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Sunday, May 12, 2002


After suffering many hours of sub-par Windows 2000 performance after my Red Hat 7.3 install yesterday, I've discovered the key to keeping performance up.

W2K has some issues with drives if a drive is converted from a windows OS to Linux. In particular, it wants to continue believing the drive is Win-OS formatted. You MUST disable the linux drive in the hardware manager if you use a whole drive in this manner. I'm not sure what would happen in a single-disk partition environment, my guess is it would work fine. It might also have worked if I had removed the planned linux drive from the hardware profile before installing Linux, but that's all water under the bridge. This entire discussion is my experience, YMMV.

Saturday, May 11, 2002

Pondering the Imponderable

My beloved Red Wings put the St. Louis Blues out of their misery today by a score of 4-0, winning the series 4-1. Now it's time for a well-earned break before facing the winner of the San Jose-Colorado series in the Western Conference Finals.

RH 7.3 install-it's fun

Just finished up a Red Hat 7.3 install on my personal PC. Let me tell ya, Windows 2000 does NOT like Linux. It kept seeing my linux partition (a whole seperate secondary HD-I don't like that dual partition thang) as C:, and every attempt to access the disks would freeze the system as the filesystem drivers attempted to talk to "C:", which didn't really exist. I finally fired up the logical disk manager and deleted the C: mapping for the linux boot partition, but once I closed the LDM the system did an immediate crash and restart on a bugtrap. Real robust software there, M$. To say the least this has been a harrowing afternoon. I'm sure my experiments tonight will be just as much fun . . .

Update! 9:20 PM: Hello, from Red Hat 7.3! While it appears that I've broken LICQ, and Java support appears kinda broken in Mozilla 0.99, overall I'm quite impressed! This is so much better than Red Hat 6.1 it's unreal.

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