Linux works with dvds fine. I think you can also rip them. one of the media players, xine is so freat that it can render a divX movie on a very low spec machine, which is coolOriginally Posted by GeminiID
xine should run fine on this.Also, for reference, my laptop specs are:
NEC Versa SX w/ hot swappable drives
366 mhz Pentium II
check out http://xine.sf.net for more info
do you know a vendor/model name?6.0 GB HD
Toshiba DVD drive, reads all other forms of cds also
3.5 floppy/superdisk combo (Versabay)
the alsa project has drivers for ess maestro, seeaudio is unkown, Ess maestro something or another (big headache otherwise)
Most linux install programs have good partition tools that can shrink a windows partition and retain the data. Mandrake is one of them.I would really like to set it up to dual boot Windows 2k or Xp & Mandrake 9. I've got Partition Magic 7 ( I think)
I tried to Partition my HD the other day and screwed it up, I wiped everything clean and did a fresh install of Win98 to start over again.
If anyone has used PM7 and has suggestions please let me know. Questions on partitioning also. I read that Linux boot has to be under 1024 cylinder, if a drive is partitioned does it start over in couting the cylinders at the beginning of the new partition?
If you install the Boot loader (probally LiLo) in the 'MBR' of the hard disk, it should have no problems loading up.
You're welcome!Thanks in advance for any help