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I was reading the RH Linux 9 doc last night and noticed it said I can't put /boot on the second HD if it is not on the primary controller (first MB IDE socket). I already have the first HD and the CD on that controller socket and don't want to change it. (If it is working, don't fix it!) Is this correct? I thought I'd done this before on another system and it worked. What now? I don't want to re-partition the first HD which has XP on it. I'll need to use a boot floppy? Or won't that ...

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    Default Installing RH 9 on 2nd HD?

    I was reading the RH Linux 9 doc last night and noticed it said I
    can't put /boot on the second HD if it is not on the primary
    controller (first MB IDE socket). I already have the first HD and
    the CD on that controller socket and don't want to change it. (If
    it is working, don't fix it!) Is this correct? I thought I'd done
    this before on another system and it worked. What now? I don't
    want to re-partition the first HD which has XP on it. I'll need
    to use a boot floppy? Or won't that work either?

    FWIW, I'm using a Compaq Presario 5000T desktop.

    I'd prefer to get this planned for before I try to install Linux.

    TIA

    Ken

    Ken Knecht Guest

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    Default Re: Installing RH 9 on 2nd HD?

    On Mon, 08 Sep 2003 01:23:13 GMT, Ken Knecht <kenk2mindspring.com>
    wrote:
    >I was reading the RH Linux 9 doc last night and noticed it said I
    >can't put /boot on the second HD if it is not on the primary
    >controller (first MB IDE socket). I already have the first HD and
    >the CD on that controller socket and don't want to change it. (If
    >it is working, don't fix it!) Is this correct?
    Might be better to bite the bullet and move the CD-ROM over to the
    second IDE controller. Might also get better performance -- probably an
    old geeks tale but it's better to share IDE controllers between similar
    devices with similar speeds.

    --
    Rich Webb Norfolk, VA
    Rich Webb Guest

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    Default Re: Installing RH 9 on 2nd HD?

    On Mon, 08 Sep 2003 01:23:13 +0000, Ken Knecht wrote:
    > I was reading the RH Linux 9 doc last night and noticed it said I
    > can't put /boot on the second HD if it is not on the primary
    > controller (first MB IDE socket). I already have the first HD and
    > the CD on that controller socket and don't want to change it. (If
    > it is working, don't fix it!) Is this correct? I thought I'd done
    > this before on another system and it worked. What now? I don't
    > want to re-partition the first HD which has XP on it. I'll need
    > to use a boot floppy? Or won't that work either?
    >
    > FWIW, I'm using a Compaq Presario 5000T desktop.
    >
    > I'd prefer to get this planned for before I try to install Linux.
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Ken
    You can use ``fips v2'' that is in the dosutils directory
    on the #1 RedHat installation CD and resize the XP partition
    to give you about 100Mb of free space on the disk.
    Then use disk druid/fdisk during the RH installation to
    put the /boot partition there.
    ---
    /r/n/t/n

    root-n-toot-n Guest

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