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  • ccaper@hotmail.com
    ... supposed ... and some ... Use VFAT32 (Win 95 and Win 98 filesystem). Its a little faster than FAT16, and both W2K AND Linux can read/write to it. ...
    Message 1 of 10 , Jun 1, 2001
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      > However, I want both OSes to see
      > about 1GB of the same information. What type of partition is that
      supposed
      > to be? FAT16? It'll basically be used for sharing MP3s, videos,
      and some
      > docs as well.

      Use VFAT32 (Win 95 and Win 98 filesystem). Its a little faster than
      FAT16, and both W2K AND Linux can read/write to it.


      > My choices of distros are: Redhat 6.1, Redhat 7.1, Debian 2.2r2,
      Mandrake
      > 7.1, and Slackware 7.1
      >
      > I have experience with all of them except Slackware and RH7.1.


      I just installed both RH7.1 and Mandrake 8.0. Both installed like a
      champ, and recognized EVERYTHING properly on my Lat C600. Decided to
      keep RH 7.1, but only because I have been using RH on other machines
      and I didn't want to begin maintain updated RPM's for mulitple
      distros. But if you go with Mandrake, I would highly suggest 8.0
      over 7.1.
      -minnow
    • Mark Cuss
      Hi! I set up a couple of dual boot I8000 Laptops. I would recommend a FAT32 partition for your shared space, as both W2K and Linux can read this, and it is
      Message 2 of 10 , Jun 1, 2001
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        Hi!

        I set up a couple of dual boot I8000 Laptops.

        I would recommend a FAT32 partition for your "shared" space, as both W2K and
        Linux can read this, and it is more efficient than FAT16. Also, be aware
        that W2K is very picky - is must own the MBR, so LiLo must reside in the
        your root linux partition. Instructions on how to configure the W2K boot
        loader can be found on the web, but it basically consists of copying the
        lilo MBR from the root of your linux disk onto a floppy, loading W2K and
        copying this file onto your W2K partition and then configuring the
        bootloader to start lilo from this file when you choose Linux at the menu.

        Good Luck!

        Mark


        ----- Original Message -----
        From: "Nat Kealen" <agentgray@...>
        To: <linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 10:08 AM
        Subject: [linux-dell-laptops] W2K/linux on Latitude LS


        > Hello All,
        >
        > I'm getting ready to reformat my laptop (I thought about resizing the
        > partition, but W2K roaming users is cool) and dual boot it with W2K and
        some
        > Linux distro (I haven't decided yet).
        >
        > I'm trying to set up the partition scheme. Basically, I've got a 10 GB
        > drive and I'm going to divide it in half. However, I want both OSes to
        see
        > about 1GB of the same information. What type of partition is that
        supposed
        > to be? FAT16? It'll basically be used for sharing MP3s, videos, and some
        > docs as well.
        >
        > 4.5 W2K
        > 4.5 linux
        > 1 both
        >
        > My choices of distros are: Redhat 6.1, Redhat 7.1, Debian 2.2r2, Mandrake
        > 7.1, and Slackware 7.1
        >
        > I have experience with all of them except Slackware and RH7.1.
        >
        > Nat Kealen
        > Computer Specialist
        > Quincy Newspapers, Inc.
        >
        >
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      • David Rodriguez
        ... Not really. I have read this somewhere before, but the fact is that in my system lilo is in the mbr and windows is in the beginning of it s own partition.
        Message 3 of 10 , Jun 1, 2001
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          > Also, be aware
          >that W2K is very picky - is must own the MBR, so LiLo must reside in the
          >your root linux partition.

          Not really. I have read this somewhere before, but the fact is that in
          my system lilo is in the mbr and windows is in the beginning of it's own
          partition. Also in my system th BIOS figures if I suspended to disk and boots
          it (Inspiron 5000e), but some people have reported that if lilo is in the
          mbr they have to manually choose that they want to resume from disk. That
          is: the BIOS and suspend to disk is/can be more picky than windows. This
          seems as a better reason not to have lilo in the mbr.

          That is, even if Windows does not seem to care that much, it can be
          interesting not having lilo in the mbr. Then deciding which is the bootable
          partition (windows/linux) is a matter of taste.

          David

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        • ccaper@hotmail.com
          Also, be aware ... in the ... I have installed two computers in the last week as dual boot Linux/W2K machines. Both systems had Lilo installed on the MBR, and
          Message 4 of 10 , Jun 1, 2001
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            Also, be aware
            > that W2K is very picky - is must own the MBR, so LiLo must reside
            in the
            > your root linux partition.

            I have installed two computers in the last week as dual boot
            Linux/W2K machines. Both systems had Lilo installed on the MBR, and
            both worked fine. This was done in both Mandrake 8.0 and RH 7.1, on
            a Dell Latitude C600 and a Desktop I built myself. W2K, does not
            have to own the MBR; however, it will overwrite the MBR when
            installed. So, either install linux after installing W2K, or have a
            boot disk handy so you can boot into linux and fix lilo after W2K
            install overwrites MBR.
            -minnow
          • Mark Cuss
            Really? Mmmmm - that is wierd - Even after I installed W2K and then Linux with Lilo in the MBR and rebooted, Windows loaded anyways - it was like it never even
            Message 5 of 10 , Jun 1, 2001
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              Really?

              Mmmmm - that is wierd - Even after I installed W2K and then Linux with Lilo
              in the MBR and rebooted, Windows loaded anyways - it was like it never even
              wrote it into the MBR - perhaps I was doing something wrong. So, I just
              used the W2K bootloader....

              Mark

              ----- Original Message -----
              From: <ccaper@...>
              To: <linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com>
              Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 12:09 PM
              Subject: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: W2K/linux on Latitude LS


              > Also, be aware
              > > that W2K is very picky - is must own the MBR, so LiLo must reside
              > in the
              > > your root linux partition.
              >
              > I have installed two computers in the last week as dual boot
              > Linux/W2K machines. Both systems had Lilo installed on the MBR, and
              > both worked fine. This was done in both Mandrake 8.0 and RH 7.1, on
              > a Dell Latitude C600 and a Desktop I built myself. W2K, does not
              > have to own the MBR; however, it will overwrite the MBR when
              > installed. So, either install linux after installing W2K, or have a
              > boot disk handy so you can boot into linux and fix lilo after W2K
              > install overwrites MBR.
              > -minnow
              >
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            • Nat Kealen
              Well, I went with RH7.1 and everything worked fine, including X. I did have some problems.However, I get hda irq timeouts on bootup and it does this about
              Message 6 of 10 , Jun 1, 2001
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                Well, I went with RH7.1 and everything worked fine, including X. I did have
                some problems.

                However, I get hda irq timeouts on bootup and it does this about four or
                five times until it recognizes something and then goes on.

                Plus, my eth0 interface is not working. It almost acts like its starting
                and stopping. I cannot ping anything. I get this dump on my screen every
                30 seconds or so:

                eth0: transmit timed out, t.....blah, blah blah for about 15 lines of text.

                Did I mention I was using a Latitude LS? I've got a lucent modem, so I know
                I shouldn't have any major problems getting that to work later.

                I can live without sound for now. Configuring it is gonna be a female
                dog....The Neomagic chipsets share RAM for video and sound.

                After the initial install reboot, the laptop only recognized linux. Lilo
                didn't even have W2K listed. Where can I cange that at? A lilo.conf
                somewhere?

                ----- Original Message -----
                From: <ccaper@...>
                To: <linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com>
                Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 11:20 AM
                Subject: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: W2K/linux on Latitude LS


