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Old 01-24-2007, 12:34 PM   #16
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Snailrider - Parted is a great, handy opensource tool, you can get it via the Knoppix livecd. It's a GUI partition management tool which can be used by booting from the livecd, negating any need for a hard disk with OSes already setup properly.

RDWinders - Partitions are not limited to 4. With the use of an extended partition, you can now have as many partitions as you want.

Varun - Instead of installing OSes repeatedly, you might want to consider just editing the bootloader config files. The difference in time required would be minutes (editing conf file) and hours (reinstalling the OSes). Also, it's always beneficial to learn how things work instead of reinstalling.
Old 01-24-2007, 04:39 PM   #17
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Dude stop kidding your self and back up all of your partitions and wipe your disks and deep six the Redmond devil and open your mind to the free soft ware world and Linux.

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Old 01-25-2007, 02:24 PM   #18
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No, not yet, when I went to partition using 98, I only showed 40gigs, and so I set a primary partition to 20, but I never got a prompt to set a second partition. Now I don't know if this had anything to do with the initial attempt with the fedora core 6, but I am discouraged.

I was going to see if I could get that partition software, but it really seems foolish, as when I boot with fedora, it give options to partition many ways, so it would stand to reason that the fedora software is more than capable of setting partitions and then installing the other os in the same mentioned appropriate partions, with a boot sequence and boot partition that could be functional and practical.

Some mention as to the boot partition etc, not really clear on it, but logically makes sense. That is, if I were to have trouble with one OS, I would like them (os's) all stand alone so as not to have to reconfigure in case one craps out in the future.

Anyway, I won't be able to devote any significant time to the install until later.

I can easily get to that fedora screen (pic), and still haven't heard a logical reason as to why I cannot partition using that platform and attain reasonable the same desired partition results. Although now after setting one partition with 98, I am not sure what that will look like when I boot up again.
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I'd say that your best bet is to aqyire your self a decent sized hardrive ie anthing from oh I'd say 120 to 500 gigabytes. An parttiotin it as you desire and in stall each of your desired opperating systems.

Here is my suggestion as to a minimu linux partioting scheeme.

the following scheeme is recomend for your situation only if you have a minimum of a 250gb harddrive.

40gb root patition

37.71 gig extended partiton all of which should be use as you /home partiton

8Gb swap partition


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