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Re: RED HAT 7.1 VS WINDOWS SE 98



Arend Meetsma wrote:

> On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, cburns1293 earthlink net wrote:
> > Crutcher Dunnavant wrote:
> >
> > > My suggestion, in this order.
> > >
> > >  a) install the software from HP.
> > >  b) install Windows, reserve space for linux.
> > >  c) install Linux
> > >
> > > reason. HP wants to do something odd to your partitions, let it.
> > > Windows will be able to deal, so it will install over the HP stuff.
> > > Linux will be able to deal with whatever Windows does, but the reverse
> > > is not true.
> > >
> > > There is also a guru solution available.
> > >
> > >  a) find a guru.
> > >  b) offer the guru beer.
> > >  c) tell the guru the problem.
> > >  d) give the guru your computer.
> > >
> >
> > Hey!,
> >
> > Thanks for the responce, You wouldn't happen to have any family in
> > Hampton, Va, with the last name Dunnavant? And for the reference to the
> > computers.. my wife will not let me comvert her ( hp ). My computer is
> > the compaq amd 933 - 40g  - 128mr etc... I have tried to install windows
> > and let the partitions take place but  only after .. I am only allowed to
> > install linux as a swap file.. and then  a file @ 1.8gig .. the compag
> > software disk has been protected to where I can only pull certain files
> > off of it.. so everything but windows I am able to yang off the cd..
> >
> > Thanks
> > Charles
> >
>
> Hi Charles,
>
> How about using partition magic to split up the partitions made by compaq?
>
> a) install software from HP
>      This gives you: c: 38 Gig?  (hda1)
>                      d: 2 Gig?   (hda2)
>      Or something similar to this at least right?
>
> b) install partition magic and make hda1 into three smaller partitions,
>    this should push hda2 to hda4. Windows will still see it as d: because
>    the others are not vfat32.
>      This gives you:
>      hda1  20 Gig ---vfat32 (c:)
>      hda2 ~18 Gig ---ext2   (linux)
>      hda3 ~512MB  ---linuxswap
>      hda4  2 Gig  ---vfat32 (d:)
>
>    or use partition magic to resize the partitions and get an extended
>    partition in there.
>
> c) install linux
>
> d) don't re-install the hp software ever again because it will blow away
>    all your fine work.
>
> Perhaps the guru suggestion above is easier....
>
> Arend
>
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That makes alot of since... I will try that.. Thanks alot..
oh .... any idea where to find alot fo linux software?





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