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Old 07-08-2002, 03:29 PM   #1
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I am planning to install TurboLinux into a computer already with WIn2K Pro and Win2K Advanced Server in it. I think I still have about 10G of free spaces that I can play with Linux. Can I do that or is there anything that I need to do before I install TurboLinux? Appreciate any comments.
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Linux will be happy were ever you put it
I run it off of a Jazz drive before.

One suggestions start out using a lilo boot disk, instead
of installing lilo on your harddrive
Old 07-08-2002, 03:49 PM   #3
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That sounds like a good amount of space to install on. Is this unformatted free space or is it dedicated to one of the other systems? I've found that when you install Linux, that it's best to have partitions ready for it or unformatted free space. Good luck and if you have anymore questions, feel free to post!
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If I remembered correctly there were issues regarding the pros and cons using LILO vs NT boot loader. Something sounds like should avoid installing LILO on the MBR or else might wipe out all data if things screw up (correct me if I'm wrong). Anyone who still remember this, or know the best procedure please give us a hand.

Beside, which OS loader should we stick with? If NT loader is preferred, how do we prevent LILO from taking control the system that already has Win2k and Win2k AdvS installed (since LINUX will be installed after the Win OSes)

Many thanks in advance

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Old 07-09-2002, 11:57 AM   #5
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I believe that the NT loader is both loaded into the MBR and into the boot-sector of the NT/2k partitions, so if you installed Linux and used LiLo to boot, you could boot to NT/2k easily by simply specifying which partition to load, in the lilo.conf.

I suppose I'm a bit biased towards using Lilo because I am used to its syntax, but I've looked at the NT loader (for NT/2k/XP) many times, and I still firmly believe that LiLo is easier to use.

There are many threads around on how to use the NT loader to boot Linux, and there's a nice little howto at [url=]The Linux Documentation Project[/ur] if you need more info.

Good luck.


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