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Old 02-02-2008, 05:41 PM   #1
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Dual Boot with RHEL5 already installed.


I was considering creating a dual boot, I wanted to try PCLINUXOS.
I currently have RHEL5 installed, was wondering how to go about creating a dual boot. If anyone has a link to any dual install instructions, that would be very helpful.

Also I have a external 80G drive, USB that I would like to format for Linux. Its recognized by RHEL5. I researched FDISK, but I dont know how to tell what partition.... to choose. Is there a command to let me see how my current partitions are set up? looking for like hda etc...

Thanks for any advice !

Old 02-02-2008, 07:40 PM   #2
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If you are a command line junky, then google or use "man fdisk". I'm sure there are a few other programs out there too. I just use one of the graphical programs. Gparted, usually. PCLINUXOS probably has a graphical partition manager included as part of it's installer. I know Ubuntu has an option for "guided" partitioning. Where they choose sensible defaults for you.

Oh, that command. "fdisk -l" I think it is. It'll probably be /dev/sda .

Good luck..

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When using fdisk, make sure that you specify which disk you want to use it on. If your HDD is /dev/sda, then use

fdisk /dev/sda

first. This will begin the fdisk program, which will prompt you for fdisk commands. Something along the lines of

Device /dev/sda
lots of info about the disk

Command (m for help):

Once you get there, type m and you should be able to see all of the different commands you can use to partition your hard drive and then being the install of PCLinuxOS (p is to print the partition table, or see which partitions are where).


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