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Old 11-05-2001, 03:50 AM   #1
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Question Want to install Red Hat 7.0 on Win2k with NTFS disk


¡Hi! I have a Pentium III 800Mhz with Win2k and an NTFS formatted 9.3Gigs HD. I would like to install Red Hat 7.0, but, guess what, I can't. How can I partition the NTFS hd without damaging the files within? I now this seems pretty basic, but I'd like to install linux and I can't. Are there any other issues 'bout Win2k i should keep in mind before/while/after installing RedHat 7.0?

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Old 11-05-2001, 04:11 AM   #2
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no reason you can't use fips or something to resize the partition, just make sure it's totally defragmented first.

issues... well there's the whole NTFS issue really... linux generlly doesn't support NTFS by default, and you'll need to manually configure the ntfs module to be able to see the ntfs partitions. if you want to that is. you can do without.

i'd also get rh72, an forget about rh70
 
Old 11-05-2001, 05:33 AM   #3
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Question There is a problem with FIPS

FIPS won't let me resize ntfs partitions, and, anyway, fips has to be executed in not-multitasked envionment, and that's not possible in W2k, so i don't know what to do to resize it.

Also, having to get a new distibution, which one is the best for a workstation installation (home computer). Easy installation is important. I'm just a linux .

I don't need to see my NTFS partition from linux, ¿does that change the NTFS problem in any way?

Thank you!
 
Old 11-05-2001, 05:56 AM   #4
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well you can always use a dos boot disk can't you? As far which distro is best.. just serach this site, someone asks that every single day. If you can't use FIPS at all (i've neve had experiecne of ntfs so i'm not sure about what's possible) then you'd do well to get mandrake, as the partition resizer integrated into the install program is very very good. And md is THE newbie distro. RH comes a close second
 
Old 11-05-2001, 06:12 AM   #5
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Thannnk youuu!!!!!

Thank you very very very much!!! You've been great help. I'll try to get mandrake...
 
Old 11-05-2001, 12:23 PM   #6
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See also the Win XP / RH7.2 thread . Cheers.
 
Old 11-06-2001, 02:20 AM   #7
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Also see the "GRUB Redhat 7.2 (Enigma) and Win2k dual boot" thread.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...&threadid=8294

 
Old 11-06-2001, 04:32 AM   #8
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Talking GRUB or LiLo?

You've been great help, all of you. The XP thread is specially useful, I'm going to install XP soon (i've heard it is rather stable and decent). Now I have just a couple more questions (¿YET MORE? Yes indeed). Can I use LILO instead of GRUB for the XP thead procedure? dOES RedHat 7.0 come with grub or only with LILO? If it doesn't come with GRUB, where can I get it and how can I install it, if I need it? Help!
 
Old 11-06-2001, 04:58 AM   #9
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they all come with both lilo and grub. and erm... XP.... decent????? none so blind as those who will not see ;-)
 
Old 11-06-2001, 05:47 AM   #10
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I meant more decent than 9x/Me. I didn't mean more/as decent than linux... Sorry for my blasphemy... Now, seriously, I can't live without windows. My games are for windows, my Fireworks is for windows, My Dreamweaver is for windows... I haven't found suitable substitutes for them for Linux, I'm the WYSIWYG kind of guy, more than the command line type; i like better clicking along than writing tags and tags... Or something. But I want to install linux, because I think it can be a good eXPerience --hehe. Just kidding. I'm no windows lover. I'm no linux lover. Mac rules. Mac OSX is THE BEST. but i can't afford a G4
 
Old 11-06-2001, 12:40 PM   #11
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Re: GRUB or LiLo?

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Originally posted by stereoboy20
Can I use LILO instead of GRUB for the XP thead procedure? dOES RedHat 7.0 come with grub or only with LILO? If it doesn't come with GRUB, where can I get it and how can I install it, if I need it? Help!
Yes, you should be able to substitute LILO for GRUB. Are you serious about installing Redhat 7.0??? As shipped, the version of LILO in 7.0 may have issues with the 1024 cylinder limit, etc, etc... Overall, 7.0 wasn't the best release -- in fact that's the only release we never installed in our (academic) production environment, otherwise we've run everything from 5.1 through 7.1; 7.2 is waiting in the wings, it looks promising now that some of the minor issues (like printing) seem the have been ironed out in the errata.

To get a good Redhat XPerience, I strongly suggest you get your hands on some 7.2 disks, preferably with the errata.

Just my 2 cents.
 
Old 11-06-2001, 07:28 PM   #12
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I STRONGLY agree with putting RH 7.2 on instead of 7.0, if you have the chance. In my business, I work with Mac's from OS8 through OSX, Win2k, and Redhat 7.1 and 7.2.

The only difficulty I've had with RH 7.2 so far is printing to my win2k network printer (but I haven't checked the errata yet, and at this point I don't think the problem is with the software, but my errors).

7.2 ships with the latest versions of KDE and KOffice, and they are far superior to earlier versions.

Mark
 
Old 11-09-2001, 03:26 AM   #13
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I've got Mandrake 8.1

I finally got mandrake 8.1 (on one single cd... suspicious). I think it'll work out fine for me. I just want a desktop experience, no programming; you'll say: don't install linux then, and the i'll say "yes, because since macosx runs only on motorolas, and most people have intels, so the only alternative is linux... With a pretty lot of potential.
 
  


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