janina at afb.net
Fri Nov 23 20:53:20 EST 2001
That sounds right.
I know. "Observation" is not a word we usually hear around computers. But,
I thought it might serve to indicate the ability to look around without
the ability to change anything.
On Fri, 23 Nov 2001, Gregory Nowak wrote:
> I think you mean: "fdisk /status",
> but I'm not sure what you mean by ovservation.
> On Fri, Nov 23, 2001 at 08:21:56PM -0500, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > Hi, Glen:
> > The term, "D:> Drive" is a Windows/DOS designation and not a linux
> > designation. Also, odds are great that it's not a drive, but a partition.
> > Are you certain that it's actually a second drive on your hard disk, and
> > not just a second partition on your first disk?
> > To find out, run fdisk. You may need to shutdown to ms dos to run fdisk.
> > Be careful not to change anything you don't mean to change while running
> > fdisk. There is a way to run fdisk in observation mode, but I don't recall
> > how.
> > Second point ... 200 Mb is not much these days. It's probably enough for
> > something like zipspeak, and you could probably get a native linux
> > installation into 200 Mb, but you'd have to work at it, and you'd have to
> > know what you're doing in linux to make it work out.
> > If you're running zipspeak, you certainly don't need to repartition. Read
> > the documentation that comes with zipspeak. It explains that you put it in
> > a directory and run it from a shutdown to ms dos -- a DOS boot without
> > Windows, in other words.
> > If you're trying to get a native install into 200 Mb, don't do it. Do
> > whatever you need to do to get more space available--at least 1 Gig. Even
> > if you need to get another hard drive, which can be done for well under
> > $100 now, you should get more space if you really want to install a
> > working linux. Of course, you could see about making more space available
> > on your current system by resizing existing partitions. The linux tool
> > parted is one that can do that, and can do it accessibly--with speech.
> > On Fri, 23 Nov 2001, Glenn Ervin
> > wrote:
> > > does my d drive, which is dedicated to trying to get linux to work, have to
> > > be partitioned?
> > > If so, can I use fdisk to partition it?
> > > I would rather not partition it if I do not have to do that.
> > > that drive is 200MB and removable.
> > >
> > > Sincerely,
> > > O. Glenn Ervin-- (Lenny) N0YJV
> > > Northeast Nebraska
> > > gervin at kdsi.net
> > > or My Work e-mail:
> > > gervin at ncbvi.state.ne.us
> > >
> > >
> > >
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