>I'm aware of all the problems with IDE and BIOS restrictions, but I
>planned to do something like this:
>a.) Dump my old Conner, plug in the new 1 Gig HD instead.
>b.) use my Maxtor and the first 1024 cyls of the new HD as DOS partitions
> (this has to work (I think)).
>c.) Install Linux on the rest of the 1Gig HD.
>d.) Boot Linux from floppy
>so Linux would have the 2nd half of the large HD and DOS should have
>no problems with the other partitions.
The root partition has to have everything on it necessary to get theQuote:>Another idea would be to have a really small Linux partition somewhere on
>the first drive to boot Linux with LILO... How small could I make this
system up and running to the point where it can mount other
filesystems. You can definitely get away with 16MB (and possibly as
little as 10MB). You will have to mount /var, /tmp, /usr, and /home
as separate filesystems. Do not make /etc, /sbin, /bin, etc.,
separate filesystems as they are needed in the root partition.
I do have my root partition separate (though for security, rather thanQuote:>Do you think this would work? Has anybody had some experience with a
>setup like this?
to get around the cylinder thing), and /tmp and /usr reside on
cyls>1024 (/var is on another drive and I've moved /home under /usr).
This is also an ancient system---almost 4 years old. The whole setup
works just fine. My first install I made the root partition 16Meg and
had plenty of space left over. I had to reinstall due to some
partition stupidity on my part, and made it 32Meg on the second
install, though that seems to be definite overkill.
Can't help ya there. Don't have OS/2.Quote:>Would I be able to do something like this with OS/2 as well?
>Could I use the OS/2 bootmanager to boot from cyls>1024 (having no