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[REBOL] Re: Rebol & Linux/partition magic

From: philb:upnaway at: 4-Feb-2002 15:48

Hi Tim/Charles I was aware that I may need to partition my hard drive. I do have a partion tool ACRONIS OS Selector which repartions without destroying the whole hard drive. But if the distro comes with Partition Magic then I would prefer to use that (its the one everyone recomends). Does in come on RedHat 7.2?? Backing up my 20G HD (16G full) will be a pain though! Just gotta be selective .... I should be able to restore mode of it from CD anywaty. Cheers Phil === Original Message === * Charles <[chalz--earthlink--net]> [020203 20:47]:
> Phil: > > 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. > > --Charles
Phil/Charles 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 for help. tj
> > 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 > want. > > > > Cheers Phil > > -- > > To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to > > [rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the > > subject, without the quotes. > > > > -- > To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to > [rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the > subject, without the quotes.
-- Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]>