Which linux distro?
Posted 23 August 2004 - 08:34 PM
Posted 23 August 2004 - 10:52 PM
I'm not sure if nvidia has drivers for this version of RedHat, but I will check.
It has been also noted that the bios in this board does not allow you to turn off sata raid, which may be another issue.
Posted 23 August 2004 - 10:54 PM
thing is fedora is kernel 2.4.x
and the nforce nic isnt supported reguarly until kernel 2.6
so your options are
upgrade to fedora core 2 just download and install
install the nforce driveres (note i had issues so im sure someone else could help more so with the installation) this is a link should be the right one http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_nforce_1.0-0283.html
last but not least upgrade kernel
my recommonadtion try doing the driver give you some idea of how to install stuff
or just upgrade to core 2 but that means more discs to burn and more download time
hope that helps and core is a great choice
Posted 24 August 2004 - 01:48 AM
Posted 24 August 2004 - 02:43 AM
Ok guess I will narrow down between Fedora Core 2 (which I believe is redhat) and Mandrake 10. Which should I invest my time with? And, I will try a dual boot system with Win XP PRO. I was planning on partitioning by 120gb drive with the first partition 30gb (Win XP/Programs/Games) then 10gb (Linux) and then 80gb (Storage mp3s cd images etc) can the storage partition be shared between WinXP and Linux? Thanks!!
Posted 24 August 2004 - 04:40 AM
md5sums of the downloads before you burn them.
you only need the srpms.iso files (srpm == Source RPM) if you're planning
to work with the source code of all of the Fedora software.
Posted 24 August 2004 - 05:48 AM
you'll need to use FAT32 and be aware you can't make filesystem links.
distro choice can be very personal and not always completely based on logic
I'd rather not get into recommending one or the other. However, I will note
it seems to me more people have run into trouble setting up fresh with Mandrake 10
than Fedora. 'course you might consider SuSE... (your call, though)
Posted 24 August 2004 - 05:22 PM
while core 2 is great there might be a bit of work to get it to work with xp anything else you need just ask around
Posted 24 August 2004 - 06:08 PM
Based upon some research it looks like Mandrake/Suse are more newb friendly. Seeing how this is my first attempt with linux that may be the way to go. Leaning towards Suse since it seems to be more current than the Mandrake 10 version. Any suggestions would be great! Since I am planning on downloading the ISO's tonight for the one distro chosen.
Posted 24 August 2004 - 06:58 PM
each drive has a separate os. If you want to run fedora/mandrake/slackware/debian/gentoo/suse you just
power off switch the drive and power on.
All the headaches of partitioning/booting and junk like that go away.
Also, you should make a separate / partition and a separate /home
so if you just want to upgrade from mandrake 9.2 to 10.0 you don't have to backup /home with all you data files ( just remember to not format /home ) you can just upgrade the os and run with the new one with your files you want to save.
In you case, I think suse is better because it has a dvd and you just pop it in pick what you want and you can walk away ( no cd swapping ). Suse has almost everything I need on that dvd. Also, Suse still has the best package adding/searching gui so when you just want to install something you sorta remember the name of it will be easy.
A couple of times you may go back to windumb but when you come back because you miss linux only then you are a jedi.
Posted 24 August 2004 - 07:58 PM
Posted 24 August 2004 - 08:48 PM
I've been watching this thread, and, I am confused by your choices. The most experienced people Like Dapper Dan and danleff give you their best advise, but you totaly ignore them... Gotta go with the most hiped distro??? Go figure...
If you want a distro that is something more than a bootable CD , has really good packaging management, and, is likely to give you a good first time user experience, then, I strongly advise you to try the new SimplyMepis 2004 final that has just come on the public mirrors. It's not for nothing that Mepis ranks #3 for this month on Distrowatch...
Oh well, you're the one who has to live with his decision