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

    thanks
    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"
    Important?
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2007
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What partition?

    You could try this: http://www.howtoforge.com/compiz-fusion-fedora8-nvidia-geforce-fx-5200

    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

    partitions

    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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