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Old 07-15-2002, 03:19 PM   #1
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Unhappy linux first install

Manual refers to partition, I would like to install Redhat onto a full 5 Gig hard drive (IDE slave) that is formatted under Windows XP. Do I treat this as a partition and how can I signify to Linux that it's boundaries are the 5 Gb on the disk?
Old 07-15-2002, 05:15 PM   #2
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I'm a little confused what you're trying to do...You have a 5 gig hard drive that is full in the sense that there is 5 gigs worth of data or full in the sense that the entire drive is partitioned and formatted under Win XP? What file system are you using for Win XP (FAT32 or NTFS)? Lastly, I'm assuming that your Win XP installation is on your master IDE drive?
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if ur using Win Xp stick to it

linux is no tfor u
Old 07-17-2002, 08:09 AM   #4
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Originally posted by nigelpereira
if ur using Win Xp stick to it

linux is no tfor u
if you're going to post stupid and pointless posts you can at least spell them properly.

if you want to install onto an entire slave drive then when you are in the installation program you should be able to repartition the drive and partition it and format it with linux filesystems
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Good for ya buddy Windows is good. I was scanning my w98 last night and guess what. I found a virus that none, NONE, of my 3 AV'S for Windows could find. And yes there are at least 2 AV's for Linux that checks for Windows virii.

lindang90, for a little experiment, boot to your Linux CD1. Go to Disk Druid. Do NOT click Done/Next. Look at your HD table. Then you should get an idea of where to install Linux.

If I were you, I wouldn't format it, instead, I would make it empty unformatted and then Linux would tell me it's empty without any kind of file system and I could instantly tell WHERE I want to install.

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