View Full Version : Linux Problems? I might be able to help.

10-25-2006, 08:58 AM
If anyone needs any Linux help, I'm yer guy. I don't claim to be an expert, mind you, but I have extensive experience running Linux (specifically Red Hat and Fedora Core) and I'm willing to help as best I can.

10-25-2006, 11:33 AM
I may take you up on that at some point, I've got a 50gb partition that's been waiting for me to drop Linux on it for a while. I've used various distros off and on over the years but it always falls by the wayside eventually.

10-25-2006, 01:17 PM
I'd be glad to help! Did you have a distro in mind?

10-25-2006, 01:26 PM
Not sure, was leaning towards Fedora (used redhat in the past) or maybe Ubuntu, as that seems to be the latest distro of the month. Ran gentoo for a while on a dual celly 366, but I sold that board. I've been meaning to do some research since I can get a massive discount on O'Reilly press stuff, including No Starch, so I thought I would look for a book that came with a distro and work from that.

Whatever I go with, I'll need a 64 bit kernel ;)

10-25-2006, 03:23 PM
Well, I'm pretty biased towards Fedora Core/Red Hat myself. That's where most of my experience lies. Start a torrent for the 64 bit dvd iso now. I d/led the 32 bit last night. took forever cuz the servers were getting HAMMERED.


for some 64bit info and caveats:
http://www.fc64.org/ <-- really good stuff
http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect_setup_fedora_core_5 <-- for FC5, but a good read nonetheless

10-25-2006, 04:33 PM
I downloaded the 64 bit Fedora DVD ISO a few months back, still sitting on my hd. Should probably get a newer one...

11-07-2006, 09:44 AM
I had a problem getting software raid to mount on reboot but a friend helped. None of the howto mentioned this magical line:

dpkg-reconfigure linux-image-`uname -r`

fyi for those who care - I was able to get linux up and running wthout issue on a p965 board (asus p5b-e). Well one issue the on board lan is not yet supported. I think 2.6.19 will support it (not 100% sure - saw indication a patch was submitted but couldn't find it being accepted in the kernel change log). I'm running 2.6.17-10. Fyi if you have a tv tuner you will want or newer.

03-17-2007, 08:13 PM
I might also be able to provide some linux help, i mostly deal with red hat and fedora as well :)

03-17-2008, 04:51 AM
I'll be the token slackware guy.

04-19-2010, 04:56 AM
Why torrent the ISOs? I always download Debian or Ubuntu ISOs straight from the mirrors. Heh, sorry didn't realize the bot above me spammed this ancient thread. Feel free to delete my post.

04-19-2010, 10:15 AM
Why torrent the ISOs? I always download Debian or Ubuntu ISOs straight from the mirrors. Heh, sorry didn't realize the bot above me spammed this ancient thread. Feel free to delete my post.
You can often get better download speeds by torrenting the ISOs compared to downloading them.

04-19-2010, 10:19 AM
Well, the thread's resurrected now, I may as well reply :D

Under normal conditions, the overhead involved makes torrents slower than a straight single-source download. But sometimes individual mirror servers can get bogged down with requests, usually right after a new release of a popular large file.

Torrenting leverages the clients' distributed upload bandwidth to solve that problem, and it's particularly effective in that case. As a secondary feature, note that servers do occasionally go offline and/or drop a connection. Torrenting greatly reduces the probability of this happening for a given file download due to the multiple sources involved, which is handy for really large files.

04-20-2010, 12:29 AM
Yea, torrent has become great for getting keyboard drivers, but for a Linux distro, I never have a problem pulling full speed from a good mirror.