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Linuxnewbie.org: Can you help Wendy?

Feb 25, 2000, 06:38 (26 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wendy)

[ Thanks to Sensei for this link. ]

"Do you know what slow and painful is? Try loading RedHat 5.2 on a 486 DX2-33 with only 8MB RAM and a 1 GIG HDD. It ran, sort of... Oh well... It can wait."

"2 months later I get a few puters in, in trade from an upgrade for a client. HEY! A Cyrix P-166+ with 64MB RAM and a Seagate Baracuda 1.0 GIG SCSI, a Western Digital 3.1GIG EIDE, and a couple of Seagate 1.275 EIDEs and an old Seagate micro-thin 1.08GIG... Plenty of HDD, plenty of RAM, Plenty of Processor. Hey, we got it! Try again. Installation goes fast enough... Until you come to disk partitions, no one told me a scheme that would be a general good one to use...."

"I tried, and I tried, and I failed. If I got the Linux box to see the Windoze boxes, the Windoze boxes didn't see the Linux box, and as for getting at the files... Come to find out I needed Samba and I tried installing the module for that and then the HDDs started to go south. First it was the Micro Thin Seagate, then one of the 1.275s then the other. And last but not least, The WD 3.1. ARGH!..."

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