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installing Linux on existing drive

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LILO also no longer has the 104 cyl restriction. 
Normally, when splitting an existing Windows partition, after shrinking it, 
I either leave the remaining space available and let the Linux partitioner 
do it, or I create a swap and native partition with partition magic. I 
usually set my Linux partitions up as logical partitions, not primary. 
Then, when installing, I bypass the Linux partitioner and simply assign the 
mount points and tell installer to format. (I never liked Red Hat's disk 
druid. I always went directly to fdisk).
Derek Atkins wrote:
> With RH7.3 and Grub you do not need a primary partition before
> cyl 1024...  That's an old bug and is no longer relevant.
> Did you use PM to unparitition, or is the end-data partitioned in some
> funky manner?  What error does Disk Druid give you?
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Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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