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    Gore i hope u can put our differences aside and help me with this, please dont just give me links, its easier to understand when it's coming directly from someone. everybody else help too

    Ok this is whats up, i download Redhat from linuxiso.org (now that i got broadband) and am burning the CD's right now. I only installed Mandrake before one time, wasnt too hard, but i dont understand what those ext2 or ext things are when installing. is that like the root folder , where its gonna be installed ? And is there a GUI when installing redhat ? are there instructions what to do, and if you can give some basic things how to configure my broadband connection for redhat.

    I also have a HD 20 Gigs which is my music hard drive, (no system installed on it ), it is NTFS. My other 60 gig (system drive) is also NTFS, does redhat come with a player that can play those mp3s when i install it ? And is it gonna recognize the NTFS drive ?

    Also what software will i need when i install that, and how do i install the software, since there isnt a setup file like with windows where u just double click it. What do i type in the command line window to run the "setup".. I need a good firewall recomendation for redhat too !

    Tx all !

    ill go and read some of gores installation tutorials....main things is how to configure my modem to get me online, i can research other stuff after that !

    Please move it to the OS forum , i forgot about it when i was posting this

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    It will be able to see the NTFS drive as read-only i believe so you wont be able to delete or add to it from linux...

    as specialist mentioned ext2 etc are the filesystems like fat32 and NTFS are in windows..
    the mp3 player i use under linux is xmms redhat will probably install it but if it doesnt you can just download it from xmms.org i think it is .. or do a search and just about everywhere has it ..

    yes redhat will have a gui when you install it .. it is not difficult just follow the prompts ..as for a step by step tutorial ... well as you said gore might help you there....

    have you every partition a hard disk for linux before .???

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    Can a *cough* moderator move this to newbie questions?
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    Here are the NTFS RPM's for redhat 8.0 I think you can figure it out from there.
    http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/rpm/redhat8.html
    And from my little bit of experience you can read from but not write in NTFS with linux.
    Redhat 8.0 kernel doesn't load supporting NTFS.
    http://linuxkernel.foundries.sourcef...=thread&tid=49
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    Re: Red Hat Newbie

    Hey Hey.

    Originally posted here by DreamDown

    Ok this is whats up, i download Redhat from linuxiso.org (now that i got broadband) and am burning the CD's right now.
    I really wouldn't suggest RedHat.. it's the lowest of the low.. IMO it's the WinME of Linux.


    I only installed Mandrake before one time, wasnt too hard, but i dont understand what those ext2 or ext things are when installing. is that like the root folder , where its gonna be installed ? And is there a GUI when installing redhat ? are there instructions what to do, and if you can give some basic things how to configure my broadband connection for redhat.
    ext2 and ext3 and reiserfs are different file systems.. like NTFS and FAT. You are required to have a minimum of two drives/partitions to install Linux... / and swap.. swap is swap.. it's like your pagefile in Windows.. programs are swapped between swap space and RAM... your best bet is to make it twice the amount of RAM you have. The / partition is your root partition, everything will be mounted under here in your directory structure. You can add other partitions if you want... common ones are /var, /home, /boot, /usr... etc. You can create these if you want to but they aren't necessary.. RedHat will most likely create /, /boot and SWAP for you.. I believe that's what it did last time I installed.. you can go with the defaults it gives you... or you can play around a bit if you want to..

    As far as the GUI.. you'll configure X during the install and select if you want it to boot GUI or console.. If you have standard hardware it will most likely install everything for you... for nVidia you'll have to get the nVidia driver. and stuff like that...

    The network setup will also take place during the install.. this is the least of your concerns.. Linux will be like hey a broadband connection and set it up for you with minimal user input.



    I also have a HD 20 Gigs which is my music hard drive, (no system installed on it ), it is NTFS. My other 60 gig (system drive) is also NTFS, does redhat come with a player that can play those mp3s when i install it ? And is it gonna recognize the NTFS drive ?
    RedHat will have xmms, however, with RH9 anyways, they removed mp3 support... you had to download and recompile the software yourself.. As for your NTFS drives, your Linux kernel that installs by default should have NTFS Read-Only Access.. however you'll have to recompile the kernel if you want read-write access.


    Also what software will i need when i install that, and how do i install the software, since there isnt a setup file like with windows where u just double click it. What do i type in the command line window to run the "setup".. I need a good firewall recomendation for redhat too !
    You'll need to get XMMS.. it's a winamp equiv.. you can just google the site for it.. For installs you can download RPMs... it'll be the same as running setup in Windows.. with minor differences (you have to meet dependances and what not).. but you double click in gui or run rpm -Uvh <filename> in console and it'll install the program... The other way is to download the tarball (tar.gz, tar.bz2, tgz, etc)... The standard for compiling this software is ./confiigure; make; make install. There are always variations on this, but that's usually how it goes... As for a firewall... depending on the version you have check out ipchains or iptables... I believe there's some tutorials on this site about them... and they're tons of tutorials floating around on the configuration and basic syntax.

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    Can a *cough* moderator move this to newbie questions?
    The OS Forum would prolly be more appropriate since this isn't security related.
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    as specialist mentioned ext2 etc are the filesystems like fat32 and NTFS are in windows..
    the mp3 player i use under linux is xmms redhat will probably install it but if it doesnt you can just download it from xmms.org i think it is .. or do a search and just about everywhere has it
    Extended disk and filesystems. No worries. Edited... more & more words repeated and in replacement by other members... *deleted*

    Sure we have other forums to place this in but ummm... & you know what? Who cares. His question has been answered and he can fallow my lead of deleted posts.

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    have you every partition a hard disk for linux before .???
    Yes, with Partition Magic Pro, but i was planning on deleted windows as a hole and just run linux, i dont have to partition the drive than right ? Since im gonna format it anyways !

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    well as HT said linux doesnt have pagefile.sys so you need to create a partition for virtual memory.... create your main partition for linux to install on and then create a linux swap partition ( i only make it about 200mb) but HT reckons twice the size of the amount of ram you have .. so if you have 512mb ram make your swap partition a gig!!??

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    Originally posted here by fyrewall
    well as HT said linux doesnt have pagefile.sys so you need to create a partition for virtual memory.... create your main partition for linux to install on and then create a linux swap partition ( i only make it about 200mb) but HT reckons twice the size of the amount of ram you have .. so if you have 512mb ram make your swap partition a gig!!??
    Hey Hey,

    That's not my reckoning.. that's standard practice That's what they teach in all linux courses. You wouldn't want less swap then ram, because if you're RAM was full and you needed to swap it all out, you wouldn't have room.. .That's why doubling the RAM for swap is the standard.

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    Before you get rid of windows completely you may want to make sure all hardware is compatible:
    http://hardware.redhat.com/hcl/?page...advsearch#form
    It's a real pain when you get it all installed and realise a ethernet card or something doesn't work.
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