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Re: [SuSE Linux] Installing SuSE, NT and Win98 in one machine - question
- From: nils@xxxxxxx (Nils Jeppe)
- Date: Fri, 04 Sep 1998 13:17:13 +0200
- Message-id: <E0zEuO1-0004Wh-00@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
At 09:42 04.09.98 +0100, you wrote:
>1) How large swap partition to create (64 MB RAM). I've heard, that
>Linux, NT and Win98 can share one swap partition, is that right? How
>to manage that?
This is not correct. Linux needs a dedicated swap partition. Also, WinNT
and 98 don't use swap partitions, they use swap files on the partition
their systems are sitting on... I guess you could share a partition as swap
space for 98 and NT, but I doubt it would be worth the hassle.
As for size: How much RAM do you have? I have 64 MB, and I gave Linux 64 MB
Swap space, so that adds up to 128 MB ... works great so far.
>2) How to repartition HDD. Is it true, that Linux has to be gin
>underfirst 1024 cylinders? Should I create different partitions for
>root and the rest? how muchnspace for root partiotion?
Yes I think that is correct. My root partition is 100 MB.
>3) How to proceed during instalation, what
>install first, how to repartition HDD, using Linux's fdisk?
Sorry I can't really help you here, I don't have much experience setting up
NT, 98 and Linux on one computer. I can give you my sample partitioning for
when I used to run 95 and Linux on one computer. Back then, I had a 2.1 G
1) OS/2 Boot manager 1 MB
2) primary dos -> win95 700 MB
3) Extended Partition: Rest of HD
4) Logical drive in 3): Linux Swap 32 MB
5) Logical drive in 3): Linux, 700 MB
6) Logical drive in 3): Data (documents etc) rest of 3)
It was not a very good setup, because space was very limited, but it worked
fine. I used the OS/2 Boot manager, also included in Partition Magic (great
If you don't have that, lilo will probably be your boot manager of choice,
because I have my doubts about NT loader being able to start linux.
>4) How to choose which system to boot? To use lilo, NT Loader? I have
>also System Commander 4.0, which was highly recommended to me? Do you
>have any experience with it? And how to proceed with installing boot
I hope this helps....
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