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    Windows/Knoppix Partitions

    Just purchased new 80 Gig hd & need help on partitioning as follows:
    (1) for Windows 98 SE
    (1) for Knoppix
    (1) for Swap
    (1) for Data ( for both OS's)
    Do I really need all these? The new HD comes with partitioning software but not sure it will do the above.
    I am trying to wean myself from Windows but know absolutely nothing about partitioning & very little about Linux.
    Please supply specific steps.
    Jim

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    Re: Windows/Knoppix Partitions

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim
    Just purchased new 80 Gig hd & need help on partitioning as follows:
    (1) for Windows 98 SE
    (1) for Knoppix
    (1) for Swap
    (1) for Data ( for both OS's)
    Do I really need all these? The new HD comes with partitioning software but not sure it will do the above.
    I am trying to wean myself from Windows but know absolutely nothing about partitioning & very little about Linux.
    Please supply specific steps.
    Jim
    If you need to continue using Windows, you actually have things set up pretty well. I wouldn't change things unless you intend on getting rid of one of your operating systems.

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    Use the partitioning software and
    1. create a fat32, primary partition
    2. install W98
    if you wish to install Knoppix on HD
    3. create a swap partition, about double size of your RAM
    4. create one or more (one partition is enough but there are reasons like security why you might use more) ext2, ext3 or reiser partition
    5. create another fat32 partition for your data
    6. install Knoppix, be sure there is an entry for W98 in the boot menue of the bootloader you use.
    7. smile and have fun ;o)

    Hope this will help a bit,
    SaintBlue

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