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do u want to have windows + linux, or linux only?
anyway - though i don't know redhat - i guess that u just have to throw in the cd and boot from cd. then u can install linux the way u want it easily...
good luck + welcome,
If you are going to dedicate the entire machine to Linux, then
I gather that I need to run fdisk to format the hard drive first.
is not necessary.
If your machine can boot from a CD-ROM device, then put the install CD into the CD drive and boot. If not, then look around on the CD for an "images" directory and a "dosutils" directory. Use the rawrite.exe utility to write the appropriate <probably cdrom>.img file to a floppy. Write the image, don't copy the file!! Then insert the install CD into the CD-drive and the floppy into the floppy and boot.
The RedHat installer will lead down the path of righteousness !
Thanks for the tips. I was planning on dedicating the whole machine to Linux (at least in part because I'm fed up with Win 98). I'm also assuming that it will - in theory - cause fewer problems if I'm just running Linux on that PC, rather than messing with dual operating systems. Am I right in that guess?
Thanks. I don't need the old Win98 op system, as I've upgraded to a new WinXP PC for my main machine. I just want to turn the old PC into a test bed for web projects, and have it replicate as closely as possible my web hosting platform (i.e. Linux, Apache, PHP, MySQL)
I've just checked, and my PC is bootable from the CD drive, so I'll try the tips that jglen490 suggested. Wish me luck :-)