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Old 03-27-2006, 10:02 AM   #16
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/boot doesn't need much space. You should be fine with 200mb.
You should be able to use the full hard drive for the / partition (except the /boot part) and I don't know what is wrong, and I suspect it was not formated correctly, but I believe it is a good idea to separate the data from the system anyway.
I believe windows XP detects that your BIOS doesn't handle large hard drives and installs a boot loader accordingly. Ubuntu doesn't seem to handle older BIOS automatically.
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I tried this way too but now it pops error 18 again.

#1 /boot
#2 / (7 gb)
#3 /home (6 gb)
#4 /swap (~512 mb)

The menu.lst is pointing to the correct partition /dev/hda2. I havent' changed the boot size at all, which did load grub last time. It's gotta be a hardware problem that I'm missing. Although I'm not experience enough with Linux to say for sure.

What if I throw in an ATA100 adapter into a free PCI slot and run the drive off that? The card would supply it's own chip and fix the BIOS limit wouldn't it?


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