[Ilugc] Linux on T41
apsivam at gmail.com
Sun Dec 18 13:54:53 IST 2005
On 12/18/05, Binand Sethumadhavan <binand at gmail.com> wrote:
> It is that triennial event here - I will get a new business laptop,
> and also an option of buying the old one at a much reduced price (this
> time the new one is going to be a T42, with fingerprint reader and
> whatnot - sweet! :). So I have decided to get back to desktop Linux.
> The last time I had one was way back in 2001 - Redhat 7.1, I think.
> So I know that a lot of water has flown under the bridge. Kernel is
> now at 2.6.x, KDE is 3.5, GCC 3.x, etc. etc. At the moment, I am
> considering two options for the distro:
> 1. OpenSUSE 10 - I have the ISOs downloaded and burnt. I can start
> installation today.
> 2. Fedora Core 5 - wait for it. :)
> So I have these questions.
> 1. I'd want to retain the dual-boot option for the time being. Do I
> still have to fiddle around with fips.exe or do modern installers
> handle it on their own? The full disk at the moment is on NTFS with
> Windows XP SP2 Pro as the OS.
I find this useful to resize Windows NTFS partition
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