I've tried 2 ways of installing SUSE 6's on my machine .
1. Using YAST to do the Linux partitioning from scratch - got in a
2. Set up the partitions beforehand using the DOS FDISK program. The
structure set up was 1.2GB for a C: drive (formatted FAT16), a 2GB
lump of blank unformatted space and the rest - 4GB to be formatted
NTFS for the NT4's D: drive. With this setup, it was very easy to get
YAST to assign the UNFORMATTED 2GB lump in the middle to boot and swap
partitions and format them to ext2. YAST easily found the blank space.
So far, it seems best to boot Linux from a boot floppy, not put LILO
on the HDD. (NT4 has its own funny little ways of using the MBR and it
seems best not to take risks.)
>I have the Quantum Fireball 13GB CX U ATA connected to the Soyo SY 6BA +IV
>The setup begins normally but when YaST comes to the point where it detects
>partitions it can't find any useful partition.
>I have to add that my HD is also not shown in System Information in the
>Setup menus? Does anybody have a solution to this problem i.e.. a suitable
>kernel module. I have to add that I want to install Linux in an extended
>partition of my HD. I would appreciate any help and suggestion you send to
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