                > > However, I want both OSes to see
                > > about 1GB of the same information. What type of partition is that
                > supposed
                > > to be? FAT16? It'll basically be used for sharing MP3s, videos,
                > and some
                > > docs as well.
                >
                > Use VFAT32 (Win 95 and Win 98 filesystem). Its a little faster than
                > FAT16, and both W2K AND Linux can read/write to it.
                >
                >
                > > My choices of distros are: Redhat 6.1, Redhat 7.1, Debian 2.2r2,
                > Mandrake
                > > 7.1, and Slackware 7.1
                > >
                > > I have experience with all of them except Slackware and RH7.1.
                >
                >
                > I just installed both RH7.1 and Mandrake 8.0. Both installed like a
                > champ, and recognized EVERYTHING properly on my Lat C600. Decided to
                > keep RH 7.1, but only because I have been using RH on other machines
                > and I didn't want to begin maintain updated RPM's for mulitple
                > distros. But if you go with Mandrake, I would highly suggest 8.0
                > over 7.1.
                > -minnow
                >
                >
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                > Please post your X config files in the group links or database
                >
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                >


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              • Stephen Lau
                ... What kind of nic do you have? is it the intel eepro? ... I think the package is called ltmodem...from what i ve heard, it s relatively easy to get
                Message 7 of 10 , Jun 1, 2001
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                  On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 03:30:55PM -0500, Nat Kealen wrote:
                  > However, I get hda irq timeouts on bootup and it does this about four or
                  > five times until it recognizes something and then goes on.
                  >
                  > Plus, my eth0 interface is not working. It almost acts like its starting
                  > and stopping. I cannot ping anything. I get this dump on my screen every
                  > 30 seconds or so:

                  What kind of nic do you have? is it the intel eepro?

                  > Did I mention I was using a Latitude LS? I've got a lucent modem, so I know
                  > I shouldn't have any major problems getting that to work later.

                  I think the package is called ltmodem...from what i've heard, it's
                  relatively easy to get working.

                  > I can live without sound for now. Configuring it is gonna be a female
                  > dog....The Neomagic chipsets share RAM for video and sound.
                  >
                  > After the initial install reboot, the laptop only recognized linux. Lilo
                  > didn't even have W2K listed. Where can I cange that at? A lilo.conf
                  > somewhere?

                  change /etc/lilo.conf
                  and then re-run 'lilo' and you should be golden.

                  -steve

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                • Simon Josefsson
                  ... I got this a couple of times (with redhat 6.2 though), and a few weeks later my harddisk completly broke. I m seeing it with a new 20GB disk as well, from
                  Message 8 of 10 , Jun 2, 2001
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                    "Nat Kealen" <agentgray@...> writes:

                    > However, I get hda irq timeouts on bootup and it does this about four or
                    > five times until it recognizes something and then goes on.

                    I got this a couple of times (with redhat 6.2 though), and a few weeks
                    later my harddisk completly broke. I'm seeing it with a new 20GB disk
                    as well, from time to time, mostly when I'm running on battery.

                    > I can live without sound for now. Configuring it is gonna be a female
                    > dog....The Neomagic chipsets share RAM for video and sound.

                    OpenSound have working (closed source) sound support for the neomagic
                    chipset. RedHat's "sndconfig" will probably only look up your machine
                    completely. OpenSound promised to send their patches of to
                    linux-kernel people, but that never seemed to happened... I don't
                    really need sound, so I'm just simply bad-mouthing them until the fix
                    gets incorporated into vanilla kernels. :)
                  • Nat Kealen
                    See below...However, I get hda irq timeouts on bootup and it does this about four or five times until it recognizes something and then goes on.
                    Message 9 of 10 , Jun 4, 2001
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                      See below...

                      > > However, I get hda irq timeouts on bootup and it does this about four
                      or
                      > > five times until it recognizes something and then goes on.
                      > >
                      > > Plus, my eth0 interface is not working. It almost acts like its
                      starting
                      > > and stopping. I cannot ping anything. I get this dump on my screen
                      every
                      > > 30 seconds or so:
                      >
                      > What kind of nic do you have? is it the intel eepro?

                      Nah, it's a 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3C905C-TX
                      Compatible). That's straight from W2K settings.

                      > > Did I mention I was using a Latitude LS? I've got a lucent modem, so I
                      know
                      > > I shouldn't have any major problems getting that to work later.
                      >
                      > I think the package is called ltmodem...from what i've heard, it's
                      > relatively easy to get working.

                      Great. I'll lok into that.


                      > change /etc/lilo.conf
                      > and then re-run 'lilo' and you should be golden.

                      Thanks.

                      -n.



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