From: Kevin Dobey (kevin.dobey at domain trintech.com)
Date: Mon 21 Jun 1999 - 14:48:08 IST
As already pointed out - it may be easiest to have a second drive with your
linux installation on it. In addition ...
You should consider that your PC's bios may provide you with an option to
boot of a different drive so you could potentially control the OS you boot
into via the BIOS - I ain't actually tried this theory out yet by the way !
Anyone ever tried this ?
What i am suggesting is that you plug you second drive in as your primary
then install linux THEN switch it to your secondary IDE controler and then
the trick is to switch you BIOS to boot of off you secondary or you promary
depending on which OS you want thus avoiding lilo'ing you nt/95/98 partition
- so the theory goes.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Conry [mailto:michael.conry at domain ucd.ie]
> Sent: 19 May 1999 13:56
> To: ilug at domain linux.ie
> Subject: [ILUG] Some advice please on Linux installation risks?
> I am considering installing Linux as a boot option onto an
> existing Windows NT
> From what I have read about Linux, both on this list and
> elsewhere, it seems
> that there is a certain amount of risk involved in adding a
> Linux boot to an
> existing system (e.g. NT). As I understand it, this risk is
> mostly due to the need
> to re-partition disks.
> How real is the risk of losing files in doing a Linux
> installation? Also, if a
> hard drive was installed specifically to run Linux on (with
> no Windows/NT partitions
> on it at all) would this make things easier? (would there be
> any danger of damaging
> the other disks' file systems?).
> One other ignorant question: if a video card is not
> supported (as I think is the
> case with the Intergraph Intense 3D Pro 3410 (AGP)), is it
> possible to use it at all
> under a Linux system?
> Any advice will be gratefully received.
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