Re: Newbie Install
On Mon, 19 Jan 2004 20:46:37 +0100,
Bob Hentges <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> 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
..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.