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Old 10-25-2004, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello there,
I have recently partitioned my hard drive using fdisk. I now have a C: drive ( which i have win98 installed ) and a D: drive which I am trying to install Linux in. I think I need to first format my D: drive but dont know how? Also, when I try to create a logical DOS drive in drive D: its only letting me make one that's 5% of the total space in D: which is 9GB.
Hope somebody can help me, thanks in advance!
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Old 10-25-2004, 04:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you want to install Linux then I recommend getting a copy of PartitionMagic and installing it in Windows, and creating all the partitions using that. It has an option specifically for installing Linux when you create a new partition.
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Old 10-26-2004, 01:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hello there,
I have recently partitioned my hard drive using fdisk. I now have a C: drive ( which i have win98 installed ) and a D: drive which I am trying to install Linux in. I think I need to first format my D: drive but dont know how? Also, when I try to create a logical DOS drive in drive D: its only letting me make one that's 5% of the total space in D: which is 9GB.
Hope somebody can help me, thanks in advance!
the linux installation should take care of d: for you
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Old 10-26-2004, 05:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would just use disk druid to partion it. Im not positive but I think you also need a boot partition for linux. Disk druid is alot better than fdisk when it comes to partitioning. Let me know how it goes
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Old 10-26-2004, 05:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Let me clarify my last statement. Use disk druid as you are attempting to install linux. When it comes to linux boot off of a disk and when it comes to the part that lets you use disk druid, use it.
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