[kwlug-disc] Natty Release & Linux / WinXP coexist

John Johnson jvj at golden.net
Sat Apr 23 08:30:35 EDT 2011


On 2011-04-23 00:46, unsolicited wrote:
> - being able to google on another machine while doing this is most 
> helpful, as is this list, while you're going through this. 

Been there (to the Google). Done that (And Googled).
With confidence gained from the list, I poked around (without making 
changes) and found that, with WinXP, fdisk is gone. It has been replaced 
with Diskpart. My Bad.

Diskpart on the 160 GB HDD shows:
C: NTFS 148372 (User/Win XP Partition)
D: FAT32 4245 MB (Recovery Partition)
and 7 MB partitioned.

C: is mostly unused with 139521990656 bytes free (129.9 GB).
The WinXP machine was largely unused in the way of apps.
It was used for viewing European/UK football until the power supply died.

My intent to have most of the space on C: mapped to the (new) Linux 
partition.
(A second HDD for apps and data could be in the mix later.)

As for GUI vs. command line, I have no problem with either.
I go back to SCO, both Xenix and Unix, Zeus (Unix System III) and 
another built on Unix System V.
I have seen, mostly through this list, that many of the sysadm commands 
with which I am familiar are like fdisk have been superseded by new ones.

Learning the new sysadm commands is one of the goals of the exercise.
Somewhere on my list is LAMP (omitted from my earlier list).
LAMP leads to experiments with setting up a web server and web hosting.
And I realize that LAMP is where I may hit the wall with the diminutive 
512 mb ram.

Again, thanks all for the help.
JohnJ


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