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    nvm i figured out how

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    I have never used PM before, so I couldn't explain it.

    Doesn't it come with directions

    Disregard this post.

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    k i got 20gigs free space but im not gonna try to install today... not enough time if install is supposed to take as long as its said to take... :P

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    oh and when i use cfdisk, the windows partition is flagged as boot. should i change this boot to the linux boot partition? or do i need to flag more partitions?

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    Make the /boot partition bootable.
    To dual-boot Gentoo with Windows you will use the Gentoo bootloader.

    How to do this is explained in the manual.

    I personally recommend GRUB.
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    so much to learn.... ill try to find out about grub and gentoo bootloader myself
    thanks budman

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    i dont like grub, i like lilo better. but i dont have a whole lot of expierence with both, all i know is that they both work. ive never had to mess with setting partitions bootable as long as i wrote lilo or grub to the master boot record. so wont ever matter if u install to primary or logical partitions. the problem that ive noticed with lilo (and probably grub) is that you cant change any of the boot loader untill you edit lilo.conf and then run the lilo command!?! i think!?! to write the new one to the MBR.

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    That's true. With lilo, if you don't run the
    Code:
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    command after making your changes they don't take effect...it can be annoying.

    Grub doesn't have that limitation, however.
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    just one more question about partitioning (i hope):
    what filesystems should i put for the boot and root partitions?
    thanks

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    I think most people would choose between ext3 and reiserfs. reiserfs is newer and is supposed to be faster and more robust. ext3 is well proven. Both are journalled filesystems which makes for quicker clean-up and checking. I think some people use ext2 (which is the non-journalled basis for ext3) on /boot. I don't know how that would be justified, but for /boot, speed is not an issue because it is used for booting and then can even be umounted.

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    If you want more detail,as always, The Linux Documentation project is a good source: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Filesystems-HOWTO.html
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