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Old 07-30-2002, 12:32 PM   #1
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Red Hat and win2k

Will I loose any of my info on my HD if I install Red Hat on my comp currently running win2k? I want to dual boot. And what version of Red Hat should be used?

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Old 07-30-2002, 01:25 PM   #2
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You will only lose data if you install Linux over your win2k partition. And if your computer is newer and not too old, might want to install the latest and greatest.. Redhat 7.3.
Old 07-30-2002, 01:32 PM   #3
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You can non-destructively partition the HD so that the win2k stays put. (BAck it up though!)
My suggestion is, although you will have internet, I assume, on the win2k partition, you don't want to boot into it every five seconds and post a question and do a google search.

A suggestion: Buy a book with a cd rom so you have a hard copy to go by. It will help just to have a glossary to browse in . It will also get you through the partitioning--you want to look into a program called FIPS.

I bought a out of date suSE 6.2 book for ten bucks on a clearance table. and didn't really use the suse, I downloaded RH7.2 after practicing and messing around with the suse distro.

I still use the book.
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one question: do yu have ntfs on your windows partition?
Old 07-31-2002, 08:24 AM   #5
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hmm no i just have 1 non-partitioned Fat 45gig HD with win2k currently running. Where do i go from there?


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