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I wish to add MEPIS 3.3 to my present dual boot Win98SE & WinXPpro. Present status:- HDD Unit 0 (IDE1): Win 98 on Primary boot Partition Drive C: (hda1). Extended ...
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    Multi Boot Win98-WinXP want 2 add MEPIS


    I wish to add MEPIS 3.3 to my present dual boot Win98SE & WinXPpro.

    Present status:-

    HDD Unit 0 (IDE1): Win 98 on Primary boot Partition Drive C: (hda1). Extended partitions Drive E: (hda5) and Drive F: (hda6)

    HDD Unit 1 (IDE1): Win XP on Primary Partition Drive D: (hdb1). Extended Partition Drive G: (hdb5). Primary partition Drive H: (hdb3) NB This is an empty partition formatted in NTFS and reserved, hopefully, for Linux (MEPIS).

    My problem:-

    Presently booting into MEPIS from ROM but wish to boot from hdb3 (drive H) as above. When installing from within MEPIS I do not seem to be able to target this drive during the setup with any certanty and do not wish to have MEPIS installed on hda1 (Drive C: win98 & boot) or on hdb1 (Drive D WinXP) and thus risking corruption of these other 2 op systems.

    Would much appreciate suggestions, especially as I am just venturing into Linux after too many years with MS. It's like a breath of fresh air.

    Thanks
    :rock:

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    The partition hdb3 should be unformatted space. That way Mepis will see it, and give it as an option.
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