Help, New to all of this

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by ek49, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. ek49

    ek49 New Member

    I am new to this and I need help really bad
    I am tired of windows and want to use fedora 8
    and I heard of a program called wine that I can use for windows programs. I installed fedora blindly and it is working,but I don't know if I set up the partitions right and the sizes. i have a 150 gig HD and I do not plan on using windows if I can use wine. if I need windows, then I need to dual boot the system.
    I just want internet, email, play steam games, like counter strike, and source, and Hl2. Burn movies with dvd platinum. I am very windows savvy, a tech for 15 yrs
    but this is very greek to me and I do not want to mess anything up
    can I adjust the partitions I have or do I need to start fresh again.
    I have fedora 8 dvd and rescue cd.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2007
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  3. ek49

    ek49 New Member

    code what code?
    like i said, i am new to linux
    with a 150 gig hd, what would be a good partition setup
    assuming i can use wine for my windows programs
    i will strictly run fedora and set it up using the ultimate desktop in your forums
  4. ek49

    ek49 New Member

    do i run that in terminal?

    [[email protected] ~]$ df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda3 57G 3.7G 51G 7% /
    /dev/sda1 21G 56M 20G 1% /boot
    tmpfs 1014M 12K 1014M 1% /dev/shm
    [[email protected] ~]$
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2007
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Your /boot partition is huge. It's enough if /boot has 150MB. You can use the rest for swap (about twice the size of your RAM) and the / partition.
  6. ek49

    ek49 New Member

    as for the partition, do I activate it, and what do i make with it, ntfs or fat 32 or something else?
    also i cannot get my nvdia icon to show up in my settings.
    I am on page 4 on ultimate desktop for fedora 8.
    and what i tried did not work according to the page
    I have the latest downloads for the driver and yum is installed.
    I have a Gforce 6800 gt / 256 meg video AGP
    any help would be great.

    Also, This is what I have now after running Gpart
    Hope I did it right
    smallest boot it would allow me is 737 meg:

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda3 77G 4.3G 71G 6% /
    /dev/sda1 737M 28M 679M 4% /boot
    tmpfs 1014M 12K 1014M 1% /dev/shm
    [[email protected] ~]$

    and i have the rest as NTFS

    I have to format that right?
    also on shutting down I get all the services closing and I notice one error:
    "stopping irqbalance - Failed"
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2007
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What partition?

    You could try this:

    If you want to use it for Linux, then it's probably best to format it with ext3.

    That's not important as the system's shutting down anyway.
  8. ek49

    ek49 New Member


    i used gpart to create 4 partitions
    1 boot
    2 space for programs
    3 swap file
    4 ntfs part for windows if i need it

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