4.9 or 5.2.1

Frank Shute frank at esperance-linux.co.uk
Fri May 14 00:48:10 BST 2004


On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 05:29:19PM +0100, Grant wrote:
>
> Josef Karthauser wrote:
> 
> >On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 03:26:41PM +0100, Grant wrote:
> > 
> >
> >>ok, i think 4.9 is going to be best for me then, i also think now as you 
> >>said about installing a X on the server, it will be a little bit of a 
> >>waste of space....
> >>
> >>but what i wanted X for was so i could get a VNCserver start up each 
> >>time and then i could just connect via that to do commands and browse 
> >>the sites... and i could just close it and come back to it and it would 
> >>have all my things still there... but i dunno about that now.
> >>
> >>   
> >>
> >
> >You can always install just the X11 run time on the server so you can
> >'ssh -X' into the machine and run x-applications.  However the "screen"
> >port is a good solution too.
> >
> > 
> >
> >>oh also does freebsd support read/write to FAT32 filesystems... as i got 
> >>a USB drive i use for backups so its kinda of needed... unless i change 
> >>the filesystem.
> >>   
> >>
> >
> >Yes, there is an msdosfs kernel module that allows fat32 file systems to
> >run.  More importantly you'll want to check that the "umass" usb mass
> >storage device driver works with your device first.
> >
> >Joe
> > 
> >
> Well from the reply's from people, it looks like its best to just use 
> console... so i think that will be best for me to do, as i dont *need* 
> to use it to check the sites, so i think i will just do what people 
> said, use my workstation to check them instead.
> 
> About the usb drive, how would i check that it would work? the drive its 
> self is a seagate 80gb, and i just shoved it into a USB caddy.
> 

Your USB device isn't critical. Depends how much data you're going to
back up but you can always rsync to your workstation. If you want
to copy the data to the USB drive and it doesn't work with FreeBSD and
your workstation dual boots, then copy it to your fat partition, boot
Windows and then copy it to your USB drive.

-- 

 Frank 

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