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I've been trying for a while now to get linux to work on my laptop, with no success. The issue is that since my current harddrive is pretty much full, and I don't feel like moving all the files so I can partition, I'm trying to install linux on my USB harddrive. The issue is that the distro i've tried (Debian) doesn't have support for the USB on boot (or at least, thats what someone told me), i've tried all the various debian discs, and I'm wondering if some other distro would be capable of being installed on the harddrive.
are there any free/cheap partition resizing programs? I could move programs over and put all of linux, its an issue of all the partition adjusting programs I find costing like 70 $$... I'm in high school... getting a job this summer, but spending that much on a program I use once is kinda steep.
OK... when I use FIPS, how big of a partition do I need to put all of Red Hat, and have space to play with? I have a 30 gig hard disc, so maybe I should just put the actual distro on my main one, and put all the other files on the USB harddrive?
if you do a full install of Redhat you need 5GBs just for the installation which is huge. If you do a custom install or a desktop install you can get away with less. If you have the free space give it 10GB and you have lots of room to play with.
The 'how to install redhat linux' docs tell you the minimum space required for each type of install.
ok... I assume I can reformat just the partitioned section, right? or will it ask how I want it formatted then? I have 12 gigs of space free, which is several more than I plan to use... how do I need to format the partition to run linux. I've decided on Redhat 8.0 after reading several things that say its a breeze to install on my laptop model.