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  1. What's the issue? Your partition layout is...

    What's the issue? Your partition layout is exactly what you described.

    The only thing is that I don't see where grub is finding the second Windows partition.
  2. In addition to lshw: lspci hwinfo cat...

    In addition to lshw:

    lspci
    hwinfo
    cat /proc/cpuinfo
    free

    are all useful commands to discover hardware info.
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    You might be interested in a wonderful tool...

    You might be interested in a wonderful tool called expect.
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    I bought my Dell Inspiron 1420n about a year ago....

    I bought my Dell Inspiron 1420n about a year ago. It came with Ubuntu, which didn't last long. It wasn't any more expensive than a comparable Windows laptop was from Dell, and in fact was a little...
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    Download VirtualBox, download the iso of your...

    Download VirtualBox, download the iso of your favorite distro, install into VirtualBox, boot said distro inside VirtualBox. Quite easy, in fact.
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    If I'm not mistaken the OSE version of VirtualBox...

    If I'm not mistaken the OSE version of VirtualBox doesn't support usb, you'd have to use the proprietary version instead.
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    You need to add a menu entry in grub's config...

    You need to add a menu entry in grub's config file for your new kernel. The file should be at /boot/grub/menu.lst and you can look at the existing entries for examples on how to put your own listing...
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    Arch might interest you. I can't recall any...

    Arch might interest you. I can't recall any livecd for it though. Basically alls you get is a minimal install, it's easy and up to you to install more stuff.
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    I don't really know how long I'll be around this...

    I don't really know how long I'll be around this time, though. I'm in the Army and shipping out for my second tour, this time in Afghanistan, in about a month. But I'll at least be around until then...
  10. Thread: The "hacker OS"

    by valan
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    Like previously mentioned, Linux is a "hacker" os...

    Like previously mentioned, Linux is a "hacker" os because you can do anything with it. Literally. You're not restricted to what vendor's allow you to do with it (such as Windows), you're only...
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    First off, I would reccomend not running a 4 year...

    First off, I would reccomend not running a 4 year old distro. Grab the latest Fedora 10 and be happy :)

    The error you are getting is because an older version of MySQL is already installed. You...
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    I have arrived (again)

    Been awhile since I been around here, I used to drop in evey now and then. Looks like I'll be visiting again! It amazes me how much this place has grown in the last few years. I remember back when we...
  13. Thread: Web Design

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    I haven't done much coding lately, but I find...

    I haven't done much coding lately, but I find kwrite to be just right for me.
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    Poll: I voted Slackware. Probably, depending on the...

    I voted Slackware. Probably, depending on the situation, I would actually build LFS for the server, but I'm still a Slackware nut, so that's what I voted :)
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    Poll: I'm usually on LFS, and I'm often running a new...

    I'm usually on LFS, and I'm often running a new build. I mess with Fedora every now and then though, but Slackware is really the only binary distro I care to use for more than a week or so.

    I...
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    Your best best is actually to use something like...

    Your best best is actually to use something like Slackware, Debian, or Arch as you can do very slimmed down installs with them, then just add what you want. Although, something like Linux From...
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    I've never used any of those, but Slackware or...

    I've never used any of those, but Slackware or Debian would both make good choices for your use.
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    I first had an 8086 running some version of DOS.

    I first had an 8086 running some version of DOS.
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    Yes, that's it, the if option says where to get...

    Yes, that's it, the if option says where to get the stuff from, in this case it's /dev/zero which will output a continuous stream of zeros. The of option specifies where to write the stream to, such...
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    LFS if you have the time and experience,...

    LFS if you have the time and experience, otherwise slack or something like it would likely be good. You might also look at Arch.
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    I'm kind of lost here, what does having mail have...

    I'm kind of lost here, what does having mail have to do with the disk space? The mail message is not an error and it says nothing about having a full disk. Generally you can deal with mail with the...
  22. Thread: Linux.exe

    by valan
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    You might be thinking of loadlin...

    You might be thinking of loadlin. Not sure if it still does, but slack used to come with it. The DSL wiki has mentions it, maybe it also comes with it.
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    Not true, many internal modems work. What modem...

    Not true, many internal modems work. What modem are you using? It is probably listed when you run the command lspci
  24. Thread: pppd ?

    by valan
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    pppd is likely found in /usr/sbin, which is...

    pppd is likely found in /usr/sbin, which is likely not included in the user's path. So either add /usr/sbin to the path, or call it directly as /usr/sbin/pppd.
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    My thoughts exactly. Except one additional thing:...

    My thoughts exactly. Except one additional thing: I can do *anything* with it.
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