Partitioning/dual-boot question

David A' Rebel obsidion at
Fri Dec 2 19:18:19 UTC 2005

On Sat, 03 Dec 2005 07:48, Daniel Axtell wrote:
>  I'm putting together a machine for someone that will be dual boot linux
> and Win2K.  There's one 200G ATA-133 hard drive, but the motherboard has an
> older ATA100 contoller.
>  Windows can only see 120G, but Kubuntu can see all 200 gigs.  So I'm
> assuming I can make this a dual-boot machine that uses all the drive if I
> partition it correctly.
>  The user wants the Windows partition to be most of the 120G.  Should I
> make a small /boot partition first, then Win2K, then the rest as /?  Or put
> Windows on first?

  Partition it with windows first, either fdisk or something like partition 
magic. I'd go for 110G windows and 10G fat 32 if win2k uses ntfs (not sure 
there) and leave the rest unpartiioned since win2k doesn't see it anyway. 
Install windows and then kubuntu using the unused disk space option. The idea 
of the 10G fat 32 is so that both OS's can share it without the ntfs being a 
pain since both windows and kubuntu can happily rw to it.

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