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Old 05-28-2009, 01:09 PM   #1
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Hi, I am currently having Win XP Pro in my computer and wanted to install Red Hat Linux 9.0 in it. My computer has Intel D102 Board with 80 GB hard disk and 2 GB RAM.. So thought of buying SATA 250 GB hard disk to install Linux in it.. So my questions, is it possible to install both Win XP and Linux in 250 GB hard disk and if it is possible can i access the data’s in the 80 GB hard disk in both WIN as well as in Linux. I have installed Windows with NFTS file system…
 
Old 05-28-2009, 01:09 PM   #2
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Hi, I am currently having Win XP Pro in my computer and wanted to install Red Hat Linux 9.0 in it. My computer has Intel D102 Board with 80 GB hard disk and 2 GB RAM.. So thought of buying SATA 250 GB hard disk to install Linux in it.. So my questions, is it possible to install both Win XP and Linux in 250 GB hard disk and if it is possible can i access the data’s in the 80 GB hard disk in both WIN as well as in Linux. I have installed Windows with NFTS file system…
 
Old 05-28-2009, 01:16 PM   #3
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is it possible to install both Win XP and Linux in 250 GB hard disk
yes
Here are some pointers
http://www.devhood.com/tutorials/tut...utorial_id=405
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can i access the data’s in the 80 GB hard disk in both WIN as well as in Linux
You can access windows files from linux.
To access linux files from windows is difficult, but it's possible
http://www.howtoforge.com/access-lin...s-from-windows

Please use a better title then help, to describe your problem.

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Old 05-28-2009, 01:20 PM   #4
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You can view both NTFS and ext3 file systems with each with the proper drivers. I can not remember the name of the program you need. But I can at least tell you that it is possible. As well as buying a 250GB hard drive just to test out redhat is a waste of money... Keep in mind when you are formatting the drive for the installation that linux is very small compaired to windows. My linux install only takes 1.75GB of space, you should make yours about 5-10GB to be safe and leave the rest for storage.
 
Old 05-28-2009, 02:15 PM   #5
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You can view both NTFS and ext3 file systems with each with the proper drivers. I can not remember the name of the program you need. But I can at least tell you that it is possible.
Linux can read fat and nfts volumes without problems. Writing is only possible for fat. The stock linux driver for ntfs has some writing capabilities but they are useless.

However, there's a 3rd party driver called ntfs-3g which is what you need if you want full read/write support for ntfs partitions from linux. Some distros might shipt if by default but it's not a part of the linux kernel.

As for windows, it will need extra drivers to read anything that's not ntfs or fat, that means you'll need to look for extra drivers. I know that there are windows tools and drivers to access ext2/3 partitions. I have no idea if there's any support at all for others like reiserfs or xfs.

http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-...q=ext3+windows

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As well as buying a 250GB hard drive just to test out redhat is a waste of money... Keep in mind when you are formatting the drive for the installation that linux is very small compaired to windows. My linux install only takes 1.75GB of space
Compare the prices today and you'll see that buying anything smaller than that is indeed a waste of money. It is true that linux tends to reuse code in a smarter way than most windows programs do. That means that usually with the same set of functionalities a linux installation might be smaller. But that depends entirely on the concrete things you install.

Some distros like Gentoo will force you to install a toolchain (libs+compiler+some extra tools), which the casual user would never install in windows.

If you are a gamer you are probably going to need much more than 5-10gb.

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Old 05-28-2009, 03:17 PM   #6
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Redhat 9 was declared obsolete, unsupported the year 2004.

The current versions are :
Redhat Fedora 10 ( version 11 release : in 2 weeks.)
Redhat EL 5.3 ( long time supported version.)
"Redhat" CentOS 5.3 ( free version of EL 5.3 ).

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