Thank you for comments.
I do have more than 2gb of data on C: It is possible to partition using
Partition Magic and keep Fat32 - so if I did that first and freed up a
partion on the C: drive -say 8gb, and used fips to format it as ext2,
without the need to use fips to resize it, would I retain my C: fat32? Or
would it not let me continue?
Also, as I am using a dual boot already, how will the installer cope with
it? Will I get a dual boot option of Linux/Windows and if I choose windows
will I then get a second choice of Windows 98/2000? Or will I get a 3 boot
Are there any probs with having 3 operating systems on one machine?
> I believe that as long as your C: FAT32 drive does not contain more than
> of data, you can use a program known as fips to shrink that partition to
> GB (which is probably included on one of the installation CDs, I know
> positively that you can download it off the internet and it is on Red Hat
> distros). To the best of my knowledge, I believe that your FAT32 becomes
> which limits Winbloze partions to 2.0GB each but has no affect on you ext2
> (Linux) partitions. So, if you want to alocate more than 2.0 GB to this
> for Winbloze, you will have multiple partitions for this. If you current
> drive has more that 2.0 GB of data, you will probably run into trouble
> with a commercial partition manager such as Partition Magic.
> > Hi,
> > I have asked this question before and been pointed to the Howtos. I
> > looked in the how tos and not found any advice that I can follow, so I
> > ask here again.
> > I have a PIII 600(133) with 256MB (133)
> > With 3 Hard Drives:
> > C: Fat32 - Windows 98 - 18 gig.
> > D: NTFS - Windows 2000 - 20 Gig
> > E: Fat32 - Data files
> > My machine Dual boots between 98 and 2000 - Win 2000 aranged the dual
> > at installation.
> > I have 10gig of space free on my C: drive and want install Suse Linux
> > have had this for a while) on it.
> > Please can you give me any suggestions or warnings so that I don't*
> > system.
> > Paul