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windows and fdisk do not recgonize linux partitions, it will simply see it as non-dos. It is better to let linux use the autopartion function and use the unallocated space for the linux install. This will create your swap and mount points automatically. Howver, when I installed linux on my laptop for a dual boot with XP, it errored out with the auto partitioning. All that I had to do was use disk druid and set the linux patitions manually. But this was the only time I had seen this particular issue.
I think whatever you do, do a backup of your data on that NTFS partition first. As it may get really troublesome if you mess something up. With the backup, you can play with all the programs u found without worries.
Originally posted by aaa You need to just boot, not install. The Red Hat cd may have a rescue option somewhere that lets you boot a small linux from the cd. Read the docs on the cd to find out how to use it.
it does but it opens a shell..... I haven't used shels before(except maybe once).