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Old 12-22-2002, 11:20 AM   #1
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Dual boot 2000 server (NTFS) & RH7.x

Well I am sure this board has seen this upteen times before but I am new to Linux. I have installed 2000 Server (NTFS) on the first 5 gig of a 40 gig drive. When I run Linux RH 7.x, I get to the disk druid partition window and tried to create the linux partitions but the "/" partition shows in Red. I cannot proceed with the next button at bottom right corner. So I hear that I need to have the first 1024 block open to allow for the linux install to be placed there. I used "Server Magic" (Partition Magic for servers) and moved the C partition forward so that there is 100 mb available. I run the install and stil cannot proceed past the first Disk Druid window. (So I just cancel out of install - can't go forward with install) Can anyone please be specific and assist. I really want the dual boot and with NTFS on the 2000 server. I do not care about read/write between the two OS's. Thanks ahead of time.
Old 12-23-2002, 02:32 AM   #2
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the 1024th cylinder thing isn't much of an issue anymore.
both lilo and grub no longer have that limitation.
Just make the root partition all of the free space on the
drive. You don't need to have a 100 meg /boot at the
beginning of the drive. If disk druid doesn't work right,
use the fdisk instead.
p < for primary >
pick the starting and ending cylinders or size.
w < to write and exit >
i guess you'll want to leave space to make a swap
partition. Leave some free at the beginning or end
for that.
make the swap partition type 82


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