linux + win95: linux boot partition/1024 cylinder limit
what is the minimal size for a linux /boot partition and what files
must it contain?
# the details:
I am a win95 user and want to add debian 2.0 to my pc. on my 3.2 GB
SCSI hard disk, I want to end up with the following approximate space
- 1 GB for win95 (OS and applications)
- 1 GB for linux
- 1 GB for my documents which should be accessible for linux and win95
after reading the relevant FAQs, HowTOs, installation instructions etc.
I recognized that all bootable partitions must start before the 1024th
cylinder (I would like to use LILO), so I thought the best solution
might be to have these partitions:
- X MB linux native for booting linux
- 1 GB fat16 for win95
- 48 MB linux swap (=2x my RAM)
- 1 GB linux native for linux apps
- 1 GB fat16 for documents accessible for both win95 and linux
my questions are:
- what is the minimal size for the linux boot partition?
- what files will it contain?
- what happens during the installation process: how do I tell debian
where to put what? (sorry for this unprecise newbie question)
furthermore, I would appreciate any suggestions for a better solution
of the win95+linux shared documents problem.
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