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post #1 of 11 Old 12-04-2006, 07:39 PM - Thread Starter
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Ok so i loaded XP Pro on my raid array creating a 30Gb partition as i went and leaving the rest unpartitioned (~~590Gb)
I would like to do the following:
1. Setup a Linux Dual Boot probly again on a 30 Gb partition.
2. Partition the remaining space so that i can use and access it from both windows and linux. Things like music.

I have the following questions:
1. What's the best way to do this?
2. What's Distro should i use? I was thinking fedora but i have heard it has issues with dual boot's
so i need it to dual boot fine, and be able to work well with all my hardware in my specs.
What'ch'all think?

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Ok so i loaded XP Pro on my raid array creating a 30Gb partition as i went and leaving the rest unpartitioned (~~590Gb)
I would like to do the following:
1. Setup a Linux Dual Boot probly again on a 30 Gb partition.
2. Partition the remaining space so that i can use and access it from both windows and linux. Things like music.

I have the following questions:
1. What's the best way to do this?
2. What's Distro should i use? I was thinking fedora but i have heard it has issues with dual boot's
so i need it to dual boot fine, and be able to work well with all my hardware in my specs.
What'ch'all think?
Use the remaining space in FAT32, unless you can get NTFS to work with your distro (I recommend FC6, newest one I know about)
I am using Fedora just fine... go for it.
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the windows partition is in NTFS, so i should go back and partition a 30Gig FAT 32 for Fedora and then a ~555Gb FAT32 for dual access?
or make the fedora partition NTFS as well? and the rest FAT 32?

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Here's what i'm thinking:
Partition 1. (NTFS) 30Gb XP Pro
Partition 2. (NTFS) 30Gb Fedora 6
Partition 3. (FAT 32) ~550Gb Dual Access


Can i access the windows partition from fedora and the fedora partition from windows? for things like games? or should i install games in the general one?
Why does the general partition have to be FAT32?

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anyone? i kinda wanna do this tonight

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use SUSE 10 or latest, i have the same setup AND I DON'T use the fat 32
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Don't partition Linux as Fat32 or NTFS?!
Partition it as Ext32, Windows as NTFS and Free Space as Fat32. .
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ok ... ***??

Also i need a very user friendly Linux distro i have never used it before

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Linux is formated in Ext32 Format..
For a newbeh.. I reccomend PCLINUXOS
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I read on a Linux forum that the best file type for installing a Linux Distro on partition is VFAT, if i rememeber correctly. I also want to dual boot and need to know "how" to set up the partition. I feel so stupid for asking since i built this comp myself and formatted the hard drives the first time. >.>

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