phzi wrote:I'd recommend something like:
Create partition1 ext3 - 512M (for /boot)
Create partition2 swap - (double your ram, or the same amount as your ram if you have 2048MB+)
Create partition3 ext3 - 1/3 remaining drive (for linux /)
Create partition4 ntfs - 1/3 remaining drive (for Windows)
Create partition5 fat32 - 1/3 remaining drive (for sharing between Windows/Linux)
(these are just vague suggestions, you may want to skip the fat32 part; or make the Linux partition larger then the Windows partition; or vice-versa).
fluxam wrote:I'm embarrassed, ashamed and apologetic that I cannot figure out how to fix this.
Sabayon 3.4 64-bit failed -- halted -- at the install GRUB stage. I had a hard drive with an HP FAT32 recovery partition, a Win32 partition and a Windows XP64 Pro (aka X64) partitition.
Ever since then, I cannot boot into any OS except by having a Windows CD installed in the drive; if not, there's that cannot find ntldr message.
I would have liked to preserve that FAT32 restore partition, but I can manage without it. I have reinstalled X64 to the partition immediately following that one, and Linux is now at the end of the drive.
GRUB will load -- and works fine for OS selection -- only if the Windows CD is in the drive.
Yes, I've tried the Windows fixmbr and the fixntloader utility disk, as well as the Super Grub Disk.
I'd like to make a fresh start using GParted to wipe my main hard drive -- wiping MBR --
and then reinstall X64 afresh, and finally install Sabayon.
I'm asking for instructions on how to use GParted to do that -- do I merely delete all partitions?
I'm familiar with GParted, but I suppose I'd use some other utility if it's needed. I just need a fresh MBR, I think.
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