HD Partition, The Sequel

HD Partition, The Sequel

Post by Sri Panya » Fri, 16 Mar 2001 17:05:36


    A couple-o-days ago i wondered how I could partition my existing linux
partition (the only one on the hard disk) without erasing any data so that I
could put in windows.

So some one suggested I use gnu's "parted" program.  So I downloaded it and
tried to compile it.  So each time i ./configure and make it it crashes with
the following error:

program as failed.

I assume its sayin that the assembler is buggy.  Any Ideas?

Now as to why I want to install an inferior product like windows in the
first place, well here it is:

My Linux PC has 32 mb of ram with the kernel 2.4 in it.

I have 2 network cards.  One of the cards is used for my home LAN and the
other one is connected to my cable ISP.  As u would have guessed I am using
this linux box as a gateway to other PCs in my LAN.  So any hooo I got all
the dhcp and all working and the NIC connected to the cable (eth1) gives me
speeds of 5 k a second.  I have put the exact same card (literally) onto a
slower windows 98 machine with 16 mb of ram and i get speeds of upto 250 k a
second fo rthe same file.  So I wanted to see if windows on the linux
machine could help me out here.

When i did an ifconfig, there were an incredibly high number of frame errors
in reception of packets:

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:80:AD:04:A9:D7
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          RX packets:2720 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:3017 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
          Interrupt:9 Base address:0xfc00

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:80:AD:72:93:20
          inet addr:  Bcast:
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:2648 errors:530 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:530
          TX packets:2181 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
          Interrupt:5 Base address:0xf800

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:  Mask:
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:3904  Metric:1
          RX packets:7 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:7 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

So can some body help me out here.. I am stuck with this for a month without
a solution.



1. Sequels, sequels, sequels!

I hereby dub 2003 to be the year of the Sequel!

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

X-Men 2 (X2)

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

The Matrix Reloaded

8 Mile  <-- not a sequel

Superman V (maybe not til 2004)

Die Hard 4

The Hulk  <-- not a sequel

Spider-Man 2

And isn't there scuttlebutt of the next Star Wars installment to be out
soon as well?

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