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July 26, 2021 at 4:16 pm #63645MemberKexs
Hello dear Antix team,
As a newcomer with a Thinkpad T41 from 1999 I would like to introduce myself and have a question about the installation of Antix-19-Basic.
My name is Kexs, 52, a little Linux experience, not a professional in the terminal.
At the moment I want to install Antix-19 in addition to Win-XP. No separate home partition should be set up. I also have 2 partitions with Fat32 for data.
I am sending 2 pictures. Please check there whether I can leave my entries as they are and start the installation. Do I have to set a “/” instead of “noatime” for “mount options” in sda2?
Lots of love
Attachments:July 26, 2021 at 6:35 pm #63659MemberXecure
It seems good.
the “noatime” is the default set by the installer, so no need to change it. Leave as is.
Installation should be OK. 25GBs for root is more than enough if you are going to use a separate data partition to store heavy files.
Just a note on the fat32 data partition. You can store there as much as you want, but not files larger than 4GBs (if I am not mistaken). If that is not a problem, I think your configuration is good.
Another note. What will you use to manage the boot menus? XP or antiX? Installation order could be important depending on which system you want to manage the boot.July 26, 2021 at 7:06 pm #63663MemberKexs
hello Xecure, thank you very much for your answer.
When I switched on my laptop, the Grub selection page was always displayed at the beginning. Linux started automatically after approx. 8-10 seconds (last time it was Helium). If I wanted to start Win-XP, I had to go down to the corresponding line.
This is how it should be in the future. Always antiX first. Grub would be right in the MBR then, right?
With a maximum of 4 GB with Fat32, I know.
I think the antiX is very nicely done.July 26, 2021 at 7:12 pm #63664MemberXecureJuly 26, 2021 at 7:24 pm #63665MemberKexs
okay then i will start the installation. Hope everything works out. I’ll be happy to tell you how it went.
Yes, the Thinkpads are great. I had already changed the screen, swapped fans … always XP and since there have been no updates, I made friends with Linux. Unfortunately I am not that experienced in terminal. Can only do a little, but I’ll practice.
Thank you.July 26, 2021 at 7:26 pm #63666Forum Adminanticapitalista
Since you seem to have a very positive attitude towards linux @Kexs, you should be OK with antiX.
Just post if you need any more assistance.
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antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.July 26, 2021 at 8:54 pm #63674Membermarcelocripe
Welcome to antiX Linux and to the forum.
I don’t know how to write in English language, so I send you my texts translated by internet translator, I hope you can understand everything.
Regardless of your level of knowledge about GNU/Linux, I recommend you read these excellent tutorials created by @PPC:
These tutorials were of great help to me.
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(Original text in Brazilian Portuguese)
Seja bem-vindo ao antiX Linux e ao fórum.
Eu não sei escrever em idioma inglês, por isso eu te envio os meus textos traduzidos pelo tradutor da internet, eu espero que você consiga compreender tudo.
Independentemente do seu nível de conhecimento sobre GNU/Linux, eu recomendo você ler estes excelentes tutoriais criados pelo @PPC:
Estes tutoriais foram de grande ajuda para mim.
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(Texto original em Português do Brasil)July 27, 2021 at 4:01 pm #63751MemberKexs
… i translate too 😉
Hello dear forum, the installation of antiX19 worked! 🙂 still had problems with grub, but I was able to fix this. At the moment I’m having a hard time with Rox Filer. It is currently impossible to copy or cut and transfer data (images) from my partitions. This worked with my previous distributions (Mint, BunsenLabs). I also can’t install Deb. Packages with gdebi. It then always breaks off. Otherwise I like it a lot. I still have to practice with Rox and read the tuturials. Thanks very much! Kexs with square eyes  July 27, 2021 at 4:54 pm #63761MemberXecure
I don’t want to step on anyone’s preferences, but I still prefer spacefm to rox-filer any day of the week. You can switch to it using the “preferred applications” app (can be launched from control Centre), or switching to a space-icewm session (menu > Desktop > Other Desktops > Space-icewm).
