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Old 10-21-2003, 10:23 AM   #1
Scott_Freedman
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help with som Basic dual boot options


Hi I am building a new computer based upon an hp 1.3 gig intel pentium.
it will hace a 120 gi hd and a 60 gig hd If I can save it.

I plan to install wk2 or xp and a linux distro.
I was planning on Gentoo. I am new to linux but have used hpux for years.

I was planing on usig gag as my boot loader (it wouild call the xp loader and either lilo or grub) if I understand it correctly. but could be convinced to use somethning else.

I wousdl like to install linux on teh 60 gig drive. how should it per partitioned.

if the the 60 gig is toast. I will just use the 120 gig drive
how should this be partitioned for dual boot assuming 2 partiotns for xp. (shuold the windows data part be fat 32 instead of ntfs)

will any of the boot loaders allow the use of a usb keybaord?

thanks in advance
 
Old 10-21-2003, 10:47 AM   #2
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GRUB/LILO can load XP fine so there isn't much reason to use gag, but I don't think it will make much difference.
Search this forum for threads on partitoning. You'll find lots of useful stuff.
Make a FAT32 partiton, Linux can't write to NTFS well.
The bootloaders rely on the bios, so if the bios supports the keyboard, so should LILO/GRUB.

Last edited by aaa; 10-21-2003 at 10:48 AM.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 10:59 AM   #3
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ok so usb probably wont be abproblem.
I liked the graphical nature of gag but that doesnt matter.
I guess I will use grub instead.
fat 32 it is. I kind of figured that ntfs might be a problem
 
Old 10-21-2003, 11:12 AM   #4
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Well GRUB isn't as graphical gag. But GRUB probably is more flexible than gag.
 
  


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