Re: simple questions
On Mon, 24 Nov 1997, Dana M. Epp wrote:
> Hi Clay.
> 1) Yes, Debian can co-exist with Win95. Using something called LILO(
> Linux Loader ), it can become your boot manager, which will allow you
> boot multiple OS's.
In my experience this works, but not nicely. You have to install Win95
first, and when it gets itselft all screwed up you can't reinstall it
without scrapping your master boot record again, which I'm sure is a real
pain if not a castrophe. I've also found (though it probably should have
been obvious) that letting Win95 automagically reboot whill mess up your
MBR to where you have to go in with a rescue disk. When it asks you if
you want to reboot after you add a driver or something, say no. As for my
DOS partition, I have to go and run DOS fdisk to get to that, and I know
this could be done better, but perhaps not with Win95 on the same system.
Anyone got their setup working better?
> 2) You can get plenty of packages for Debian for compiling other
> languages. Java, C, C++, Perl and shell scripting are just a few of the
> many exciting languages you can code under. And god forbid.. shucky
> darns.. no VB. ;-)
> Best thing you could do is buy a book on Linux and dive in. Running
> Linux by O'rieley and Associates seems to be a good start for many
> people, as it starts with the customization and installation of Linux
> right down to its use.
> Personally. I would suggest breaking down and going to www.lsl.com and
> buying the CD SuperPak, which contains 7 cds FULL of linux stuff. My
> fav.. is the Debain 1.31 Source CD, and Binary CD.. which made my first
> installs nice. It also includes RedHat, Slackware and a sunsite archive
> 3 cd set. And hey.. its like 10 bucks. Good luck.
> Clayton Berry wrote:
> > Howdy. I'm new to linux/gnu and have a couple questions I haven't been
> > able to find answers to.
> > 1) Can Debian co-exist with my windows95 environment?
> > 2) Does Debian come with compilers for languages other than Xwindows.
> > (i.e. c, c++, java, and such?)
> > I realize these are probably simple questions, but I got tired of
> > surfing pages to find the answers.
> > Thanks a lot!
> > Clayton Berry
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