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Old 04-15-2002, 05:02 PM   #1
robcharlestonsc
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Question Redhat 7.2 install question


Currently I have windows ME, but want to install Redhat. I have two hard drives, but would like to put redhat on C: and then reinstall ME on C: also. What would be the best way to install my system and keep everything I need on my D: drive. I already tried automatic partitioning, but it had a problem with the FAT sectors already on the C: Drive, so I assume I need to wipe it all out.

Thanks for the help
Rob
 
Old 04-15-2002, 05:38 PM   #2
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Not sure if I understand you c: c: d:. LOL.

The best way is any way you want.

Back up your files & favorites on Windows
Defrag & scandisk thorough
Run fips.exe from CD1
Shrink Windows partition & create 2GB+ Linux partition
Install Linux on the new partition using Disk Druid
Mount it as / and format it there
No swap if you have 128MB+ RAM
Install lilo/grub on MBR
Reboot
 
Old 04-15-2002, 06:10 PM   #3
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And for further information.

Where might I find a more step-by-step resource for doing this? Redhat's site seemed to be a little unclear, and so I thought I may need to buy the professional version with phone help.

Should I maybe remove ME and then reinstall to my second hard drive, format my first drive, and then install linux to my primary? Or should I stick to the main method?

Thanks
 
Old 04-16-2002, 02:15 AM   #4
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put ME on hda
and RedHat on hdb
put lilo in the mbr of hda

sidenote: Enigma needs EXT2/EXT3 filesystem to install itself on.
so wipeout your FAT32 paritition on hdb and install it there.
 
Old 04-16-2002, 08:48 PM   #5
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Problem with hdb

Well I have 50% of my 80 gig hdb full of software and other backup information. Is there no way to put ME on hdb and RH on hda?

Thanks a ton
Robert

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Old 04-18-2002, 12:44 AM   #6
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Open box
Unplug HDs
Switch plugs
switch jumpers
poof hda is hdb
and hda is ready for RH
hehe

you could always leave some space for ME on the new HD
and install RH on the rest of it.
 
Old 04-18-2002, 12:57 AM   #7
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What about my current OS, which is ME on HDA .. will it know to load on the new HDB settings? How could I fix this issue?

Thanks
Robert
 
Old 04-18-2002, 01:13 AM   #8
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I was actually kiddin abiout switching the drives
Guess
hda=C: is 20M has ME and is 80% full
hda=D: is 60M is empty but you want MorE space for ME, but would also like to run linux
the actual sizes are arbitrary

Why not partition 20M for linux and leave the rest FAT FAT32 VFAT or whatever.

As for knowing were to load from
you are going to be using a loader to tell the puter where to get the OS du jour.
 
  


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