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Old 03-21-2005, 09:03 AM   #1
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How do I set partitions? ANd install Linux?

I am a really new entry to Linux.

I have a really old Red Hat version 2.0

Running a P1 with 4 gig hdd

and some memory ...I think about 256ram

I have delted the windows partition and need to create a new parition. Linux Native?

So what are the cylinders and what is "+size" , "+sizeM", "+sizeK"?
What are the recommendations here?

Also what is a mount point? How do I specify a mount point?

I am really drowning here
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this +sizeM means that if you put let say +500M it will create a 500 MB partition. And you also need a swap partition. I would do maybe 3.5GB partition for linux and 500MB for swap
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A mount point is a physical location in the directory structure on which you graft—or mount—the root directory of another volume. Mount points are persistent directories that point to disk volumes.

Old 03-21-2005, 11:22 AM   #4
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RedHat 2.0?!? What a way to start learning Linux! :lol:
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Hmm... now what kernel version was that...

Back then you could only have 128mb swap. Did the ext2 filesystem exist back then?

When you run the installer there should be a window to specify mount points. Swap for swap and / for the other partition.
Old 03-21-2005, 07:20 PM   #6
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I think ext2 has been around that long, but you really shouldn't install RH2 and expect to get anything done with it. In fact, installing old distros is generally a really lousy idea because they tend to be unsupported and riddled with security problems. Do yourself a favor and get a modern distro like VectorLinux designed to run on old systems. Heck, a modest Slackware or Debian install should run OK on that hardware.
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I'd really recommend getting a new version of a distro. If you''re totalled lost about partioning and are planning to use the entire disk, most modern "newbie" oriented distros like Mepis, SuSE, Mandrake, and others have automatic partitioning tools that will make it easier for you.
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RH2 Oh dear
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P1 with 256 ram !
can i borrow it ?


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