"Jason De Mullich
> Hi all,
> I have been mucking around trying to install Red Hat on my Win98 PC.
> Just before I go through the whole install again I just want to confirm the
> following process which I am pretty sure will work through ,my previous
> trial and error process.
> 1 - Install Win98 *
If you are going to install Win98, it would make sense to
install it in a partition of the size you want for it rather
than installing it and then resizing it.
> 2 - Resize the W98 partition creating:
> a) a small (approx 12mb) partitition at the begining of the HDD for
This is only necessary if your Win98 partition is so big,
you don't have room for a small /boot partition following
it and staying below the 1024 cylinder limit.
Quote:> b) an extended partition with two logical partitions for ext2 and
> the swap file.
If you are only going to use four partitions altogether, you
don't need an extended partition. You can just use primary
> 3 - Install Red Hat.
If you put Win98 first in its own partition, and you have room
after it for /boot, you can just choose a workstation install
and the redhat installer will take care of the partitioning for
linux. But it will create an extended partition with logical
partitions in it.
> * - I noticed if I have a normal DOS FAT12/16 partition then install linux
> (allowing red hat to setup up the partitions automatically) then W98 then
> the W98 install corrupts the /boot partition - is this normal ?
> Please reply to the news group.
You have to make a special effort to install Win98 in the
second primary partition. I don't remember how to do it,
but I am pretty sure it can be done. It may just be that you
should use either the Linux or Windows fdisk to mark the
second partition as the active partition. (In that case,
you probably don't want to leave it that way after you have
installed linux.) If as you say you just
use the default installation of Win98, it probably messes up
If you do manage to get /boot in a small partition at the
beginning, make sure it is not marked as the active partition
if you put lilo in the master boot record, as noted above.
> Thanks in advance.
Dept. of Mathematics, Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL 60208