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Old 08-20-2003, 03:06 PM   #1
kDwosk
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Installation help!


I am one of the biggest noobs probably with linux right now. I have wanted linux for about 3 months now and still haven't figured out how to install it on my Windows Xp machine. I want Linux Redhat 9 and i read the installation instructions of the official Redhat site and still do not know how to install it. Can somone please help? I want to install it on my WIndows XP machine but not have XP anymore after i install it. I do not know what that process is called, but can someone please guide me trough it.
Thank You
 
Old 08-20-2003, 03:12 PM   #2
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Hi KDwosk

So you want to completely get rid of XP? - If thats the case then:

Set computer to boot from cd rom drive

Put in 1st RH cd

boot

The partitioning section is crucial

Choose the option to "remove all exisitng partitions"

ie your telling the RH installer to delete all the existing XP partitons and automatically install Red Hat in the free space created.

Intsall either GRUB or LILO to the MBR.

Make a RH bootdisk near the end of the install - just in case of complications.

re-post if there are any probs/questions

Last edited by Skyline; 08-20-2003 at 03:14 PM.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 05:37 PM   #3
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wats the RH Rom ?
 
Old 08-20-2003, 08:35 PM   #4
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wats the RH Rom ?
I haven't actually mentioned a "RH Rom" - check my post again.

If you mean "What is a Red Hat cd-rom"

Then its just the media you install Red Hat from.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 10:19 PM   #5
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Sry i forgot to inform you that i want to download it for free off of the internet (RH official Site) i do not know what to download. Can you start from scartch for me?
 
Old 08-21-2003, 02:46 AM   #6
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Do i download the SRPMS-ISO's Or the i386 ISO's from Redhat.com
 
  


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