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Re: [SLE] V7 - got it - have questions
- From: mha@xxxxxxxx (Michael Hasenstein)
- Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2000 03:30:53 -0700
- Message-id: <39CC865D.19A3AF5A@xxxxxxxx>
> I am leery of x86 v4 as I have my WinTV (Haggopen) all set up under
> 3.3.6 , and I don't know if there are any drivers for it under 4. I
> could never get kwintv to work, so I used xawtv. Can I run both 3.36
> and v4? I have a NVidea TNT2 32 MB card. Is v 4 stable, or I am just
> paranoid on this? Is anybody running a TV under x86 v4?
TNT runs fine with 4.0. I've it running here and xawtv as well, on my
video PC (Hauppauge card), no problems at all.
> Also, how stable is ReiserFS? I know not to put it in /Root, but is
No, that's the small (4-20 MB) /boot partition where you should not use
reiserfs, lilo doesn't like how the last block of the kernel _can_ be
stored by reiserfs (doesn't have to happen), as far as I understand, I
didn't really listen when they had that topic here in our internal
lists... reiserfs is fine in 7.0 to be used anywhere, except you want
large file support (>2GB files).
> it overall stable? Can I back up with it, etc.? To put it in, do I
> have to be in the expert install.
No, it's ONE mouse click during the installation and you've reiserfs.
It's completely transparent to you.
> I have 2 HD, one for W2K and an entire HD for Linux. I was using
> Mandrake on the second HD, but will remove it completely for the new
> SuSE. Drake sets up a boot loader called GRUB which gets around the
> 1024 limitation, but I know that SuSE will install LILO. Any
It doesn't really matter, just use an extra partition for /boot, which
you need to do anyway to have /boot as ext2 filesystem so thatyou can
make the rest reiserfs (which is what I always do).
> precautions that I need to know. I am sure it will install LILO on
> W2K or hda, and thus kill GRUB altogether..
Default in yast2 is to install LILO on a floppy, so you cannot kill
anything. Anyway, lilo starts windows (NT, 95, 98, haven't tried 2000)
very happily, and you don't even have to do anything, because SuSE Linux
detects the presence of windows and creates a lilo entry for it
> Can I install Gnome completely, in addition to KDE. I really like the
Yes, you can select at each login which one you want - by clicking a
button if you use a graphical login or by setting the env. variable
WINDOWMANAGER if you use "startx" on the console.
> gedit for cut and paste. I understand that there are standard
> installs, so would it be better to install from expert or some other
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