Re: netinstall ext3, lilo, apm and acpi
> So Debian it is.
> Because the laptop comes with only a DVD/CDROM player I will have to
> install from CDROM. I will first start with a netinstall booted from
> CDROM. Does anybody know a iso with ext3 support?
The CheapBytes disks gave me the option of ext2, ext3 or Reisfer fs. I started with ext2 then 'upgraded' to ext3 using tune2fs -j.
> Also, will it be possible to resize ntfs partitions with cfdist/fdisk?
> I want to shrink the winxp partion so I can use the laptop when the
> install doesn't work at once. What with lilo? Do thinkpads work with
> lilo. I haven't set up a dualboot ever...
Yes they do. I tossed my winxp partition, though, and it seems that a DOS partition is what's necessary to do hibernation.
'acpi' is a more bleeding-edge 'apm.' Either way, it's power management. Apm may have some issues with interrupts, but it's been fairly tame at this end.
> Could someone explain me what apm/acpi does?