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Old 10-20-2003, 11:10 PM   #1
daniel1212
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Linux W/ Windows Extended Partition


HI, i AM RUNNING W/98SE ON MY MANIN HD WHICH IS PARTIONED INTO C AND D. I HAVE JUST PURCHASED MANDRAKE 9.1 AND WOULD LIKE TO INSTALL IT ON A SECOND HD ON WHICH I USED FDISK TO MAKE ONE EXTENDED PARTITION.. WILL THAT WORK?
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Old 10-20-2003, 11:19 PM   #2
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Leave it blank and direct mandrake to install on the unallocated space on the second hard drive. Mandrake will do all the partitioning and formatting for you.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 06:49 PM   #3
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Will do. Will i be able to launch mandrake under windows once it has been installed or will i have to boot up on drive E (the second HD that is now an extended partition under windows)?

Looking to learn linux,
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Old 10-21-2003, 07:00 PM   #4
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Linux will install a boot loader called lilo. Lilo will automatically sense your windows install and put an entry in it's boot up screen where you can select whether to boot into linux or windows. When you first boot up the lilo OS selector screen comes up and you choose which OS to boot into. You don't boot into linux from windows; you choose which OS to boot to at the beginning. This will all be set up for you.
 
Old 10-22-2003, 02:05 PM   #5
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dear kilgoretrout, thanks a lot for your help.
I am just about ready to install Linux, but I would like to ask another question. I regulary back up files on cd's, and have usually used the Romeo compatability (Win 95/98 Me) mode. Will Linux reads these or must they be burned ISO?

Thanks again
 
Old 10-24-2003, 02:57 AM   #6
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Not sure what that is but probably. It can handle the joliet extensions stuff which I believe is windows proprietary. Of course it handles iso which is open. Red Hat does not handle joliet out of the box but it can be added later.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 10:11 PM   #7
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Thanks again; hope to install early next week. I am reading thru the manual, esp the partition options to make sure i know what the extended parition on my second HD (where i will put linux) will be labeled as. .
 
  


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