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Old 11-14-2012, 03:58 AM   #1
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Question Installing on desktop (as server) and laptop (as client)...


Ok, y'all. I have a desktop (with obvious plenty of space) and a laptop (typical amount of space). Both have XP on it currently (with desktop having Ubuntu in another partition). I took a linux and OS course a while back, but I don't do this stuff very often. I know that installing XP and Windows Server 2008 first is needed, which will take the first two primary partitions. As for the last two, can I put the swap partition on an extended with the Linux (root) on a third primary? I was looking to put Solaris (sadly, I need to buy) and Ubuntu (have a setup CD) on logical drives. Is this making sense, or am I incorrect on anything? Reason for all this is to advance myself in IT. I'm also pursuing my CCNA certification.

I also would like to re-install Microsoft Flight Simulator X, video editing software, and possibly .NET Visual Basic. I think eventually I may also do website admin. I do have an external HD, but that's for data backup (obviously). I'm pretty sure I can do all this, but any very respectable experts with responses will be admired and inspired.
 
Old 11-14-2012, 04:05 AM   #2
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Not related to LFS, thread will shortly be moved to a more suitable location.

In general Linux doesn't need a primary partition, it can live in logical just fine. it would be convention to keep /boot in a very small primary partition, but modern distro's don't even require this now AFAIK.

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Old 11-14-2012, 04:23 AM   #3
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Thanks for the rely. So, I can put the boot in the extended partition and everything else in logical drives? I can also install other distros in other logical drives in that same extended partition, correct? The Red Hat version I'm talking is the Fedora Core 2, if this makes a difference. I know it's old, but it's the only hard copy of Linux I have (besides the Ubuntu that I made a hard copy via internet).
 
Old 11-14-2012, 04:28 AM   #4
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fc2?? Hell no, throw that disc away immediately. No matter what books you're studying against etc, do NOT use that, it's *ancient* and utterly unsupported. fc17 is the current version, with fc18 betas currently available too. It is NOT worth using fc2 (and that WILL need primary partitions etc. due to its age)
 
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:43 AM   #5
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Oh, ok. I'll either get FC17, FC18, or openSUSE. I understand that openSUSE is kinda big, too. But everything I said above is correct?
 
  


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