Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 03-19-2007, 07:38 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2007
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04
Posts: 281

Rep: Reputation: 31
Duel-boot Arcana

I have partitioned my C: drive ready to add a Linux distro. However I also have an F: drive with jumpers arranged so as it acts as a slave/ancillary with my data on it. In the past a Linux install has formated the slave and placed some of the Linux on it.

I can get round this by unplugging my slave during install, then plugging it in again where it will appear (i predict) as read only. Finally I know some commands that will hook it up properly. Must I perform this rigmoral to assure access to F: from Linux and Windows?
Old 03-19-2007, 07:47 AM   #2
LQ Veteran
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Annapolis, MD
Distribution: Arch/XFCE
Posts: 17,802

Rep: Reputation: 738Reputation: 738Reputation: 738Reputation: 738Reputation: 738Reputation: 738Reputation: 738
There's a semantic trap here:
Windows (and/or Windows USERS) often use "drive" and "partition" to mean the same thing. For example, if you create two partitions on one physical drive, Windows will see--eg-- a "C" drive and a "D" drive.

When you install Linux, the installer will see the drive and partition layout, and give you some options as to where to put things. If you have--eg--two IDE/PATA drives, you'll see hda and hdb---and for partitions: hda1, hda2....hdb1....etc.

You do not need to be disconnecting anything. The best way is to simply make sure that there is free space available---then let the installer help you set up the partitions. If you already have another NTFS partition created, that's fine---just convert it to ext3 as part of the Linux install process.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Duel Boot only different... 13fty Linux - Newbie 1 03-21-2005 12:00 PM
duel boot again help me kennycc Linux - Software 2 03-19-2005 04:55 PM
Duel boot?? Lost_linux_Noob Linux - Newbie 6 10-08-2003 04:41 AM
Duel boot?? Caper Linux - Software 4 07-13-2003 07:44 PM
Duel Boot KrazyKid Linux - Software 5 07-03-2002 07:16 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:12 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration