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Old 07-24-2005, 12:31 AM   #1
vinnie415
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Fitst time installing...Danger Will Robinson


So what is flawed with my plan. I have two harddisks on my systemPrimary master and slave. I have WinXP. I want to have a dual-boot. RedHat 9 on the Primary slave. Should I change that to Secondary master? Do I just plop the disks in my CD-Rom? Do I boot from the CD-Rom? Thanks.
 
Old 07-24-2005, 12:54 AM   #2
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I don't know if you've tried to install Red Hat and failed or if you are about to install Red Hat and are just worried before you even begin.

First of all, maybe Red Hat 9.0 is the only thing available to you, but it's old. Have you considered using Fedora Core 4, Blag 30000, or something Debian-based (like Ubuntu, Mepis, or Xandros)?

If you haven't already installed it, just install it on the slave (I'm assuming Windows is installed already--Windows should always be installed first) and make sure Grub is installed on the Master Boot Record (MBR) and not at root.
 
Old 07-24-2005, 09:51 AM   #3
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Thanks ayisu...

This is my first-time installing it. Yeah it is old. It is from the Red Hat Bible 9. Gotta start somewhere. I would thin there would be more support for it them Fedora Core 4. If I later wanted to intall Fedora, would I have to wipeout the Red Hat? Could I just overwrite it? Thankd
 
Old 07-24-2005, 11:40 AM   #4
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Re: Thanks ayisu...

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Originally posted by vinnie415
This is my first-time installing it. Yeah it is old. It is from the Red Hat Bible 9. Gotta start somewhere. I would thin there would be more support for it them Fedora Core 4. If I later wanted to intall Fedora, would I have to wipeout the Red Hat? Could I just overwrite it? Thankd
You would think there'd be more support for an older distro, but you would need even more support. For example, older distros tend to have poorer hardware support. So, while FC4 may not have a "Bible" with a lot of explanations, you may also not need a Bible because it's more likely to detect your sound and video cards and your internet connection. Its installer is also probably more intuitive, and its applications are more up-to-date.

Also, if your "Bible" doesn't answer your questions, people here are more likely to answer them for FC4 than for Red Hat 9.0. There have actually been several threads here recently about "Why are newbies using Red Hat 9.0?" No one asks why newbies are using FC4.

Personally, though, I'd recommend not using a distro of the Red Hat/Fedora variety. Having tried many distros, I can tell you that Debian-based ones are the easiest to use and have the least "dependency hell" issues (Mepis, Ubuntu, Xandros). And if you're looking for support, the Ubuntu community is unparalleled.
 
  


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