View Full Version : e-smith linux server
08-25-2001, 04:28 PM
a fully featured linux server that configs and installs in 30 mins, is based on redhat 7.0 and even us windows obsessives can use.
ps... i dont work for them, i just run one, and it chews on anything ms could produce...... above all it's totally free :)
11-12-2001, 04:54 PM
j'excuse..... je suis un asshole
url was wrong... it's www.e-smith.org
11-12-2001, 05:00 PM
It appears they've also renamed it SME Server 5.0
direct ftp link is here :
A Demons Vision
11-30-2001, 01:01 PM
The Linux (Virtual) File System
Probably the most important difference (from the user's perspective) between the DOS/Windows world and the Linux world is the organization and operation of the file system. Some ideas will seem very familiar, and others will seem completely alien, but with a good understanding of the Linux file system, you have the skill to avoid some of the most common problems experienced by new Linux users.
How The Linux File System Is Different
Typically one device will have one file system. (There are many exceptions to this rule, however.) For example, each floppy disk or CDROM contains a file system. Your operating system can give you access to these file systems. DOS/Windows and Linux, like all modern operating systems, use a hierarchical directory structure. The hierarchy of the file system begins at the root directory, called "/" (slash) on Linux and "\" (backslash) on DOS/Windows. Beneath or inside the root directory there may be files and other directories. Each directory may contain files and other directories, and so on.
Under DOS/Windows, each file system/device (the division between the device and the file system that resides on it is not clear in DOS/Windows) is assigned a device name, a drive letter. There is very little flexibility for assigning drive letters. The first floppy drive is always drive A:, the first hard drive partition is always drive C:, etc. These file systems are all separate from each other, each having its own root directory and hierarchy. The only way to access the files on one of these devices is by specifying the drive letter.
Linux also assigns a device name to each device, but this is not how the files on that device are accessed. There are no drive letters in Linux. Instead, Linux creates a Virtual File System for us, which makes all the files on all the devices appear to exist on one global device. In Linux, there is one root directory, and every file you have access to is located under it somewhere. Furthermore, the Linux root directory does not have to be in any particular place. It might not be on your first hard drive. It might not even be on your computer. Linux can use a network shared resource as its root directory.
11-30-2001, 03:28 PM
Thanks Dee... glad to see you didn't leave us after all :)
guess you were having a bad hair day is all :)
A Demons Vision
12-01-2001, 08:04 AM
no problem martz...
catch you soon at the unit?.
any wee jobs i can do for you?
cus am bored to the teeth sittin' bout on me cake allday?
A Demons Vision
12-02-2001, 06:22 AM
I found this when i was flicking through pc review..
what does this all mean if you dont mind me askin'?
The Slackware distribution is not nearly as easy to use as Caldera or Red Hat. But it has some good points. When we forgot to save some settings in a config script before rebooting during installation, Slackware automatically sent e-mail to the root user describing what had happened and how to recover. It also provides a good collection of powerful configuration scripts, which perform actions that would require several commands in other distributions.
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