I am Freshman in the world of Linux. i have got Redhat 9.0 3CD's to install on my HP Pavilion N5440 Notebook. My Notebook is already running on the Windows XP system. i have 20GB hard drive with NO PARTITION on it. type of the Hard-drive is FAT32.
my question is very simple. i think to Install Redhat 9.0 i have to have partition on the hard disk. since i dont have one i have to manually create the partition. i do not want to re-install XP and Format my Hard disk, neither i want to buy any expensive software utility to partition the hard drive.
* how do i go about installing Redhat 9.0 on my notebook?
* how many partion do i need to install Redhat 9.0?
* is it true that if i install Mandrake 9.1 then i do not have to partition my hard disk but installation of Mandrake it self will take care of it???
* please send me any useful information or any source on the web where i can look of detail explanation.
Thank you very much in advance. your advice will help me lot to get in to the linux user club!! and day will come when we all will say
to Mr. Gates.