step by step
DID you READ the red hat install instructions????
( the old rhel5 is in the middle of the page)
this IS the OLD rhel5.4 and NOT the current in the OLD 5 series is 5.8 ???
and the CURRENT RHEL is 6.3
also red hat is NOT FREE
you MUST buy a support license to do anything with it
BUY THE REQUIRED support contract !!!
the standard 1 year is $299 / year
and there are 12 years of guides for dual booting with XP
( please search Google)
any of the 10 year old guides will do
just the bit about using a 3.5 in floppy is not good
new hardware dose not have a 3.5 in.floppy drive any more .
seeing as you HAVE to buy a support contract
you might want to use it
search the red hat knowledge base for "dual boot xp"
( you will have to register with red hat first and buy the license)
install one of the FREE rebuilds like...
BUT be warned
a SERVER CLASS Operating system is NOT i REPEAT -- NOT
a good choice for a HOME everyday computer
nor good on a laptop