Well, I have GOOD NEWS!
In preparing for the move to the Lake house, I stumbled across a copy of Kbuntu 7.10. Not wanting to screw up my 80 gig Maxtor Diamond Plus 9 hard drive, I found an old, Maxtor 8.4 gig hard drive to try and load said Kbuntu distro on.
Well, it came up and when I got to the partitioning part, I set it for 2 gigs for the swap
partition and the rest for the .dat file. Hmmmmmm, Kbuntu said I needed a root
partition, but no matter how hard I tried, I could not figure out how to do that. It didn't give me the option of naming, then setting aside and amount for the root. It has either 2 gigs for swap and 6 for data OR the whole drive would be formatted as one entity.
Now, with the 80 gig hard drive, I'd like to set aside 36 gigs for just WIN 2000 Pro data, no O/S, 2 gigs for a swap drive and the rest (40 gigs) for a Kbuntu/whatever Linux drive.
My question is HOW do I accomplish this so it will dual-boot with my C
primary WIN 2000 Pro Drive?
I have a LOT of Excel spreadsheets on the "C" drive I don't want ruined or "lost", so I need the simplest, safest, way to accomplish the partitioning, formatting, dual-booting process.
I certainly have appreciated ALL of Y' all's help in the past. May GOD, THE CREATOR, bless each one of you and your families. With my challenge
become worse, I want to learn Linux before my dementia gets so bad I will never learn Linux.
Oh, for those of you who are Mother's, Mother's who are also Dad's, and Dad's who have to be Mom's as well, have a great Sunday with your kids.
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