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RE: Win98, Linux dual boot




good luck! It's not Linux fault that windows and BIOS behaviour is so poor...




ERiddle cottoninc com on 09/05/2000 16:01:07

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Thanks again, Paul.  I suspect that I may suffer from "installation
intolerance" and your helpfule comments should ease the suffering!

Best regards,
Eddie R. Riddle

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Newman pgen com [mailto:Paul Newman pgen com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 10:20 AM
> To: redhat-install-list redhat com
> Subject: RE: Win98, Linux dual boot
>
>
>
>
> The best thing to do is to install Windows first, but when
> you do, only make a
> Windows partition that fills part of the disc - up to below
> cylinder 1024. You
> might not have this option, in which case directly after
> installing, you can use
> the FIPS application by copying it onto a windows boot disc
> and booting that.
>
> What you should do is have a 1gig Windows C:\ and put a 10MB
> Linux /boot
> partition after that. Following that it doesnt matter where
> the other partitions
> go - presumably a large linux / and a large windows D:\
>
> You can create the Linux partitions during the Linux install
> and use the
> excellent "Ranish Partition Manager" (again by copying onto a
> boot disc and
> running it off that to create the windows D:\ (I say this
> because you could in
> theory use Windows FDISK but it might get confused by the
> Linux partitions but
> Ranish wont)
>
> search Google or something for Ranish. It's postcardware.
>
>
> Hope that's clear
>
> Paul
>
>
>
>
> ERiddle cottoninc com on 09/05/2000 15:15:27
>
> Please respond to redhat-install-list redhat com
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> Subject:  RE: Win98, Linux dual boot
>
>
>
>
> Paul (and interested others),
>
> Wonderful.  When you say "the installation takes care of
> ...", that's not
> clear to me.   If I proceed to install linux on a newly
> constructed machine
> (I'm using Redhat 6.0, at this point in time), at what point
> to I make a
> partition for Win98 (should Win98 be installed first?, etc.).
>
> Thanks for the response on what must be an old topic.  Although I've
> installed RedHat linux on a few other machines, I've not had
> to dual boot
> before.  This new machine is still under construction and I
> just wanted to
> think this part through before I configure.
>
> Best regards,
> Eddie R. Riddle
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Paul Newman pgen com [mailto:Paul Newman pgen com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 9:47 AM
> > To: redhat-install-list redhat com
> > Subject: Re: Win98, Linux dual boot
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > If you are installing RedHat, the installation takes care of
> > setting up the dual
> > boot as an integral part of the installation process and you
> > dont need to worry
> > about it. The only thing you really need to worry about is
> > that the linux boot
> > partition must be below cylinder 1024 on your hard drive,
> > otherwise your
> > computer's BIOS wont be able to see it and so wont be able to
> > boot linux.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ERiddle cottoninc com on 09/05/2000 14:52:53
> >
> > Please respond to redhat-install-list redhat com
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> > To:   redhat-install-list redhat com
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> > Subject:  Win98, Linux dual boot
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Where can I find "nice" (easily read and to the point)
> > instructions to set
> > up a "clean" (easily managed, efficient and effective) dual
> > boot system for
> > Linux and Windows 98?
> >
> > Best regards
> > Eddie R. Riddle
> >
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