Which to partition?
Posted on 1997-06-22
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,