newb needs help configuring linux
Posted on 2003-03-12
I am total dropkick with linux. I am installing Suse 8.0 and have a few queries, I offer as many points as I can.
1. Regarding dual boot:
I have following configuration:
2 Hard Disks
first disk has 3 partitions:
C:FAT32 50MB supposed to use partitionmagic (bootmagic 8.0) to dual boot Win 2K and Linux
D:NTFS 30GB main Windows software
E:FAT32 10GB shared data drive for windows and linux
second disk has 2 partitions:
1. Linux main drive 8.5GB
2. Linux swap 500MB
I have installed the main windows boot sector on the first drive and then installed the linux boot sector on the second drive. I am having a problem with bootmagic 8.0, when I select the linux installation it says loading linux and then stalls with LI displayed (assuming LILO). I can however change the bios boot order of drives to boot into linux. Given this setup what is the easiest way to get the OS's dual booting properly, I thought bootmagic would do it automatically but unfortunately not. I also tried to boot windows from LILO but it says Loading Windows then stalls.
2. Regarding home directory
This one's probably a bit easier. Given the hard drive layout above, is it possible to set my home directory in linux to the root directory of drive E: (windows/linux shared data). What steps should I take to make this possible?
thankyou very much to any who can help.