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Old 12-12-2002, 05:39 PM   #16
deesto
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LOL! If you are fortunate enough to have Partition Magic, or another partitioning tool, use it to create a new partition on your existing hard drive, using existing free space, on which to install Linux. Alternatively, some flavors of Linux (like Mandrake) are "smart" enough to do this partitioning for you as they install; all you have to do is put the CD in, reboot, and nod your head "yes" when it tells you to. Of course, unless you enjoy long, grueling nights of data recovery, it's always a good idea to back up your system before you try something like this.
 
Old 12-12-2002, 05:59 PM   #17
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Thanks for the info...

Pretty good so far...

From reading LQ... I am just about to the point of focusing more on Slackware and OpenBSD.

I am looking run Linux for a workstation and to use Slackware or OpenBSD to replace a Netware 5.1 server that is currently serving as my DNS, Web and FTP server.

I want to setup Apache, PHP, MySQL, qMail, DJBDNS or BIND and PureFTP.
 
Old 12-12-2002, 06:47 PM   #18
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master c please.
does your windows add a drive letter for a drive that
it says is unformatted? I used to have trouble with that
when i had a type 5 extended with only linux drives in it.
i discovered about 5 years ago the type 85 linux extended,
and i wondered what that was. the linux fdisk at the time
wouldn't let me make one, so i used windows norton
disk editor and changed a type 5 to type 85. linux treated
it the same as a type 5, and windows wouldn't every
try to screw with it. for a couple of years freebsd would
ignore it too, and i couldn't mount it in freebsd. I guess
a couple of years ago the bsd's started recognizing that
scheme, and also now, linux's fdisk will let me interchange type 5 with type 85.
i had gotten that idea because even years before that
i would be trying to install multiple versions of win95,
and i didn't want them messing with each other, so
i would make the the other win95 sort of "invisible" by
changing the partition definition to hpfs or whatever,
and after windows had installed, i would change the
drive back. I would set whichever drive active that i
wanted to boot. I've been using the freebsd booteasy
manager since. Its just a partition booter, and sets
whichever partition you boot as active. It can't boot a
partition past the 1023'd cylinder though, but i can put
lilo or the winnt boot manager in any of the partitions
chain bootloaders together.
i used to use 2 different drives and, had about 25 or
30 partitions on each one, but i decided a couple of
years ago that i wasn't using much of that stuff, and
cut back down to about 20 os's.
 
Old 12-12-2002, 06:48 PM   #19
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You really know what you want, don't you. 17 distros, a list of server programs, and even a BSD to boot.

Nice

Much better than my sorry:
Slack running ProFTPd as an FTP server, postfix for an email server.
Mandy doing nothing but waiting for a Mandy specific question
XP taking up valuable space
A second install of Slack overwriting Debian cause it wasn't my thing
An LFS that is just beyond a basic book setup of 4.0, again doing nothing but slowly evolving.

It's good to know people actually do things with their boxes, mine just sits here and does seti units all day

Cool
 
Old 12-12-2002, 06:56 PM   #20
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Quote:
Originally posted by whansard
But i can ... chain bootloaders together.
Damn! You stole my thunder!
 
Old 12-12-2002, 07:13 PM   #21
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Quote:
Originally posted by whansard
master c please.
does your windows add a drive letter for a drive that
it says is unformatted? I used to have trouble with that
when i had a type 5 extended with only linux drives in it.
i discovered about 5 years ago the type 85 linux extended,
and i wondered what that was. the linux fdisk at the time
wouldn't let me make one, so i used windows norton
disk editor and changed a type 5 to type 85. linux treated
it the same as a type 5, and windows wouldn't every
try to screw with it. for a couple of years freebsd would
ignore it too, and i couldn't mount it in freebsd. I guess
a couple of years ago the bsd's started recognizing that
scheme, and also now, linux's fdisk will let me interchange type 5 with type 85.
i had gotten that idea because even years before that
i would be trying to install multiple versions of win95,
and i didn't want them messing with each other, so
i would make the the other win95 sort of "invisible" by
changing the partition definition to hpfs or whatever,
and after windows had installed, i would change the
drive back. I would set whichever drive active that i
wanted to boot. I've been using the freebsd booteasy
manager since. Its just a partition booter, and sets
whichever partition you boot as active. It can't boot a
partition past the 1023'd cylinder though, but i can put
lilo or the winnt boot manager in any of the partitions
chain bootloaders together.
i used to use 2 different drives and, had about 25 or
30 partitions on each one, but i decided a couple of
years ago that i wasn't using much of that stuff, and
cut back down to about 20 os's.
Please? Not sure what you are saying "please" for? You want to know more, or did I leave something out or what?

