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Posted: Dec. 07 2003,02:21 QUOTE

Hi, I am a newbie with linux.  I am trying to do a HD install in my laptop.  I read a few post and they suggest me to do a swap paritition.  So let me get this straight. I have windoz 95 running right now.  According to the posts, I should partition my harddrive with fdisk and then boot up the CD and do the install.  So I should partition it into 3 partitions? One for the linux install, one for the swap, and one for windoz 95???  I only have a 1.2 gig HD.  How much space should I allocate to each partition? Also, i don't enter the hd install command in the boot prompt right?  I must completely boot up the linux from the cd then go into xshell??  Thanks for anyone that's going to help me in advance.

Also, if i have 2 OS in my laptop which one will it boot up first?  and how do I select the alternative OS @ boot?  Thanks.
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Posted: Dec. 07 2003,04:18 QUOTE

Without knowing how many programs you need to install in Windows 95, a shot-in-the-dark suggestion would be:

500M partition = Windows 95
600M partition = Damn Small Linux
100M partition = swap

Damn Small Linux uses much less disk space. I don't remember the exact number of uncompressed size in MB, but it's less than 250 Meg.

This leaves plenty of room for expansion, if desired.

I don't use LILO for booting, so somebody else will need to give you help with that.

Good Luck.
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