I need help with Fedora

Vikram Goyal vikigoyal at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 12:04:39 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 04:35:47PM -0400, Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
> aakash sharma wrote:
>> Hi Anne
>> Thanks for the advice and help
>> I just can't upgrade my RAM at least for 9 months.
> Then set up a swap partition (or at least a swap file) in order to start  
> swapping.  Without it, you are just going to crash when you run out of  
> memory.  You should be able to use a live CD to do this if you can't do  
> it during the installation process.
>> All i need to do is a project on Linux. That's why I want to install Fedora.
>> My project doesn't require latest features of FEDORA 9.
>> So, can u tell me which version of Fedora will work somewhat smooth like 
>> XP on my system.
> FC1, FC2, FC3, etc   Some system which I would not recommend you run  
> because they probably have very many unpatched security holes, but are  
> much easier on the memory footprint.  Maybe a version of DSL Linux (Damn  
> Small Linux), but you'd have to know what you need installed after that.
> Try a *very* minimal install at first, installing the least necessary to  
> get a running system.  You can always install what you need later, after  
> you get the system up and running.
>> Regarding partitioning, should a keep a logical NTFS partition before  
>> installing or should I first make a primary linux ext3 partition out of 
>> it.
> Linux is much happier running on a *nix type filesystem, and NTFS is not  
> it.  ext3 or another *nix style fs should do you just fine.
>> Please help me regarding partitioning and choosing suitable linux edition.
> Partitioning should include some space for swap.  I'd put in 2-3 times  
> your ram.  Do you want it to run (albeit slowly when it has to swap), or  
> would you rather it crash when you run out of memory.  That's the choice  
> you have to make.
>> Regards
>> Aakash 
> Good Luck!

Installing from the live cd is much faster, smaller and easier.
Just create partitions before doing that.

Since this is just a project, maybe this will suffice your needs.


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