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I wish to install Linux on my system for a Dual boot with Win95/DOS. I bought I big thick book which came with RedHat 3.0.3, and unfortunately it doesn't give much help on partitioning. Here's the deal:

I have two physical drives, C: and D: . I wish to keep Win95, which is on C: (2 Gig), so I want to install to D:. When I run installation, it gives me the choice of partitioning hda or hdb. I think hda must be the C:, because my book said something about the DOS listing being first on any listing, so then would hdb be D:? If so, why does the install program say the heads/cylinders/sectors are the
same for both? Wouldn't the numbers change if they have different capacities? (It also says I need to adjust the number of h/c/s's for hdb,so possibly its a wrong count, but what would I adjust it to?)

To sum up, I wish to split up D into 2: Main and swap. Which  "/dev/" thingie (hda or hdb) do I choose?

Please reply ASAP,
Rich
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Hi,

   hdb is your second hard drive. Linux might not reconizes it,
so you might enter the head/cyl/sec. manually. Then just create
your main linux and swap partition on hdb and install it. You
could enter the head/cyl./sector using the extented option in
fdisk.

Good luck,
Minh Lai
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