Thanx so far...

Thanx so far...

Post by Anil V. Narwa » Wed, 15 Mar 1995 10:06:56

Okay, so I'll sound like a kid on this one, but guess where I am?
I'm at home, on my PC (well, using it -- not really ON it),
connected to my machine at work thru SLIP.  Tah-dah.  This much
has been relatively easy.  Maybe I'll attempt to setup http/mosaic

Thanx much,

PS:  No, I still haven't got it to recognize the SCSI drives,
but I'll get that sorted out soon...I hope.


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1. Long ago, in a partition far, far away...

Jedi knights,

Tomorrow I plan to partition and install Linux, then see Star Wars.
I've called Red Hat thrice, with unsatisfactory replies. I'm a bit
confused about partitioning on the Win98/Partition Magic side vs.
the logical partitioning inside Linux. I wish to preserve my
Win98 data, and want to be careful to keep my /boot partition
below the 1024 cyl/8GB threshold. I plan to take one of two paths,
depending on your advice. Here are the two scenarios, and then the

 Dell 450
 17GB disk
 128MB RAM
 Win98 uses ~4 GB (defragged)
 Partition Magic 4.0
 Redhat Linux 6.0

1) I'd rather optimize the free space on C by doing this:


        Win98 (4GB)             C drive
        free space (4<8GB)

        /boot partition (16MB)  invisible partition (extended?)
        /swap (128MB)           invisible partition (extended?)
        native Linux (~3GB)     invisible partition (extended?)

        Win98 (11GB<17GB)        D drive


2) ... Rather than doing this contiguous, sub 8GB approach:


        Win98 (4GB)             C drive
        /boot (16 MB)           invisible partition (extended?)
        /swap (128MB)           invisible partition (extended?)
        native Linux (~3GB)     invisible partition (extended?)

        Win98 (8GB<17GB)        D drive


        Linux (13GB<17GB)       Linux partition



1) Can I do scenario 1, or must I do scenario 2?
The PM partitions need not be contiguous, must they?

2) How many Linux partitions do I have to create on the Partition
Magic (Win98) side, two or three?
        a) If I go with scenario 1, I'll need at least two: one
           boot partition below the 8GB/1024 cyl barrier, and
           another above, but do I need to create one as well
           for swap?
        b) Do I, in general, have to create two PM partitions for
           Linux in either case:
           native (~3GB) and one swap (128MB), or just one,
           and let fdisk/DiskDruid slice things up INSIDE Linux?

2) For these two (or three) PM partitions, do I create any of them
as Primary, or are they Extended type partitions?

4) Is Darth Vader really Luke's father? Oops, sorry, wrong movie.

Bill Petro

2. FlexFax and Linux

3. ISSG down far, far more than BCSG

4. RH5.1 > 5.2 Package

5. - stay away... far far away

6. Information needed

7. xbiff, procmail, and incoming folders

8. Newbie: "Linux has come so far only to seem so far away"

9. Thanx

10. Thanx and Sorry

11. Thanx Rob Davies

12. Thanx...