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[SLUG] Partitioning for RedHat 7 dual boot install
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- Subject: [SLUG] Partitioning for RedHat 7 dual boot install
- From: "Edwin Humphries" <edwin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun Jul 22 11:09:01 2001
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I'm trying to set up a workstation as a dual boot system, WinNT4 and
Red Hat Linux 7.1.
The system has a single 20Gb HDD, currently partitioned with a 4Gb
drive for Windows OS and software and an 8Gb drive for data (which I
intend to mount under /home).
This leaves 8Gb for Linux OS and software; However, it also only
leaves two possible primary partitions, and I need at least three:
/boot (to end under the 1024 cylinder limit), swap and /.
I've seen many references to Linux being installed into logical
drives on an extended partition, and i can use NT's Disk manager to
create a logical partition. But Disk Druid can't seem to use it, or
to create any extended partitions itself.
Is this a gotcha, or can I solve it?