Solved

Linux Pre-Beginner    Hard Drive Worries

Posted on 1999-01-24
2
156 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I just re-partitioned my hard drive and left 235MB free to install Linux!  My problem is two fold!  None of the FAQs or Tutors I have seen online mention what files I need to start with; and one of them warned that installing Linux could wipe out my other partition intirely.  Is this true?  Can it destroy my Windows '95 Partition?  and could someone please tell me of a Linux that will fit in the available space and what files are needed for it?
0
Comment
Question by:psalms
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
HalldorG earned 50 total points
ID: 1632225
235 MB will be enough for a minimum Linux install.
use linux fdisk to split it up in 1 64 MB swap and rest for linux this is not much diskspace as there are so many good utils that you will not be able to use on such limited diskspace.
Linux will only destroy your Win95 partition if you tell it
to do so.  You can run Xwin on 235 MB but you have to be very  careful about what you install.  A bare minimum Redhat linux 5.2 is 91MB and that is without X.

And with 64MB swap you only have about 170MB left will not give you much space to play with.

0
 

Author Comment

by:psalms
ID: 1632226
Thank you! could you email me info on how big a partition I should have to make it worthwhile to start.

psalms3980@aol.com
0

Featured Post

Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Backup Raspberri Pi over the netowrk to a Windows Share 5 64
plsql job on oracle 18 78
Understanding ping command in Ubuntu 5 33
IMAP copying tool 14 49
How many times have you wanted to quickly do the same thing to a list but found yourself typing it again and again? I first figured out a small time saver with the up arrow to recall the last command but that can only get you so far if you have a bi…
SSH (Secure Shell) - Tips and Tricks As you all know SSH(Secure Shell) is a network protocol, which we use to access/transfer files securely between two networked devices. SSH was actually designed as a replacement for insecure protocols that sen…
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question