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Old 08-12-2004, 06:19 PM   #1
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Linux Partitioning


I have a Performa 6360 on which I have installed Yellowdog Linux. The drive is 30GB in capacity. A small partition is reserved for Mac OS 9.1. The rest is reserved for Yellowdog. Now, I want to install Mandrake 9.1, but I want to set it up so that I can boot between Yellowdog, Mac OS 9.1, and Mandrake. What is the best way to go about partitioning this drive and setting up a multi-boot system?
 
Old 08-12-2004, 07:25 PM   #2
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Linux Partitioning

darwinboy; look at http://tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/Installations section, but expand for complete information in detail. their is pages upon pages of information on partitioning. please read this post reply carefully!

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Old 08-12-2004, 09:30 PM   #3
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There is this incredible tool called smart boot manager. It can help you a big deal.
http://btmgr.sourceforge.net/
But apparently there was some mess in their sourceforge page. When you hit this url, it shows the dir content, instead of the page. Its no problem. Enter the lastest release dir and download the package. Will work ok. Or, better, read the about.html.

With smart boot manager you can install as many systems you want and have sbmr load them. Do this if you dont want to mess with grub-lilo thing.

You can share swap with these distros. Just partition for the new system, install it, tell it to use the already set swap and use smbr to load it.

Notice that nothing that I said replaces the link by penguin!

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Old 08-13-2004, 08:07 AM   #4
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bruno buys; thank you for that site copied n added to fav,s.
 
Old 08-13-2004, 08:11 AM   #5
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Glad to know!
 
  


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