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Posted by jay_dee [send private reply] at June 10, 2002, 11:19:44 PM

This kind of has the do with the Windows XP thred but I started a new thred so everyone would see it.
Lets say that I am going to run a dule boot with WinXP and Red Hat Linux 7.whatever. If my computer has a 20GB Hard Drive is that big enough that I'm going to be able to run both OS smoothly? If so would you recamend just spliting it down the middle with 10GB each?

Thanks,
Jay

Posted by sphinX [send private reply] at June 11, 2002, 12:48:03 AM

It really depends on which you intend to use most. If you use Windows most, then you can expect your space requirements to grow as you install new programs. Ditto if you run Linux most.

Personally, I use Linux less than Windows, so I generally allow 3/4 of my space for Windows, and let Linux live in the other 1/4. Linux tends to live better in smaller spaces than Windows anyway --- that is, if you don't have lots of unecessary stuff installed.

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at June 11, 2002, 03:42:04 AM

I only have 20gb and I run 3 OS's. I have it split like this: 15gb for XP Pro Corporate, .3gb for 98se (just need space for the OS), and 4.7gb for Mandrake (700mb swap, 4gb user)

Posted by unknown_lamer [send private reply] at June 11, 2002, 10:10:21 AM

/me wonders how everyone else lives with 20GB when he is running out of space with a 40 and a 20...

Posted by AngelOD [send private reply] at June 11, 2002, 01:23:00 PM

Well.. I believe that people use the space they have, and delete what's necessary. People might buy another harddrive if they can afford it, but if not, then most people will delete whatever takes up space on their system (usually porn, MP3s, movies and warez).

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at June 11, 2002, 01:23:11 PM

My current system is on it's last leg, Ill be completely rehauling it by the end of the year. I'll probably keep the same case and monitor though (unless the Opteron boards use a different form factor) Can you say 100gig Ultra320 SCSI RAID0 Array?

Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at June 11, 2002, 03:05:04 PM

what about a quad Athlon MP1900? :)

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at June 11, 2002, 03:55:37 PM

Is that what you've got? Nice.

Posted by Mycroft [send private reply] at June 11, 2002, 04:41:54 PM

I recommend spliting it 13 for XP and 7 for linux, thats what I have done because I have a winmodem so I have no internet connection to download. Also Its easy to store data on the windows partition and retreive it in Linux when you need it.

Posted by FatalDragon [send private reply] at June 11, 2002, 05:01:50 PM

Yeah, 13 for XP and 7 for Linux sounds pretty good, since Linux probly already comes with most of the software you'll be using for it, you wont need as much space to install more Linux software.

Posted by gian [send private reply] at June 11, 2002, 06:28:03 PM

I keep 15gb for Redhat and the remainder of 80gb spread over two drives for windows and apps in all their bloated glory.

Posted by sphinX [send private reply] at June 12, 2002, 12:52:49 AM

Mycroft, I had a WinModem once and was able to find drivers to run on RedHat, and that was a couple years ago. I'm sure you could find Linux drivers for your winmodem if you tried.

Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at June 12, 2002, 06:22:34 AM

sorry codered, i didnt mean ive got one. i meant as in a want to. However, a quad proc MB cost about 500 plus 4 1900MP cost about 180 each, so your looking at 1320 just for the proc and MB, a little out of my price range. I do want to get a dual proc soon though (end of july). If the althlon prices fall soon (as they ae supposed to) i may be able to justify 4 processors.

And mycroft, i too have a winmodem. I also have drivers for it, but they won't compile. says i need kernel 2.4.0 or better even though i have kernel 2.4.18-mdk. so i cant get my modem working.

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