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Old 08-21-2001, 07:41 PM   #1
tomaz
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Question (linux newbie) Win2k and Redhat 7.1


Hi all, I am new at his so I need your help. I have a P4 machine 1.7ghz with 256RDRAM a 40GB HD with windows 2k installed on it. I want to install RedHat 7.1 ( I already have the cd's ) but I don't know what partitions I have to make and how big they should be. I don't know if this helps but right now I have 8gb's used of my total HD space. Please help me out! Thanks...
 
Old 08-21-2001, 07:59 PM   #2
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should this be on the 's section?
 
Old 08-21-2001, 08:20 PM   #3
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It's OK here- you are talking about an installation issue after all

The partitioning question is a very common one, and there is no single correct way to do it; it depends on your preference and what you'll be using the computer for. Try the Forum Search to view past discussions on topic. Just entering the keywords "installation" and "partition will retrieve about 150 threads.
 
Old 08-23-2001, 02:06 PM   #4
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Hi there:

I had the same issue you faced, and as long as you have a BIOS that see past the 1024 limit, you could try the following:

1) Install Windows 2000 (if not installed already) - I had an image and I decided to install first and then resize partition using Partition Magic floppies - if you don't have access to that, then just paritition ahead of the Win2k install (I have a 20gig drive and partitioned 15gig for Win2k and the remainder for RH 7.1

2) Boot off of the RH ISO CD's - run through the install until you get to the option to use Disk Druid or fdisk - chose fdisk and following the following directions *exactly* which was on the following post (look for jburns_99 near end of page):

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...highlight=lilo

Once you have accomplished this, complete the install and restart into RH 7.1 - edit your lilo.conf (in /etc/) to reflect the following:

Add the following after the image section (search here for post concerning lilo.conf editing for dualboot)

other=/dev/hda1
label=Windows2000 (don't have a space in your label)
table=/dev/hda

After editing and saving lilo.conf, run /sbin/lilo to make the change and reboot.

Hank Reardon
 
Old 08-23-2001, 07:06 PM   #5
ry
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visit this site about dual boot:

http://people.redhat.com/jabbott/dual-boot.shtml
 
Old 08-23-2001, 07:50 PM   #6
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Smile Thanks a lot!!!

thanks man that really really really helped! NOw I can finally install this great OS.
 
Old 08-23-2001, 08:07 PM   #7
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Cool

by the way this site http://people.redhat.com/jabbott/dual-boot.shtml has pretty old info :P
 
Old 08-23-2001, 08:10 PM   #8
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Hi there:

Were you referring to me when you said thanks? Not sure, but if so - you're welcome - let us know how the install goes.

Hank Reardon
 
  


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