Partitions, MBR, etc.

Rick ricklyb at
Mon Aug 12 00:58:14 PDT 2002

Thanks for the suggestion.
I won't be using Mandrake for now.
First will be a RH Beta, then Debian, then ???
The final system will only have one FAT partition, and perhaps none.
Hopefully the first Linux partition would protect the FAT partition
from the bug you encountered.

--- Lorie Obal <lobal at> wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Aug 2002, Rick wrote:
> > 
> > 
> If you are experimenting with installing different distributions, you
> might want to protect your other partitions by putting a small
> "sacrifice" 
> i.e. a "moat" partition between your last FAT partition and your new 
> install.
> I had a bad experience once with Mandrake grabbing the last FAT
> partition 
> during the install even though I had specified "use pre-existing
> Linux 
> partitions". A buffer zone came in handy.
> -Lorie

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