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Old 10-14-2004, 02:56 AM   #1
bala.sriraman
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Installation of Fedora Red Hat Core 2


Hi Everyone!
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,
Sriraman
 
Old 10-14-2004, 11:46 AM   #2
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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.

Best wishes,

Samsara
 
Old 10-14-2004, 08:48 PM   #3
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Exclamation DUAL BOOT WARNING

you said you wanted to dual boot with XP, there is a problem with the hard drive Geometry.

http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedor.../msg00908.html


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 too.

Last edited by lineman60; 10-14-2004 at 08:58 PM.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 08:05 PM   #4
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Quote:
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.
I'm assuming from this statement that the machine you want to install Linux to would fall under the x86 (Intel processor) category of computers. If this is the case, then you want to download these iso files and burn them onto a cd:

FC2-i386-disc1.iso 637M
FC2-i386-disc2.iso 635M
FC2-i386-disc3.iso 638M
FC2-i386-disc4.iso 194M

I think you may find this link helpful in guiding you through your download: http://fedora.redhat.com/download/

Cheers,

Gormless
 
  


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