's way. Call me cautious, I guess.

Cheers,

Rick
 
Old 02-03-2003, 01:33 PM   #8
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That is how alot of people like to do it. Just for those reasons and it's actually pretty smart. So it's basically personal preferance.
 
  


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