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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



begin karthikeyan.balasubramanian <karthikeyan.balasubramanian@aspiresys.com> 
> 
> > 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.
 
that's prolly more than i can say on email -- do a google search on
"journaling".

> > 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.
 
fwiw, it doesn't matter.  remember, i said the *packaging* was worth it.

winex is packaged nicely -- no configuration or tweaking is necessary
beyond perhaps specifying which win32 API you want to specify (95, 98,
etc).

you wouldn't have had your problem if you used winex.

futhermore, winex has a lot of code devoted to copy protected CD's.  you
see this in some commercial apps.  that's why some non-games might
install under winex and not wine.

pete


> 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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