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Re: [TCLUG:6306] RH Installation (REALLY RE: fdisk)

Peter Lukas wrote:

> These instructions were assuming that the drive was free of other OS
> partitions.  Since NT is consuming a good chunk of the drive, you're going
> to need to repartition it with some partitioning software (ie partition
> magic although I'm not sure how it works for NT).
> If the NT partition is important to you (you do not want to rebuild it and
> restore data), you should consider buying another disk for Linux.
> Otherwise, nuke the NT stuff and start fresh with Linux (oh yeah, read the
> Linux+NT howto there
> may also be a fdisk howto in there, too.).

Yes, NT is taking up 4GB of an 8.4GB but that still leaves 4.4GB of space.  Are
you saying I have to repartition the drive because of the 1027 cylinders?
Neither wiping the drive of NT or getting an additional drive is an option.  I
had made sure I had a enough space for a Linux boot when I setup the NT OS.

> >
> > Looking at the hard disk using fdisk, I have the following (an NT system
> > already exists on the harddrive)
> >
> > Disk /dev/sda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 1027 cylinders
> > Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes
> >
> >    Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
> > /tmp/hda1   *         1       255   2048256    6  DOS 16-bit<=32M
> > /tmp/hda2           256      1024   6176992+   5  Extended
> > /tmp/hda6           766      1024   2080386    6  DOS 16-bit<=32M
> >
> > NT takes up 4GB of the system. I want to put Linux on 3GB of my 4.5GB free
> > space and dual boot.  I can' t create a primary partition 'n -> p -> 1 -> 1
> > -> +1200M' because a primary partition already exists.  I take it my 4.5GB
> > of free space is in /tmp/hda2?  How would I set it up using fdisk?  Am I
> > going to have LILO problems because I have 1027 cylinders, not 1024?
> >
> > Thank you for all your help!

Perry Hoekstra

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