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Old 06-18-2003, 08:41 PM   #1
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Partitioning question

I have windows 2k with an empty 16GB NTFS partition named F:
I want to install RedHat 9 on that partition.
Also i will be using grub to dual boot (using this method: just copying the linux boot sector to a file: linux.bin and adding the line to window's boot.ini file)

How do i do this?
1. Delete and remove the partiton in windows first??

2. or just start the redhat install and will disk druid see that partition and just format it and set it up in there??

from what i read it seems very unclear as to how to put a distribution on an existing empty partition alread recognized by windows.

thanks for any help,
Old 06-18-2003, 08:54 PM   #2
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you can either delete the partiton in the windows and leave it as empty space or you can start the redhat installation and choose expert or custom install and then delete the partition and create what ever partitions you want to create
Old 06-19-2003, 10:39 AM   #3
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thanks, would one way be safer than the other?
I am leaning towards deleting the partition in windows


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