The copy/paste behavior is similar to other file managers.
Rox-filer, as how it is configured, promotes having two or more rox windows and drag-drop the files from one window to the other for copy-pasting (or at least that is my understanding).July 27, 2021 at 5:21 pm #63767Membercalciumsodium
One advantage of rox is that it uses very little memory. For example, in @Xecure ‘s concept Bullseye-B1 iso, I opened up 20 rox windows, and the operating system was using only (13.9 Mib + 3.3 Mib = 17.2 Mib) for rox. Compare that to only 1 tab in 1 window of spaceFM (28.1 MiB + 7.0 MiB = 35.1 MiB) in the same system. It was awkward to use rox at first, but I have come to use it for almost all file manager needs. The only thing I use spaceFM for is to copy files from one hard drive to another hard drive. In that case, I open two spaceFM windows as root (in terminal: sudo spaceFM).
Just my own opinion.July 27, 2021 at 5:27 pm #63768Membermarcelocripe
I recommend you use the second option mentioned by Xecure (menu > Desktop > Other Desktops > Space-icewm). The antiX developers have taken the trouble to make several different options available (combination of desktop + window manager + file manager) so that we users can choose the one that suits us best. The Space-IceWM desktop is the one that has the behavior most similar to the other GNU/Linux distributions you mentioned and is still similar to the behavior of Windows XP. At first I also changed the preferences, making the Rox-IceWM desktop similar to Space-IceWM, but this is unnecessary, since the Space-IceWM desktop is ready to use.
When you have time to read both topics, if necessary use the internet translators to understand all the explanations that PPC was kind enough to summarize and transform into topics. Several of your doubts will be answered in this topic, if you still have doubts, know that here there will always be good people willing to help.
Prefer the translation of my original text in Brazilian Portuguese directly into your language, you will certainly obtain a more understandable result.
(Original text in Brazilian Portuguese)
Eu recomendo você utilizar a segunda opção mencionada pelo Xecure (menu > Desktop > Other Desktops > Space-icewm). Os desenvolvedores do antiX se deram o trabalho de disponibilizar diversas opções diferentes e prontas (combinação de área de trabalho + gerenciador de janelas + gerenciador de arquivos) para nós usuários podermos escolher aquela que se adéqua melhor para cada gosto. A área de trabalho Space-IceWM é a que possui o comportamento mais parecido com as outras distribuições GNU/Linux que você citou e ainda é semelhante ao comportamento do Windows XP. No início eu também alterava as preferências, tornando a área de trabalho Rox-IceWM semelhante a Space-IceWM, mas isso é desnecessário, haja vista que a área de trabalho Space-IceWM está pronta para uso.
Quando tiver tempo disponível leia os dois tópicos, se necessário utilize os tradutores da internet para compreender todas as explicações que o PPC fez a gentileza de resumir e transformar em tópicos. Várias dúvidas suas serão respondidas neste tópicos, se mesmo assim tiver dúvidas, saiba que aqui sempre terá boas pessoas dispostas a ajudar.
Prefira a tradução do meu texto original em idioma Português do Brasil diretamente para o seu idioma, certamente você obterá um resultado mais compreensível.
(Texto original em Português do Brasil)July 28, 2021 at 6:19 pm #63800MemberKexs
Thank you for your informative answers and tips. I have now understood what Rox and his lightness are all about. A data exchange by copying, etc. is then also possible through root. Rox would be my favorite too. For my old and weak Thinkpad, Rox is a power bar! 🙂
I have two another small problems: since I haven’t gotten any further for days, googled and looked here in the forum, I would like to open a new topic for this.
Thank you for the good start 🙂July 28, 2021 at 8:04 pm #63816ModeratorBobC
mc – Midnight Commander is a terminal based file manager, a super enhanced clone of the old Norton Commander, and it is very quick on old hardware. It is available from the repos if not already included.
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