I bought a new 60 GB Seagate internal hard drive for my Compaq Presario 2500 Series
notebook with the hopes of creating a dual boot system.
I initialized the hard drive and created 4 partitions of 15 GB each on it. I did not
format any partition. Then I plugged the hard drive in my notebook and installed Windows
XP Home on the first 15 GB partition, after which I restarted the notebook and booted from
the Fedora Core 6 Disk 1.
Unfortunately, FC6 shows only one partition of 60 GB formatted as NTFS.
My questions are:
1. Do I have to format the next 15 GB partition as ext3 for FC6 to read it properly ?
2. I read about the "1024 cylinder limit" problem. Do I have to create the
first (Windows) partition less than 2 GB or 8.4 GB so as to allow FC6 to determine the
partitions correctly ? I had bought my laptop in Nov. 2003 so I am not sure if this
"1024 cylinder limit" is an issue at all with it. Is there any way to find it
out by looking at the Setup information during Windows boot ?
Any help or insight would be highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance...
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