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Post subject: RE: Found my answer.  PostPosted: Jul 31, 2006 - 07:16 AM




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Yes, but I have to do it gradually. I am still playing with the Windows Vista Beta2. I guess just to prove to myself that I don't want it.. It is great eyecandy but not much else. I can't even install a microsoft mouse because they have done drivers for it yet! It is a 5 button wheel mouse but it and the fingerprint reader won't work in Vista. Now that is what I call support, not Smilie

If I get away from windows totally what should the drive be? I have two drives, 1 is 80 gig and I will put os's on it. the other is 250 gig SATA drive where I plan to store my documents, pictures, music, backups, and firefox profile. Should it be fat32 or is there something better?

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Post subject: RE: Found my answer.  PostPosted: Jul 31, 2006 - 07:36 AM
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Well if you get away from windows period I would use reiserfs, whenever windows is involved you can use fat 32 for sharing both linux and windows apps

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Post subject: RE: Found my answer.  PostPosted: Jul 31, 2006 - 04:14 PM




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Thanks, that was what I needed to know.

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Post subject: RE: Found my answer.  PostPosted: Jul 31, 2006 - 07:20 PM
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You might also want to look at
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Post subject: RE: Found my answer.  PostPosted: Jul 31, 2006 - 10:58 PM




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Don't think I am quite ready for that one. Will check it out later.

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Post subject: RE: Found my answer.  PostPosted: Jul 31, 2006 - 11:57 PM




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jbs1136, I have one question re running with different profile directory locations: how do you change it, I tried changing the default in firefox file, the sh one, but despite changing it there, it still goes to ./mozilla/firefox

I'd like to get a totally unconnected profile directory for my alpha going, but I can't find where the path needs to be changed to do that.

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Post subject: RE: Found my answer.  PostPosted: Aug 01, 2006 - 03:33 AM




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I did this under windows and want to try to do it in linux. I will you know the outcome. Will probably tackle this tomorrow after I get my sata drive set up.

John

ps in windows (and this works in linux because I set up a separate profile for the nightly called minefield in my home folder). run box, ~firefox -profilemanager

Based on some input from this forum I created a bin file in /home and installed the nightly there. Then I ran firefox -profilemanager (space before the dash and it is all one word). You can select create and then put a different name where it says default, towards the bottom you can hit a button to select the folder where you want it. I did this in windows because it was always crashing and I would reinstall it several times. This way my profile and bookmarks, passwords were safe.

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Post subject: RE: Found my answer.  PostPosted: Aug 01, 2006 - 03:38 AM




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oh, ok, I know that method, I was trying to change the actual location of the profile.ini file itself, so I could use firefox stable without having to run the profile manager each time, and run alpha totally separated, guess I'll have to see if it's possible to do that or not would require changing the default ./mozilla/firefox location itself, which is where the profile.ini is located, which is what sets the individual paths.

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Post subject: RE: Found my answer.  PostPosted: Aug 01, 2006 - 07:04 AM




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Never tried that. I know the ini file has all of the profiles listed and which one is set to open. Don't know a way around that.

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Post subject: RE: Found my answer.  PostPosted: Aug 01, 2006 - 01:43 PM




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I guess you could try a sys link

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Well if you get away from windows period I would use reiserfs [...]


It *seemed* to me that reiserfs led to just a few more problems for me than ext3 (I used it up to about 4 mo. ago). I just had a vague feeling that I was getting more problems with reiserfs. Too, I like using beagle to search, and reiserfs apparently doesn't work (as well, or at all?) with that filesystem. Finally, some of the partitioning tools don't seem to handle reiserfs as well as ext3 (though this seems to change rapidly; I notice that the latest version of gparted claims it'll hangle ext3 and reiserfs equivalently).

Piper, why do you recommend one over the other? I've read conflicting reports about stability issues and the handling of meta-data.

Has anyone fooled with xfs?

Just curious!
 
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Probably because I never had a problem with it Smilie

Some good reading and opinions

http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/388

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