There are times I feel really slow. This is one of them.
I’ve seen others told to just run the install. But I hate surprises in mid-install. I’d rather have done my homework and have everything set to receive the new OS.
I have an established Windows XP machine with two internal drives and two USB2 external drives. All drives are formatted NTFS at this time. The machine has 0.5GB RAM.
The primary drive [60GB] is partitioned into two approximately equal logical drives, C: for the OS and D: for incoming data. A third, smaller partition [approximately 1GB] is the XP swap file drive.
The secondary drive [120GB] is partitioned into two logical drives, H: which is empty and I: with archived files.
What is the best way to prepare to install QNX in a dual boot fashion? I’ve heard that only the primary drive can boot. Does that mean QNX has to go into a partion on that drive?
I’ve also heard that Linux needs to have a separate drive for the swap file. Is this true? Does it have a special format?
Should the partion that QNX goes into be formatted in a Linux format? I gather from the bit of searching I’ve done that it should not be NTFS. True?
I have PartitionMagic8.0 available to help out. One article mentioned BootMagic… Is that built into PartitionMagic?
I’ve tried answering all the above during numerous searches of the net with only limited luck. I was hoping that some gru out there would have done a nice syep-by-step for newbies like myself.
Thank you for any help you can offer.