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Old 08-31-2003, 07:18 AM   #1
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Boot partition or not?? urgent


Help me with [http://www.madpenguin.org/modules.ph...viewtopic&t=44], I need an answer fast as I want to start installing everything today.
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Old 08-31-2003, 01:28 PM   #2
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The whole point of our forum is for you to ask your questions here, not point us to another forum or such where you asked it. Call me lazy but post your question here and maybe someone will be able to help you out.

And also, don't double post. Its against our rules that you agreed to and use better titles in the future, yours doesn't tell us your problem and then when we click on to read, it still doesn't tell us what your problem is as your telling us to go to a whole new site to answer your question. Most will just ignore this and move on. Hence one reason you should just copy and paste from the other site to post here for a faster response.

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Old 08-31-2003, 02:12 PM   #3
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the truth is deep in your post...
 
Old 08-31-2003, 02:19 PM   #4
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Cool, a fortune cookie writer!

I'm with Tricky on this, a link to a forum where you asked a question is going to get even less views than normal, and then, the "urgent" will get even less than that.

In the future, I'd personally look at forming an actual question here, placing a good thread title, and waiting for a response would be the best way to get a good response.

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Old 08-31-2003, 02:21 PM   #5
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OK - but can't you better help me than posting these long stories here?
 
Old 08-31-2003, 02:27 PM   #6
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you've got to ask the question!
 
Old 08-31-2003, 02:33 PM   #7
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aargh cant you look at that url? or should i copy all these posts?
 
Old 08-31-2003, 03:31 PM   #8
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aargh cant you look at that url? or should i copy all these posts?
I don't think your getting the point. Yes, post your original question. Don't use this forum to point to another thread, on another site. That's not why we setup this forum.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 03:33 PM   #9
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i know but the other url got replies already, whereafter i asked other questions.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 03:35 PM   #10
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i know but the other url got replies already, whereafter i asked other questions.
Ahh.. the quirks of asking a question on multiple forums, you'll most likely get different types of replies. But I'm not really trying to be rude or inconsiderate. But what I don't want is to come to my forum of choice to help others but only get redirected to a whole other site.

Either post your original question or the question with replies with your other questions.. or I doubt anyone is going to help you out on this forum.

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Old 08-31-2003, 03:48 PM   #11
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Other question:
I want the following partitions:

30gb Windows NTFS
5gb Documents FAT32
1.6gb Linux Swap
15gb SuSE ReiserFS
15gb Slackware ReiserFS
5gb Empty for other distro ReiserFS
5gb Empty for other distro ReiserFS

makes 76.6gb (=80gb harddisk)
Should I make them logical/primary?? (thats the point)

and boot partition or not?
 
Old 08-31-2003, 03:52 PM   #12
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NTFS and Fat32, primary, The rest, whatever you'd like as Linux is cool with whatever....

Yes, you should have a seperate boot if you are going to dual boot multiple distros.

Really, wouldn't have been that hard to ask this in the beginning now, would it have?

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Old 08-31-2003, 03:59 PM   #13
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I'm a bit curious.
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you should have a seperate boot if you are going to dual boot multiple distros.
why do you say this? I have three (mdk 9, mdk9.1, debian) installed with no separate boot partition. Is this for sharing the same kernel?

Shoud also be noted that one can have only 4 primary partitions so some of the partitions will have to be logical.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 04:10 PM   #14
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why should the fat32 be primary? it aint bootable.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 04:37 PM   #15
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Simply for simplicity, actually that answers both of your questions

quatsch: It makes it amazingly easier to setup the boot loader for new kernel and such. It also removes the problem that people often have with "which distro's /boot do I have to stick the kernel in" if it ever gets that far. You also gain the ability to not have to boot into the distro that is going to be the 'main' distro with the boot loader, as you can mirror the boot info on each distro and simply run lilo to save the changes regardless of which distro you have booted into

dARkHunTEr:
Just so you can keep your 2 windoze partitions near each other. Since Linux could care less what kind of partition it's on, group things together to make it easier on your eyes when you have to view the partitions later.

Max of 4 primary, but actually on 3 since you'll need 1 to be the extended to contain the logicals.

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