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Old 01-06-2010, 10:59 PM   #1
muvendrann
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suggestions needed


Hi,

I have bought a new desktop which consist of 320gp harddisk.

And i planned to install the OEL5 in it


Later after some days i also planned to install the windows xp in the same machine also.

Please give me the suitable suggestions for my installation process

That the thinks like,

How i can make the partitions effectively
In which partition i should install OEL5
And making ready of the partitions for my next installation windows xp after some days
So that i can effectively handle both the OS in the future




Please give me the ideas
 
Old 01-06-2010, 11:17 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by muvendrann View Post
Hi,

I have bought a new desktop which consist of 320gp harddisk.

And i planned to install the OEL5 in it
Later after some days i also planned to install the windows xp in the same machine also.

Please give me the suitable suggestions for my installation process

That the thinks like,

How i can make the partitions effectively
In which partition i should install OEL5
And making ready of the partitions for my next installation windows xp after some days
So that i can effectively handle both the OS in the future
Write clearly, please...your question is hard to follow. And I have no idea what "OEL5" is...do you mean RedHat Enterprise (RHEL) 5? If you're not paying for a subscription to the RedHat network/support, install CentOS instead.

And if you want "that the links like", put "dual boot windows xp and linux" into Google. You'll find lots. There are also many articles on THIS VERY SITE that have covered this many times...do a search here, too.
 
Old 01-06-2010, 11:35 PM   #3
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I would set up 2 main different partitions. One for that hog of a system (xp) and give it 50 GB of memory. As far as your oracle system is concerned http://http://www.oracle-base.com/ar...stallation.php provides a good idea on how to set up your individual partitions. Leave the rest of your hard disk open, you never know when you want to experiment with redhat, solaris, or any other open source.
 
Old 01-09-2010, 05:07 AM   #4
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I loked in at this thread to try to find out what OEL5 was: if TB0ne is wrong, I haven't been helped.

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Originally Posted by muvendrann View Post
Later after some days i also planned to install the windows xp in the same machine also.
Windows first, Linux later is easier.

Quote:
Please give me the suitable suggestions for my installation process
Insert the disk, boot, follow the prompts.

Quote:
That the thinks like,
What?

Quote:
How i can make the partitions effectively
In which partition i should install OEL5
Whatever the facilities are in OEL5, whatever that is, for making partitions, use it for making partitions. Having made partitions, use them.

In what way is that ineffective?
 
Old 01-09-2010, 05:38 AM   #5
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OEL5 is probably "Oracle Enterprise Linux 5"... I feel like I need a shower now.

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