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Old 04-29-2001, 01:30 PM   #1
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If I make a 200M partition and put it at the begining of the first drive to boot Mandrake, can I put the OS and the swap partition on a second HD?

Old 04-29-2001, 01:36 PM   #2
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NO! You must put the three needed partitions (/boot, swap and /)together and in succession!
Old 04-29-2001, 01:51 PM   #3
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<Forgot to mention I was using boot magic>I just had a dual boot system installed in this order:

linux boot\win98\linux os\linux swap--all on one drive

will it work like this?

First HD: Linux boot \ Win98

2ND HD : Linux os \ linux swap


Old 04-29-2001, 04:07 PM   #4
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windows must be installed first!!!!!

after that it doesn;t matter what happens after that.

make sure that lilo gets installed onto the MBR (there should be a little option to do this when you install it in the installation process)

swap must have its own partition, there should be a linux 'native' partion and i suggest a 'home' partition as well. these you should be able to choose in the installer.

the linux boot bit (in the first 1024 cyclinders) will be handled automatically when you install lilo so just install it like this

First HD: Windows
Second HD: Linux native/ linux home/ linux swap (double your RAM, but not more than about 128 i think, after that it starts to make negligible difference ive heard)

the boot sector for linux will be done automatically for you



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