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spaz218 03-22-2007 06:27 PM

Linux partition/dual boot Server 2003
I'm new on the forums,
(Notice this is my first post WoOhoo!)
I have an older version of red hat linux...(9.0)
I have loaded redhat a couple times in the past, but I really haven't had the time to play with it to much.
Now that I have the time...I'm planning on reloading it on one of my machines. However, the drive I would like to load the OS on has server 2000 loaded. What I would like to do is defrag the drive as is, setup a separte partition (this can be done with fips right?) and then load red hat. If need be I can just reformat the drive and start from scratch...If I do that, I'll loose 2 years of my life just backing up all the info stored on the machine.
Any ideas? What I was thinking is ...defrag....use fips..setup new partition...and load linux.
I have setup dual boot with linux and a fat 32 file system....but never a liunx and NTFS. Can I dual boot NTFS with linux?
Thanks for any help in advanced!!!!
Best reguards,

merize147 03-22-2007 10:36 PM

...and how much time would it take you to recreate all the data that it sounds like you have not backed up at all yet?

Yes you can dual boot with NTFS. it doesn't matter what the other partition has on it.

1) don't be lazy and do a backup if for no other reason than to have a backup
2) ditch RH9 and get something with newer hardware support and updates. I like/suggest Ubuntu, but it should be whatever your comfortable with. If you like RedHat then checkout the Fedora Core project.
3) Start here:

HellFace 03-23-2007 12:03 AM

I would use a live CD with gparted instead of using fips, but that's only because I've had success using gparted in the past. It's very easy to use and has never caused a problem for me. Someone else will probably know more about this and post in this thread :)

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