Thanks for all the help. A few more things...when I make the parition
for GNU/Linux, it tells me that my disk maynot be bootable and asks me
to a boot disk (which i'll do anyway) and asks me if i want to edit the
partition or "add anyway". whats this all about? I don't want to start a
heated thread about ext2 vs. ext3, but which shall i opt for? I am also
making a 6 gig fat32 partition to share data between win2k and
gnu/linux. any comments/suggestions?
P. Sriram wrote:
On Thu, 8 Aug 2002, Sriinivasan Ranganathan wrote:
After looking at the problem faced by people here, I decided to play it
safe and ask this. I am about to install RHL 7.3 on my win2k based
system (to be dual boot). The docs I found on the net ask me not to
and, there have been some replies too. on a single disk machine, problems
seldom arise. it is usually with multi-disk machines that problems arise.
many dual boot folks would like to have separate win and linux disks.
because of the 'high' iq of windows (perhaps, this is related to the user
population it is designed for and used by...), it makes rather strange
assumptions which imply that only some configurations will work. in fact,
on a multi disk machine, there is only one safe and sturdy configuration -
windows and the boot loader (grub/lilo) should be on the 'first' disk.