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Re: Newbie Install

On Mon, 19 Jan 2004 20:46:37 +0100, 
Bob Hentges <bob@hentges.net> wrote in message 
<[🔎] 400C341D.9010200@hentges.net>:
> John G wrote:
> > I am about to put up my first server.  I hope to make it dual boot
> > to get experience on both linux and windows 2003.  I have a server
> > with no operating system and have 2 questions to start.
> > 
> > 1.  Which os do I load first.  Everything I have read so far assumes
> > I have already installed windows.  But this is a clean server.  I
> > have booted it with a copy of Knoppix 3.2, as well as the first
> > Debian disk.
> I would install windows 2003 first. it can happily overwrite the boot 
> sector than. Be sure to leave enough place for the linux partitions
> thought.

..and at least one set of partitions for your data.  ;-)

> Afterwords you install debian, and grub, and let windows 2003 be
> booted by it.
> > 2. Which is easier, to install from the Knoppix disk, or from the
> > Debian disk.  I know that the Knoppix will work because it booted
> > completely from the CD.
> The knoppix installation will probably work fine, but it will install 
> you many things you will probably not need for a server installation.
> So here, I would go for the woody installer. Which will give you the 
> choice of what to install.

..seriously, you wanna go the slow safe way with woody.  ;-)
Knoppix is great to check out new boxes and get you out of 
trouble when you screw up.  You will.  ;-)

..can you get a refund for the Wintendo?

..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;-)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.

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