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Re: [SLUG] dual-boot
- To: "Chris D." <wazza@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Paul Maloney <pmaloney@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] dual-boot
- From: Heracles <heracles@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 22:28:18 +1000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Monday 12 May 2003 6:30 pm, Chris D. wrote:
> This one time, at band camp, Paul Maloney wrote:
> >My name is Paul and I am very new to Linux and was wondering
> > if anyone can help me set up a dual-boot system.
> Hey Paul, this list can help you :)
> >I want to keep my existing OS ie. w98, but would like to have
> > a play with linux.
> This is one of the most common ways with new people to linux --
> and linux does it with great fashion!
> >My system is an IBM Aptiva AMD K2 3D 400mhz, 64mb memory and a
> > 6gb H/D.
> Hehe, I'm listening to one of those aptiva videos now :P
> >I wish to set aside around 2gb for linux. I have both Mandrake
> > 8.2 and 9.0 versions. can anoneone hel please.
> Well sir!
> You're in luck, since Mandrake is aiming at you with Disk Drake
> -- this tool will aid you of using Fips, and it will look good
> :P. Also do a, say 128mb Swap partition. This is used for when
> you run low on ram :)
> And in terms of Window managers -- gnome and kde really won't
> work that well with 64mb. You will probably want IceWM which
> can be installed by choosing 'Other dekstop enviroments' or
> something similar in DrakX (Mandrake Installer).
> So, I would recomend something like this:
> Window Manager: IceWM
> Browser: Galeon
> E-Mail: PINE & fetchmail (Text mode, but fairly simple to set
> up and use)
Why not use Balsa for your email? It is fairly lightweight and
easy to set up and use and is graphical.
Stay well and happy