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Re: Setting up Debian - III

Thanks, Wouter. It becomes clearer that I need to use as recent a version of
Debian as possible to deal with booting Linux from the the 34GB hard drive I
have installed

Another thought I had is to use the old 1.2GB hard drive from my old
Gateway, but I observe (at least in Windows) a lot of system overhead and
slower performance when I have it daisy-chained to the large drive. Among
other things, the IBM drive is rotating at 7200 vs 5400 and has a huge on
board buffer, making writing faster than reading, so I'm inclined to try to
work matters out via partitioning. With the 34GB as my boot drive, I also
suspect the problem of large disk addressing remains even is the second OS
is otherwise on another drive. Or I could buy a <8GB drive and use that as
the boot drive, and the issue evaporates


----- Original Message -----
From: Wouter Hanegraaff <hanegraa@wins.uva.nl>
To: davidturetsky <davidturetsky@email.msn.com>
Cc: Debian User <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2000 9:56 AM
Subject: Re: Setting up Debian - III

> On Wed, Feb 02, 2000 at 10:02:01AM -0800, davidturetsky wrote:
> > In response to below suggestion, I repartitioned as follows:
> >
> > c:              5,004.6 meg
> > Extended:
> >     /           2,502.3
> >     swap       502.0
> >     /usr      5,004.6
> >     e:       19,618.4
> >
> > The Debian install takes me to the same problems as before:
> >
> >   When I permit partitioning:
> >     "FATAL ERROR: Bad primary partition 0. Partition ends after
> > Press any key to exit cfdisk"
> Have you tried starting the installation with the slink r4 bootdisk yet?
> I used them successfully on a 13G drive, where the standard bootdisks from
> my release 3 cd failed.
> You can download them at
> http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/Debian2.1r4/main/disks-i386/current/
> The images are resc1400.bin and drv1440.bin
> HTH,
> Wouter

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