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Old 03-18-2002, 02:02 PM   #1
damngood
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Angry Dual Boot - Windows ME/RH 7.2


on first partition i have windows me i have 2nd 20gb free partition for linux, now tell me what to do, dont give any studpid links and other shit like that, why the hell this forum for, just for helping eachother, thats why i want to know the answer.

just tell, is that xosl is good or boot magic is good, which boot manager is the best right now and should i use partition magic.

thankx if some one really helps me...
 
Old 03-18-2002, 10:13 PM   #2
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You shouldn't need to use PartitionMagic, but it is easier to use than the partition utilities included in the RH install package.

You need to divide your Linux partition into probably three different partitions, the first one an ext2 partition labelled / (root), the second a swap partition, and the third ext2 partition for data. Again, these can be created in Windows using something like PartitionMagic, but you can also create them during the install process.

So decide what you want to do, then throw the disc in and go.

And you'll probably get more help in the future if you don't act like such a fucker.

paook
 
Old 03-19-2002, 07:02 AM   #3
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Tips o'dual boot windows/linux

this is what I usually did when I had a dual boot between win2k (FAT32) and Linux Slackware.
plan: like yours: HDA= windows HDB = linux(20gig)

startup with windows and fdisk the HDB and erase all partitions.
then poot bootable RH cd in . startup anaconda and when the partitioning comes in use custom:
make partitions:
/boot = 50 mb
/usr = 7 gig
/var = 1 gig
/home = 5 gig
/ = 1 gig
/root = 500meg
SWAP = @least twice the size of your ram
something like that , I'm not good in counting sorry

also the size of partitions depends on what u want to do with it
 
Old 03-19-2002, 07:31 AM   #4
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Re: Dual Boot - Windows ME/RH 7.2

Quote:
Originally posted by damngood
on first partition i have windows me i have 2nd 20gb free partition for linux, now tell me what to do, dont give any studpid links and other shit like that, why the hell this forum for, just for helping eachother, thats why i want to know the answer.
That's a new and interesting way to start a thread - do people usually help you when you request help in this way?

You don't need to use any commercial bootloader. Here is a 'studpid' link on the Grand Unified Bootloader which will boot nearly any compressed file image.

Bert
 
  


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