From: John Madden (maddenj at domain skynet.ie)
Date: Fri 06 Sep 2002 - 16:32:14 IST
On (06/09/02 15:46), Bryan Hayes didst pronounce:
> The 5 gigs I intend to take from the D drive space. I'd like to install
> debian linux. Am I correct in thinking I need 2 partitions for Linux? One
> for ext2 and one for swap? And that maximum primaty partitions is 4?? Can
Yep. Ext2 is the main filesystem, and swap is generally recommended to
be twice the amount of RAM you have, but that really depends now on how
much RAM you have. I've got 512mb RAM and my swap is only around 100mb
and I haven't had any memory problems.
I'm not too sure on the primary partitions, but I think you're right
that there can only be 4.
> Linux be installed in a logical/extended partition, with the ext2 and swap
> partitions both in the logical/extended partition. Any recommendations on
> best way to resize the d drive to make space for linux? I dont have
> partition magic. Fips doesnt work in a windows environment. Windows2000
> doesn't offer the possibilty to "restart in dos". I am not sure if I need
I believe so yes. I think the whole /boot having to be on a certain
section of the hard-drive is from days of old. I think lilo can handle
it no matter where the /boot section is, and I'm pretty sure grub can
aswell. I could be wrong though, it's been a while since I installed
I'd recommend partition magic to resize the partitions if you can get
your hands on a copy anywhere.
> the X Window System to be installed with linux. command line might be
> enough for me. Would I be foolish not to install X? (I have Linux, &X
> running on my desktop at home).
X is handy, but not necessary. However, if you're giving linux 5gigs,
then you might aswell install X. You should fit most of the install on
in under a gig, including X.
-- Chat ya later, John. -- BOFH excuse #1: clock speed
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