Installation of Fedora Red Hat Core 2
I am a fresher to the Linux world and need a little advice. I have a little experience in working on other Unix platforms, though not Linux.
My boss recently asked me to download Red Hat Core 2 and install it on my computer here and configure the machine as a dual boot.
I have 1GB RAM and an 80GB hard disk. Currently though, Windows XP Professional is installed on the machine and is entire 80GB is formatted as a single NTFS partition. It was pre-installed. SP1 is also installed on the machine.
I accessed the Fedora Web site and downloaded the 4 discs in the .iso formats. Actually, there were about 8 links there, and I am slightly confused...the ones that I downloaded had a SRPMS tag to it. Is it the right one or is the the other ones that I should have downloaded?
My other major problem is my partitioning. I want to create the partition for my Linux, without reinstalling my XP. Is this possible? If the answer is yes, how should it be done and are there any free partitioning tools that are available for this job..?
I appreciate all your suggestions in this....
Regards and Cheers,
First off, it's called Fedora Core 2. It's a derivative of RedHat9, and RedHat's testing ground for RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), so consider yourself a voluntary beta tester if you use it!!!
Next, SRPM refers to source RPM. You can use this, for instance, to compile packages for your specific architecture, with a slight efficiency gain.
As for partitioning, you should _buy_ PartitionMagic. It really is worth having.
DUAL BOOT WARNING
you said you wanted to dual boot with XP, there is a problem with the hard drive Geometry.
it's supposed to be an easy fix but i have yet to try it
BTW: I am guessing if you are a total noob you want to look the binary rpms you pay with efficacy for ease of installation but im a :newbie: too.
I think you may find this link helpful in guiding you through your download: http://fedora.redhat.com/download/ :study:
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