Quote:>we're going to buy a computer with a 1.6GB hard disk. it comes with
>Windows 95 and we're planning to partition the disk and install
>linux on 1GB. Will this cause problems? If something were to go wrong
>is there a possibility of the DOS partition getting screwed up due to
>something being overwritten on it? Is it better to get 2 hard disks?
Shud be ok, but make sure you have bootable (dos) floppy with Fdisk
on it just in case you forget to make dos partition active or some
IMHO a multi- partitioned drive makes a lot more sence anyway (whether
or not Linux is being run as well) since the cluster size of a 1.6Gb
drive is monstrous. I've reloaded my Win95 system and saved about 50%
(maybe more) after re-partitioning with dosc, linux swap and linux
Would suggest using loadlin/floppy rather than LILO to load Linux
until everything is running hunky dory. That way the master boot
record doesn't get messed up.
Zinger the Mog of Doom