Partioning for DOS/Win + Linux over two drives?

Partioning for DOS/Win + Linux over two drives?

Post by Armen Ezekieli » Fri, 21 Apr 1995 04:00:00

Hi folks. I am waiting to receive my linux distribution and waiting to
install a 1.08 GB WD HD alongside a Seagate 528 MB. Does anyone have any
recommendations regarding the partitioning of the two drives? I am
tentatively planning on moving all files on the 528 onto the WD. Would
putting linux/X on one drive or the other be more advantageous? The WD
drive is EIDE of course while the 528 is IDE. My motherboard has
on-board IDE and I will be getting an EIDE card. Thanks for any and all

--Armen Ezekielian
OSU Dept. of Physics


Partioning for DOS/Win + Linux over two drives?

Post by Matthew R. Walk » Fri, 21 Apr 1995 04:00:00

I plan on doing something similar with my computer.  I will get getting another hd and then using the new hd for linux and keeping my old dos hd, dos without having to repartition and format...
I refuse to use fdisk...

I can run dos in dos and linux on my linux hd.  I can copy linux stuff to my dos hd and everything will be cool.  I bought Using Linux, by Que.  It comes with a cd for all the slackware, linux ver 2.0.0 and a HUGE 800+ page manual to tell u evrything about linux, internet, xdisplay and all that good stuff.  I recommend the book HIGHLY, i got it at barnes and noble...  If you can't find it Que-the publisher-has a web page so u can contact them directly.

Anyone with any insight on this two hd, partitioning--HOPEfully, no partiton because with a new hd dedicated to linux, I won't need to use fdisk..

I also have an ethernet connection and if u don't have ethernet than linux might be a waste of time...

Help would be appreciated and we'll be in touch--Armen Ezekielian
OSU Dept. of Physics.

Matthew Walker
ACM Member, RPI


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