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Msi.

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Oct 22, 2003
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Canada, quebec, montreal
Well I just started learning linux red hat since the teacher slamed down the books on my desk after failing my semster 2 of cicso, so here i am with 5000 pages of notes and a fresh copy of red hat os.

thinks id like to learn,

1. Can i install and run linux on NTFS insted of FAT32.
2. When configureing at setup do i used dhcp / bootp or do i set a static ip.

Thats all for now, i'll try updateing this thread when i got more questions for ya guy/girls (i know theres some out there).
 

David

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Feb 20, 2001
Msi. said:
Well I just started learning linux red hat since the teacher slamed down the books on my desk after failing my semster 2 of cicso, so here i am with 5000 pages of notes and a fresh copy of red hat os.

thinks id like to learn,

1. Can i install and run linux on NTFS insted of FAT32.
2. When configureing at setup do i used dhcp / bootp or do i set a static ip.

Thats all for now, i'll try updateing this thread when i got more questions for ya guy/girls (i know theres some out there).

Linux usually isn't installed on NTFS or FAT32. I think there are some distros that can run in a directory on a FAT partition however.

Linux has its own file systems, many which are shared with some *BSD OSes and the like. Among them are ext2, ext3, ReiserFS, JFS, XFS etc.

As for the IP, are you on a network? If you have a DHCP server/router with a DHCPd then use dhcp. If not set a static IP like 192.168.0.x
 

DaWiper

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Nov 15, 2003
Location
Norway
Can't remeber if this only applies to windows....

If you have a network card that is not connected to any network you should set a static-ip to avoid delay during boot. This delay happens because the dhcp-client tries to find a dhcp server that isn't there. It's no big problem, just annoying. Set ip to 192.168.0.x as David said.
And if your new to this, netmask should be 255.255.255.0.
Good Luck.
 

Chief_Wiggum

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New York, NY
I'm pretty sure the fat and NTFS filesystem tools were not in full production last I checked. The beauty of the native *nix filesystems is some provide journaling (Reiser) and ext doesn't require defragging...ever.