Installing on NTFS HDD
I read the Documentation on how to install BT on your HDD, however, it talks about creating partitions such as dev/boot, /boot and /.
I have a Windows NTFS partitioned drive (C: has about 60% of mem and D: has 40%).
How does this install procedure change if I am using a different type of OS? Does it?
If I wanted to install it on my D:, would I just to fdisk /dev/sda, and it would put it on D:\dev\sda?
Noob at linux, any help?
Windows filesystems don't support some features needed by Linux such as symbolic links etc. , so you cannot full install BT on NTFS or FAT ( however
it is possible to install compressed BT say on USB stick on FAT system ).
You will need to resize or destroy D: partition to have some 4 GB free space for installing BT on linux filesystem as :
ext2, ext3 or reiserfs.
There are various tools for partitioning both windows and linux , so choose one
, prepare empty space , then follow the install guide.
/dev/sda is the drive
/dev/sda1 is the first partition ( windows C:\ )
/dev/sda2 is the second ( D:\ )
Needless to say the guides are prepared for installing BT from linux
so first you have to close the windows and start the system from live CD
( enable boot from CD in BIOS options )
then the instalation is held from Linux .
once you have the live cd up and running you can use qtparted to resize your partitions. to run qtparted simply open a bash shell and type qtparted . then choose which hd you want to resize. so easy a cave man could do it.........