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Old 10-30-2003, 04:43 PM   #1
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Question Disk Druid general question


Linux Neophyte and. . .

I would like to install Shrike on same system as WIN2K (dual boot) and from what I have been reading, I am getting the impression that I have to set up a partition with a 3rd party util like PM or Partition Commander prior to installing so my WIN2K install does not go kaput. But I have also read some info stating that I should be able to just the install without prior partitioning. . .or did I just misinterpret what I was reading? I have done a few installs previously, but on boxes that were OK to wipe, so I'm only HALF hopeless. My question is:

Will Disk Druid handle the partitioning duties necessary to have the two OS's peacefully co-exist on the same box? I have more than ample space on the hard drive. Thank you in advance!
 
Old 10-30-2003, 04:48 PM   #2
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Actually i do not know why people like to use Partition Magic to setup all linux partitions. You are very well off with disk druid or fdisk of whatever you prefer to use. The only reason to actually use PM is to create a separate partition to install linux into if you do not have one, then, it might make sence.

So if you do have a empty partition, go ahead with installation and do not read further.
If you want a new partition:
create a new one using PM (or whatever) out of your free space.
Format in FAT/FAT32.
Thats it you are done, proceed with Linux install you will need to configure partitions from there, most distros have good support for it.
I specifically do not recommend setting up linux-specific partitions with PM linux itself has very good tools for it.

Last edited by Mikhail_16; 10-30-2003 at 04:49 PM.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 04:53 PM   #3
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Thank you, Mikhail! That answers my question!
 
Old 10-30-2003, 05:14 PM   #4
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When i installed Linux, I cleared space on my HD so there was a part that wasnt part of a partition at all... then i created partitions using Disk Druid. They weren't FAT/FAT32, they were ext2/ext3, i cant remember...
Have i done something wrong?
 
Old 10-30-2003, 05:20 PM   #5
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Nope, looking good...
 
Old 10-30-2003, 05:20 PM   #6
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thats ok then
 
  


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