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drhowarddrfine



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I am only aware of picobsd and forgot about nano. Other than that I don't know anything about them. There is theFreeBSD Forum and Daemon Forum where I usually hang out when I'm not busy with projects.


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Post 17 Feb 2009, 04:31
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ManOfSteel



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sleepsleep,

There are many places where you can get help.
Other than the two forums drhowarddrfine mentioned, also check the FreeBSD Community.

Both slicing and partitioning are as easy as the similar processes in Windows - unless you do it manually (i.e. outside sysinstall) - even when doing a "wizardless" advanced custom setup. And you can always use the auto-defaults, undo all, merge some partitions, etc. Or since you're using virtualization just repeat it all as many times as you want to get the setup that suits you best.
Choosing the right partition scheme - what partitions you will have (/tmp, /var, etc) and what sizes they will be - , is highly dependent on your intended use of FreeBSD.

Chapter 8 of the FreeBSD handbook covers kernel customization.
Plus there are many howtos in both forums.
Post 17 Feb 2009, 09:06
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sleepsleep



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sleepsleep
hi there.
yeap, the partition, slicing, labeling are easy using the sysinstall, auto default also perform logically, i make buildkernel KERNCONF=SLEEPSLEEP too several times already.

but i saw many files there, i hope there are less, coz i need to study one by one..
Post 17 Feb 2009, 12:45
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sleepsleep
i change to use this
windows 2008 standard server (free 240 days from microsoft)
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/trial-software.aspx

ever changing mind Smile

open-source in microsoft way (in a sense) Cool
Post 17 Mar 2009, 16:51
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rugxulo



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Maybe TomTom can switch to WinCE trial version until they get things sorted out. Laughing
Post 19 Mar 2009, 04:15
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drhowarddrfine



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Talk about downgrading.
Post 19 Mar 2009, 11:23
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dosin



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http://www.opensuse.org/en/

This is the 5th linux system I have tried...
and I tried Ubuntu.... and did not care for it.

Opensuse is the best linux system I have ever tried!!!

I would hope that anyone looking at linux systems should give it a try..
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Raedwulf



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Yes, I liked opensuse, its more polished than Ubuntu.
Well, in my experience anyway, (i couldn't get ubuntu 7.04 to work on my hardware and not tried >8.04). I've used opensuse 10.3, and I heard 11.0 was lots better.
Post 19 Mar 2009, 16:39
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dosin



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11. version
yes its very nice- the install was easy..

after just a few mins and 2 downloads.. for flash/wine that were easy to find.. and installing them was no prob.. just download and it did everything.. did not have to leave the suse website to find them..

download fasm win version and linux.. no probs.. wine - have not had any pobs at all with the fasm examples for windows worked in it... have not tried it with other stuff yet.. but I want to learn how to use it more.. I know the are some things it may not work on it.. but so far going good..

was able to load my kernel in qemu.exe in wine..
Post 19 Mar 2009, 17:11
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Raedwulf



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Hmmm? Why use qemu.exe when there's a native linux version of qemu.
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dosin



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lol - have not got that far yet!

I see that it does have a VM.. I will be looking into how to use it soon..
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sleepsleep
bing sent me this lately,
crunchbang linux. (based on ubuntu)

after some hour in their forum, i saw lots of positive review,
so, downloading it now, gonna put it in my laptop later.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CrunchBang_Linux

http://www.crunchbanglinux.org
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sleepsleep
i just boot using its livecd (installable), wifi works instantly.
looks cool and the shortcut keys concept is nice too.

let me spend my few days using this, it seems to me, my sound doesn't works.. maybe need a tweak later.
Post 16 Jul 2009, 18:57
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Borsuc



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Is there a really light Linux distro that is compatible easily with Wine (to run Windows apps)? I'm looking at something that can boot fast and use ~100MB of RAM at most after booting to desktop.

Most Linux distros come packaged with a shitload of apps, and I have a lot of apps in Windows so I wouldn't need those if I had Wine. Therefore I want a light distro.

How do Linux drivers work anyway? Does it have that stupid "services" as in Windows, or how do they get loaded?
Post 16 Jul 2009, 19:02
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drhowarddrfine



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afaik, all Linux distros run Wine except maybe the tiny ones. The only part of Linux that's really Linux is the kernel. Everything else is an add on, mostly from GNU. So you can eliminate a lot of stuff. Slackware starts up with a bare bones installer and only loads what's necessary with no apps at all. This is the same with FreeBSD (which is not Linux).

iow, Most distros may have a "shitload of apps" on the CD but you don't have to install any of them. Now that I think of it, you're probably thinking of Ubuntu and that ilk which does install a number of things but, still, nowhere near as much as Windows does.

No, Linux drivers do not run as services. I'm not really a Linux guy but, in FreeBSD, they are loaded at startup and controlled by a config file.
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sleepsleep
try what i mentioned above, borsuc,
i installed it already and sound/wifi works Smile and it is really cool. Smile fast boot time also.
easy installation. i think, i will use this for some time.!!

all proprietary codecs works, flash 10, skype. hehe..

i rarely thumbs up something, but i made exception for this crunchbang linux!!.. u guys should really try it.


no words could describe my feeling now, 4 am here, but... u know, i just found this gem, crunchbang linux!!! cool!!!!!!!!!!!
Post 16 Jul 2009, 19:39
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pal



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If you want to know a lot about Linux and how it works then install Slackware. You can install it fairly easily but you have to configure it which is quite hard. I am in the process of installing it (but you have to know everything about your system really. It screwed up when I tried to edit xconf to allow X Window but it didn't show the driver database for some reason Confused).

I hear that Arch Linux is good also, I may try that out sometime.
Post 16 Jul 2009, 20:20
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Borsuc



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Does booting from the Live CD via "syslinux" (with a kernel and a initial ramdisk) put the entire image in RAM?

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Post 16 Jul 2009, 21:59
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sleepsleep
Quote:

Does booting from the Live CD via "syslinux" (with a kernel and a initial ramdisk) put the entire image in RAM?

nope afaik.

afaik too, somebody in the main section wanna create a totally ram OS, something like that, and part of its concept is to load all watever stuffs into memory then starts everything there, as if, the pc never black-out.

hmm, for god sack, please download the crunchbang iso and test it, you all won't regret.!!
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TmX



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Borsuc wrote:
Does booting from the Live CD via "syslinux" (with a kernel and a initial ramdisk) put the entire image in RAM?


afaik no, but it's also possible
knoppix, for example, has a cheat code "knoppix toram"
type that code at boot prompt, and the entire distro will be loaded to RAM


sleepsleep wrote:
hmm, for god sack, please download the crunchbang iso and test it, you all won't regret.!!


i've tried it
i feel it's a bit faster than xubuntu
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