Thanks for the more careful explanation. It's nice to know what is going on.
I've already partitioned the new drive, so if I sym-link /opt to /usr/opt, I'll
have a spare 4G partition lying around. Bummer! ; ) In retrospect, that would
probably be a good idea. If I find that /opt does fill up, I can still move it
later. Otherwise I'm sure I can find other uses for an extra 4G of space. My
main concern is to get /var off of my / partition. It is killing me in upgrading
my Debian system, since / is only 100M, and half of that is used. /usr is not
full yet, about 1G of stuff so far, but I still need to install StarOffice, and
I'm sure that will need quite a bit of space.
On the positive side, I've made quite a bit of progress with my system so far. I
swapped my 1200X1200 Lexmark for a Canon 240, and have actually got it printing!
I flogged my USB scanner, and got the SCSI version. When I updated sane, it
worked first time! Then when I set-up my CD-RW, the scanner quit working : (.
Turned out that the CD-RW took over sg0, and the scanner was bumped to sg1.
After I changed a few config files and fixed the permissions for sg1, my scanner
is working again! And I can burn CD's. I especially like X CD Roast! The best
thing about it is I DON'T have any Windows software to burn CD's with. This
gives Linux a stronger argument with the wife!!! She still b*****s about the
cheap printer, but I'm holding out for a good laser printer. Then I'll upgrade
the colour one. I'm using WindowMaker, but not very effectively. I've also got
lxdoom installed and have justified the £15 I spent for the three CD Doom set I
got. This beats Windows as well, since I can get 600X800 in Linux and the
Windows version will only load one WAD file at a time, SO, I can either play
Simpson's Doom with regular sound effects, or regular Doom II with Simpsons
sound effects. Once I can get StarOffice installed, and introduce the family to
it, I'll be able to wipe the Windows Partition. I'm also waiting for RoseGarden
3.0. I still find NoteWorthy Composer in Windows to be easier and more stable
than RoseGarden 2.1. But thats about the only Windows Software I can't live
without. And considering that the wife doesn't even use Windows, and my daughter
is just as happy with Linux as Windows, Windows will have much less use in the
house. I still need to get My daughters PC set-up for dual boot and networked
up. I've also got her old 486 I want to set up for my ISP connection to fetch
E-Mails and such during the cheap rate times.
All of this is thanks to the help of all the great people on this list! Without
your support, patience and advice, I'd have given up on Linux long ago! Great
job, and keep up the good work!
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