[ILUG] W2K and RH7.1 dual on an Inspiron 8100: how to partition?
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Sat Sep 29 13:14:34 IST 2001
On Fri, Sep 28, 2001 at 07:19:24PM +0100, Conor Daly wrote:
> Fred Cummins thought:
> > Brand new Inspiron 8100, 20 GB HD, and I want to dual boot W2k
> > (installed, one monster partition) and RH 7.1. I've done this dual boot
> > thing, using fips to reduce the pre-installed OS, several times, but
> > this is my first meeting wtith W2k and it doesn't play ball.
> > Can anyone see a way around this without reinstalling W2k?
> Assuming you have a NIC for the machine (and anetwork to go along with
> it!) you should be able to boot off a linux BBC, connect to your network,
> mount a network directory / drive and tar up the w2k partition. that
Very unlikely to be a flyer - tar won't preserve DOS file attributes, even
if the BBC could successfully mount an NTFS partition, which it can't
(presuming that the W2K being discussed is on an NTFS partition - I imagine
Dell aren't stupid enough to install it on FAT 32)
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