Must I Partition My C: Drive?

Must I Partition My C: Drive?

Post by microm.. » Mon, 06 Jan 1997 04:00:00



I have what I think is a pretty good setup of installing Linux, but am
confused about where to start in regards to the boot disk.  Here's my
setup:

C: Drive -> SCSI - Internal
D: Drive -> SCSI - Internal
E: Drive -> SCSI - External EZ135

Its the latter drive that I wish to install Linux on.  Must I still
have a partition devoted to Linux on the C: drive.  Without any IDE, I
was hoping that I could boot off the E: drive when I want to run UNIX.
Of course, the C: drive is loaded with Windows junk and I don't want
to repartition and even FIPS makes me nervous.

TIA

Steve
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Must I Partition My C: Drive?

Post by Jurgen Exne » Tue, 07 Jan 1997 04:00:00




Quote:> I have what I think is a pretty good setup of installing Linux, but am
> confused about where to start in regards to the boot disk.  Here's my
> setup:

> C: Drive -> SCSI - Internal
> D: Drive -> SCSI - Internal
> E: Drive -> SCSI - External EZ135

> Its the latter drive that I wish to install Linux on.  Must I still
> have a partition devoted to Linux on the C: drive.  Without any IDE, I
> was hoping that I could boot off the E: drive when I want to run UNIX.
> Of course, the C: drive is loaded with Windows junk and I don't want
> to repartition and even FIPS makes me nervous.

Removable HDs are used just like any other HD for Linux.
Therefore I can't see any problems with this setup and booting from
/dev/sdc.

Nevertheless note that you will need some boot loader like LILO installed
on /dev/sda, because the BIOS won't boot from the third drive by itself.

And another problem might be, that 135 MB are not very much for a Linux
system. Although Linux will run just fine with even less space, you will be
rather limited with more advanced applications like X11, TeX, gcc, ....
At least, you can't install all of them.

jue

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Must I Partition My C: Drive?

Post by Ruj Suwannasew » Wed, 08 Jan 1997 04:00:00



>I have what I think is a pretty good setup of installing Linux, but am
>confused about where to start in regards to the boot disk.  Here's my
>setup:

>C: Drive -> SCSI - Internal
>D: Drive -> SCSI - Internal
>E: Drive -> SCSI - External EZ135

>Its the latter drive that I wish to install Linux on.  Must I still
>have a partition devoted to Linux on the C: drive.  Without any IDE, I
>was hoping that I could boot off the E: drive when I want to run UNIX.
>Of course, the C: drive is loaded with Windows junk and I don't want
>to repartition and even FIPS makes me nervous.

>TIA

>Steve
>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>Micro Moonlighters ~~~~~~~~~~ The world would be a better place if ~~~

>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ fewer public officials who are fools! ~~
>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>~~~~~~~~~~~~ http://www.accessone.com/~micromoon ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Linux should be able to  boot from your SCSI harddisk with have SCSI
ID 0 or 1 only. I think you may have to change you configuration by
trying to set your EZ SCSI to ID 1 and only do partitioning on your EZ
SCSI.

My configuration, I have first SCSI harddisk as ID 0 with Windows 95
for entire drive, and I installed Linux on second harddisk ID 1..I
just only partition for Linux native and swap partion on my SCSI ID1
drive without touching the first drive.

Hope this is help :-)

-Ruj Suwannasewog

 
 
 

Must I Partition My C: Drive?

Post by John Shee » Thu, 09 Jan 1997 04:00:00



>My configuration, I have first SCSI harddisk as ID 0 with Windows 95
>for entire drive, and I installed Linux on second harddisk ID 1..I
>just only partition for Linux native and swap partion on my SCSI ID1
>drive without touching the first drive.

That's quite a waste of two hard disks, if you ask me.  The biggest
bottleneck in HDs is the fact that the head can only be in one place at
one time.  Why operate you computer in such a way that each OS that you
boot into only has one HD head to do it's work?  I have three HDs in my
system, and don't have any OS operating on one drive.  Each OS has it's
system files on one HD, it's swap on another, and possibly apps on a
third one.  This is much more efficient than having one OS per drive.

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1. Create new partition before boot partition on hard drive

I have been happily using Red Hat on a dual boot system with Win95 for over
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