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Re: booting in to linux.



hi, ok thanks for letting me know. this gives me an idea about what i can
do.  thanks again. 
charles 


On Tue, 15 Jan 2002, Rafael wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 15, 2002 at 01:13:57PM -0600, cbowman wrote:
> > hi, ok 2 questions.  ware can i go to get  these loaders,  and how much
> > space will the linux system files, and so fourth  take after it is
> > installed and set-up. if I add another drive all I have is a 1 gb drive
> > that I can add so if I make 2 partisiions with that it would come out to
> > 500 each is this workable? thanks alot. 
> 
> You mean 500MB for each OS? That's a bit tight. Since you probably do not 
> X then it's doable.
> 
> / 48 MB
> /usr 300 MB
> /var 32 MB
> /tmp 64 MB
> swap 64 MB
> /home rest of the free space
> 
> That's really small. Can't dedicate whole 1GB to Linux? Used drives over
> 4GB can be had for $20 these days.
> 
> The above is normal number of partitions I use and never regret it. It
> makes it easy to upgrade or reinstall if necessary.
> 
> Grub is on first CD from RedHat distribution under
> RedHat/RPMS/grub-0.90-11.i386.rpm
> 
> All you need to do is to run 
> rpm -ivh /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS/grub-0.90-11.i386.rpm
> 
> and then run /sbin/grub-install
> 
> After that you need to edit /boot/grub/grub.conf to add or remove any 
> kernel or OS.
> 
> Grub doesn't take much space, only boot sectors and a little bit in 
> /boot/grub directory.
> 
> That's for RedHat distribution. Others might vary.
> 
> > charles 
> > 
> > 
> > On Mon, 14 Jan 2002, Rafael wrote:
> > 
> > > On Mon, Jan 14, 2002 at 11:00:16PM -0600, cbowman netdoor com wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > hi listers. I have a question. I am getting ready to install linux on my
> > > > computer but, i need to find something to help me to choose wich os i will
> > > > boot up in to . I have win95 on this computer, and am keeping it my hard
> > > > drive is partisioned 3 ways 1 is for just windows junk, the secont is for
> > > > dos, and the third will be for linux. I know about partision majic but,
> > > > short of that is there something that i can just download from someware to
> > > > use. thanks alot?  btw, the kind of linux I have I have slakeware 8.0, and
> > > > braillespeek i think is the name of it. I didn't see eanything for this on
> > > > the cds. thanks alot.
> > > 
> > > The oldest linux loader called LILO is one way to select and boot 
> > > different operating systems. However, there is an alternative with more 
> > > capabilities and flexibility in my experience. That alternative is grub. 
> > > What's most important about it is that it doesn't matter where the kernles 
> > > are. Another words, the BIOS limitation of 1024 cylinders is not limiting 
> > > you to boot from partitions that reside beyond 1024th cylinder.
> > > 
> > > Most distributions use lilo as a default OS loader. RedHat since 7.2 
> > > started to give you a choice for grub as well. There are RPM packages to 
> > > install grub on most distributions and I'm sure there is a package for 
> > > Debian as well.
> > > 
> > > One more thing, you can only install grub under Linux as far as I can 
> > > tell.
> > > 
> > > I suggest you create more partitions than just one for Linux. You need at
> > > least 2 but upgrades and backups are much nicer when Linux is installed
> > > with more than 2 partitions.
> > > 
> > > Disk drives are cheap these days and it's a good idea to have linux on 
> > > another drive so you don't need to worry about the partitions etc.
> > > 
> > > Good luck,
> > > 
> > > > charles
> > > > 
> > > > Net-Tamer V 1.11 - Test Drive
> > > > 
> > > 
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> > > 
> > > 
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