Re: Install Linux on Win98 computer
On Fri, 05 May 2000, Jason Dodd wrote:
> Hello all,
> Newbie here, I've installed Debian at home and would now like to install
> Debian on a separate partition on my work computer. Win98 is currently
> loaded on the first 2 Gb's of the drive, the remaining 1 Gb is currently
> free space. I believe I can just install Debian and use Loadlin to boot my
> Linux, but I've been somewhat confused by the various references I see in
> the HOWTO's to needing to have Linux in the first 1024 cylinders. Is this
> limitation something I need to worry about, does Loadlin take care of this?
> (broad questions I know)?
> My computer is a Dell Pentium-Pro 180mhz with 128 RAM and a 3 GB drive. I
> wish to install the current version of Slink. Thanks alot for the help.
If you have a 3 GB drive, just make sure it is set to LBA in bios and
install. (the 1024 cylinder limit is 512 MB with normal mapping, 8 GB with LBA)