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Old 10-19-2001, 08:42 AM   #1
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Triple boot installation.


Hi to all, my question is the following. I have 40Go HD partitioned as follows:
C with 20Go using W2K
D with 10Go using Win98
E with 10Go using ( i hope linux)

At present i use a dual boot system. I would now like to install linux onto the E partition.
This is the first time i have tried linux and would like to know if possible the step by step procedure for installing linux on E partition using i hope a triple boot.
I have a linux CD (bootable) at the ready but would like instructions on how to proceed with the installation.....many thanks..............magis
 
Old 10-19-2001, 11:47 AM   #2
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asuming you've got a decent, user friednly distro like redhat or mandrake, just install the F***er.

the boot manager *Should* recognise both versions of windwso currently on your system, and give you a boot menu for them both, as well as the various linux boot options.

Being picky...It won't install to the E partition, that's a windwos convention, and does not make sense at any level in linux, esp as that partition will no longer be available to windows to be called E anyway...

give it a go, if it goes wrong then you'll definitely find enough info on this site to sort you out again.
 
Old 10-19-2001, 12:34 PM   #3
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Thumbs up Here it is

Boot ur machine from cd room.

and there should be no problem and u get diskdruid.

then check ur e drive.it ll be hda1 or hda2 or hda3 any number after hda.Then u can delet it and can use its space to creat linux partion.
This is simple too
make a native root partion.the name ll be "/" and size as u want to install packges.1000 or more ll be enoug.

a swap partion which can be 100 mb or round according to ur ram.

then save ur partions and go to next step.do as it ask,the 2nd important thing is lilo installion which is a boot manager.it will show u the dos drives,where winow is installed.default ll be all u need.do it as and then go for next.after reboot system will ask lili
Lilo: like word press there tab and it will show u the options.if u type dos it will go to windows drive and then it ll show u the windows 2k and 98 choice screen.

u can go to whatever u want.
please try it if u got any problem then ask it again.
 
Old 10-19-2001, 02:40 PM   #4
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Be careful though

There is a restriction that all your bootable partitions have to be within first 8GB. You should better have as many partitions in the first 8GB as are required, like 2 GB for 98, next 2 for 2K, and next 4 for Linux.
you can also get LInux to boot with NT loader. (When u start computer , you see the boot menu asking u to load which OS u want to load. YOuc an add another entry for linux there. Let us know if u want to do that. That would be a cool thing to do)
 
Old 10-19-2001, 07:34 PM   #5
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triple boot installation

Thanks for the feedback, but, when i put in the CD rom for the linux install ( bootable) i just come back to the same OS i was in before the boot. This repeats itself. I am on a dual boot system now, how do i install linux on the E partition which is free for that purpose. Thanks again to all............magis
 
Old 10-20-2001, 05:36 AM   #6
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boot

u mean its not booting from cdrom and does not start setup of linux and just start again windows.

if the situation is this then first of all check either cd is in the cdrom .

check ur bios if it is set to boot from cd rom,ur cd is detecting at system startup.

if the problem is some other thing then let me know
 
Old 10-20-2001, 05:57 AM   #7
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Hi Ahmig, when i put in the linux CD, the cd boots in and tells me that it is going to reboot my computer. This it does. I then get to my dual boot with either W2K or Win98. I select say W2K where i started the cd and the same page is displayed, telling me to reboot again. This carries on like this all the time. Thanks for the info, any ideas..?...........magis
 
Old 10-20-2001, 05:13 PM   #8
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Are you booting up into w2k and trying to run the linux install cdrom disk from w2k? You don't want to do that. Make sure your BIOS is set to boot from the cdrom drive first. Then insert your cdrom disk and boot up your computer. If the cdrom disk is bootable, it will boot up into the linux install program.
 
Old 10-20-2001, 06:48 PM   #9
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Thanks linuxcool, one question, how do i set up the BIOS to boot the CD............i shall advance slowly but surely........magis
 
Old 10-20-2001, 09:13 PM   #10
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When you boot your computer up, the boot up screen usually tells you what key to press to enter the BIOS setup program. Press the key and locate the boot sequence entry and change it to boot from the cdrom drive first. Don't forget that when you exit, save your changes.
 
Old 10-21-2001, 03:09 AM   #11
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Thanks linuxcool, will attempt later today...........magis
 
  


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