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Old 02-21-2003, 02:12 PM   #1
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three OS's on two drives?

I am new to linux anc i have a problem on my hand. I have to install Red Hat 8.0 and Mandrake 9.0 on a 20 GB hard disk which is the primary master and windows XP on a second 10GB hard disk which is a secondary slave. Can anybody out there tell me in detail how to go about solving my problem. Thanks in advance.
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in what sense.. that's perfectly achiveable... what do you want to know?
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I have 2 Hard drives one with 20 Gb and the other with 10Gb. The 20 GB is my primary master and the 10 Gb is the secondary slave. Now i want to install red hat 8 and mandrake 9 on the 20 Gb hard disk and windows XP on the 10 Gb hard disk. I want to know how to achieve this, i mean questions like--what partitions u have to make on two disks, in what order i have to install these OS's, how much space to set up for swap, how many natives should i have,................. please help me with this. i would be really grateful to u.
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Originally posted by raj_mach9
how many natives should i have
At least 3, they will show you around, tell you about the spots for tourists, and probably get you a decent price on car rental

Here's what I'd suggest. Just chop your 20 into 2 large 10GB partitions. Install win first. Then install RH without a bootloader onto 1 of the 10's (and allow it to do it's own partitioning), and finally Mandrake with a bootloader (and allow it to do it's own partitioning). Then you will need to add the RH kernel into Mandrake's /boot directory, and also to the Mandrake Boot Loader.

As for swap, it's up to you, but I say if you have a decent amount of RAM (more than about 256MB) then I would keep the swap size down to around 128MB to 256MB.

Native filesystems for linux are probably going to be your best bet (ext3), and a fat32 filesystem for win will probably be your best bet there.

I hope this helps a bit.



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