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Old 10-28-2002
i got some questions :)

Hi!
Im new to all this but the computer club im in has unix i think.
now my questions.

1.is it NTFS i need to partion the harddrive with to be able to use unix?

2.Unix and Linux whats the diffrense?yes im a noob got no idea been using crap windows for ages and hate it.

3.I got a win98 computer and a old computer where i wanna use linux or something so i can use Tiny Fugue(SSH client) to be able to MUD Smilie

the people at my local comp.store said that i could use win98 comp with 2 network cards and have my ADSL into one of them and a twisted TP cable from that comp to the other one where i wanna use linux.

What program can i use to share internet on those computers?
ive read about Sygate but it seems not to suport Linux but i found this in the manual:

Client Machines:

Any TCP/IP client including Windows, BeOS, Mac, or Unix-based systems
New Power User Features:

New Sygate Home Network features geared toward power users include:

DNS Forwarding Support for Linux/Win2K clients
Multiple DNS Support with Auto-Switching Capabilities

what is that? anyone? Smilie

4.the MUD computer where i wanna use Linux is a P133mhz 100 so RAM 4 gig harddrive and a crap graphic card...MUD dont take much power so i dont need the newest computer but what version is adviced to use so i wont crash the comp cause of the version is to much for the small computer to handle?

Thanks for your time and i hope someone out there can answer my questions even tho they are kinda stupid for those who knows about it ....

Pierre
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Old 10-28-2002
The only stupid question is one that isn't asked. :)

Here goes.

1) You will create a NON-DOS partition. Some Linux variants come with Partition Magic, Linux Mandrake, depending on where you buy it which will help you create a partition for Linux.

The more common brands are Mandrake, RedHat, Suse, BSD, etc ... You should be good with one of these.

2) The only real diff is that REAL Unix is usually only available with Proprietary versions like SUN and HPUX etc... The UNIX OS is really an evolution/conglomeration of many things. You can't really get a true generic UNIX os nowadays. LINUX is a variant that will run on PCs. it is essentially the same as unix with some minor differences based on the variant you buy.

3) Don't know, they are probably correct.

3a) Buy a DSL/Cable modem Router. This is the easiest way to get multiple PCs on the internet w/1 IP address. I have a Linksys 4port DSL router which is great it even allows for ZoneAlarm firewall! Very easy to configure. Given that your Video card is compatible on the other box you want to load LINUX onto.

4) Your PC sounds good enough, However, if you wish to use Xwindows, You might need to change out your graphics card. It doesn't have to be a GForce4 card, it could even be lower than the one you have now. It just depends on compatiblity by Vendor of LINUX that you buy. Check the documentation for compatibility.


Smilie Smilie

hope this helps you some.

Last edited by Kelam_Magnus; 10-28-2002 at 03:24 PM..
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Old 10-29-2002
Thanks for the help that solved alot of problems and thoughs about it all Smilie

ive gotten myself a Redhat version that a friend had and there should be some sort of partition program on the CD...
also bought a AMD K7 700 Mhz CPU and motherboard that supports it for 50 euro Smilie

so i think the comp can handle both windows and Linux now and i found a 32 megs graphic card that was laying around at a friends house :P

Pierre
 

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