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Old 04-28-2003, 03:16 AM   #1
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Installing linux


Hi,

I am intending to install Linux (Red Hat V7.0) on my PC, but I am newbie in Linux and I don't know anything about the installation process.

My PC currently using Windows XP, and I have 11 Gigs hard disk space which is only one partition. I need to still access my Windows XP tools, so I need the 2 operating systems (Windows and Linux) to be operating on my PC.

Can any body advice my what to do and where to start? Can any body give me a clue?

Thx.
 
Old 04-28-2003, 03:31 AM   #2
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are you using XP Home or Professional?

XP Home locks the partition and doesn't allow it to be resized
this makes installing Linux difficult
 
Old 04-28-2003, 03:36 AM   #3
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Sorry, I was mistaken, I am currently using Windows Professional 2000...
 
Old 04-28-2003, 03:36 AM   #4
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Use Partition magic for putting some part of the 11 Gigs for the Linux partition. After that just restart your computer with the linux cd inside to install Linux in the new partition.
The installation is quite easy, it will format the partition, install everything you want and configurate lilo. Good luck.
 
Old 04-28-2003, 04:27 PM   #5
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I wouldnt use RH7 though, its kind of old. The installers have only gotten better, and a new version will be easier to install.

Since its your first time, id suggest Mandrake 9.1. Its the easiest to get started in (IMO), and its got a great NTFS resizer built in. Not that theres anything wrong w/ RH9 though.

You can get most distros free online, so wait the week and download a new distro (a week if you have dialup, like me )


PS. Ive resized my NTFS partitions w/ XP home on them numerous times w/o problems, so I dont know where you got your info from. Thats what I use Mandrake for now, Slackware doesnt have that.
 
Old 04-29-2003, 02:00 AM   #6
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Thx,

Could anybody giude me so I can download Mandrake 9.1. or Red hat 9 freely?

Thx in advance...

Last edited by truedos; 04-29-2003 at 03:26 AM.
 
Old 04-29-2003, 09:19 AM   #7
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I mean where can I find official free version of linux? I prefer Red Hat V9.0.

Thx.
 
Old 04-29-2003, 09:28 AM   #8
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www.redhat.com/apps/download/

www.mandrakelinux.com/en/ftp.php3

Glad to help, but if you couldn't or didn't know how to find these on your own be advised you are in for a bumpy ride!
 
Old 04-29-2003, 09:28 AM   #9
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www.linuxiso.org
www.mandrake-linux.com
 
Old 04-30-2003, 04:11 PM   #10
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Thx all,

Which file system type is better for my current Version of Linux (V7.0)? Is it FAT, NTFS or what ?

Thx...
 
Old 04-30-2003, 06:38 PM   #11
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If you mean for windows, definitly FAT32, because you cant write to NTFS in linux yet.

If your talking about Linux, you dont use those file systems. Most likely, your going to want to use either EXT3 or ReiserFS. Personally, I like ReiserFS, its faster and uses less space, but EXT3 is more widely supported. Your decision.
 
Old 05-22-2003, 11:44 PM   #12
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can someone tell me how to install reiserfs during installation of RH8.0?

many thanks.

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