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    I didn't follow rev's link, but I'm sure it is valid. Linux (and all unicies) are unique in the way almost every device is viewed as a file. For a quick run down:

    /dev contains devices. Block devices (harddrives et.al) need to be mounted. They are normally mounted under /mnt. /dev also contains all other devices. Soundcard: /dev/pcm, ethernet /dev/ethX, consoles: /dev/ptyX, random numbers: /dev/urandom. At least one partition is mounted under /. You normally have another partition mounted under /boot. type "mount" as root to see how your partitions are setup.

    /proc contains files that store information about your system or devices. Try "cat /dev/cpuinfo" or "cat /dev/partitions" to get the idea. All the numbered files and directories are processes. /var contains various things like logfiles, www directory, and some data files shared by programs.

    /bin contains binaries accessable to everyone. /sbin contains binaries for the super-user. /usr contains files used mainly by local users. This includes /usr/bin and /usr/share for files shared by programs and users.

    /lib contains libraries. These can be thought of as dlls in the windows world. /root is the super-user's home directory. /tmp contains temporary files. That is, /tmp can be considered volatile.

    Hope that helps. Play around with the file system using tools such as cat, du, etc. It's also fun to string some things together. For example:
    cat /dev/urandom > /dev/dsp

    BTW, I don't know why the system won't let me mount schoolgirls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLlama
    BTW, I don't know why the system won't let me mount schoolgirls.
    I assume you've already tried
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    mount -f /dev/schoolgirl
    Or would that be considered bashutory rape?
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    Im also a Gentoo zealot its customizability is optimum for projects like this, Also Ubuntu is rather nice distro.

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    I use Fedora Core 4 on my carputer. Seems fine for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnomad View Post
    If you are running a framebuffer-based app, it too will start almost immediately.
    You got my attention.
    Can you elaborate on this framebuffer- based app, please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnomad View Post
    The quickest, easiest way to get a small, fast-booting Linux system up and running is with Debian. When you do the install, don't select any of the package-sets and you'll have a console system that takes up less then 100 megs of disk and starts almost instantly after the kernel spawns init. If you are running a framebuffer-based app, it too will start almost immediately.

    -p.
    Damn Small Linux, DSL is Debian based and it is awesome. It ran sooo smooth on my thinkpad 240x.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intuitionsys View Post
    I assume you've already tried
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    mount -f /dev/schoolgirl
    Or would that be considered bashutory rape?
    Buh-dump, tcsh!!!

    (get it? get it?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outsider787 View Post
    You got my attention.
    Can you elaborate on this framebuffer- based app, please?
    A framebuffer app uses the framebuffer directly without going through X. Examples are programs that use DirectFB or the framebuffer console.

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    I like ubuntu

    Bump for ubuntu.

    I am big on debian-based package management, and after seeing the support that comes out of the box with ubuntu, swung all my home machines over to that. Since I estimate my carputer hardware will be able to handle GNOME, I plan to first try ubuntu there.

    I have tried gentoo in the past. (https://scifi.homelinux.net/mediawiki/index.php/Gentoo). My only gripe was having to wait awhile to try out anything (due to having to compile it).

    If you are playing around with live CDs, knoppix is much faster than ubuntu's live CD. I always have a knoppix CD sitting around to use for rescue purposes.

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