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I want to install Linux 6.2 but........

By TellMeWhy ·
I have in my system Win2000 - Server & professional and win98. now i wana put linux Gnome wks in it.I have 20 Gig Hdd.i can see all my partitions (10 of them)in wiindows OS.when I start installing Linux it shows me at HDD section(on which partition to install linux) all partitions are in HDA1,HDA2, then HDA5,HDA6,HDA7 upto HDA15....it does not show me labels or partition name(D drive,Edrive),So now i cannot install linux unless i know which partition on linux is actually which one in windows..pleez help...

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I want to install Linux 6.2 but........

by adrianturcu In reply to I want to install Linux 6 ...

Under Linux OS, HDA represent the primary master disk (IDE) on the system.
HDB is the primary slave, HDC is the secondary master and HDD is the secondary slave.
If you have SCSI involved in your system, notations are SDA, SDB, SDC...
for disks (in the order of bus detection) and SCD1,SCD2... for the SCSI-CDROM.

Numbers for you could be as follows:
- HDA1: the primary boot partition (similar with C:\ driver on Windows)
- HDA2: the extended partition where
the all logical partitions (drives) D,E,F and so on resides
(extended partitions are different marked on the disk
for Windows and Linux, so take care using it !)
- HDA5,HDA6,HDA7 up to HDA15 are the logical partitions
(drives) you have on your system.

I recommend you to use a fdisk utility for Linux, during
the installation procedure. Pay attention, I said Linux fdisk
not Windows fdisk.

Good luck on installation,

Adi

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I want to install Linux 6.2 but........

by TellMeWhy In reply to I want to install Linux 6 ...

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I want to install Linux 6.2 but........

by adrianturcu In reply to I want to install Linux 6 ...

Under Linux OS, HDA represent the primary master disk (IDE) on the system.
HDB is the primary slave, HDC is the secondary master and HDD is the secondary slave.
If you have SCSI involved in your system, notations are SDA, SDB, SDC...
for disks (in the order of bus detection) and SCD1,SCD2... for the SCSI-CDROM.

Numbers for you could be as follows:
- HDA1: the primary boot partition (similar with C:\ driver on Windows)
- HDA2: the extended partition where
the all logical partitions (drives) D,E,F and so on resides
(extended partitions are different marked on the disk
for Windows and Linux, so take care using it !)
- HDA5,HDA6,HDA7 up to HDA15 are the logical partitions
(drives) you have on your system.

I recommend you to use a fdisk utility for Linux, during
the installation procedure. Pay attention, I said Linux fdisk
not Windows fdisk.

Good luck on installation,

Adi

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I want to install Linux 6.2 but........

by TellMeWhy In reply to I want to install Linux 6 ...

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I want to install Linux 6.2 but........

by Kevin Anderson In reply to I want to install Linux 6 ...

The easiest thing for you to do would be to boot Windoze, and delete the partition(s) where you want to install Linux.

Then install Linux, and create the partitions using Disk Druid. You'll need to create a small swap partition (16 or 32 megs isenough, don't bother with more than 128 Megs) And a larger / (slash or root) partition.

These partitions can be created by using the unpartitioned space. Then you don't put your legacy (windows) applications at any risk, because you don't deleteany partitions when you do the install.

Another thing, I'd suggest that you don't install Lilo onto the MBR. Put it in your / (root) partition, and create a Linux Boot disk. Also create a Win2K Boot Disk.

Kev.

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I want to install Linux 6.2 but........

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