I just put a 20 GB drive in my laptop. I was able to set up the partitions I wanted, which leads to my 1st ?:
- partition advice
Any advice on my choices? I wasn’t sure about ntfs as I’ve only used Win98 in the past… I’d like to be able to access data from all OS’es…
Right now I have AOL (feel free to flame me which has e-mail &
downloaded e-mail), my documents, pix, etc. on my win98 D: drive…
Will that be tricky setting up the shortcuts with win98 & win2k to access
the same data even tho they have different dir. trees?
2 GB fat32 win98
2 GB fat32 win98 programs
2 GB ntfs win2k
2 GB ntfs win2k programs
Would it be possible to just re-install the programs from win2k in the
win98 programs partition, or do I have to make another one?
6 GB fat32 data
2 GB linux
384 MB linux swap
rest empty (try w/BeOS?)
- 10 GB max. HD???
I tried to install both mandrake & win98. mandrake just stops.
win98 gives a disk i/o err & says to replace the disk.
The laptop is a compaq presario 1200XL111, AMD 500MHz,
192 MB RAM (8 for video), 5.7 GB HD (that’s now languishing in an
external usb2/firewire box).
I took it in to Compaq service a couple of weeks ago bec. the pcmcia
slot stopped working after the battery ran out one day (coincidence?).
They confirmed that the pcmcia h/w was bad & that the only solution is
to replace the MB (1-2 wk.s to get from singapore – nt$6000 + nt$1500
for install.; btw, they charged me nt$750 to take it apart & check
it out, which seems quite reasonable).
So I found a usb lan adapter & decided that i can live w/out pcmcia
(altho i miss really miss the firewire card :-(.
Anyway, I thought that if I could see the 20GB in setup & fdisk then I
should be able to use the 20 GB drive… i wasn’t able to find much
about upgrading online, & compaq support just seemed to be going by the
book. i did upgrade the bios once before, but am not sure what fixes
SOS! HELP! What do you think?
TIA 4 any advice