Re: A small doubt ..
On 15 Jul 2001, at 14:03, dude wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Jul 2001 email@example.com wrote:
> > Is there any way to install Debian potato r3 , on a Win 98 machine , .... onto an
> > existing partition ?
> > Will the installation process necessarily remove data from a disk ?
> > fips (the partitioner) was telling me that I needed to keep at leaset the last
> > cylinder (on my primary DOS partition) free . But somehow I have not been able to
> > push out sufficient data .
> > I want the existing system intact ... + Debian Linux
> > I hear that this is possible with Debian and not Red Hat.
> You can do this.
> How big is your hard dirve and how full is it?
> Essentially what you need to do, defrag (i do it at least twice)
> to make sure that as much data as possible is at the "front" of
> the hard drive. Then use FIPS (Use the DOS version) to split it into two
I would just like to add it might work better with windows defragger.
some defragger's like norton's leave some files at the end, whereas
window's will more likely move them all to the front. hth Dean
> THen when you install debian. choose the newly created second partition
> to install debian on.
> LEt me me know if you need more help