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Re: [vox-tech] re:Help a Newbie to run Linux on my Win98 System
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Re: [vox-tech] re:Help a Newbie to run Linux on my Win98 System



> you probably mean ext3.  i'm fairly certain redhat doesn't use vanilla
> ext2 anymore.

Hmm kind of strange, I bet i saw this option in the CD i got and it sure is
Redhat 8.0.

I also saw ext3 but when i was searching stuff for dual boot i saw people
mentioning only ext2 and vfat.

by the way whats the advantage and disadvantage of ext2 and ext3.

> if you're having trouble, you may want to look into winex.  especially
> if you're trying to play win32 games.   but it's also packaged well, so
> winex might be useful even if you're not trying to use something that
> uses directx.

Oh forgot to tell you.  I dont want to use Wine for games.  I have pretty
good commercial
App like WebPosition Gold.  I want to run those through Linux.  Otherwise i
end up
rebooting my system and then running it through Windoze.

Thanks for the Info.  You know You might see me more on this List cause I
got Linux :)

Have a great day.

Karthikeyan B






----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Jay Salzman" <p@dirac.org>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2003 1:46 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] re:Help a Newbie to run Linux on my Win98 System


>
> begin karthikeyan.balasubramanian
<karthikeyan.balasubramanian@aspiresys.com>
> > Oh btw sorry for cross posting.  It a pretty interesting concept though.
I
> > thought cross posting is
> > something like we should not have To address to vox-tex as well CC to
vox.
>
> hi karthikeyan,
>
> crossposting means sending the same email to two different mailing
> lists.
>
> > So I thought if I send it separately it would do just fine.  Anyway
> > now I understand that both are same.
>
> technical questions go to vox-tech.  non-technical questions go to vox.
> your question was technical, so it belongs on vox-tech.
>
> > Btw my Linux installation went great.  It was not as tough I thought it
> > would be.
> >
> > Simple trick here is just to understand few things like
> > 1. windows uses VFAT and Linux uses EXT2 filesystem
>
> you probably mean ext3.  i'm fairly certain redhat doesn't use vanilla
> ext2 anymore.
>
> > 2. C drive is your hda1, D drive hda5 and E drive hda6
>
> it doesn't work this way.  this is how things "arranged themselves" for
> your system.
>
> hda1 is always the 1st partition on your primary IDE master.
>
> your C drive does NOT have to be 1st partition on your primary IDE
> master.   it can be the 7th partition on the secondary IDE slave.
>
> > I do think that we don't want to scare people away by speaking LILO or
Grub
> > I think our
> > Redhat CD will take care of virtually everything just make some wise
> > decision when choosing options.
>
> ?
>
> > Btw I made lots of improvements too.  I used mount command to access my
> > windows file.
> >
> > Yesterday only I Installed Wine to access Windows program not that
> > successful.  I installed it.
> >
> > It took some half an hour to compile that program.  Finally when I did
> >
> > whereis wine
> >
> > I got nothing.  Anybody here successful with Wine?
>
> don't use whereis.  whereis has a hardcoded search path.  there are
> better tools.
>
> make sure PATH is set up sanely and use which.
>
>
> if you're having trouble, you may want to look into winex.  especially
> if you're trying to play win32 games.   but it's also packaged well, so
> winex might be useful even if you're not trying to use something that
> uses directx.
>
> if you want DOS or win16 stuff, use dosemu.
>
> there might be some more useful information about running windows
> software in the linux gamers' howto.  :-)   :-)   :-)
>
> snip
>
> hth,
> pete
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