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Old 06-21-2003, 02:47 PM   #1
Farem
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Talking The real Linux Newbie Question!!!


Hello there all you experienced linux users,
I have just downloaded the 3 Red Hat 9 iso files into my hard drive. I need to now convert my system from a single-boot system into a dual-boot system, how do i do that? I have 1 hard drive and have left open a minimal amount of space for Linux and am wondering how i partition that space. Please answer these 2 questions.

Thank You,
Severian
 
Old 06-21-2003, 02:56 PM   #2
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Use FDISK to make a non dos partition out of your free space (you should probably de-frag first.

then, boot from your linux disk.

when it gets to the install bit, it will list all partitons on your drive, place a tick next to the partitions you want to use (the 1 u just created) and un-tick all other u want to keep.

that will install the thing.

then wou will need to configure grub (the redhat 9 boot loader) to give u the option of booting linux or windows on boot up.

im not 100% on how to do this... maybe a non noob can take over and answer the rest of this question... i hope
 
Old 06-21-2003, 03:01 PM   #3
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Thanx qwijibow. but what is FDISK
 
Old 06-21-2003, 03:05 PM   #4
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FDISK is a program that comes with windows.

i assume u are on windows now ?

open a console window (click start then run then type command)

and type FDISK

and a disk utility program will pop up, its a good tool to use for managing disk partitions.
 
Old 06-21-2003, 03:08 PM   #5
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FDISK Question.
Do i create a dos partition, because that is the only option that is available for creating partitions?
 
Old 06-21-2003, 03:10 PM   #6
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and from that do i create an extended partition or a logical partition?
 
Old 06-21-2003, 06:11 PM   #7
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Burn your iso's to disk.
Reboot with disk 1 in drive.
your distro should ask where to put the installation.
IE... USE WINDOWS FREE SPACE?
answer yes and it will create a new partition using the free
space on your windows partition.
 
  


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