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Old 06-06-2005, 12:01 PM   #1
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formatiing and installing REDHAT

Hello Everyone,
I recently bought DELL Power EDGE SC 420 without operating system. I followed DELL CD to basic steps and I choose to install REDHAT ENTERPRISE LINUX VERSION 3 It asked to me to put the CDS one by one and I did and installion went fine but when I booted again I did not see option for Xwindows
Also after reading some installion setups I see that one must partion hard drives for Virtual memory. I want to format entire hard drive and start from scratch. What command should I use for this and is there installion guide for installing REDHAT LINUX as how to install
Old 06-06-2005, 01:07 PM   #2
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As far as the partitioning goes, I believe that the installer allows you to create your partitions and format them during the install. So if you reinstall Fedora [edit: sorry, meant RedHat (why Redhat Enterprise?)], it will allow you then to delete & recreate your partitions.

If you want to view/change your current partition structure, I would recommend cfdisk. Try 'man cfdisk' to learn how to use it, but 'cfdisk' by itself (as root) will allow you to see all partitions on your primary hard drive (also known as /dev/hda). Use the arrow keys Left and Right to move between the menu choices on the bottom, and the Up and Down keys to move between partitions.

Also, the command 'startx' (as your normal user) typed into the command prompt will start the X windows environment.

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