Re: Windows multiboot (aaargh!)
On Sun, 14 Sep 2003 21:23:47 +1200
cr <email@example.com> wrote:
> I thought DOS could only handle partitions of up to ~500MB (512?
> 528?). I must be wrong, it happily formatted 600MB, at least for
> partition 3.
DOS (that is, FAT16) can handle partitions up to two gigabytes in size.
And you can have four of them, so eight gigs can be used. But as I
understand it, when you get to that size a lot of space gets wasted
(very inefficient block size, or something like that).
> But anyway, this is the revised scheme:
> 1 Pri DOS 500MB Bootable DOS6.22
> 2 Pri DOS 600MB W95
> 3 Pri DOS 600MB W98
> 4 Extended 5 DOS 500MB
> 6 DOS 800MB
FWIW, under Linux you'll have to live with the same fudge - three
primary partitions maximum, and one extended partitions with numberous
(I think 64 is the max) logical partitions. This is a limitation of the
> > > Or, could I just use Linux fdisk?
You'll probably find cfdisk to be much easier to use.
> Well, I've found that GRUB is extremely benign (once sorted). It
> took me a
Take a look at this excellent article if you want to install Grub: