Semi-newbie to Linux, Complete newbie here.
Ok, Well this is my first time posting here so hang in with me. I have experimented with Linux in the past, but hae now decied to take the plunge and dedicate myself to hardcore learning of Linux. I am currently in a bit of a dillema here. I know it is usually good practice to partition your HD as to prevent loss of data (Found out the hard way the first time I dabbled in Linux, luckly I had linux on another HD.) Anyways I am currently in the process of determining how to partitopn my HD up, I have seen reccomendations but I thought I pass my idea of an HD partition scheme to you guys to see what you all think.( Collapse )
I was also wondering about something else. I plan on trying to use the windows bootloader in the MBR instead of LILO or GRUB, I know the basic process and feel comfortable doing the work , but I was wondering if I could use knoppix to excute the appropiate command instead of a boot floppy and then write the linux.bin file over to my FAT partition on my primary HD. So in essance I want to do this: Install Linux, choose bootloader and install it into /boot, then boot into knoppix or DSL and execute a dd
command to create a linux.bin file, go back inot windows and add the appropiate line into the boot.ini file. Does that sound about right?
Anyways thanks for listening and I hope one of you guys can help out.