Bug 4425 - install needs a lot of improvment
install needs a lot of improvment
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: Xconfigurator (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-08-08 13:57 EDT by bthomas3
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-09 01:22:46 EST
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Description bthomas3 1999-08-08 13:57:20 EDT
Installing Red Hat 5.2 Linux & Windows 95/98

Install Windows software as follows:
Windows 98 (WIN98)..
Partition Magic (PM).
Boot Magic (BM).
Partition considerations:
Don't use fdisk or Disk Druid because these will generate
partition structures incompatible with WIN95/98 i.e.,
WIN95/98 will be destroyed.   Instead use PM to partition.
 However,  Red Hat will not mount logical partitions
generated by PM.  So generate Primary Partitions only!

Red Hat Custom Install requires these partitions at a
minimum: root, usr, swap.   Which is contrary to the
documentation.   That is the doc's claim you can get by with
only one partition, and that if you have 128Meg's of RAM you
don't need a swap partition.   All of which is incorrect!

Boot Magic avoids the cylinder 1024 and above problem
completely (doc's state you must have all Linux partitions
below cylinder 1023).  So in the doc's ignore all warnings
on this issue.   Further during the Red Hat install chose to
place LILO in the first Linux Ext2 partition i.e., the root
partition (the install refers to this as "First sector of
boot partition").  DO NOT INSTALL LILO to the Master Boot

Using PM partition as follows:
Free up at the end of the drive (1023 cylinder is not an
2 Gig's above WIN98.
Root:   /          Linux Ext2    0.3059 Gig's   Primary
Partition 2
Usr:     /usr     Linux Ext2    1.5061 Gig's   Primary
Partition 3
Swap:             Linux Swap   0.1334 Gig's   Primary
Partition 4

Do a custom install of Red Hat (don't do a workstation or
sever install).

Don't get confused by the miss labeling of the horizontal
and vertical monitor portions of the Red Hat install because
they are reversed.  That is where it uses xx.x Hz it's
really vertical frequency (not horizontal) and xx.x KHz is
really horizontal (not) vertical.    The last choice in the
monitor section regarding horizontal ranges is really
vertical and the ranges are not all that appropriate.   My
monitor has a vertical input video sync of from 47 - 104 Hz
which does not match any of the choices.  Do the best you
can and then latter custom modify the monitor config.   My
monitor user manual has the following standards listed:
VGA480	640x480   	31.47KHz	59.9Hz
VESA38K	800x600	37.88KHz	60.3Hz
VESA48K	1024x768	48.36KHz	60.0Hz
VESA68K	1280x1024	66.68KHz	85.0Hz
Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2000-02-09 01:22:59 EST
All these should be addressed in the latest release.

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