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Old 12-31-2003, 01:44 PM   #1
jillyt
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Instructions for partitions please


Hello Everybody,
I am trying to install Redhat 8 on a hard drive with SuSE 9 and I already have the Suse installed. The hard drive is 6gb and the following information I got from Disk Druid in the installation of Redhat comes up as hda1 (swap)502mb start 1 - 64, hda2 (reiserf) 5679mb start 64 - 788, I am new to this and not sure what to do , do I choose hda2 and choose edit, and then how do I set it up so that each distrobution has a half of the hard drive, so i would leave the first 500 swap for suse then give it around 2500, then I would need to somehow make the next one for the Redhat 500 for the swap and then 2500 for it. I am wondering also how it is going to want it set up, If it will still be hda1 and hda2 for the Suse, and then hda3 and hda4 for the Redhat?..So I hope someone can make some sense out of this for me so I can get my redhat installed and start learning it too. Thanks again for all the help I have been given here to learn Linux, Have a Great Day!














 
Old 12-31-2003, 02:06 PM   #2
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ok, first, swap partitions can be shared, so you don't need to make a new one

alright, second, i take it you are not going to make a /boot partition separatately? you can do that, but redhat might complain and you may need to set aside a 100 meg /boot partition

this is probably what you will need to have your partitions look like
/dev/hda1 swap
/dev/hda2 suse root
/dev/hda3 redhat root

if you redhat doesn't care about the /boot partition, then make sure you choose to use the lilo boot loader

as for how to go about splitting your partition, i don't think disk druid can resize partitions; if you have windows lying around, you may want to look into Partition Magic
in Suse, you can use a partitioning tool called qtparted from http://qtparted.sourceforge.net/ to resize your reiserfs partition (note: gnu parted and reiserfs tools required)
otherwise, you say you want as many distros as possible, go and download mandrake linux (or at least the first disk) and use their partitioning tool which is able to resize partitions quite well

good luck!
 
Old 12-31-2003, 04:11 PM   #3
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Thanks it just so happens that I did just download Mandrake 9 last night funny...Thanks again I will give it a try
 
Old 01-01-2004, 12:50 PM   #4
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Hello again,
When I choose to edit hda2 to add the partition for the Redhat, the space I am working with is the 5679 mb, what do I choose when I need to choose Mount, and will I be able to put in 2500 mb as the Redhat partition, Thanks again for the help, I hope to get Redhat installed soon.
 
  


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