View Full Version : another partition question...

May 14th, 2002, 08:25
ok, im doin this for the first time here, and wanna make sure i get it right... if i am correct, i need to do the following...
1. format HD
2. run fdisk
3. create an extended partition
4. install win98 on the primary partition
5. install linux on the secondary partition

is that about it?? anything i have missed, or need to include... thanks.

May 14th, 2002, 08:28
hehe, from my experience that sounds just about right, make sure that step one is DEFINITLY done before step 2;) i didn't do that;0

May 14th, 2002, 09:09
fdisk THEN format

May 14th, 2002, 09:39
fdisk then format?? for real?

May 14th, 2002, 10:03
actually i wouldnt install linux on a fat partition. u can leave the space u want to use for linux unpartitioned and let the installer do it (note: i tried this with SuSe, which uses YAST).

and teamz is right, if u want to do it on a fat partition u need to run fdisk first and create the extended partition, THEN format the partition u created.
ur advantage would be that u can get rid of linux very quickly when its on fat, but i wouldnt recommend it otherwise.

May 14th, 2002, 12:56
You have to format after running FDISK, and I agree with 2fast4u. Allocate the windows partition only and leave the rest of the disk space unpartitioned until you install linux