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Thread: linux and windows xp

  1. #11
    JimH
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    Re:linux and windows xp

    Quote Originally Posted by vwgtiturbo
    I had to put 98SE, and XP Pro on the my first HD, then put Mandrake on the 2nd HD.
    IMO this is the way to go. Each O/S being on a different hard drive.

    Jim H

  2. #12

    Re:linux and windows xp

    Quote Originally Posted by JimH
    Quote Originally Posted by vwgtiturbo
    I had to put 98SE, and XP Pro on the my first HD, then put Mandrake on the 2nd HD.
    IMO this is the way to go. Each O/S being on a different hard drive.

    Jim H
    I guess it keeps me (and my tinkering nature) from messing something up in one OS or the other...
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  3. #13

    Re:linux and windows xp

    Quote Originally Posted by vwgtiturbo
    Just a warning... Partion Magic is CRAP! With Windows, it is fine, but does not resize Linux Partitions. It LOOKS like it works, but after you hit the LILO boot screen and choose Linux, you may (if your system was set up the same as mine) get the message "could not find /home directory, KDE cannot start" Just a warning. I ended up, instead of having 98SE, XP Pro, and Mandrake 9 on the same HD (then have another HD for data), I had to put 98SE, and XP Pro on the my first HD, then put Mandrake on the 2nd HD. I am a complete linux newbie, so needless to say, the past week has been a nightmare. BUT all is good now. If I only knew the structure of Linux to be able to get it to do what I can do in Windows, I could get rid of Gates forever!
    PM7.0 is not able to deal with ext3 partitions, though it can do ext2 and other partitioning schemes. This is a good reason for reading the docs

  4. #14

    Re:linux and windows xp

    hmmm
    ext3 _is_ ext2, just with a journaling patch.
    at least im damn sure, as i could read ext3 partitons in doze with the ext2fs explorer (when i used windows.... : )
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

  5. #15
    farfrompuken
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    Re:linux and windows xp

    Okay, just got my Red Hat 9 Personal CDs, and having a nightmare to partition my XP based laptop. The so-called easy to use installation wizard, with auto/manual partition progs fail to work. Both suggest that I need to start with a boot partition.

    How can I create a partition, when I need to have it there before I create it? Am I being stupid????

    Help!

  6. #16

    Re:linux and windows xp

    Personally, I never did a Linux install with another OS on the same HD, only because I feared one would wreak havoc on the other. I would suggest using Partition Magic to free up some space on your HD (if you don't want to reinstall XP). You need to have UNALLOCATED space to install the linux stuff. Meaning, if you have a 20GB HD, and all 20 is tagged for xp, then use PM to cut that 20 down to 10 or something, and then you will have 10 unallocated for linux. So in
    All Programs>Adminstrative Tools>Computer Management>Disk Management, you would see the 'C' drive as 10GB and a 10GB unallocated space. Then when installing Linux, set up the '/', 'swap', and '/usr' partitions in that 10GB unallocated space.
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  7. #17

    Re:linux and windows xp

    In other words, put Linux on a seperate partition (if you can't do it on another HD). That would be the safe way...
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  8. #18

    Re:linux and windows xp

    another OS on the same HD, only because I feared one would wreak havoc on the other.
    Bunk

    The reason we use partitions is so that it looks like each OS has it's own drive. The only one who knows the other exists is grub.

  9. #19

    Re:linux and windows xp

    That's not entirely true. If you were to mount the win32 drive, then Linux could see Windows even if it were on another HDD.
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  10. #20

    Re:linux and windows xp

    Yeah I would have to agree with that
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