Trevor Johnston wrote:
>> On Sun, 9 Jan 2000, Kenn Humborg wrote:
> > An alternative would be to use fdisk rather than Disk Druid. The
> > 1024-cylinder problem might not exist with newer BIOSes (can
> > anyone confirm?) and fdisk doesn't try to be smart and prevent you
> > from doing anything (unlike Disk Druid).
> My BIOS is just over two years old, and has never had a problem booting
> Linux, from just about anywhere. At the moment it's booting Linux from a
> partition which begins 1.2Gb into a 3.2Gb drive (I hope you understand
> what I mean - there's a 1.2Gb Windows partition at the start of the disk).
This is a different situation altogether, in that no matter where you
store your kernal on that disk you're not going to run into the 1024
cylinder problem, as the disk just ins't big enough to have it, I'm not
exactly sure with what exact size of disk that this problem starts to
happen with but it's at least 8GB.
As for the original problem.
I'd suggest that you use partition Magic[*] version 3 or greater
(preferably 4) to re-size the winblows partition(s) to leave enough
space for linux + swap & then shift the windows partitions to the end of
once all that's done install linux in the now empty space to your hearts
content. I've used it here on quite a few machines to install linux to
the top of a disk which would have already had 3 fat16 partitions up to
the 6GB mark.
The other thing you could use is fips but that involves just a smidgin
more useage of ones brain which is why it's worth avoiding.
As always back up any important stuff as bad things(tm) can ocasionally
I'll swear on any bible (ORA or otherwise) for the wonderfulness of this
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