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 Dual boot optimal configuration?
Hello.  I have a newbie Linux installation question.
I'm thinking of installing Linux on my existing system, which currently runs
Win98.  I am looking for the easist and safest way to do this without
disrupting my Win98 environment.
Should I install a separate physical drive and then install Linux on that
What is involved with selecting which drive to boot from?

Any advice appreciated.  Thanks.

 Wed, 18 Jun 1902 08:00:00 GMT   
 Dual boot optimal configuration?
The best thing is as you say, to put it on a new physical disk, but a new
partition is
just fine, but it is then easier to destroy other partition by accident.

when you install linux LILO (Linux Loader) will in most cases install itself
in the MBR (Master Boot Record - on primary disk). When you boot you
you will get a prompt:


there you type DOS or LINUX and it boots what ever you choose (or LINUX
after about 50 sec or so. This can be changed.) Also, you may install LILO
on the Linux
physical disk, but then you need a boot manager such as BootMagic (from
PowerQuest )
or some other product..



 Wed, 18 Jun 1902 08:00:00 GMT   
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