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Old 02-13-2011, 12:57 PM   #1
chhan817
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Install Redhat linux 7.2 on window xp


I like to install Redhat linux 7.2 but want completely remove window xp. Could someone tell me how to do the partition since there is only one hard disk on the PC?

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Old 02-13-2011, 01:01 PM   #2
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Why would you like to install it? I'd *really* suggest you DON'T want to, it's *VERY* old, get something modern, like Ubuntu or Fedora. During a Linux installation, you'll be able to remove existing partitions, just let the installer do its thing.
 
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Old 02-13-2011, 01:39 PM   #3
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With something as old as 7.2, I'd actually suggest a virtual machine. Either VirtualBox (http://www.virtualbox.org), or VMWare Player (http://www.vmware.com/products/player/) should work just fine, and you won't have to restart your machine to access Linux.

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With something as old as 7.2, I'd actually suggest a virtual machine. Either VirtualBox (http://www.virtualbox.org), or VMWare Player (http://www.vmware.com/products/player/) should work just fine, and you won't have to restart your machine to access Linux.

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I don't think that this is good advice at all. I'd bet money that they don't actually want 7.2 at all, it doesn't make sense that they would know they needed such a specific and ancient old version and yet not know how to even begin the installation. Sometimes, as I'm sure you know with your 15 years commercial hosting experience (please remove the link, unless you are paying for it...) that you often need to answer the questions that should be being asked, not the questions that are asked, as it can just make things much more complicated for the wrong reasons.
 
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