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Old 02-24-2006, 08:06 PM   #1
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Question Installing Windows alongside Linux


I have a Windows 95 disc (yes I know it's old :lol, and I was wondering if I could install that and have the choice between Red Hat Linux 9 and Windows 95. Also, how would I do this?, I have my PC first of all looking for a CD when it boots but it totally ignored the Windows disc and booted straight into Linux.

I've been using Linux for only a few months so I'm new to it's filing system etc. so a step by step guide would be helpful.

Thanks
 
Old 02-24-2006, 08:18 PM   #2
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http://www-robotics.cs.umass.edu/~bb...ter_linux.html

Are you installing it on a spare drive? Do you already have redhat installed? Are you willing to reinstall it? Windows wants to be the primary partition, so if you don't have a second drive, you may have to move/resize/delete your linux partitions to get enough room at the beginning of the disk to install windows 95. If you don't care about your redhat install, you can just repartition the drive and then install windows first. Then when you install linux, it will install a bootloader to the master boot record of the disk and let you boot either windows or linux.

By the way, Red Hat 9 is pretty old. If you have an old machine and want a distro that will still run well on it, try Damn Small Linux or Debian.
 
Old 02-26-2006, 01:54 AM   #3
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How would I go about installing Windows 95 first?, as it boots directly to Linux as I mention. I have selected to boot from CD Rom. Also as it has Linux and no Windows, would the command prompt re-appear again after Windows is installed? and when I re-install Linux will it automatically partion the drive as I tried configuring it before and didn't seem to work. As for installing Linux again, I was thinking of using Fedora Core 4 since it's more up to date than Red Hat 9.

I'm quite new to Linux, but I'm sure these questions have easy answers. Thanks
 
Old 02-26-2006, 02:11 AM   #4
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Well I recommend you using knoppix live CD to install instead.follow the following step to do it
1 download the CD from www.knoppix.net
2 burn the ISO image to a CD
3 Boot from the CD
4 Type in knoppix-installer or if you have a good internet connection using knoppix-installer-latest-web.
5 answer the questions as you see fit
6 Reboot, there should be a boot menu for you to choose.

This will install Debian like linux for you though.

Good luck!
 
Old 02-26-2006, 10:05 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by rockymaxsource
Well I recommend you using knoppix live CD to install instead.follow the following step to do it
1 download the CD from www.knoppix.net
2 burn the ISO image to a CD
3 Boot from the CD
4 Type in knoppix-installer or if you have a good internet connection using knoppix-installer-latest-web.
5 answer the questions as you see fit
6 Reboot, there should be a boot menu for you to choose.

This will install Debian like linux for you though.

Good luck!
Not such a bad idea, though I'd go with kanotix instead. It's supposed to be a more polished version of knoppix and more user friendly as it can be used at a live distro but is nicer to install to hard drive. Same result though i.e. debian based, but it uses more of the debian mirrors/repositories for packages.

regards

John
 
  


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