> - hda1: Win98 (100MB)
> - hda2: Linux Native (30 MB)
> - hda3: Linux Swap (64 MB)
> - hda4: Win98 (4.9GB)
> - hda5: Linux Native (1.0GB)
If you don't want to break your 98 up like this, the easier thing to do in
the long run is wipe everything out and do this:
1. Using a Linux boot disk, use Linux fdisk and delete all partitions.
Create your root partition, make it around 125 meg or so (a little
excessive, but you've got space to burn :-) ). This should be hda1.
2. Use your 98 boot disk, run DOS fdisk, and it should let you create a DOS
partition beneath the "non-DOS" partition. I would be much less generous
than Pierre, you're going to want a lot more room for your Linux stuff. I'd
give it 2-3 gig, depending on if you play a ton of games or not. If it
doesn't let you create this partition, DOS is being a bastard and created an
extended partition (it does this randomly, I have no idea why) that will
take up the rest of your hard drive. The only solution is to boot back off
a Linux floppy, re-run Linux fdisk, and delete that extended partition.
Reboot 98 off floppy, and everything should be cool. Set the DOS partition
3. Format the DOS partition, and install Windows 98.
4. Create your Linux partitions with the rest of the space(be careful to
keep your original 125 meg hda1 root partition intact!), giving your /usr
partition a good healthy gig, and refer to your Linux guide for the