While Installing RH9 I've got this message :
Warning: Boot partition /boot may not meet booting constraints for your architecture. Creation of a boot disk is higly encouraged.
The warning showed up during the Partitioning step.
Of course I'll create the boot disk, but to tell you the true, I want to get rid of Floopy drives, I feel like throwing them in the trashcan. Don't you?
I'll explain my HD setup using Quote
C: WinXP // NTFS // 4,5 Gigs (primary partition)
D: Partiton for win Data // NTFS // 4,5 Gigs (extended Partition)
HD2 40 GB (There isn't a primary partition in this drive)
E: Partition for win Data // NTFS // 30 Gigs
F: Partition to brake using linux // NTFS // 150 Megs.
G: Parition to Share Between Linux-windows // FAT32 // 1Gig
/Boot/ // ext3 // 32 MB
/swap/ // swap// 512 MB
/ // ext3 // 8 Gigs
I have a Short Question at first:
How many MB do you think are more than enough for the Linux Boot Partition?
I have an old Linux book and that one is recommending 16 megs for the boot partition, that book was release for Red Hat 6. I'm installing RedHat 9 by this time.
Do you think I should leave 16 megs for the boot partition?
As you might see, I have 2 HD and 2 systems. As the warning said, I might ending up having problems about booting.
Let's suppose I only have the second HD wich doesn't have a Primary Partition. Can I boot linux anyways without having a primary partition?
Would you make the dual boot using Windows or Linux? Which one do you think is the best or the easy way?
I'm installing redhat 9 in another machine, so I'll keep in contact while installing.
Whatever you want to suggest, I'll be more than glad to read!!
Thanks all of you.