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just thought Id let you know that I finally got online with linux!!
I couldnt be bothered with VMware any more so I backed up about 5Gb of data onto CD-R's and then used my secondary HDD to install linux... time to get a partition manager and get a dual boot set up, hehe
Thanks for the help anyway guys, but I think this is the best solution (not to mention it runs much faster)
Im using 2 different hard drives to run Windows 2000 and Red Hat 7.3
You can achieve the same effect by partitioning the hard drive into 2 partitions, and then the partitions will appear as seperate drives. I would recommend that you format your hard drive when you partition it, or at least be prepared to lose whats there... It is possible to partition the disk without loss of data, but you can never be certain it will work
I hope Ive helped give you some information about this.
At the mo, if I want to run linux, I just disable my primary hard drive in the bios, but Ill be getting it sorted out properly soon.
hehe, Im totally clueless, but its just a case of messing about with it and learning, and as far as I can tell, you cant really **** it up majorly without logging in as root... the only thing I needed to know was startx to load the gui from the text thingy, and just play around from there. I was amazed at how easy it was to set up, it detected all my hardware, and as soon as it loaded I could go on the internet etc... Ah well have fun when you get it installed