[REBOL] Re: Rebol & Linux/partition magic
From: tim::johnsons-web::com at: 3-Feb-2002 21:02
* Charles <[chalz--earthlink--net]> [020203 20:47]:
> Before we get too far into this, I just want to make sure that you
> understand that, in most cases, partitioning a drive results in the
> destruction of ALL contents of the drive. There are a couple tools out
> there which can partition without destroying contents. Just wanted to make
> sure you were aware.
Partition Magic comes with most linux distros...
it will handle (for instance) re-partitioning an existing
drive and perserving the contents.
1)Having said that, it is still very important to back up existing
data of importance.
2)It is good to review the installation process ahead of time.
3)Many areas have Linux user groups. They often constitute a
community of mutual help. It is likely (and perhaps recommended)
that you will find someone to help and advise you.
I must also caution, that even tho' I am a strong supporter of
linux and I much prefer this as a working environment, that there
can be a steep learning curve attached. Again, a users group and
appropriate mailing lists can be very helpful.
Just as this mailing list is wonderful in learning rebol, there
are many mailinng lists that are wonderful for learning linux
and it's components.
But I will repeat that it is important to back up data, review
the installation process first and not be too proud to ask
> > Hi,
> > I want to test my Rebol scripts on Linux.
> > Dont want to start a flame war .... but can anyone suggest a *simple*
> Linux installation, one that preferably has partitioning as part of the
> setup, or even doesnt need partitioning.
> > I was considering RedHat 7.2 .... but this may be overkill for what I
> > Cheers Phil
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