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I think this was meant for the list .....

----- Forwarded message from Scarletdown <scarletdown@yahoo.com> -----

> To: Clive Menzies <clive@clivemenzies.co.uk>
> From: Scarletdown <scarletdown@yahoo.com>
> Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 03:03:52 -0800 (PST)
> Subject: Re: Learning debian Linux
> 
> On 20 Nov 2003 at 10:44, Clive Menzies wrote:
> 
> > On (20/11/03 10:42), Knut Willy wrote:
> > > I am a novice at Linux. Never used it, but want to
> teach myself.
> > > 
> > > 1. Have a Windows-98 PC, which has internet
> connection.
> > >    Do not intend to use Linux on this one.
> > >    Afraid of having two operating systems on same
> machine.
> 
> > If you have a broadband connection and a enough disk
> space, installing a
> > dual boot system will be much easier than trying to
> install the whole
> > system via floppies.  FWIW, I am relatively new to
> Linux and Debian (my
> > first distro) and have installed dual booting
> systems on both Intel and 
> > Mac PC's. It is a steep learning  curve but v
> satisfying.
> 
> And if you don't want to tinker around with
> repartitioning your Windows-98 hard drive, you 
> can install a second drive in your system, and make
> that a dedicated drive for Linux.  The key 
> is in the boot loader, LILO.  It would be installed on
> the MBR of your first hard drive, and with 
> that, you can select which partition to boot;
> 
> hda1 for the Windows drive
> hdb1 for the Linux drive
> 
> You would also be able to mount your Windows drive
> from within Linux, so you can access 
> everything you have as needed.  :D
> 

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