Quote: Originally Posted by fseal
If your Linux needs are not on the extreme side (full multi processor 3d etc) I would strongly suggest using VMWare or Virtual box's free VMs for testing/running linux. You can install and remove dozens of VMs and distros and NEVER have to go through anything likethis again
If you really do need a raw install, I /always/ used seperate disks and then either a HD tray to swap them or the BIOS to change the boot disk. Dual booting off a single disk (Between windows and Linux) is and always has been a complete nightmare
I used to run it on two seperate drives, then I got a new PC and only have one drive (SATA that is, I have a stack of old IDE though LOL) I played with it in Virtual Box for awhile and thought it would be nice to have the option to play with it as a dual boot. I have never had a problem like this before.
I installed it on a 60GB partition that I had created and got it all set up. I went to move some files over from my external and it kept giving me errors about not having enough space. Once I dug around I realized Linux had set up to give the usr Home folder 5GB and kept the rest for Root. Needless to say I was ticked off, this is apparently the default for it's install, which makes no sense to me at all. You have this fully customizable OS, but by default you can't have enough room for one DVD worth of info in your home folder, unless you do a custom install.
Oh well, live and learn I guess
I am going to try to give myself more room using system-config-lvm GUI on the Linux side. The way I see it is if I screw it up I at least know I can get rid of it completely and let Windows have the full drive back with out to much hassle, Thanks to you fine folks
Edit: Got it everyone. I made the Home folder bigger in Linux and I am much happier now. I do have all the info in this thread set in my favourites and thank you all!!