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Old 06-03-2012, 04:27 AM   #1
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Unhappy Help installing RHEL 5 on my windows 7


I've windows 7 operating system installed with 4 partitions(C,D,E and F). I've emptied the partition D completely and trying to install RHEL5 but I'm not sure how to install it without loosing my data in the hard disk. Basically, I want to make it a dual boot system. When, I'm booting the RHEL5 CD, I'm given three options about partitioning:

1. Create custom layout
2. Use free space on selected drives and create default layout.
3. Remove linux partitions on selected drives and create default layout.
4. Remove all partitions on selected drives and create default layout.

I'm not sure, which option to select and proceed. I don't want to loose my data. Please help me in installing the dual boot operating system.

Thank you
Old 06-03-2012, 04:31 AM   #2
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You would select option #2
You should delete the empty D partition , then use option #2

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correct---AND: Back up your data first
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Okay. I'll try and let you know guys.

Thanks for the prompt response guys. I appreciate it.


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