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Old 10-29-2002, 10:20 PM   #1
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Where to install Linux


Hi all, love the site, it's a wealth of information as always and everyone does an amazing job. Just a tiny questions for everyone.

I've been using Mandrake for some time now but recently had to wipe my system. I'll be setting up a duel boot with xp on prime partition, my question is this. I have 2 drives, both are 40 gigs, which drive should I install linux on, drive C: where my windows partition is or drive D: where the drive is completely empty.

One thing I would like to accomplish some way is to be able to access the information I have on my windows partition, such as mp3's, vid files and what not, so I'm not sure whether I would have to install linux on the c: to accomplish this. So anyways that's my question, thanks for any help anyone can give me on this.

PS: both drives are currently formated in NTFS, of course that will change for the linux partition, I just thought I better mention it, in case it made a difference.

Thankx a ton in advance.

Anna.
 
Old 10-29-2002, 11:05 PM   #2
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ITīs best for windows to be on c: (donīt know about xp though). Linux doesnīt care.

There will be no access problems in the reason of which drive you have linux / windows on.

You should consider to make your windows partition fat32 (i now you have to reformat the drive), because NTFS support in linux is VERY experimental, while fat32 is 100% supported.
 
Old 10-29-2002, 11:17 PM   #3
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http://jetblackz.freeservers.com/Con...tiBooting.html

Yeah, install XP first, then Linux. Always.

You can view any file including secret documents on XP on NTFS under Linux no problem. You need to set the mount point in Mandy install's Disk Druid. After reboot, you do

su
/sbin/modprobe ntfs
mount /mnt/xp

Come back if you have a problem.
 
Old 10-29-2002, 11:21 PM   #4
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Quote:
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You can view any file including secret documents on XP on NTFS under Linux no problem. You need to set the mount point in Mandy install's Disk Druid.
I know but itīs only for reading, as for now itīs the writing to NTFS thatīs not working good.
 
Old 10-29-2002, 11:23 PM   #5
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Jetzblack, what the heck is for a place to have your site hosted! There where like 5-6 popups and i was asked 2 times if i wanted to install some crappy ad-program......
 
Old 10-30-2002, 10:38 AM   #6
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Windoze on the primary hard drive. Set WinXP itself up on NTFS, then have a FAT32 partition for the data files (i.e., docs, videos, MP3, etc) that you want to share between WinXP and Linux. Do not use Dynamic Disk for your WinXP installation.

Put Linux on the second hard drive.

Use Grub or Lilo as your boot manager, with its boot code loaded on the MBR of the primary hard drive, and properly identify the WinXP and Linux spaces when setting up Lilo or Grub.
 
Old 11-04-2002, 03:46 PM   #7
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Thx all

Hey thanks for all the great advice everyone, this is why I love linuxquestions, finally going to be able to try install Mandrake Tonight and hopefully with what was given to me, everything will go smoothly.

Thanks again.

Anna.
 
  


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