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Adventurer wrote:

> Is this like a private club or something? Or will any question be
> answered by the members?

Well, it all depends if anyone has an answer.

If you just want an answer to your partitioning question here it is.

Use 88 partitions on a 40 gig hard drive.

But I suspect you rather have a correct answer :wink:


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Is this like a private club or something? Or will any question be answered
by the members?

Huh?

We’ll pretty much answer anything. Are you upset at not having your
questions answered the way you like? Well… how we answer is pretty much
up to us, right?

Adventurer wrote:
>
> Is this like a private club or something? Or will any question be
> answered by the members?

John R. Marshall wrote:
> Use 88 partitions on a 40 gig hard drive.

Geez, and I thought my setup was bad… I have 18 disordered
partitions total.

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what do you mean “correct answer”?? i see nothing wrong with that! :wink:

honestly, id either do 2 partitions (20g/20g) or 4@10g each.

depends mostly on the level of organization you want (assuming you’re
using FAT32)…

John R. Marshall wrote:

> Adventurer wrote:
>
>
>>Is this like a private club or something? Or will any question be
>>answered by the members?
>>
>
> Well, it all depends if anyone has an answer.
>
> If you just want an answer to your partitioning question here it is.
>
> Use 88 partitions on a 40 gig hard drive.
>
> But I suspect you rather have a correct answer
>

Thank you for responding. Perhaps you can give me direction to a group
that would be more familiar with my problem. I want to set up a triple
boot drive (DOS, Windows, Linux) and need to know how to configure it.

“Tony Ranieri” <tony@woogu.com> wrote in message
news:3B8EE60C.80407@woogu.com
>
> honestly, id either do 2 partitions (20g/20g) or 4@10g each.
>
> depends mostly on the level of organization you want (assuming you’re
> using FAT32)…

Adventurer wrote:
>
> Thank you for responding. Perhaps you can give me direction to a group
> that would be more familiar with my problem. I want to set up a triple
> boot drive (DOS, Windows, Linux) and need to know how to configure it.

The thing with this group that perhaps you’re not understanding is that we
are not a tech support group for each other. We’re just a bunch of people
who know things and sometimes share.

We usually don’t have the time and sometimes the knowledge to help people
with these types of complicated issues. Our quickest response is “go here
and find out yourself” because we’re those types of people - we like to
find out ourselves instead of getting the quickest and easiest answer.
That way, we learn, we grow, and we know better next time.

The books and sources we cite for your reference really and truly are good
sources for figuring out the answer yourself. Please do not feel we are
being rude when pointing you somewhere else, instead of writing a 10 page
post explaining in detail all of the information required in order to be
proficient in the matter you are asking about. Someone else did it before,
we know where, and it saves time and is more efficient to simply show it
to you than reiterate it here.

If, instead, you would like a pat answer that gives you detailed
instructions in performing a task that will, when finished, be one
alternative solution to your problem… then yes. Go to a tech support
group. I believe we’ve already posted such places here for you before:
webmonkey.com, stars.com, etc…

Adventurer wrote:

> Thank you for responding. Perhaps you can give me direction to a group
> that would be more familiar with my problem. I want to set up a triple
> boot drive (DOS, Windows, Linux) and need to know how to configure it.

Well it looks like you left out some important information in your
other post!

For a triple boot your partition will look like this:

windoze dos / (linux root) /swap (linux swap)

thats all you need but you can add partitions for these directorys

/home (that makes it easier if you upgrade your distro) /var (not really
needed but it can keep the size of your logs in check)

As far as how to do the multi boot, don’t bother with programs like
partition magic etc… most modern Linux distros have all the tools you
need. Best way to learn is to read the Linux HOW-TO’s
http://www.linuxdoc.org/ there are several on dual boots etc…


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“Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
news:3B8EED49.E1769239@darklock.com… <snip> Our quickest response is
> “go here and find out yourself” because we’re those types of people - we
> like to find out ourselves instead of getting the quickest and easiest
> answer<snip>

Exactly the kind of answer I want. Direction …

<snip> Go to a tech support group. <snip>

That seems to be my main stumbling block. I never really know what kind of
newsgroup to subscribe. I thought this was a hardware problem but maybe it
is a software one … or maybe both.

I guess I’ll just join whatever groups have names that sound like they
might know. Thanks again to all of you. I really missed my nap today :wink:

it’s a public private club, in that, anyone can join in :slight_smile:

some questions get answered, some don’t.

is there some issue in particular that you wish to address?


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“Adventurer” <marrah6@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Is this like a private club or something? Or will any question be
answered
> by the members?

Yes, we are willing to answer just about any question you could pose. If,
for instance, you asked the meaning of life, we would immediately point
you to Douglas Adams book “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, while
some would accuse me of giving bad information and point you to some
religion, while others would attack that person and tell them religion is
not something to be trusted, and then another thread would spawn talking
about the exact reasons you must have a towel when you discover the
meaning of life, and another thread would begin explaining that the radio
script is much better than the movie, and still another thread would begin
that in some way makes fun of Mosl for some off the wall reason, another
would being that supported his statements, and then one that generally
made fun of you for not knowing the answer i nthe first place.

At that point everyone would loose interest, and you still would not know
the answer. But you would have a good trip on the way to unenlightenment.
We’re always a lot of fun. That you can count on.


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“Mark Lyon” <mark@marklyon.org> wrote in message
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> Yes, we are willing to answer just about any question you could
> pose. If,
for
> instance, you asked the meaning of life, we would immediately point you
> to Douglas Adams book “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, while some
would
> accuse me of giving bad information and point you to some religion,
> while others would attack that person and tell them religion is not
> something to
be
> trusted, and then another thread would spawn talking about the exact
reasons
> you must have a towel when you discover the meaning of life, and another
thread
> would begin explaining that the radio script is much better than the
movie, and
> still another thread would begin that in some way makes fun of Mosl for
some
> off the wall reason, another would being that supported his statements,
and
> then one that generally made fun of you for not knowing the
> answer i nthe
first
> place.
>
> At that point everyone would loose interest, and you still would
> not know
the
> answer. But you would have a good trip on the way to unenlightenment.
We’re
> always a lot of fun. That you can count on.
>
> –
> Mark Lyon mark@marklyon.org http://www.marklyon.org

bah. i wouldnt worry about that too much. sometimes you get an answer,
sometimes you dont, what are you gonna do? right? :wink:

Adventurer wrote:

> That seems to be my main stumbling block. I never really know what kind
> of newsgroup to subscribe. I thought this was a hardware problem but
> maybe it is a software one … or maybe both.
>
> I guess I’ll just join whatever groups have names that sound like they
> might know. Thanks again to all of you. I really missed my nap today
>
>

Rodney Blackwell wrote:
>
> File>Save As>description of WD by Mark Lyon.txt

It’s a damn good description! LOL!

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