DOS partition/Linux partition question

DOS partition/Linux partition question

Post by barran.. » Wed, 26 May 1999 04:00:00

I'll be tackling a Linux install in the next few days and have a
question about partitioning.

I have 2 physical drives; "c" which contains Win95, and "d" which is
used for several Win95 programs and storage.

My question is this. Can I or should I DOS partition my "d" drive into 2
Dos partitions making it "d" and "e" then use "e" for my Linux
installation? Or should I just use the Linux fdisk and create partitions
on the "d" drive? The "d" drive is a 1.2 gb Conner and I've thought
about setting aside 800/900mb for Linux. Does this sound reasonable or
am I just wasting time doing it this way? Would I be able to use LILO if
I make 2 DOS partitions?

Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Marc Flenar

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