What you did:
> I've installed Windows98 within the first
450Mb. Then I installed linux,
> using the next 10Gb. I used
8 partitions here. The dual boot with LILO
> works. If I use
DOS fdisk, it indicates that the extended partion is full,
Your mistake ...
Fdisk will mostly read partitions other than
You must Complete all windows
installations and then let disk druid grab a part of it, for linux
1. Make a partition table using windows fdisk.
Split up the disk into atleast 3 parts.
section1 => your windows primary
partition (C:), and keep the size to just as much as necessary.
section2=> rest of the disk as an extended
segment the extended partition
into 2 parts. One for all of linux. This must
appear initially as drive D:
the second part is rest of
windows, and must be the last partition made.(E:)
2.format drives C: and E: for windows using
format.com for win.
3.Load windows onto the system using a normal
4.The win system is now ready and working.
It will not read drive D: since it is not formatted. Here the Windows98 installation offers
two options: format the unformated drives or exit installation (Riddle),
so you format.
5. Now boot using a lilo boot disk or the RH
Cdrom if it bootable.& run disk druid.
disk druid will now read all partitions and
something like this must be seen:
hda1 => win32bit (is your
hda2=> this is
where all your linux partitions are going to be made.
your e:). Once you make your lin partitions windows
will see this as D:
6. Make as many ext2 partitions as needed inside
what is now hda2. This will cause hda3 to be renamed accordingly. If there is
a problem with LILO , try reducing the size of the first windows
I hope this helps...
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2000 10:21
Subject: Windows98 and linux on one large
> When installing a dual boot system
on a large disk (20Gb), (how) can one
> sandwich linux between DOS
partitions? That is ...
> 1. Windows98 is installed first
in the "under the 1024 cylinder limit", say
> the first 450Mb, (I used
the DOS fdisk to partition),
> 2. linux is installed in partitions in
the next 10Gb, (I used druid to make
> the linux
> 3. and then it is desired to have another partition to be
> Windows (fat32) for general workspace.
I've installed Windows98 within the first 450Mb. Then I installed
> using the next 10Gb. I used 8 partitions here. The
dual boot with LILO
> works. If I use DOS fdisk, it indicates that
the extended partion is full,
> consuming 19+Gb.
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