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Old 09-21-2003, 05:25 PM   #1
NeonGundam
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Exclamation King of Newbies has arrived... I.E. > HELP!!!


Ahh....Hey There....King of the Newbies here.....well all you Lords 'o Linux tell me sumthing......how in the WORLD OF TECHNOLOGY do you partion my HD to run Windows 98 AND Linux???? I want to partion my HD so i can run Win98 and Linux...well seems its easier SAID than done..hmm? Well if ne1 can help....PLZ tell me !!!! I beg of thee to help me! LOL Little over dramatic aint I? lol Anyways I have 2 monitors and Im wonderin if ne1 can tell me how 2 partion and load Linux then can I run Linux on one monitor and Win98 on another? Ne help here? O well post help if ya would....I appreciate it folks!

BTW...if any other info is needed just ask on here....

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Old 09-21-2003, 05:34 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

1) Backup any data from your HDD or it will be lost
2) Boot with your win98 boot floppy
3) Run "fdisk"
4) Delete any partitions that exist
5) Create a partition for windows
6) Reboot again with the floppy
7) Format the partition "format c:"
8) Run setup.exe from your win98 cd and install it
9) Once happy with the win98 install then reboot with the linux cd
10) Install linux when asked about partitions just choose the option like "leave all exisiting partitions and use free space"
11) Reboot and you should have the option to boot both OSs if not then we can show you how to add an entry to grub/lilo (at install I would choose grub) to boot windows
12) Learn how great linux is

These instructions may differ slichtly between distros so you may want to let us know what flavor of linux you are going to be using.
 
Old 09-21-2003, 05:37 PM   #3
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well, i very much doubt its at all possible to have Linux on one monitor and 98 on the other, since that would involve running 2 compeltely different OS's at once. You may need a second system to manage that one im afraid.

Have you currently got win98 installed? are you will to format the system and start from the beginning?

if you want to partition without uninstalling win98, youl have to look for software such as Partition Magic (http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/). There is similar software available which does the same thing.

If you have a cleanly formatted system then either the Linux installation program will allow you to partition it before hand, and then you can install 98 on the remaining space.
 
Old 09-21-2003, 05:42 PM   #4
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.............adding to - a good place to install your Linux bootloader to during the install is the MBR - make a bootdisk if possible aswell just in case of probs.

Last edited by Skyline; 09-21-2003 at 05:43 PM.
 
Old 09-21-2003, 05:49 PM   #5
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Thanx All! Much Thanx From The King O' Newbs...I Am Deeply In Your Debt! I Will Remember You All When I Am Named Ruler Of The World via My Linux/Win98 Master Plan....Thank You All.............K.O.N.
 
Old 09-21-2003, 05:50 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tesl
well, i very much doubt its at all possible to have Linux on one monitor and 98 on the other, since that would involve running 2 compeltely different OS's at once. You may need a second system to manage that one im afraid.

Have you currently got win98 installed? are you will to format the system and start from the beginning?

if you want to partition without uninstalling win98, youl have to look for software such as Partition Magic (http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/). There is similar software available which does the same thing.

If you have a cleanly formatted system then either the Linux installation program will allow you to partition it before hand, and then you can install 98 on the remaining space.
This isn't totally the case since you could use vmware or win4lin to run windows on top of linux and put the display on the other screen.
 
  


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