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June 5th, 2008
June 5th, 2008
June 5th, 2008
June 5th, 2008
June 5th, 2008

[User Picture]07:14 pm - And the Laptop is finally more-or-less complete...
...just placed the order (through a local company, YAY for supporting local businesses!) for the hard drive I wanted in my laptop from the get-go, but Lenovo just doesn't use. Until 4GB SO-DIMM's become commercially available to end-users some time next year most likely, my laptop is fully kitted out and maximized.

So... yeah, 250GB drive, here I home. With 325G/2ms operating shock durability. So basically, any drop too short to park the hard drive heads with the Wiimote-like sensor in my laptop won't hurt the drive, any longer fall and the drive will get parked to withstand up to 900G/1ms shock. And this is both a Seagate drive (so a 5-year warranty) and one of the best-performing laptop drives out there at the moment that's not a power-hungry monster. For under $100 at reputable retailers. Seagate Momentus 5400.4 series.

Then the 'stock' drive gets put aside, and I'll finally delve into a fully-ground-up build for this machine. At this point, definately keeping Windows XP Pro x64 for some gaming for native DX9/pseudo-10 support and native Windows development/testing. I'll be transitioning to a 100MB FAT32 'boot' partition, and the remainder an NTFS 'shared system' partition. It'll be sticking to the Linux directory structure, since it's fairly trivial to rename/re-route all the Windows core folder names with nLite before I actually install the OS. So everyone will be out of /home instead of 'documents and settings', and I'll keep the /windows folder since there's no better name for it. And I'll add /win32 and /win64 instead of 'program files (x86)' and 'program files' since I'm running a 64-bit Windows *AND* a 64-bit Linux system. At least... that's my current thoughts... still toying with thinking if there's a better place to move the 'root' Windows folders to for integration purposes. /usr/local/windows/{core,i386,amd64} maybe?

I'll have some quirks running Windows, I'm sure, but I already run into most of those just running 64-bit mode. Anything that doesn't barf already, isn't likely to barf from further twiddling.0 commentsLeave a comment
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