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Old 09-01-2003, 06:03 PM   #16
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I am confused also. You should not have any limit on your primary drive regardless.

Just a suggestion to rule out a few possibilities: Unplug your 2gb drive, and set the 10 to master and check it in fdisk again.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 06:14 PM   #17
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Cha-ching.........good info. Thanx man.

Had the 10G pinned as master and the 2G as CS. Changed the 10G to CS...now working fine. Off to reinstall windows AGAIN......

Thanks again. I'll be back if there are more probs after reinstalling windows and partitioning again.

FYI.....This forum rocks!
 
Old 09-01-2003, 06:33 PM   #18
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Right on! Glad you are on your way. Hope the rest of the setup is trouble free.
 
Old 09-02-2003, 11:36 AM   #19
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BTW - Scruff was correct to say SAMBA is not applicable to your situation. I was thinking of seperate PC's when I stated that instead of seperate partitians.

Glad to see you got it working.
 
Old 09-04-2003, 07:46 PM   #20
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OK, now I got a new question.

I've got my win98 installed on the 10G /hda, and my 2G /hdb is unallocated (no partitions or formatting). I need to partition this drive for my Mandrake 9.1 installation. I need to figure out which mounts/partitions I need to install a basic Linux system. I realize that 2G is not enough space to perform a complete installation. I plan on only installing basic internet/media/client packages which I will select myself.

My problem is that there is no specific explanation of which mounts/partitions I need to perform the install. I want all of the Linux OS to be only on /hdb in case of problems so my windows install on /hda will remain intact and functional. I've read about the / (root) directory, /var, /user, /home, /swap, etc.......but nowhere does it explain which of these I need and what sizes they need to be. I understand that the / (root) and /swap mounts/partitions are required, but what else do I need to allocate space for?

Can anyone offer some direction here?

Thanks for all of your help.

cory...
 
Old 09-04-2003, 09:57 PM   #21
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Yea, no big deal. You can use the / (root) for everything and it's prb a good idea for just experimenting with a few gb's. Set up a swap file for 1.5x your physical memory and use the remaining space for your root directory. You will still have a /usr/ /home/ /var/ blah blah, they just wont be on seperate partitions. No need for all that with a little space, for desktop use, and on a first install at that.

Have fun!
 
  


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