quite a robust OS
kolbe at u.washington.edu
Sat Jan 11 20:09:57 PST 2003
yeah having /home on a separate partition is such a wonderful thing, and
the logical unix heirerarchy behind physical drives is just splendid.
along with hard & symbolic links, i see this file system concept to be
perhaps the most fundamentally wonderous thing about unix systems, well
in addition to the fact that security is such a basic notion. and /proc
is cool.. and.. and... oh wait i love this operating system!
Adam Monsen escribió::
> Just thought I'd share a funny story about my lack of hardware
> knowledge and how Linux made up for my mistakes.
> I decided to upgrade my parents' computer for them. Here are the basic
> specs of the system:
> Red Hat GNU/Linux 7.3
> Pentium II 266
> 2.5G HD
> I purchased a new AMD Athlon 950Mhz box: a motherboard, 350W power
> supply, floppy drive, and some kind of onboard sound and video. I
> thought the easiest way to do the upgrade was simply to transfer the
> 2.5G HD from the old Pentium box to the new Athlon box, so that's what
> I did.
> On boot, Red Hat detected every hardware change: sound, video, USB,
> etc. and configured itself without fail! I had basically swapped a
> Pentium proc with an Athlon (pop quiz: how is this possible?).
> I was on a roll, and turned to upgrading Red Hat to 8.0. 20% through
> the upgrade (NOT a fresh install), the screen went blank and the
> computer didn't respond to mouse or keyboard input. Dang power
> Oh well. I rebooted anyway, and I actually ended up at a command line
> with a partially working Red Hat 8.0! With internet connectivity I was
> able to back up the /home partition (something I'll certainly do
> /before/ the upgrade next time) and start a fresh install.
> Try that with Windows! :)
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