Win98/Redhat 5.1 - Partitioning HD probs - Very Newbie :)

Win98/Redhat 5.1 - Partitioning HD probs - Very Newbie :)

Post by Derek Colle » Tue, 12 Jan 1999 04:00:00



Hi,

Having bought a book on Linux, and successfully installed it on a test
computer (Compaq P233 3GB) at work, using the whole drive for Linux, I'm
having a go on my own computer, at home, trying to keep the Windows 98
stuff that I already have.

I'm having problems installing Redhat v5.1 on a Dell 450Mhz, 12.9GB HD,
128 MB RAM.

I have downloaded fips.exe v2.0 and 'cut' the disk into 8.389GB and 4GB.

While running the Linux boot disk in the installation routine, I get to
setting up the Linux partition. (pg 50 in the manual :)
My installation looks something like this (in Redhat's own partitioning
thingy):

Current Disk Partitions:
Mount Point  Requested  Actual  Type
hda1.........8393M......8393M...0x0c
hda2.........4000M......4000M...0x0f

Drive Summaries:
Drive  Geom[C/H/S]    Total  Used   Free
hda    [1024/255/63]  8032M  12393  -4361

In fdisk [expert mode] the listing of partitions WARNS that partition 1
and 2 overlap!! Is this bad?

Other things I've tried:
fdisk in DOS:
- using (and then not) the support for large disks, I've created an
Extended Partition called D:
- deleting the extended partition, and then running the Linux
Installation

I'm concerned about the following:
1.  The installation routine refers to version 2.0!!
2.  The partition type (above) is not in the list of recognised
partitioned.
3.  The Free space is negative.

What I'm really looking for is someone to tell me I'm 'doing it wrong'
and to re-assure me that I won't have to re-do the entire drive :)
And, of course, to point me in the right direction.

Thanks in advance.
Derek

 
 
 

Win98/Redhat 5.1 - Partitioning HD probs - Very Newbie :)

Post by Loui » Sun, 17 Jan 1999 04:00:00


    I'm having problems installing Redhat v5.1 on a Dell 450Mhz, 12.9GB HD,
128 MB RAM.

    I have downloaded fips.exe v2.0 and 'cut' the disk into 8.389GB and 4GB.

    While running the Linux boot disk in the installation routine, I get to
setting up the Linux partition. (pg 50 in the manual :)
    My installation looks something like this (in Redhat's own partitioning
thingy):

    Current Disk Partitions:
    Mount Point  Requested  Actual  Type
    hda1.........8393M......8393M...0x0c
    hda2.........4000M......4000M...0x0f

    Drive Summaries:
    Drive  Geom[C/H/S]    Total  Used   Free
    hda    [1024/255/63]  8032M  12393  -4361

    In fdisk [expert mode] the listing of partitions WARNS that partition 1
and 2 overlap!! Is this bad?

    Hi,

    I am running win95 and RedHat 5.1. I use lilo to choose wich one to
boot. I have a 6.4 GB Quantum Fireball with 5 partitions

    1: Primary (16BIT) for booting windows and liloboot.

    2: Extended partition for windows stuff. (fat32)

    3: Native partition for linux

    4: Swap partition for linux

    5: Extended partition for burning CDROMS.

    I used diskbruid because fdisk gave me problems. The only thing i can't
get to work is my second HD. That one is completely extended and fat32.

    Maybe diskbruid will work for you?

    Good luck..

 
 
 

1. Need Help: Setup RedHat 5.1 CD on Single HD(2 Partitions) running Win98.

Hi there,
            I am relative new at this and keen to learn and understand
more abt linux system.  Here are my current PC configurations:

*PII 233Mhz
*3.2 GB
*Win98
*C&D drive partitions.  ('C' - Win98;'D' empty for now)
*Thinkpad

        I already have the Redhat 5.1 CDRom.  Now the big
question....how do i start?  Here are some questions that I need to
find out.

Q:  I want to install Linux desperately and still want to make use
Win98 from time to time.  How do I configure the system so that I can
hv dual boot system?

Q:  After the Linux installation,  what will be the default OS upon
rebooting?  If I prefer   default Win98 or Linux how do I do it?

Q:How many space do  I need to set aside for Linux? How many
partitions or hd space does it requires anyway?

Q: How do uninstall Linux if the system somehow rather got mess up?

I hope you guys can assist me on this.  Greatly appreciated and many
thanks.  :)

Cheers,
     Iskandar D

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