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Old 09-16-2009, 06:34 AM   #1
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hi,
I am going to learn and work with linux for the first time.And i need the solutions for the following questions.
1.where i can download the iso's of redhat linux enterprise edition 5?
2.installation procedure for red hat5?
3.how to dual boot windows xp and redhat 5?
 
Old 09-16-2009, 06:53 AM   #2
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hi

http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=05648

you are better off IMHO downloading a live cd and learning with that ..risk free.

Knoppix is dvd size...and there are small to medium to huge live cd/dvds and distros like slax that can go onto an usb stick.

you are spoilt for choice...lol
 
Old 09-16-2009, 06:57 AM   #3
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red hat is not a good choice for newbies.. may be ubuntu.. if you want to install redhat based distro then go for latest centos or fedora.as aus9 stated first try live cd..if you are comfortable install it.
 
Old 09-16-2009, 07:08 AM   #4
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hi,
I am going to learn and work with linux for the first time.And i need the solutions for the following questions.
1.where i can download the iso's of redhat linux enterprise edition 5?
2.installation procedure for red hat5?
You shouldn't You should buy it. instead try CentOS. Redhat - patents/licenses
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3.how to dual boot windows xp and redhat 5?
During the install process of CentOS or fedora whichever you choose you will be given an option to review and install GRUB bootloader. Take a note of that step and make sure to install it in your MBR.
 
Old 09-16-2009, 08:56 AM   #5
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

You can look at 'The LiveCD List' to test drive some potential distributions.

Just a few links to aid you;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Linux Newbie Admin Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide

These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links' . More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 09-16-2009, 09:17 AM   #6
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I am going to learn and work with linux for the first time.
So you would be better off selecting a more beginner friendly distribution.

Mepis is very beginner friendly. Ubuntu is similar and more popular than Mepis and fairly beginner friendly (I think a little less so than Mepis).

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1.where i can download the iso's of redhat linux enterprise edition 5?
If you really want to learn Redhat, get Centos instead. It is identical to Redhat enterprise edition, except for the name and some trademark images.

You can download Centos .iso images here:
http://wiki.centos.org/Download

The ordinary Centos installer is your choice of one DVD or several CD's, so compared to most Linux distributions it needs much more downloaded. I never understood why, but it seems to use very little from the DVD and then redownload most of what you need from the repository during a later stage of installation.

Mepis has a faster, simpler install process from one CD that is also its liveCD.

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2.installation procedure for red hat5?
Red Hat or Centos (or many other distributions): Just boot the DVD or CD and answer the questions.

The Mepis install CD is the Mepis liveCD, so it will boot as a liveCD at which point the installer is an obvious icon on the desktop (then just follow the prompts).

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3.how to dual boot windows xp and redhat 5?
I think the dual boot is set up automatically by the Centos installer. I know it is set up automatically by the Mepis or Ubuntu installers.

For simplicity, you must install XP first and you must have unpartitioned space on your disk and you must read the prompts carefully in the Linux installer to make sure you are telling it to use the unpartitioned space and not overwrite the whole disk.

If XP is already installed and already uses the entire disk, you should first boot up XP and use its built in tools to defragment the partition. Then boot a Linux liveCD and use the gparted program to shrink the NTFS partition to leave enough unpartitioned space to install Linux.

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