> I am wondering if it is possible to
> 1. install Redhat-5.x in a way that it can use several partitions
> on a disk? (context: would the like / on an IDE disk partition, and the
> rest /usr etc. on SCSI disk partitions). An attempt to install always
> puts the whole system on a single disk partitions.
> 2. boot from a floppy disk (the system still on hard disk..)?
> Thanks in advance.
> - ishwar
Use fdisk during install instead of Disk Druid. Make up to 4 partitions
(recommended); one for root, one for swap, one for ftp and one for usr. BUT
Personnally, I would get THREE large hard drives.
The drives would be set up thusly:
Master IDE0 Harddrive a- /dev/hda1 is / (root), /dev/hda2 is swap.
Slave IDE0 Harddrive b- /dev/hdb1 is /home/ftp/pub, /dev/hdb2 is swap.
Master IDE1 Harddrive c- /dev/hdc1 is /usr, /dev/hdc2 is swap.
Slave IDE1 CDROM d- /dev/hdd is /mnt/cdrom.
This is about the best you can do with an IDE system IMHO.
My opinions are mine alone - though others may borrow...