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Old 09-24-2003, 04:45 PM   #1
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Installing Win xp with RH 9.0

Ok my ? is how to start this processes. Here is the thin I have xp home on here now on a 80gb drive with only 12gb free. What I want to do is reformat and put winodws xp on with a 60gb partition and linux on a 20 gb partition. Then from there i want to break up the 2 main partions into smaller partions within those two. For example look at diagram below. My main ? is how to start this and what i should have right now i have backed up everything i want to keep for windows and have a copy of xp home and linux rh 9 ready. So now what.

Diagram of what I want:
Windows Xp-(Main Partition)=60gb
+OS Partition=5gb
+Program Partition=25gb
+Game Partiton=25gb
+Temp stuff Partiton=5gb
Linux RH 9-(Secondry Main Partition)=20gb
+OS Partition=4gb
+Program Partiton=10gb
+Game Partiton=4gb
+Temp stuff Partition=2gb

Remeber I want to do this from a new reformated drive. I heard about programs like partition magic 8 etc but no clue what they do or how to start this processes without messing anythign up and yes I do know computer i have even been through about 4 classes on them (easy grades when u know ur stuff already )
Old 09-24-2003, 04:53 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Start with XP. At the start of th install you can choose to delete all partitions. Then you are given the option to create partitions. Do this for all the partitions you want to be NTFS (keep in mind that the best way to move files between OSs is with fat32/vfat filesystems). Once you have XP installed you can boot with your linux CD and create the linux partitions in the free space. When you get to the bootloader stage - install grub on the MBR. This should also create an option so that when you boot you can choose either windows XP or RedHat 9.
Old 09-24-2003, 05:40 PM   #3
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Ok i think i understand that. I install xp, make partitions for that os, then boot RH, make partitions there, and install grub on MBR and I am done. If you see this confirm it if i have it right
Old 09-24-2003, 05:50 PM   #4
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.......adding to - make sure your create a boot disk near the end of the Red Hat install just in case of problems.


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