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windows50plinux50p 09-08-2014 09:13 PM

Can anyone help me dualboot RHL 9 and Windows XP (already installed)
 
Hello.I am 50 percent windows and 50 percent Linux.I am a newbie and I am trying to dualboot Windows XP(already installed) and Red Hat Linux 9. Thanks to anyone who can help me!

evo2 09-08-2014 09:17 PM

Hi,

what exactly is the problem? Does the machine post? Does it get to the boot loader (probably lilo)?

Cheers,

Evo2.

PS. Red Hat 9 is over 10 years old and unsupported. You really should reinstall with a current, supported OS.

windows50plinux50p 09-08-2014 09:30 PM

No,I am new to linux and I just want to dual boot(with GRUB,not lilo) with an OS I like to expirement.

I already have windows xp and I would like to put Redhat 9 on it without destroying Windows









P.S. I would have gotten conectiva,and it in my opinion will run just like new on my Dell Dimension 2400

evo2 09-08-2014 09:33 PM

Hi,
Quote:

Originally Posted by windows50plinux50p (Post 5234654)
No

What question are you answering?
Quote:

Originally Posted by windows50plinux50p (Post 5234654)
I am new to linux and I just want to dual boot with an OS I like to expirement.

Ok, can you clarify in your first post you said "already installed"? Can you clarify what you mean by that are you saying that both windows and Red Hat are already installed, but you are having problems booting them? Or something else?

Evo2.

windows50plinux50p 09-08-2014 09:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by evo2 (Post 5234656)
Hi,

What question are you answering?

Ok, can you clarify in your first post you said "already installed"? Can you clarify what you mean by that are you saying that both windows and Red Hat are already installed, but you are having problems booting them? Or something else?

Evo2.

1.You asking questions about the post and bootloader

2. I am going to burn the ISOs to cds to install redhat 9.I already have Windows XP on the machine

evo2 09-08-2014 10:02 PM

Hi,
Quote:

Originally Posted by windows50plinux50p (Post 5234658)
1.You asking questions about the post and bootloader

Well, if the machine does not even post then I don't see how you can install or run any OS.
Quote:

Originally Posted by windows50plinux50p (Post 5234658)
2. I am going to burn the ISOs to cds to install redhat 9.I already have Windows XP on the machine

Assuming that it does actually post, then I strongly recommend that you do not attempt to install Red Hat 9. Install something that us current and supported - there are literally hundreds of options. We can probably help you select something appropriate if you tell us what hardware you have Eg ram, cpu, hard disk space.

Evo2.

jross 09-08-2014 10:04 PM

Why did you choose Red Hat? It just is very unusual for someone who wants to dual boot with XP and says they are a linux newbie to choose Red Hat for that purpose! It might help to know your needs. Also, what are this computers specs?

astrogeek 09-08-2014 10:09 PM

A little history goes a long way: original question

evo2 09-08-2014 10:12 PM

Hi,

I now see that distro selection was discussed already. So what actually is the problem? Are you unable to burn the iso? Will the machine not boot from the cd? Something else?

Evo2.

windows50plinux50p 09-08-2014 10:15 PM

Well Slax is nice but... OH...its for i486...AND THOSE WERE MY LAST 2 CDS AND ITS ONLY DISK 1 REDHAT AND DISK 2 *kicks computer*I can handle this...I has Drivedroid on my phone...I can use it to boot live or I can make a flashdrive
ok how about SLACKO...I do not like the interface... *thinks very hard*

windows50plinux50p 09-08-2014 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jross (Post 5234671)
Why did you choose Red Hat? It just is very unusual for someone who wants to dual boot with XP and says they are a linux newbie to choose Red Hat for that purpose! It might help to know your needs. Also, what are this computers specs?

Dell Dimension 2400
Pentium 4 1.8 ghz (strangely faster than the pack in celaron 2.9 2.4 ghz)
1.50GB of ram
genaric SoundBlaster compatible (SoundMAX)
Broadcom 440x 10/100 ethernet
nvidia geforce 8400 gs
those are the specs that I know of.

evo2 09-08-2014 10:22 PM

Hi,

please don't yell at us. I really don't know how to help you. It is not at all clear to me what it is you want from you Linux installation and why you don't want to use any of the mainstream distros.

Evo2.

evo2 09-08-2014 10:25 PM

Hi,
Quote:

Originally Posted by windows50plinux50p (Post 5234678)
Dell Dimension 2400
Pentium 4 1.8 ghz (strangely faster than the pack in celaron 2.9 2.4 ghz)
1.50GB of ram
genaric SoundBlaster compatible (SoundMAX)
Broadcom 440x 10/100 ethernet
nvidia geforce 8400 gs
those are the specs that I know of.

Ok, that should run pretty much any modern distro. Since you were interested in Red Hat, I suggest that you try CentOS 6 which is a free rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Evo2.

windows50plinux50p 09-08-2014 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by evo2 (Post 5234681)
Hi,


Ok, that should run pretty much any modern distro. Since you were interested in Red Hat, I suggest that you try CentOS 6 which is a free rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Evo2.

I just said that because Redhat 9 and conectiva 10 are the newest I know of with the old interface.





P.S. I didn't realize that I was yelling.

windows50plinux50p 09-08-2014 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by evo2 (Post 5234667)
Hi,

Well, if the machine does not even post then I don't see how you can install or run any OS.

Assuming that it does actually post, then I strongly recommend that you do not attempt to install Red Hat 9. Install something that us current and supported - there are literally hundreds of options. We can probably help you select something appropriate if you tell us what hardware you have Eg ram, cpu, hard disk space.

Evo2.

It was a missunderstanding.I Meant that wasn't the problem


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