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Old 11-02-2003, 04:45 AM   #1
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Question Need some help with Redhat9

I am very new to Redhat and would like to install it on my home system. My system is running XP and I would like to keep this for the time being.
I have my main drive divided into 2 40gb partitions my second drive is a 100gb drive which I use to backup and install from.

Is there a way I can install Redhat on my extended partition, leave XP intact and thus creating a duel boot system.

Please not that Redhat is very new to me, I have managed a couple of installs but they were all defaulted. If you have the patients I would be very grateful.

Many thanks

Old 11-02-2003, 04:55 AM   #2
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You certainly can. During the install process RedHat should detect an existing partition with the NTFS format(which is XP) and the second partition which has no data on it. Just make sure you install Linux onto the second partition and you are golden.
Old 11-02-2003, 05:09 PM   #3
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Just make sure to choose the correct device during your redhat install.
Most IDE hard drives start with /dev/hda as the first IDE drive, and then /dev/hdb for the second drive.
So, most likely your 100gb drive will be on /dev/hdb.

Good luck.


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