Re: fat32/NTFS which order?
From: TokaMundo (TokaMundo_at_weedizgood.org)
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 00:34:43 GMT
On Tue, 12 Jul 2005 11:23:35 -0500, Andrew <firstname.lastname@example.org> Gave
>In a couple of days I am going to be resetting up my computer. I am
>going to have 2 hard drives. A 120 gig drive and a 10 gig.
>The 10 gig will have suse linux (probably 9.3)
>and the 120 will be NTFS and Fat32, the NTFS will be 105 gigs in size
>and have xp home edition installed and I'll have a 15 gig partition
>(fat32 type) for moving files from linux to windows and back again.
>For the 120 gig drive, should I partition it so that the NTFS file
>system is first or the 15 gig Fat32 is 1st? Or does it even matter?
>Also which hard drive should be first, the 120 gig (with windows) or the
>10 gig drive with linux? By first I mean the primary hard drive on the
>primary IDE cable. And more importantly, which which way is easier?
I set mine up as windows on the first drive, and Linux on the second
In the suse setup dialogs, you must remember to place the boot
loader for linux in the right place.
It may not be this way anymore, but I also always install windows
last as I was sure that grub installations break the Xp install...
might be different now, though.
I can have win98, win2k, and Xp on the first drive (2 partitions),
and Xp still has all three on it's menu, then I place Linux on the
second drive and place the boot loader for it on the second drive,
then point to it from whatever boot loader I have on the first drive
(I use XOSL). Before it stopped getting supported, I also had BeOS on
the systems I set up. That 5... count 'em 5! For the win98 thing,
the first partition has to be less than 4 gig, and the others won't be
seen, and that partition needs to be FAT32.