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Old 05-23-2002, 03:36 PM   #1
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Exclamation Already TRI booting ME, 2k, XP, about to add RH 7.3 PLEASE HELP!!!

Ok folks, this is the deal. I got a 40 gig HD. As of now this is how it is setup (Installed in the following chronological order):

Primary 1 (C:\): Windows ME - 12.2 GB Fat32
Logical 1 (E:\): Windows 2k – 12.4 GB NTFS
Logical 2 (F:\): Windows XP – 12.4 GB NTFS

Right now I am using the windows XP boot loader and everything is work beautifully. The reason why its windows XP boot loader is because that was the last OS I installed (That’s what I was instructed to do.)

(The reason why D:\ is skipped is because that is my storage drive for files only, no application or OSes (2nd HD on IDE controller 1 (slave)) that has nothing to do with this).
By the way I plan to totally unplug my D:\ from the IDE because I am not taken any chances (good idea right?)

I am going to use Partition Magic 7 pro floppies to resize the 3 partitions above and convert it to free space to give room for RH 7.3 (approximately 4 gigs total because I plan on installing all the packages is this a good idea? Or should I just do workstation since I’m a newbie?)

I’m in the process of downloading RH 7.3 disc 2 of 3. And plan on installing from CD. If that fails I will make a floppy from the boot.img on disc 1 and try to do it that way. If I can not do it that way I will try to install it from my HD by using the images located on my windows ME partition in C:\ (hda1 I believe.)


1. Will this work? Is RH 7.3 capable of reading me, 2k, xp?

2. What boot loader should I use considering I have Fat32 and 2 NTFS partitions already? GRUB or LILO?

3. Where should the boot loader be placed? MBR or where?

4. I plan on using Disk Druid and manually configure the partitions, (Keep all partitions and use free space). How should the Linux partitions be made, Primary or Logical or does it matter? (I have 3 primaries left because the only primary I am using is Windows ME, C:\)

5. Does the Mount points (/boot, /, and swap) have to all be on different partitions?

I hope I have provided you with a thorough amount of information for you to answer my questions. If you need more just ask, and if you have any comment or suggestion or just anything to watch out for please tell me. Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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