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by lucky9
Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: irq 17 - too much work
Replies: 7
Views: 3633

You can also disable the Serial Ports and if it isn't needed the Printer Ports also. In the BIOS.
by lucky9
Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Regulars
Topic: which FS to use for 16 GB USB-stick?
Replies: 28
Views: 4791

I'm with bigboppercole on this one (as usual). Ext3 is the gold standard.
by lucky9
Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Regulars
Topic: which FS to use for 16 GB USB-stick?
Replies: 28
Views: 4791

vampirefo wrote:ext2 is ok but ext3 is better, but use what you like. From a windows comparison ext2 =fat32 , ext3=ntfs both will work. but not many windows run on fat32, nor do many linux run on ext2.

Ext2 is a FAR better FS than FAT32.
by lucky9
Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: Dual Booting Linux and Windows using 2 Hard Disks
Replies: 10
Views: 2730

I have had problems in the past with GRUB being able to boot PC-BSD and even a vanilla Debian install....along with other quirks (I have a small Windows XP install on sdc12 that had to be entered manually in the menu.lst also). Mepis 8-64 installed into my test partition for such and it booted every...
by lucky9
Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Regulars
Topic: Format an external hard disk?
Replies: 12
Views: 3092

Format the Windows partition with Windows and use Mepis or Parted Magic (or your favorite tool) to do the partitioning first and then format what you need to with a Windows XP disk. Although I've not heard of problems with ntfs done with other operating systems it's generally given as a good idea. I...
by lucky9
Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Testimonials
Topic: Testimonial to a dead distro
Replies: 24
Views: 6081

They also can be used (as a LiveCD) as a good tool for repairing. 3.3.1 will boot on a lot of older equipment. It was a '10' here. As is M7, and I believe M8 will be alongside them. My needs are pretty light so it easier for me to give a ten....:hug:
by lucky9
Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Regulars
Topic: Disk Analysis Tools
Replies: 7
Views: 1724

Have you run TestDisk from a LiveCD? I believe it's available with MEPIS. It's also available on the PartedMagic LiveCD (less that 100MB)
by lucky9
Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Regulars
Topic: When is MEPIS 8 FINAL being released?
Replies: 9
Views: 3180

Backup and install gets my vote.
by lucky9
Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Regulars
Topic: changing windows manager
Replies: 11
Views: 4858

Check the Wiki as I believe that you can setup your package manager to use only older programs. I did this with 3.3.1 and 3.4-3 for quite a while.

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