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Re:Linux/Unix on WinXP ?!?!?
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2002, 12:24 »
I think there's tweaks in BIOS you can do to sort out the booting issue, DJ, but don't ask me how!  It's one of those things I've read about often, but never attempted - like laminate flooring!  ;) ;D
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Re:Linux/Unix on WinXP ?!?!?
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2002, 20:05 »
Ahh get stuck in Simon, its easy once you've done it ;)

I found some good advice for tweaking the BIOS, trouble is, the link is on my work PC, and as I'm in London again Mon & Tue, I'll not be in the office until Wed :'(
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Re:Linux/Unix on WinXP ?!?!?
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2002, 20:19 »
Don't know if this will be any help, DJ:

http://tweakhomepc.virtualave.net/dualboot9x.html
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Re:Linux/Unix on WinXP ?!?!?
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2002, 18:35 »
Hi DJ1UK,

and congrats on configuring dualbootable PC, what is Unix like to work with ? I've often wondered what it was like, many poeple say it is very stable and less prone to virus attack, is this so ? How is it, if you wish to say file swap or work on things with other people using a windows OS PC.

Just shows how clueless I am  ???

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Re:Linux/Unix on WinXP ?!?!?
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2002, 20:02 »
Hi All,

Haven't much chance to fully play with my new Mandrake unix stuff but it certainly has a lot more features than standard windows and is much more stable.  

The only main problem is that I have become a slave to Microsoft and so most of my work is done in a windows environment.  

I know there are programs that are compatible with office programs (for example).

I'll write back when I've more knowledge.  I am a learner.  only used unix at uni to integrate with Oracle databases and CGI scripts - not much more.

But as always I'm learning

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Re:Linux/Unix on WinXP ?!?!?
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2002, 16:22 »
Hi Again,

Sorted the boot menu thingy.  It now defaults to WinXP.

Changes were made in the Control Centre to Boot Options.

Still playing about with Mandrake, but up to now it's looking good.  No crashes of any other problems.  Still gotta sort that modem out though !

Also heard theres programs to run WinXP from within Unix (www.vmware.com).  I'm looking into these at the mo.

I'll be using Mandrake more when i get back to uni - off for xmas at the moment !

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Re:Linux/Unix on WinXP ?!?!?
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2002, 22:34 »
I'll be playing catch up while you're off then DJ1UK, as I've just tracked down the memory I'm after and ordered it tonight  ;D it should arrive soon and than I'll be twiddling with the new PC over the xmas holidays ....

I had just better warn the National Grid as it'll be drained when I switch on, with all my fans whizzing and lights flashing ::)
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Re:Linux/Unix on WinXP ?!?!?
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2002, 22:46 »
I heard that they were expecting power cuts in the whole of the North East from next Saturday until around the 5th of January to allow them to install the extra capacity power lines for when you switch on Bat  ;D ;D ;D

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Re:Linux/Unix on WinXP ?!?!?
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2002, 22:51 »
The power generator companies might start making a profit again  :o

And I haven't even finished it yet, more things to go into it after I've got it up and running and overclocked to perfection  >:D  .... won't need the central heating any more :P
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Re:Linux/Unix on WinXP ?!?!?
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2002, 22:55 »

I've just tracked down the memory I'm after I'll be twiddling over xmas holidays ....



YOU worry me sometimes Bat  :o  ;D

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Re:Linux/Unix on WinXP ?!?!?
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2002, 22:58 »
Ohh I'm a good twiddler ... but not on the roof ;)  hee hee


Anyway, who let you out of the Danger Zone? :o ;) :P :P :P :P
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Re:Linux/Unix on WinXP ?!?!?
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2002, 23:00 »



Anyway, who let you out of the Danger Zone? :o ;) :P :P :P :P

Im on Remand  >:D  >:D  ;D

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Re:Linux/Unix on WinXP ?!?!?
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2002, 23:04 »
Remand or demand  :P ;) ;)


Just wait until you're on Parole :o :o
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Re:Linux/Unix on WinXP ?!?!?
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2003, 21:16 »
Anyone thinking about Dual booting, check out THIS GUIDE
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Re:Linux/Unix on WinXP ?!?!?
« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2003, 21:24 »
Thanks Bat69 thats a good guide - shame i didn't find it before I had installed mine.

Still haven't had much chance to experiance linux yet - but since i'm back at uni tomorrow i'm sure well get some unix type work to do.

Anyhow i still haven't got my modem to work under unix.  I knew this would be a problem and didn't really expect it to work.  But if anyone knows how to get a Conexant-Ambit SoftK56 data fax modem to work under mandrake it'll be a help

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