Gustin Johnson wrote:
> On 10-04-14 09:50 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> I'll become a tester regarding to NVIDIA issues for 3.3 alpha1, so I
>> enabled receiving mails from the developers list again.
>> Is there a way to get the install media from
>> bootable on an USB stick or is there a way to install it online by PPPoE?
>> What's the minimal disk space I need for the final install? I've got no
>> time and no empty media to clean my hard disks at the moment, so gparted
>> will be my friend.
> Disk space requirements are not all that different from before. I would
> actually caution against testing the alpha on the same hard drive as
> existing distros unless you actually know what you are doing. The main
> difference is that GRUB2 is now the default in recent versions of
> Ubuntu, and when 10.04 is released that is what it will use (and thus
> 64Studio 3.3).
> This is not a big deal but it can trip you up. I like to think that I
> know what I am doing when it comes to GRUB, and I honestly do not dual+
> boot anymore just because there are things I would rather do with my time.
I don't know if I know what I do
. I need to use a hard disk where I
have other distros installed too.
Isn't it possible not to install GRUB? I won't install GRUB, but use the
existing one by another distro.
Btw. I won't test the 3.3 alpha, resp. I only will test the NVIDIA driver.
>> I was able to build the proprietary nvidia driver for a self build
>> kernel 188.8.131.52-rt19 on Suse for my GeForce 7200 GS, but for 64 Studio
>> 3.0-beta3, my everyday and studio Linux, I nor couldn't build the driver
>> for a self build kernel 184.108.40.206-rt20, neither the Ubuntu packages for
>> the Ubuntu kernel-rt and the restricted stuff did work. FWIW even
>> setting up X when using the FLOSS nv driver isn't fun.
> Did you download the driver from nVidia or are you still trying to use
> the restricted module package?
For 3.0-beta3 I also tried to build the current proprietary driver from
NVIDIA for a self-build kernel, but it failed, while it is ok for Suse.
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