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adai2020 08-04-2009 05:14 AM

Help needed to install Redhat Fedora 4 with dual boot option
 
Hi all,

I am involved in an embedded systems project, and the project requires me to install a Linux distribution in my computer. My supervisor had urged us to install Redhat Fedora 4 as the tools we will be using in our embedded systems project (uCSimm-uCLinux) have been tested to work fine in Redhat Fedora 4.

Now i need to install Fedora 4 in my laptop. I have Thinkpad T60 laptop installed with Windows XP. I want to install Fedora 4 such that i can dual boot into either Windows XP or Fedora 4 on my laptop.

I would be glad if someone can help me or guide me to install Fedora 4 with a dual boot option in my laptop.

I had searched the internet for step by step guides for the Linux installation but the information is too dispersed and the more i read on the internet, the more i get more confused.

Thus far i have downloaded the files
FC4-i386-disc1.iso
FC4-i386-disc2.iso
FC4-i386-disc3.iso
FC4-i386-disc4.iso
from http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/fedora-arch...re/4/i386/iso/

I know that i need to burn these four .iso files into bootable cds and use them to install Fedora 4 in my computer. However i am not very sure of the exact process as i have never installed any other operating system before.

I already have Easus Partition Manager ready to create the required additional partition for Fedora 4. There is approximately 16 GB of free space (in D drive currently) that i can allocate into a separate partition for Linux operating system.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

unSpawn 08-04-2009 06:38 AM

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Originally Posted by adai2020 (Post 3630593)
My supervisor had urged us to install Redhat Fedora 4 as the tools we will be using in our embedded systems project (uCSimm-uCLinux) have been tested to work fine in Redhat Fedora 4.

In short: Compared to the current F11 release it will be lacking in support, bugfixes, security, stability, performance and features. If you are forced to install FC4 I suggest you do not use it for tasks that expose the machine to the Internet.

Slightly longer: While I understand opting for the no hassle / tried 'n true approach I have to emphasise that Fedora Core 4 is deprecated, obsolete, no longer maintained. Looking only at the kernel version then installing FC4 will result in a vulnerable installation from the start. Since no updates are released anymore the installation will remain vulnerable even after you installed available "old" updates from repo's that still carry them (if any) until you manually correct things. Also, using Fedora implies keeping up with their release schedule: Fedora is to Red Hat what Skunk Works was to Lockheed Martin. It's their experimental playground. OSS requires active participation to help it evolve. Fedora releases often to get the good out and keep the bad in. If you install an unsupported release you will not receive proper support but equally important, you will also not be able to give back to those who gave you Fedora.



Quote:

Originally Posted by adai2020 (Post 3630593)
Now i need to install Fedora 4 in my laptop. I have Thinkpad T60 laptop installed with Windows XP. I want to install Fedora 4 such that i can dual boot into either Windows XP or Fedora 4 on my laptop.

In short: make room for the installation, partition free diskspace, install the OS, install the bootloader into the Fedora partition, point your bootmanager to the Fedora partition where the bootloader is installed.

Slightly longer: please realise that where the docs say that making a backup seems prudent, it is. Also please note that any UI is not a substitute for knowledge and that you will have to get used to reading available documentation to begin mastering GNU/Linux. Here's some: the Fedora Core 4 Installation Guide, Installing Fedora Core 4 on a ThinkPad R30, Mauriat's Personal Fedora Core 4 Installation Guide. Let us know if you have more specific questions after reading those and before installing the OS.


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