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Old 08-07-2004, 02:57 PM   #1
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red hat 7.1 help


I am total new to Linux..

i dont know much about linux..

as i am windows user...

now i want to install red hat linux 7.1

i want to keep windows xp on my pc as i need some time to know linux better..

so if i install linux first how can i partition my hard disk so that i can install windows xp afterward..

in short how to make partition of hard disk so that i can keep windows and linux both in my hard disk

i first posted this in another forum call distribution.. and then i saw this one.. so i posted here as i am newbie.. so sorry.. for posting there...

thank you.
Old 08-07-2004, 04:10 PM   #2
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First off -- Red Hat 7.1 is old and unsupported. Try to find a more modern distro, perhaps Mandrake 10. Mandrake 10 has a user-friendly installer that will walk you through resizing your Windows partition and creating Linux partitions. Be sure to defragment your Windows filesystem before you start, though. This assumes you already have Winsows installed. It's generally a good idea to install Windows first, then Linux, because the XP install will overwrite your bootloader, meaning you will need to reinstall the Linux bootloader (or use a boot disk) to get back into Linux. This is not hard, but it's one more thing to deal with.
Old 08-07-2004, 04:56 PM   #3
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well yes i am going to get myself latest version of Red Hat linux cd rom...

i was having red hat 7.1 with me so i asked...

also i will also get.. other one... Mandrake 10...

thank you...


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