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Old 08-27-2005, 12:18 PM   #1
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Question 3 boot options


First of all I want you to know I'm an absolute beginner with Linux. I want to make a configuration so at startup I can choose from Windows XP, Windows 98 and Slackware 10. Before i installed win 98 i have run fdisk from the floppy. I made a primary partition and an extended one. The extended one has two logical drives that use all the space (so primary+extended=all the space). Now, can i delete one of them and create the partitions for Linux? pls help, thx
 
Old 08-27-2005, 01:02 PM   #2
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You can delete either or all of them and make new ones. But be sure that there is no important data.

I would suggest that you make 3 primary partitions and an extended partition. Within the extended partition you can make more partitions, say, for swap or for other OSs.
 
Old 08-27-2005, 01:06 PM   #3
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And smth else.. if i use Partition magic, should i use ext2 or ext3?
 
Old 08-27-2005, 04:05 PM   #4
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And smth else.. if i use Partition magic, should i use ext2 or ext3?
You mean you want to define the partition type in PQ Magic ? Don't, just create some empty space for slackware.
Make the partitions during you slackware setup (when you run cfdisk)
 
  


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