Location of /boot on a dual OS system
I'm going to try to install Mandrake 9.1 onto a 10GB HDD sharing with Win98SE. system RAM 394M. plan to use a common FAT32 data partition for now.
i've been RTFMing for a while and just can't get this straight in my mind...
where does the /boot partition go?
i've read that it must be within the first 1024 cylinders of the HDD, also that it can be anywhere on the HDD. if it DOES have to be in the first 1024 cylinders, then how does this fit with the requirement for all linux partitions to be continuous on the HDD?
secondly, this is my plan:
first win98 FAT32
2.5gb = win98SE on primary partn
2.5gb = data logical partn
880mb = swapfile on logical partn
/boot = 100mb
/swap = 128mb
/ = 2gb
/home whatever's left.
does this seem reasonable?
do i have the swap sizes too big for win and too small for linux?
grateful for any help