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Old 07-01-2005, 07:29 AM   #1
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the 1024 cylinder limit visited...


I have an 80 gig HD on my laptop and I have windoze installed in the first 5 gigs. I want to reinstall SUSE linux on the first 1024 cylinders...

I suppose this means the linux kernel has to be in the first gigs of the HD, right??

Anyone know how big the windoze partition can be due to the 1024 cylinder limit???

I'm fairly new to linux and I'm going to reinstall linux for the 2nd time so I can put more space on the linux partition.

My apologies if I confused anyone.
 
Old 07-01-2005, 09:02 AM   #2
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What version of SuSE are you running? No need to worry about the 1024 cylinder limitation unless your running an old version.
 
Old 07-01-2005, 11:55 PM   #3
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I have SUSE 9.1, I think. I got the DVD from a SUSE book so I think the kernel is fairly new.

I thought you couldnt install the OS above a certain cylinder because of BIOS limitations but if it doesn't really matter nowadays then I'm going to make a few changes to my partitions.

thanks for the help!
 
Old 07-02-2005, 09:30 AM   #4
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If you already have a partitoned drive, just tell the installer where you want Linux to go. The Windows partition will be shown along with your other partitions. It usually makes a default suggestion you can go with if it looks right. The boot loader will be automatically configured so you can boot either Linux or Windows.

MAKE SURE YOU READ THE STICKY AT THE TOP OF THE FORUM HERE ABOUT DUAL BOOTING SUSE 9.1!!!

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Old 07-02-2005, 02:57 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by ngjunkie0011
I thought you couldnt install the OS above a certain cylinder because of BIOS limitations but if it doesn't really matter nowadays then I'm going to make a few changes to my partitions.
It doesn't matter on recent distributions, particularly with distributions that use GRUB by default. It really shouldn't be an issue with LILO any more either.
 
Old 07-04-2005, 10:46 AM   #6
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MAKE SURE YOU READ THE STICKY AT THE TOP OF THE FORUM HERE ABOUT DUAL BOOTING SUSE 9.1!!!
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actually, i already have my system up and running. I have XP with linux running in different partitions but because I wasn't sure if linux would run if I made the windoze partition too big or the linux partition beyond a certain cylinder then I made both partitions only 5 gigs.

Big mistake! I found that SuSE is very good and I really liked it and very soon consumed my disc space. Now I will have to reinstall it again so I can give windoze a gig or so.

Does anyone know if SuSE will work in a dual boot with linux and windose having their own partitions and windoze having an NTFS partition?
 
  


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