Let me give my two cents, answering your question in a bit of a more netbook-general way (since your usage of Apache and databases is a bit atypical for netbooks):Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:The question is: what is the best (the least resource-hungry) distro to install on the MSI Wind? I'm not savvy enough to use SlackWare; how about Mandriva? Or is Ubuntu still the best for the purpose?
IMO, the better alternative is just using Xorg plus a window manager such as Fluxbox, Icewm, Afterstep or Windowmaker (plus a standalone X login manager like Slim or XDM).
They both have all of them.Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:IMO, the better alternative is just using Xorg plus a window manager such as Fluxbox, Icewm, Afterstep or Windowmaker (plus a standalone X login manager like Slim or XDM).
Ubuntu already comes with installation packages for (at least one of) those windows manager, doesn't it? How about ArchLinux?
I don't think it's a matter of Slackware being "hard," I think it's a matter of it being a relatively crappy distro. It's just a waste of time to deal with its lack of modern package management and smooth upgrade paths.Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:Also, a friend of mine said that newer version of SlackWare is not very hard for a noob like me. Considering I'm already so used to RHEL and CentOS, do you think I can handle SlackWare quite well?
Linux Windows XP
Windows XP F3 Recovery
notfred wrote:What you need to do is leave the Windows Partition Boot Record alone and put Grub in the Linux partition. Set the Linux Partition as active and it will jump to running Grub, enabling you to run Linux. Now set grub to chainload the Windows boot loader
notfred wrote: and it should all work as long as everything is still the same partition number that you installed it as.
if you just delete the Linux partitions, you will screw up your computer. The boot sector points to grub on the Linux partition, so when you hose that, you hose your boot sector. If it weren't for the custom bootloader, you could just boot from a Windows install disk and run "fixmbr"
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