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Old 09-07-2013, 11:39 AM   #1
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how can i installl rhel6 on my system with my windows prserved?
and how can i decide that which os is to b loaded as default?

i have problems loading rhel6 and win7 home premium, simultaneously.
what should i do?

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Maybe post on a forum and explain the problem, and they might be able to help you :-P.
It's also helpful to post your bootup config file. (grub.conf or lilo.conf) and explain exactly what happens when you try to boot each system. You could try putting that info here.
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Red Hat should be first in your GNU GRUB Bootloader Menu at startup giving you the option to choose which distro you want. As default Linux generally is first when in a dual boot with Win's:-

You could use G-parted while Red Hat is up and running and attempt to shrink the Win's 7 partition.

Giving more details are essential to be able to help you.Is this a Desktop you installed RH to or a laptop? What make and etc....

*The "lspci" command would be most desired to provide info. about your computer--
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first are you going to BUY the REQUIRED $299 USD PER YEAR ($49 to $299 every year) standard support contract !
it is REQUIRED !!!

for RHEL 6.4 you MUST buy the support contract and register the install with redhat
-- there are NO " if's and's or but's" on this
it is required


Install one of the free rebuild of RHEL 6.4
CentOS6.4 or ScientificLinux 6.4

as to installing
others have different opinions on this but i have found over the years to just let Microsoft have the MBR on the first harddrive
and the first partition on the first harddrive

life is SO much easier if one is not fighting an uphill and a "WILL LOSE !!!" battle

first acquire a Win7 install dvd

decide if you NEED the basically useless "recovery" partition that the OEM put on

partition the drive
you can do this with the built in to win7 partition tools
make about 1/2 the drive free
let win7 have the MBR
and the first partition
install RHEL 6.4 to the free space and install the linux bootloader "grub" to the FIRST LINUX partition
a small 200 meg partition on the very FIRST next primary partition

Grub can easily boot into win7
but win7 can not boot into the linux install

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