[Wolves] Need some help!

Helen Randle wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Thu Aug 14 22:04:00 2003

> From: "Matthew Warwick" <aozc15@dsl.pipex.com>
> To: <wolves@mailman.lug.org.uk>
> Subject: RE: [Wolves] Need some help!
> Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 21:29:50 +0100
> Reply-To: wolves@mailman.lug.org.uk
> The first thing is, the topic on partitioning disks or adding another
> hard drive. You can do either 2 things. Either partition a hard drive
> into 2 parts, one for Windows, one for Linux, or you can, as pointed
> out previously, purchase a 2nd hard drive to put linux on. Obviously,
> buying a new drive will get you more space ;) However if you don't
> have the money, or have plenty of hard drive space to spare,
> partitioning will do just as well. If you imagine that you split the
> drive down the middle (so if you have a 60 gig drive, you make 2 30
> gig partitions) It would (basically..) act like you have 2 30 gig hard
> drives in your machine (I know that's a very simplified view, but if
> you think about it like that it makes things simpler). In fact, with
> mandrake, during the installation process there is a wizard which will
> allow you to resize your windows partition and then it will
> automatically partition the rest of the drive ready to put mandrake on
> it!
Ok. I think I get the idea of partitioning. Though I'll still probably go 
for the 2nd harddrive option as my current one isn't that big.
> Whichever way you go, the installer will install a little program into
> the boot area of your drive, and whenever you boot the PC up you'll
> get a menu asking what OS you want to run :)
Ok. That sounds good.
> Running a dual-boot system is definatly the best way to go if you have
> a lot of software which won't run in linux, although there are
> projects to get windows progs running on linux (WINE being the one
> that jumps to the front of my mine) they can still be flaky with
> specialist progs at times, so running them in windows would be your
> best bet.
Shame I can't ditch windows all together, but I do want my genealogy 
software to run!

Thanks for the help