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disk partitining

i have a compaq armada laptop.  i am not sure how to partition my drive so that i can install red hat 5.2.  does the setup automatically take care of partitioning and boot options?  i'm not sure what function LILO performs.  please help.

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bluepetCommented:
you need minimum of 2 partition.... one is swap partition which you can set up to max of 125MB..... any bigger will not be used and a system partition....

LILO is useful if you want to have dual boot... i.e have both win95 and linux... and choose where to go at boot time....
the idea is to install win95 first before linux if you want to have dual boot....

partitioning will be done by you.... in the middle of the installation.... redhat 5.2 comes with a good window based partition tool that you can use... i.e disk druid....
create one swap partition and one system which will be label as /

It's normally a good idea to have 3 partition at least
/
swap
/usr/local  <<<<< for optional software that does not have RPMS

but as a start 2 is enough

hope that help
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