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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 8:58 am 
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:arrow: :?: grub or lilo- redhat 7.2 comes w/ grub and lilo- grub can load windows 9x-would this be desireable for a multiboot system (have seen lilo recommended a lot, but grub is there as well- benefits?)?
partitions for linux- ex approx 8gig- would it be adviseable to partition further for mbr, swap file, ect..., or are these partitions set up by linux, and not necessary to set up w/ fdisk?
would it be adviseable to set up a p166 just to learn linux on (really short on cash- flip side the money spent on a p166 could be spent on a faster system, as the p166 is not upgradeable- perhaps function as a firewall- is p166 sufficient for that?)?
only thing that could interfere w/ the win98se/ 2000pro/linux multiboot, is that the linux partitions are not recognised by windows, which would be a problem w/ diagnostics programs- can linux be set up on fat32 partitions ( recommendations are to just partition w/ fdisk and not format)? :? :?:


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 3:10 pm 
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A P166 with Linux will work just fine. I started on a 486 DX33. Took for ever to load X. Prolly the main reason why I don't use it now. :D .

An 8 GB parition is a bit large, but you shouldn't have a problem. You can install Redhat in 3GB easy. And your swap space should be double the RAM or a minimum of 100MB.

Not sure about "grub", never used it. But I am sure it will function the same way.
Remember to install Windows 9X first, then Linux.

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 4:57 pm 
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thanks HJ, appreciate your reply!


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I have only used Linux a little bit, but as I understand it the main advantage of GRUB is that you can password protect your boot loader. This is useful if you have others using your computer and want to keep them out of Linux.


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Except that Linux includes its own login script. There are ways around it, but tghen again there are ways around the boot loader aswell. :P

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