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Subject: [linux-help] Re: Free install
From: Jeff Vian <jvian@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 22:21:00 -0600
Reply-to: linux-help@xxxxxxxxx

If you can resize the windows partition ( and have only one drive) the
easiest way until I hear differently with Windows 2000 is to do a full
install of Linux on the area of your hard drive not used by windows (after
using fips or partition magic to get some free space on the drive)

Personally, I would recommend installing a second drive and do the Linux
install on the second drive so you don't have to mess with the Window 2000
partition.  I believe that 20G drives are about $120 or so at National

Install the Linux OS on the available space on the drive AFTER windows is
installed, but the CRITICAL part is :
    When it asks where to install LILO, tell it the first sector of your
root partition, AND make a boot floppy.
Then when you want to boot to windows just boot from the hard drive, or use
the floppy to boot to Linux .

With Windows NT 4.0 I did this easily and then used the NT boot loader to
select a boot to Linux, but with 2000 I don't know if that works the same.

Instructions on NT 4.0 dual boot are in the Linux documentation, the mini
howtos, labeled "Linux+NT-loader"

The one thing that is different from the howto is that with the newer
releases of Linux the NTFS partition can be mounted and dd can be used to
copy the lilo sector directly from the Linux partition to the NT partition
AND the boot.ini file can be edited with vi to set up the boot loader for

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Wibowo" <dxwibowo@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <linux-help@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2001 3:02 PM
Subject: [linux-help] Re: Free install

> Can somebody tell me how to install Linux dual boot with windows 2000?
> I can't wait till feb 24 to do that.
> ps. step by step please!!
> Thank you
> David Wibowo
> ----Original Message Follows----
>  > -----Original Message-----
>  > From: linux-help-bounce@xxxxxxxxx
>  > Behalf Of Cavgalar, Murat A (Alex)
>  > Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2001 10:08 AM
>  > To: 'linux-help@xxxxxxxxx'
>  > Subject: [linux-help] Free install
>  > Importance: High
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  > I noticed that the free linux install class on february 17th was
>  > postponed.
>  > Does anybody know when it will be held?
> We thought we'd have it on the 24th of March, but that seems to be the end
> of Spring Break, and WSU will be closed.  So the next available date is
> 31st of March. We'll send out an annoucement in March when the date is set
> for sure.
> --dwh
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