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I'm very new to Linux. I have used it slightly in our school system and now i would like to have linux on my pc. I was just wondering what i would have to know or do to get linux installed. Right now, I am running win98. I have already downloaded and burn the 3 iso files for Red Hat 9. Now i have no idea what to do.
I am assuming your computer can boot from cd-rom, which it should if it was made in like the last 7 years or so. Put the cd in the tray and reboot. If it doesn't go into the BIOS when the computer is starting hit F1,F2,DELETE or whatever it takes to get in there.
Usually this is posted immediately after the computer starts.
You will find something in the BIOS about what devices to boot from, just change the order so the CD drive is first and thats it. If not you need to make a floppy bootdisk, but try that first.
I won't lie to you. There is a chance you will destroy your W98 partition, so BACKUP YOUR DATA FIRST! If you don't have anything important on there, then go ahead and do it. Like I said before, when you start installing Redhat, you will be taken to a screen where you must make room for it. You can choose to resize the win partition and make a new one for Redhat or you can wipe out the win partition and install Redhat there, it doesn't matter to me.