[Grml] How to install GRML to one harddrive with Windows XP installed on this harddrive?

Mgr. Janusz Chmiel chmiel at phil.muni.cz
Wed Dec 31 18:47:53 CET 2008

Dear users and developers,

I downloaded The latest stable release of GRML, and i Am very satisfied with this distro so i would like to use it on my harddrive. But I Am having problems.

I have one IDE harddrive with capacity 55,6 GB, with one NTFS partition in size 21,4 GB. In The rest of my harddrive, i created extended partition, but no EXT3 or other, i only created extended partition, no formatting it.

When I Am running GRML2hd script, The script is giving me information, that there is partition and free space above 34 GB. No NTFS word is occurring in this information. So:

Will GRMLhd2 format this extended partition automatically without destroiing my NTFS existing one? Or i have done a mistake, that i created extended partition? If so, i can remove this extended partition, but please, what i could do to install GRML to A hard disk with Windows Xp on it?

Grml2hd script is also giving me question, where to install boot manager. If to MBR or to other place. How to confirm The right choice by keyboard press, i AM visually impaired user.

    Thank You for Your information. I do not like Windows Xp installations and removing wrongly created operating systems installation by using partition managers. So i would like to perform installation of GRML by right way.

Thank You for Your help.

With kindness regards.

Janusz Chmiel
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