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Old 07-18-2004, 04:35 PM   #1
ajwynn
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Creating partions and installing Red Hat 8


I'm trying to install RH 8 on my Win XP machine. I shrunk my C: partition and moved it so that I can create the /boot partition as a primary partition. So, basically, my hard drive will look like this: /boot | C: | / | swap. First of all, will this work? Is it alright to have the Linux partitions separated by the C: partition? Second, I've read that it is better to create the Linux partitions with Partition Magic rather than the Disk Druid. If I create with Partition Magic, from what I've read about the install there are three options: Remove all Linux partitions, Remove all partitions on the system, and Keep all partitions and use existing free space. So, will I even be able to install to the partitions I create with Partition Magic? Any advice will be greatly appreciated. I've never installed Linux and I'm installing on my main machine so I really don't want to mess something up. Thanks.
 
Old 07-18-2004, 05:12 PM   #2
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Hi!

If you have free space on your HDD, you can make partitions with disk druid. Choose manually partitioning and make these partitions:
/boot
/
/home
SWAP


You don't need Partiition Magic. After Partitioning everithing should be easy...good luck

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