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Old 05-04-2004, 06:08 AM   #1
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Question Dual boot of XP and RedHat9 in a external drive

Hi ppl!

I am new to Linux and I want to install Red Hat 9 on my laptop. It has XP installed and due to a small hard disk I intending to buy a external one and install the linux OS there.
I think this might be possible.... Can I really do it? if yes what is the best approach?
Do I always have to have a dual boot software? or can I connect my externall drive when I want to run linux (so the pc will boot via usb) and disconnet it when I want XP (it will then look for my C:\ drive).

Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Old 05-04-2004, 08:16 AM   #2
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Try this. Two tips: do a search first , and the mods , correctly , take a dim
view of double posting.
Good luck.
Old 05-04-2004, 08:55 AM   #3
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Thanks for the msg... probably this will sound as a stupid question... but I am new on pc running linux... what's do you mean by: "and the mods , correctly , take a dim view of double posting."?




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