Author Topic:   BZP Server now on Linux!
posted November 12, 2002 04:48 PM            
After fighting so many times at trying to keep my server up and running on Win98se, I've decided to switch it permanantly over to Linux. It was pretty easy, too!

It only has one other task running on it but it shouldn't make the difference for the server to stay up. Please remember that my server is basically up for tank testing. Let me know if the server is any better or not. Thanks!!


posted November 12, 2002 08:09 PM            
impressive <clap> <clap> <clap> wohoo!

(no, i'm not being sarcastic)


posted November 12, 2002 09:39 PM            
Neither you are, Par!! (neither am I)


posted November 13, 2002 05:30 PM            
Well BZP,
You know we are going to want the juicy details... What type of Linux, what did you have to do to WINE to get it to work, what other services are running, what kind of hardware, etc.
So anytime you get a chance, fill us in!


posted November 13, 2002 05:48 PM            

I have a dual boot system on a 40 GB drive. 30 GB for Windows and 10 GB for Linux.

Installed Win98se with all the trimmings.

Mandrake Linux 9.0 installed without a hitch.

ECS K7S5A motherboard with sound/NIC
AMD AthlonXP 1600@1.54ghz
256MB of Crucial DDR RAM
ATI Radeon 7200 32MB DDR video card

Basic install of Mandrake Linux 9.0...nothing special besides the other games that come with the CDs.

Installed the default WINE that's included with the CDs:

Opened Mandrake Control Center
Put in my password for root access
Clicked on Software Management
Clicked on Install Software
Typed in WINE for the search parameters
Clicked on the box to install WINE.
Put in the CD#2 and #3 when it asked for it

After WINE installed, I did the following:

Opened a terminal window
Changed directory to root
Changed directory to mnt
Changed directory to windows
Changed directory to Program\ Files
Changed directory to Tread\ Marks\ 1.5
typed in the command wine tm.exe -dedicated.cfg and pressed enter.

I also created a shortcut on my desktop and put the command line in but with the directory links.

There's a dialog box that complaining about some error but I'm ignoring it for now. Guess I'll have to figure out what the deal is with it and fix it.


Random Chaos
posted November 13, 2002 06:45 PM            
nice to know you can do that


Rex R
posted November 14, 2002 02:20 AM            
nit pick. the proper term now days is 'main board' the term motherboard is not 'pc'

[This message has been edited by Rex R (edited November 14, 2002).]


posted November 14, 2002 09:15 AM            
You just opened up a can o' worms there

It no longer politically correct to refer to the various circuit boards as Motherboard and Daughter Card, as fathers got very upset about being left out. So now we must use Mainboard and Backplane card, respectivly.


Random Chaos
posted November 14, 2002 10:50 AM            
f*** political correctness, it will always be a motherboard aka mobo.

Now how does "mainboard" become "mobo" which is the common abreiviation!


posted November 14, 2002 02:54 PM            
I figure they all deal with the "PC" anyway.

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posted November 14, 2002 06:56 PM            
w00t! Forget it Its a motherboard sillys. Mainboard? pfft, why not just call it an anthill........ Motherboard sounds cooler, its like World Wide Web... Would you guys like it if it was called the Wide World Web? Or the Wide Wonderful Web? or prehaps the Webbed wide world? (hey, that ones actually not so bad).... Traditions happen for a reason, it isn't gonna change hehe