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Old Oct 26, 2002, 05:20 PM
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currently running windows me. plan on dual booting linux. dloaded the discs for redhat linux 8 and have burned them. used partition magic 8 and added a 5 gig partition for linux (ext3) & a 1 gig swap partition. as it was creating the partition i was looking over the install guide for redhat 8. it says i need 3 partitions, a swap partition (got it), a root partition (got it), and a boot partition of 75 megs. since i will be using boot magic to choose which oper sys to boot, do i need the boot partition? if i do need it where should i place it. right now i have a 40 gig drive partitioned in this order:
5 gig win me fat32
5 gig linux ext3
1 gig linux swap
10 gig data logical

i truly am a newbie to linux. i've run multiple os's before but it was win me, 2000, and xp.
btw, i WILL be making an image of my windows & data partition before i go much further.

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Old Oct 26, 2002, 09:51 PM
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I've used Mandrake and WinME and i used Bootmagic with no problems, as long as you make sure it boots to Windows after the install you then configure bootmagic and you should be ok.
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Old Oct 26, 2002, 09:54 PM
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thanks beardedwonder, but that's not what i'm asking. do i need 2 or 3 partitions for the linux install and how should they be arranged. partition magic says i need 2 and the red hat install guide says 3.
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Old Oct 27, 2002, 12:17 AM
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All i can tell you is what happened with Mandrake on mine. My whole setup was:
10GB WinME (FAT32)
1GB Swap
5GB Ext3

I didn't have a boot partition, i think as long as you create a redhat floppy bootdisk you should be ok because if things go wrong you'll be able to boot off that and then create the boot partition if necessary.
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Old Oct 27, 2002, 06:19 AM
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Just have 2 partitions and when it asks you what bootmanager you want installing pick none so boots to windows. Then configure bootmagic.

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Old Oct 27, 2002, 11:13 AM
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thanks all. will try this afternoon or tonight.
 

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