two hard drive setup

I have two hard drives a 4.3Gb with windows on it and a 2.16 GB that is empty how do I setup for linux to go on the 2.16 GB?
schuebergsAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

osfancyCommented:

During setup depending on your distribution you will be asked to partition your disk using a partitioning software. You will have to specify a "root" partition where linux will be installed onto and also a "swap" partition.
      You will have to choose or add a partition on the second disk and set that as a root partition using "/" as the mount point and choose the file type as Linux Native. Create or choose another partition as a swap partition nad make the filesystem Linux Swap.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
1adamsCommented:
Yes, but what if Disk Druid does not even see the 2nd drive (4.3 GB IDE)?  I mean, why does the Win98 drive show up (C: primary FAT and D: extended FAT 32, but the new (and functional (I tested) 4.3 GB drive does not appear when installation asks which drive and partition you want to install to (the drive DID show up using the LINUX Prep Tool in a previous step during installation).

0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Linux

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.