wa3fkg at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 22:47:07 EST 2011
On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 2:07 PM, Fred A. Miller <fmiller at lightlink.com>wrote:
> On 11/07/2011 01:23 AM, Ken Sprouse / WA3FKG wrote:
> One of the things I'm looking to find out before I switch distros is how I
> can back up my dictionaries for the office suite, web browser, Tom Boy
> notes. In the past I have just backed up my /home directory did a clean
> install then overwrote the new /home directory with the backup. This time
> though I will be switching from Open Office to Libre Office as part of the
> new distribution. I also have made Chrome my default browser, another
> reason to want to backup the dictionary.
> Hi Ken, glad to have to join us! I've been using Linux for a very long
> time.....since SuSE 5.0, if I remember correctly, and I also go back to
> pre-DOS, that is CP/M days. I had a Kaypro 2X which I modified the MBO so I
> could have 4 full-sized (that's what we had back then as you know) hard
> drives, and found a way to get Perfect Filer to handle a LOT more fields
> than it was supposed to....was written up in "Profiles Mag." for that
> effort. Had a LOT of fun running QNX and Qtac2 for a BBS. 8-)
You bring back memories. I had three Kaypros over the years. Started out
life with a KIM-1 running a 6502, a Hex keypad for input and six seven
segment displays for output. Four to show the current address and two for
the data stored at that address. Then I moved on to the original TRS-80
(TRASH-80) but didn't like programming in machine language on the Intel
processor nearly as much as the 6502. This lead me to the Radio Shack
Color computer with the Motorola 6809 which despite its "chick-let"
keyboard was a very nice system. From there I moved on to several South
West Technical Products S-50 Buss systems first with the Motorola 6800 and
latter the 6809 on the processor boards. The was my first exposure to a
"Unix like" system. Flex-9 was as close to Unix as you could get at the
time on an eight bit processor. My "console" was a Hazeltine model 1500
green screen terminal and my printer was a Teletype Model 35 RO. From
there I got into building XT clones from parts and stayed with them for a
number of years.
I also ran bulletin boards. Opus, Fido, a home brew version written in
Turbo Pascal and a multi line Wildcat system. I can't figure out now where
and how I found the time! :-)
> Anyway, what I have done for sometime, is to keep /home in it's entirety
> and NOT to format it. I also keep all my graphic files, music, movie clips,
> etc., in a partition I label /local. Only files created by Open Office or
> more recently Libre Office are in my /home partitian. I also have found
> that for servers and/or desktops that there are a number of ways you can
> partitian a hard drive, and all of them seem to work well. But, I have
> standardized on the following, which may or may not be of help to you or
> someone else. With the assumption of a 1-T hard drive, the following is
> what that "standard" partition structure looks like, with the allocated
> / = 30GB
> /swap = 32GB ( I have 16GB in the box...rule of thumb is to double swap of
> your RAM).
> /home = 30GB (2 users, my wife and me)
> /local = Balance of hard drive.
That looks like a good layout. Do you have a way to auto mount drives and
folders when someone logs in to the server? I would like to build up a
file server with a partition that every user in the house has a portion of
for their personal files that is mapped at the time they log on to one of
the computers. Once a week I will back that partition up to the cloud and
feel that my photos and what not are relatively safe.
> This is all on a box I built around an Intel Core i7 2600 3.4Ghz., which I
> have running at 4.3Ghz. with 1600Mhz. RAM. Also a Thermaltake V1 cooler for
> the CPU, cooler for the RAM, and 4 120mm fans to cool it all. This so you
> all know over-clocking ISN'T a problem for Linux! Windows 7 DOESN'T like an
> over-clocked box at all! There's a way around that, but I'm sure no one
> here is interested in how to do that. O:-)
> Hope this helps someone.
> Remember: Ban-Control-Take Over are the hallmarks of the
> "New"Democrats and old Communists so buy brass and lead
> instead of gold. - Bob Roller
Love the signature file.
As always enjoying the list and its content.
Ken Sprouse / WA3FKG John 3:16 http://www.wa3fkg.com
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