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RE: Question about partitioning

What you have described is almost exactly what I have working on one of my
boxes at home......I don't think you will have a problem installing Linux on
drive D:. I usually like to use different file systems for the /, /usr,
/boot, /var and  /home as corruption on one will not affect the others. If
you have no use for M$ Win95, I suggest youn do away with it and reclaim the
whole hd for Linux since this will give you the necesary hd space for
development and stuff....


Where do you want to go today?
As far way from Redmond as possible

Only dead fish go with the flow......

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Ed Burke [SMTP:burke@netgate.net]
> Sent:	Monday, July 14, 1980 8:56 PM
> To:	debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Subject:	Question about partitioning
>          Hi Gang,
>             I have reconsidered installing linux - now that I have all
> my ducks in a row.
>    I had NT installed on an ex-corporate machine.  So there were a lot
> of nifty programs
>   but no meat behind them.  I opted to discard this and install W 95
> instead.  I now have
>   it installed on 1.25 Gb of a 2Gb disk.  I figured I would install the
> linux on the remaining
>   disk space.  It says I have .98Gb of available space on drive D, drive
> C has W95.
>          A slight aside here but W95 left me with only 100Mb out of
> 1.25Gb.  Is that right?
> I'm wondering if I need to partition or can I just install right to the
> available drive D?
>       there is one folder on D, and it is labled games, I could care
> less about these.   So I
> presume I can over-write what ever is there.  Or maybe I should format D
> so there is
> nothing on it.
>               Ah ha,   I just remembered the second ?, your
> documentation says that the OS
> needs to be loaded in the first 1024  cylinders.   What does this mean
> if I have a split
> drive how do I know which is the first 1024 cylinders?  It sounds as if
> I should format
> the entire hard drive, assign the linux partitions, then reinstall W95
> when I'm done.
>      Is any of this making sense?  Thanks in advance ofr your help.  Ed
> Burke
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