V.T. Eric Layton Posted September 6, 2006 Share Posted September 6, 2006 (edited) Well, I went ahead and did it...I installed a 250Gig WD drive on IDE0 (master) on my system and partitioned it as follows:hda1 --> 40Gig --> NTFS --> Win_Storagehda2 --> 40Gig --> ext2 --> Lin_Storagehda5 --> 20Gig --> ext3 --> / Debian Sarge 3.1r2hda6 --> 10Gig --> ext3 --> /home Debian Sarge 3.1r2hda7 --> 20Gig --> ext3 --> / Fedora Core 5hda8 --> 10Gig --> ext3 --> /home Fedora Core 5hda9 --> 20Gig --> Reiserfs --> / SuSE 10.0hda10 --> 10Gig --> Reiserfs --> /home SuSE 10.0hda13 --> 2Gig --> Linux Swap --> common swaphda14 --> 20Gig --> ext3 --> unused (possibly for Slackware)hda15 --> 10Gig --> ext3 --> unused (possibly for Slackware)I still have about 40Gig of unallocated space on this gargantuan drive. So much space; so little data. :(Anywho... I'm using Debian's GRUB for all the distros on this drive. It's not my primary boot drive though. However, I just have to hit F11 during POST to get my boot menu and choose this drive if I want to get in here and play with these distros. They're all virgin. I made no modifications at all. All I did was update them after installing. Oh boy! Something to keep me busy the next few weeks (years?)!The first step on all those distros will be to install and configure the Nvidia drivers. I just can't stand the 60Hz flicker. After that, I'll start customizing and playing around with them. In my last incarnation of this set up, I really enjoyed both Debian and Fedora Core. I didn't get much time on SuSE, unfortunately. Maybe I can make up for that now. Sadly, I had a CD of OpenSuSE 10.1 and I forgot about it. Maybe when I'm energetic later this week I'll re-install the O-SuSE 10.1 over the 10.0.Sorry for my absence lately. I was pretty burned out on computers in general after the past couple months' worth of nightmarish troubles. However, with that problem resolved just last week, finally, I took a short computer break. I've only been turning the system on and checking my email for about the past 5 or 6 days. I'm looking forward to playing with my distros now though... even that scary Slackware that I'm planning on installing. ;)Since last Tuesday or so, my system has been cold starting without a glitch for both Windows and Ubuntu. Tomorrow morning's cold start will be the one that truly determines whether or not I get the sledgehammer warmed up or not. Now that I've reinstalled a drive on the IDE, I'm curious to see how Ubuntu cold starts. I'll keep you all posted...~Eric Edited September 6, 2006 by V.T. Eric Layton Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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