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Hi all,

I have been reading up on the methods for installing Linux but am somehow confused over something.

You see, I have a 6 GB harddisk with 2 partitions on it. I allocated 4GB for Win95(my current OS) and 2GB for installing Linux(test OS).

Under this scenerio, how do I install Linux into the 2 GB partition without destroying the current OS and data?

Other than that, when I tried installing Linux, I got stuck at the part where I was asked to enter the mount point. What should I enter here if I am the sole user of the Linux OS ?
And what should I do if another user wants to learn/use Linux ? Do I have to reinstall Linux again ?

I thank you for your time to read this, it may sound simple for you but it sure is giving me a headache.


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ok, you don't have to worry about messing up your win96, the setup program will take care of all that. Next, your mount point should be "/" (no quote in the install program). If another user wants to use linux then the one who set it up, you create a new user, just like in nt.
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Thanks laeuchli, I've managed to install Linux on my PC already but now I face another problem.

When the installater asked me to select the monitor resolution, I chose 640X480 but only much later when I started X Window then I realised that the screen resolution should be 800X600.

How do I go about changing the monitor resolution without reinstalling the entire OS ?

Thanks






 
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