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Re: WinME/Linux dual boot

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: WinME/Linux dual boot
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2001 07:13:06 +1000
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On Tue, Aug 07, 2001 at 01:48:04PM -0400, James Johnson wrote:
> This is not a bug report, but a request for info.  I say there is only this
> one mail list.

This is the right place :)

> I'm planning to repartition a disk on a new notebook I bought that came with
> WinME installed so I can also run Linux on it.  My question: is WinME using
> the FAT file system


> (does Parted care if it is FAT16 or FAT32),


> and will Parted
> work with it fine?

if it is FAT, and not NTFS: then yes.  (I can't remember if ME
supports NTFS...)

> I was thinking of first resizing the WinME partition, and
> then either moving the WinME into the new partition area (plan A),

this kind of maneuvre is unnecessary.  Parted can resize + move at
the same time (for FAT only).  Just tell it where you want it!

> or putting
> Linux in the new partition area (plan B).  With the new 20GB hard drives are
> there any advantages having Linux on a partition near the beginning of the 
> disk
> or end of the disk?

Not that I can think of... if you are using LBA (which you probably are!)

> Plan A (harder):

Not harder at all ;)

> original
> | hibernate | WinME         |
> resize
> | hibernate | WinME | Free  |
> move WinME
> | hibernate | Free  | WinME |

You can go straight from step 1 to step 3.


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