>I bought a new pc and i want to use Win95 and Linux and the same drive.
>Where should i begin. I knwo i need to partition the drive but
>i don't know wich partition utility to use
Just the other day I went thru the partitioning exercise with Windows 95
The Windows fdisk (fdisk(w) for short) seemed to do some funny things,
and generally gives you less information than the Linux fdisk
(fdisk(l)) does. My observations/suggestions are:
Set up all your partitions *before* installing any software.
Certain partition size limits are advantageous under FAT filesystems in
terms of cluster sizes (128M=2K clusters, 256M=4K, 512M=8K, 1024M=16K).
fdisk(w) appears to round the partition size you give it up to the next
cylinder boundary or something to that effect; when I specified 256M I
ended up with more, and thus an 8K cluster size. When I specified 255M,
I got close to 256M and the 4K cluster size. Use format(w) or fdisk(l)
to determine what you really got...
When I created a Linux swap partition as the first logical partition in
the extended partition with fdisk(l), and then used fdisk(w) to create a
logical DOS drive in the extended partition, fdisk(w) killed the Linux
swap partition, although it left most or all of the space allocated.
Putting your DOS logical drives first probably helps.
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