No it doesn't add a drive letter. It only recognizes the 2 fat32 filesystems, and ignores the rest. btw, that's XP.

You really have a lot of things going on with your drives there, nice use of all available space! Also looks like you know exactly what you want, that's cool too.
 
Old 12-12-2002, 07:46 PM   #22
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i was just politely trying to address you, master c
the problem was i got carried away, when i just wanted
an answer about the windows drives stuff.

I don't really use much of the stuff on my hard drive. I just
like installing new versions of os's to see what they have,
then i try to see how close i can get to running all the software i want in them. Then i can't bear to delete them after all the work i put in. I love benchmarking everything.
i used to have a big list of how fast each os could extract
the same tar.gz file onto its filesystem. I don't consider
that a scientific test, just a sort of practical one. I would
try to tune each os the best i could figure out. The
hugest difference once was a file linux could extract
in 12 seconds and solaris took 3 1/2 minutes.
 
Old 10-26-2003, 05:11 AM   #23
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Say I have this:
Code:
/dev/hda6               /boot           ext3            noauto,noatime                  1 1
/dev/hda8               /               reiserfs        noatime                         0 0
/dev/hda7               none            swap            sw                              0 0
/dev/hda9               /usr            reiserfs        noatime                         0 0
/dev/hda10              /home           reiserfs        noatime                         0 0
/dev/hda11              /var            reiserfs        noatime                         0 0
/dev/hda12              /opt            reiserfs        noatime                         0 0
/dev/hda13              /home/acjt/redhat        ext3    noatime,rw                      0 0
/dev/hda14              /usr/portage    reiserfs        noatime                         0 0
/dev/hda15              /home/other     reiserfs        noatime,rw                      0 0
#/dev/hda1              /windows/c      ntfs            noatime                         0 0
/dev/hda5               /windows/d      vfat            noatime,users,rw,umask=000      0 0
/dev/cdroms/cdrom0      /mnt/cdrom      iso9660         noauto,users,rw,mask=022        0 0
/dev/cdroms/cdrom1      /mnt/dvd        iso9660         noauto,users,ro,umask=022       0 0
/dev/fd0                /mnt/floppy     auto            noauto,users,rw,umask=022       0 0
none                    /proc           proc            defaults                        0 0
So, this is my gentoo install, and I have used /dev/hda13 to install redhat.
How do I actually get redhat to run now?
I have edited lilo.conf to be like this:
Code:
boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
prompt
timeout=50
lba32
default=GentooGaming
 
image=/boot/bzImage-gaming
        label=GentooGaming
        read-only
        root=/dev/hda8
 
image=/boot/bzImage-gentoo
        label=GentooLinux
        read-only
        root=/dev/hda8
 
image=/boot/bzImage
        label=bzImage-only
        read-only
        root=/dev/hda8
 
image=/boot/vmlinuz
        label=vmlinux
        read-only
        root=/dev/hda8
 
image=/boot/vmlinuz
        label=Redhat9
        read-only
        root=/dev/hda13
 
other=/dev/hda1
        label=WindowsXP
And it boots, but I get errors during boot and it can't start lots of things. I think it is not looking at it's own filesystem, but hte gentoo partitions instead??
Anyone have any idea??
 
  


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