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Old 01-12-2005, 03:39 PM   #1
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windowsxp and redhat


i have windows xp and i want to do partition to use redhat 9which i have the cds, and xp, my question is how can i enter the xp environment and how can i enter red had. can u guys show me a pic or any thing
Old 01-13-2005, 08:21 AM   #2
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I'm not entirely sure what you mean. If you're asking how to choose which OS to load after Red Hat installation, then the answer's easy. The installer will, by default, install a boot loader program (either GRUB or LILO), which'll let you choose which to load every time you boot your PC.
Old 01-13-2005, 12:14 PM   #3
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Unless you use a partitioning utility, such as Partition Magic, you will likely wipe out your Windows XP installation. Make a backup of your Windows XP before proceeding! (Always a good idea.)

Red Hat 9.0 installs the GRUB loader by default, with the Red Hat 9 OS loading by default. The GUI installer for Red Hat 9 (default installer) is extremely easy to use. It allows you to choose which OS you want to load by default when you boot your system (I chose Windows on mine since I use Windows more frequently.)

You can find the Red Hat 9 installation manual, with instructions about GRUB here:

The portion specific to your question is found here:

Happy experimenting!
Old 01-14-2005, 10:54 AM   #4
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Originally posted by royal-gentoo
Unless you use a partitioning utility, such as Partition Magic, you will likely wipe out your Windows XP installation.
I don't know about the latest version of Red Hat, but most distro installers come with built in partitioning utilities.


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