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Old 08-20-2005, 04:07 PM   #1
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A64 rig, what to use?


Windows xp is really pissing me off, and I need something on here to go along with it. Heres my config:

A64 1.8Ghz s939, 1024Mb ram, 80 gig SATA (5gb C: partition, 74 gig D.

I want to stick linux on the C:, then once linux is up, install windows. Im not sure how to do this, because I know XP will want to stick some boot information on the C: drive, and so will linux. Should I make like a 5mb C:, then a 5 gig D, then a 74 gig E?

Also, all I have here is Redhat 9. Will this work fine with my computer? Or should I go ahead and download something else? I just need something to act as a server on some occasions for gaming, and just daily internet stuff.
 
Old 08-20-2005, 05:36 PM   #2
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Window nor Linux (by default) will put boot information into your C drive, but in the MBR (the first 512 reserved bytes on the hard disk). You have two options:[list=1][*]Cerate an unfomratted disk + swap (for linux), then install Windows in a new partitons and install Linux on the unformatted one.[*]Install Linux first, backup the MBR, then install Windows and rescue the MBR using th elive disk.[*]Install the boot manager for Linux on a floppy.[/list=1]

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Old 08-20-2005, 06:29 PM   #3
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but Will redhat 9 be fine, or would it be better to download a 64bit version of linux?
 
Old 08-20-2005, 06:32 PM   #4
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A 32 bit OS should work, but of course a 64bit one is much more suitated to your system. Anyways, RedHat 9 is very old and not supported for 2 years now, I would recoomend Fedora Core instead, which is also Red Hate based.
 
  


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