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  1. Red Hat Linux 8 & NTFS Issues...

    A few years ago I purchased the "Red Hat Linux 8 Bible" which includes
    this implementation. Installed it and played around with it for a
    while.

    I now would like to re-install but am having some issues. The machine
    now has much larger harddisk using NTFS. The install-to partition is
    good old FAT32.

    The installer appears to do a disk check and chokes every time it
    comes across an NTFS partition (which is NOT the partition I am
    installing into).

    Is there really an issue with NTFS partitions? If so, could someone
    point me to an installer which would not have this issue?

    Suggestions gratefully accepted. advTHANKSance, g.

  2. Re: Red Hat Linux 8 & NTFS Issues...

    Gerry Wolfe wrote:
    > A few years ago I purchased the "Red Hat Linux 8 Bible" which includes
    > this implementation. Installed it and played around with it for a
    > while.


    > I now would like to re-install but am having some issues. The machine
    > now has much larger harddisk using NTFS. The install-to partition is
    > good old FAT32.


    > The installer appears to do a disk check and chokes every time it
    > comes across an NTFS partition (which is NOT the partition I am
    > installing into).


    > Is there really an issue with NTFS partitions? If so, could someone
    > point me to an installer which would not have this issue?


    > Suggestions gratefully accepted. advTHANKSance, g.


    Get Fedora Core 6.

    Seriously. There is no point to sticking to an old distribution when a new one
    will almost certainly deal with the issue. If you have been using linux since
    RH8 you should not need the book any longer. If you do the online docs should be
    well ahead of RH8 by now.

    There is rarely a legitimate reason for using a distro that far out of
    date and usually if there is the person has a clear reason for doing it so the
    help question is much more specific.

  3. Re: Red Hat Linux 8 & NTFS Issues...

    On Tue, 12 Dec 2006 05:36:26 +0000, Gerry Wolfe wrote:

    > A few years ago I purchased the "Red Hat Linux 8 Bible" which includes
    > this implementation. Installed it and played around with it for a
    > while.
    >
    > I now would like to re-install but am having some issues. The machine
    > now has much larger harddisk using NTFS. The install-to partition is
    > good old FAT32.
    >
    > The installer appears to do a disk check and chokes every time it
    > comes across an NTFS partition (which is NOT the partition I am
    > installing into).
    >
    > Is there really an issue with NTFS partitions? If so, could someone
    > point me to an installer which would not have this issue?
    >
    > Suggestions gratefully accepted. advTHANKSance, g.


    You don't want to install Linux on FAT32 and you can't install it on NTFS
    which is only marginally supported anyway. The default file system in RH8
    was EXT2, you'll need to create some EXT2 partitions to do your install
    on. You have two choices here, you can resize your NTFS partitions to give
    you room to create EXT2 partitions or you can just put in another drive,
    if I were you I'd do the latter.

    Also if your only reason for using RH8 is that you have the CDs for it
    then you should just download Fedora Core 6. RH8 is very old, it won't
    have the drivers for modern hardware and all of it's components are
    obsolete. FC6 is it's modern decedent. In FC6 you'll be using the EXT3
    file system which is EXT2 + journaling.

  4. Re: Red Hat Linux 8 & NTFS Issues...

    On Tue, 12 Dec 2006 15:48:28 +0000, General Schvantzkoph wrote:

    > RH8 is very old, it won't
    > have the drivers for modern hardware and all of it's components are
    > obsolete.


    Not just obsolete, but unsupported and with problematic, unpatchable (or
    at least, hard to patch, because RHL8 is not supported anymore) security
    holes and bugs.

    --
    JDS


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