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Re: RED HAT 7.1 VS WINDOWS SE 98



On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, cburns1293 earthlink net wrote:

> Arend Meetsma wrote:
>
> > On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, cburns1293 earthlink net wrote:
> > > Crutcher Dunnavant wrote:
> > >
> > > > My suggestion, in this order.
> > > >
> > > >  a) install the software from HP.
> > > >  b) install Windows, reserve space for linux.
> > > >  c) install Linux
> > > >
> > > > reason. HP wants to do something odd to your partitions, let it.
> > > > Windows will be able to deal, so it will install over the HP stuff.
> > > > Linux will be able to deal with whatever Windows does, but the reverse
> > > > is not true.
> > > >
> > > > There is also a guru solution available.
> > > >
> > > >  a) find a guru.
> > > >  b) offer the guru beer.
> > > >  c) tell the guru the problem.
> > > >  d) give the guru your computer.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Hey!,
> > >
> > > Thanks for the responce, You wouldn't happen to have any family in
> > > Hampton, Va, with the last name Dunnavant? And for the reference to the
> > > computers.. my wife will not let me comvert her ( hp ). My computer is
> > > the compaq amd 933 - 40g  - 128mr etc... I have tried to install windows
> > > and let the partitions take place but  only after .. I am only allowed to
> > > install linux as a swap file.. and then  a file @ 1.8gig .. the compag
> > > software disk has been protected to where I can only pull certain files
> > > off of it.. so everything but windows I am able to yang off the cd..
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > Charles
> > >
> >
> > Hi Charles,
> >
> > How about using partition magic to split up the partitions made by compaq?
> >
> > a) install software from HP
> >      This gives you: c: 38 Gig?  (hda1)
> >                      d: 2 Gig?   (hda2)
> >      Or something similar to this at least right?
> >
> > b) install partition magic and make hda1 into three smaller partitions,
> >    this should push hda2 to hda4. Windows will still see it as d: because
> >    the others are not vfat32.
> >      This gives you:
> >      hda1  20 Gig ---vfat32 (c:)
> >      hda2 ~18 Gig ---ext2   (linux)
> >      hda3 ~512MB  ---linuxswap
> >      hda4  2 Gig  ---vfat32 (d:)
> >
> >    or use partition magic to resize the partitions and get an extended
> >    partition in there.
> >
> > c) install linux
> >
> > d) don't re-install the hp software ever again because it will blow away
> >    all your fine work.
> >
> > Perhaps the guru suggestion above is easier....
> >
> > Arend
> >
>
> That makes alot of since... I will try that.. Thanks alot..
> oh .... any idea where to find alot fo linux software?
>


I see that I got confused in point d) above, I think I meant:
  d) don't re-install the _compaq_ software ever again because it will
     blow away all your fine work.

for linux software try:

www.gnome.org/gnome-office/
linuxberg.tucows.com
linuxgames.com
google


Hope this helps,

Arend





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