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two hard drive setup

Posted on 1999-11-11
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
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?
Question by:schuebergs

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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.

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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).


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