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Old 02-24-2004, 03:45 AM   #1
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Question Red Hat 9.x Installation ....

G'Day ,

Could anybody out there have few mins to help me with the installation of Linux please !

I have Win XP and a 80G hdd .

Would apprecaite if you could PM we so we could have a chat and down the line I could help somebody else who would come ax the same ....

Thanking you in anticipation ....
Old 02-24-2004, 05:36 AM   #2
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You won't have any problems,just pay attention and it won,t do anything untill you say so,make sure you prepair your hard drive first go to google and get some info as there is alot out there I printed out the info so I hade it handy,Have Fun,I like suse better it is easyer with there rpm package's and yast installes them and even puts them in your frogram file.david
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i found this guide fairly easy to follow,,00.html

i would recommend staying clear of the 'install another operating system' wizard and bootmagic when using partition magic. i partitioned my drives using this technique,
Old 02-24-2004, 01:23 PM   #4
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It should go easy. Just be careful when partitioning with disk druid.

Make sure you leave the partitions on which you may have Win XP alone.(If not, even better).

Make a / partition a /boot partition and a swap partition.

From there on just follow the installation (use graphical anaconda, it will be easier for you).

I did my first linux installation a couple of months ago and had no problems with it.
Old 02-24-2004, 04:02 PM   #5
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Have knowledge first. Backup your important data. Don't put Grub in the MBR (use the appropriate partition instead). Don't forget to make a boot diskette during installation when you are asked to do so.If you want to share data between XP and Linux, you'll have to have a Fat32 type partition.


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