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Old 01-16-2004, 08:58 PM   #1
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Installing Win98, Win2K and Linux in 1 BOX


recently I've tried dual booting Win98 and Red Hat Linux and configrued it perfectly, lately I tried experimenting 3 0S's in 1... Win98, Win2K and Redhat Linux... and I have a 40 GB HD... please show me a good partition... cause' I am having problem with this kind of partition:

40 GB

13.0 -----> for Win98 (Primary)
13.0 -----> for Win2K (Logical in the extended)
14.0 -----> for Red Hat Linux (free space)

I think I know the problem... cause' I have read something that "/boot" should be insatalled within the first 1024 cylinder(pls. correct me if I'm wrong), and I think installing Linux with the freespace partition is way beyond the first 1024... I am thinking that using partition magic I will be able to allocate some space in the "Primary" to give some space for the Linux but I am not sure if it will not ruin both Win98 and Win2K's OS...
please do help me with this problem...


Old 01-16-2004, 09:06 PM   #2
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The 1024 limit was exceeded a while ago by GRUB using LBA ( Check your BIOS ). I think LILO can do it as well now.

Changing Partitions around will disturb Windows, but only if you let it know. GRUB has a handy swap control to add to the Boot Menu.

Say your drives are

hda1 /boot
hda2 Win98
hda5 Win2K
hda6 /

The menu entry for Win98 Would read

title Windows 98
map(hd0,1) (hd0,0)
map(hd0,4) (hd0,1)
map(hd0,0) (hd0,4)
chainloader +1

This will convince windows 98 its the C Drive and everthing will run as normal.


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