[techtalk] multibooting vs. VMWare?
coderman at bellsouth.net
Mon Nov 8 12:13:41 EST 1999
Yup, that will work. Buy a *BIG* drive ;)
hda will need to be a beast.
> On Mon, 8 Nov 1999, Caitlyn Martin wrote:
> > As far as this is concerned, '98 and '95 are the same. Also, some
> > distributions (Caldera for example), give you a Windows based installer for
> > Linux and set up your partitions and dual boot for you.
> I've heard good things about the Caldera dist. Will the install also
> non-destructively re-partition the drive for you?
> > Nt is the bear here. Basically, you want to do '98 first, then Linux, then
> > install an NT-friendly boot manager like System Commander, and *then*
> > install NT. Since NT wants it's OS loader in the MBR, you really need to
> > follow the instructions that come with System Commander for NT.
> Aha. So, here's my current thought:
> 1> get the place that's building my PC to install 98 on it and save me
> some time. fork over the $100 for a 98 CD.
> 2> get Partition Magic or similar and partition the drive like so:
> /hda1 win98 C: , minimal size (200MB? what's realistic here?)
> /hda2 winNT C: , for future use when I get around to it, 200MB
> /hda3 linux /boot, 200MB
> /hda4 win98 D: , for putting applications/games on
> /hda5 winNT D: , for applications
> /hda6..X linux /home, /usr, /usr/local, /var, and the rest
> 3> install linux and get it running happily as my OS of choice. Use 98
> occasionally for games.
> 4> when i get around to it someday, buy System Commander and NT and
> install them, but this is no big hurry.
> Does this sound feasible?
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