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Re: [SLUG] Win2k & Debian/Mandrake
- To: Dan Treacy <treacy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Win2k & Debian/Mandrake
- From: Graeme Merrall <graeme@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun Aug 13 20:11:58 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Sun, Aug 13, 2000 at 08:02:20PM +1000, Dan Treacy wrote:
> Just a couple of questions:
> Firstly does anyone know of any good resources for info on Win2k/linux
> multibooting. I have a few but most aren't that great. Just wondering if
> there were some that I missed.
There's a WinNT/Linux mini-HOWTO which covers this for NT and it works fine
in Win2000 cos I've done it :). Basically it's a matter of using dd to
create a boot sector thingy, then copy it over to your win2k partition, edit
boot.ini and away you go.
> Second is related to this I'm still tossing up between Mandrake and Debian..
> I've used RH/Mandrake pretty much since I've started using Linux (Although
> my first experience was actually with Slackware) but after seeing alot of
> the comments both here and elsewhere I'm pretty much convinced to give
> Debian a go. Two questions mainly . Just quickly are there any main/radical
> difference that one should be aware of, traps for the unwary coming from the
> other distros etc.. And the second is about 2.1/2.2 what's the general
> consensus on which to use at present. My intial impression was 2.2 but I
> imagine some of the Debian gurus out there might be able to shed a little
> more light.
Well I've just been that way too. Started on Slackware way back in kerne;
0.99 and moved onto RedHat after coming back to Linux after a few years. I
thought I'd give Debian a shot and I'm pretty darn impressed. I might even
be considered a convert :). Probably the only thing to watch out for is
package management. It's pretty radically different as far as things like
apt-get goes anyway. Also the RH equivalent of sysconfig and network scripts
is wirth watching out for but Debian handles this better. I'm going to try
getting Win4Lin going next. I reckon I've got the kernel OK and I used Alien
to convert the RPM so fingers crossed.