Re: Newbie Installation ?s
On Sat, Sep 11, 1999 at 09:13:58PM -0400, NaKsanders@aol.com wrote:
> Hey all,
> I am trying to install Debian for the first time (first time installing any
> GNU/Linux OS) on an old crappy 486 laptop currently running DOS/Windows3.1
> off 4 Megs of RAM (like I said, crappy), and I was wondering if there was a
> way to install Debian, and still keep it able to boot into DOS. Perhaps I
Yes, more than 1 way in fact (LILO, loadlin, and some commercial offerings)
> could partition the drive in half and have one on each? If I did that,
> though, how would I be able to choose which one to boot from?
> Also, does anyone know if a Mac will recognize Debian formatted disks (if it
> has it's own format at all - hey, I said I was a newbie!) and files (assuming
> there are converters available out there..). I suppose if there wouldn't be
> any conversion problems, I wouldn't need to keep DOS, anyways, actually..
The Linux kernel supports many filesytems, including dos, vfat, and I think
even Mac(?). Please read up on the INSTALL howtos and look at the Hardware
howto. You can find links to this info from the debian homepage.