|Subject||Re: [ib-support] Duel Boot Machines|
> Hi All,Delphi
> I am purchasing a new machine which I intend to duel boot between
> Windows XP Pro and Mandrake Linux 8.1. This machine will be used for
> development work of a Firebird based system. Half of the development
> work is in Java (Servlets) for which I intend to use Linux as the
> development environment (where possible). The other half is in
> (therefore windows :-().You may wish to check
if you can live with Windows 98 for your Delphi development.
> If I partition the disk into at least 3 partitions (1 Linux, 1use
> Windows, 1 data) with the data partition something like Fat32, can I
> the same firebird database whether booted in Windows or Linux?Yes, if you don't use NTFS or the like.
>At the moment you will have to exclude your data partition from system
> An additional question I have is regarding Windoze XP. What is the
> chance of a config parameter in the config file to specify the file
> extension for the isc4.gdb file and the default database extension
> (something like .fdb)?
recovery and install
> This would allow all the XP system restoreWe'll see, it's hard coded at the moment.
> problems to be bypassed completely just by renaming the isc4.gdb to
> isc4.fdb and changing all database extensions.
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