Quick re-partitioning Q re FIPS & Win95 partition

Quick re-partitioning Q re FIPS & Win95 partition

Post by Julian A F Bradbur » Fri, 07 Jul 1995 04:00:00



On my EIDE 730MB drive C, my partitions are:

 - DOS Primary - Win95
 - Linux <BOOT - sub 1024cyl>
   Linux </>
   Linux </usr>
   Linux <swap>

Q:  Will FIPS work ok with a Win95 partition ?
    (shrinking it slightly, after first defragmenting it)
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Quick re-partitioning Q re FIPS & Win95 partition

Post by Tom Sulliv » Sun, 09 Jul 1995 04:00:00


I want to install Linux on my system, but I already have 4 partitions on my
hard drive.  They are as follows:

  Primary DOS
  CP/M  (for Concurrent DOS)
  Extended DOS (With several logical DOS partitions set up)
  HPFS  (for OS-2)

My question is this:  Can I delete some of the logical DOS partitions inside
of the extended DOS partition, and install the Linux partitions as logical
partitions inside of the Extended Partition?  And if so, how do I set up
LILO to be able to boot all of these OS's?  Or would I be better off buying
a second hard drive, where I could set up 4 more primary partitions?  And
what about Windows 95?  Doesn't that support yet a different type of file
system, needing its own partition?


 
 
 

Quick re-partitioning Q re FIPS & Win95 partition

Post by Tom Weld » Mon, 10 Jul 1995 04:00:00


The Linux Installation Notes describes a way to use a DOS directory as a Linux
partition and install Linux to this DOS directory. It doesn't go into great
detail, but in the list of files to download, there is a description of a
'usds144.gz' or 'usds12.gz' that will do this. It also discourages its use
except for your exact situation of having 4 existing partitions.
 
 
 

Quick re-partitioning Q re FIPS & Win95 partition

Post by Tom Weld » Mon, 10 Jul 1995 04:00:00


Oops, I think my reply got lost, here goes again:
The Linux Installations Notes describes a way of installing Linux to a DOS
directory using 'usds144.gz' or 'usds12.gz' (depending on your floppy drive
type); it recommends it use ONLY in the situation you've described.

 
 
 

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