>> Ok, maybe should I look into the FAQs, maybe I should read this
>>newsgroup, but I don't have much time to dig out that information for
>>my very particular case.
>The one and only * sin of comp.os.linux! :)
>Remember that many of us spend a lot of time writing the FAQ's and replying
>to articles on c.o.l to deal with all of those "very particular cases".
>Please do your part by reading the docs and the newsgroup before posting.
>Even if you think that the FAQ won't help you, you might (God forbid) be
>able to figure it out yourself. :)
>> In short, how do I proceed with SLS distribution to install
>>Linux on my BootManager and be able to install Linux on that
>>second hard drive's 120MB partition... Any insights?
>Simple; with Linux (or OS/2) fdisk create the partition for Linux and
>install onto it (depending on whether the drive's SCSI or IDE, use
>"/dev/hdb2" or "/dev/sdb2"... assuming you're installing onto the second
>partition of the second drive.
Are you sure? I'm still new at Linux, but I just installed Linux with OS/2 and I
*did* take the time to read the FAQ. According to the FAQ, you *must* use OS/2's
fdisk to create the Linux partitions, otherwise OS/2 will trash them. You can
also use OS/2's fdisk to mark your Linux partition bootable. Now, when you
install Linux, you don't use fdisk to make partitions. However, you do use it to
change the type of your Linux partitions to Linux/MINIX. The you can mke2fsWhen you At the same
time, you can use OS/2
Here's what I would do:
1. Use OS/2's fdisk to partition your second drive. If you are already using
OS/2's boot manager, you don't need to install it again. If not, make it the
first partition of your second drive. Make sure you mark the Linux partition
2. Now, boot from disk a1 of SLS. Once the system comes up, use fdisk to change
the type of your Linux partition to type 81 (Linux/MINIX).
3. Shutdown and boot a second time from disk a1 to update the partition table.
Use mke2fs to make a file system (format) your Linux partition. Now complete
the installation with doinstall, see the SLS README for the details.
Something else to consider: you may want to FAT format one of your OS/2 partitions.
Linux does not currently understand HPFS but it does understand FAT. If you have
a FAT partition, you can easily share data between OS/2 and Linux.
Quote:>Then see the FAQ section III on how to install LILO on that partition's
>boot sector, and then add it to Boot Manager.
III.30 and III.31 are the relevant questions.
Quote:>Please do read the FAQ's. Your case is not *that* particular.
To the original poster: personally, I think you're totally nuts to even consider
this without reading the FAQ. At best, you'll waste a lot of time. More likely
you'll do something wrong and will have to start over from scratch, including
reading the FAQ to figure out what went wrong. At worst, you'll trash your OS/2
installation. I've installed some form of UNIX on a variety of machines several
times. I always read the manual before each upgrade and I've yet to have a serious
problem. I can't say the same for some of my more hasty counterparts.
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