> -----Original Message-----
> From: ilug-admin at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of Jak
> Sent: 18 November 2000 13:30
> To: ilug at linux.ie; fianna_simon at hotmail.com> Subject: Re: [ILUG] Switching to Linux from Wins98
> I would recommend leaving Win98 as the default until you get
> a little further up the learning curve. Unless the installation process
> can recognise all your hardware components correctly, you may have to
> figure out some configuration problems yourself. Even if it does,
> you will still have to configure internet access and email settings so
> you can ask ILUG the inevitable questions.
Buh? It takes learning to understand moving between boot menu options?
> I would suggest the following : set your PC bios boot sequence
> to floppy first, then C: drive. Install your bootloader on floppy : with
> floppy inserted, you boot to Linux, without floppy you boot to Win98.
> This way, any mistake in installing the bootloader will not prevent you
> accessing Win98, and if anything silly happens in Win98 and you have
> to rescue it, it does not affect Linux i.e. Win98 can't wipe the
> settings. This can be just a short term solution until you are
> confident in
More lunatic soup! Anyway, you can always just fdisk /mbr from a boot disk
if your bootloader goes belly-up and Windows will reappear.
> Of couse, the safest solution
> is to install a second harddisk, and partition that to your
> heart's content
> without risk to Win98. Ask Santa for one.
Buy a new hard disk just to dual boot 2 operating systems... this just gets
weirder and weirder.
> >So, basically what I need help with is:
> >(1) Is 6 GB enough for all that I want to do with the Linux partition?
Plenty big... Redhat 6.2 full install is about 1.3gigs
> >(2) Do I need to get a boot manager to make Linux the default OS, while
> >retaining Windows98 as an alternative (an alternative that has
> more of the hard drive).
No problem, your linux installation will very likely set this up
> >(3) Will I have any difficulties running the machine as a
> server? (eg: do I
> >need special cards to be present in the computer?).
Well either a network card or modem if you actually want to serve any other
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