Fri Dec 18 02:33:18 GMT 2009
1) LIVE BOOT CD W/ PARTITION SHRINKER:
I want to get some live boot CD that has a partition shrinker, so I can shrink my existing linux partition, so I can keep my existing working 904 install, & also make room for a small partition to test out an install of KU 910.
What live boot CD has that capability? Knoppix? puppy??? It's been a while since I used one, & I don't know the current good rescue distros. Does an earlier KU live boot CD have the partition resizer?
Where is there a list of rescue CDs? Didn't distrowatch used to have a page listing them? I don't see it.
2) PREFERRED 910 INSTALL METHOD - WHAT WILL GET GRAPHICS WORKING?
Given the graphics problems with 910 live CD, & desire for a properly working install might I be better off:
a) doing the 910 install on a fresh partition (using either live or alternate install), & do an apt-update to get the latest sw, & perhaps that graphics problem will go away, or
b) doing _another_ 904 KU install on a fresh partition, & then following the 904 to 910 upgrade procedure (which might pull in a working X driver newer than the one on the 910 live CD), or
c) ? something else?
===== TOOL TO SHOW HARDWARE? LIKE IN KDE 3 KCONTROL?
One final thought is about how KDE 3 used to have kcontrol that had some program to display hardware system info (Processor?? graphics?) - it's mainly the graphics hw I want to find out about.
Has that kcontrol program died out? I don't see anything like it in my desktop 904 KU system, which has upgrades to the ppa launchpad newer KDE 4 than comes with ku 904.
Is there any other tool for 910 KU that enables one to see the system hardware info? Maybe something from the GNOME system??
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