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Old 07-17-2003, 11:24 AM   #1
Tim Prodyma
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setting up redhat 9

Just got RedHat 9.
I have two hdd's and want to boot to either WinXP Pro (on 1 hdd)or RH9 (on the other hdd).
What are the steps?

Thanks in advance
Old 07-17-2003, 11:41 AM   #2
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Just a tip: Make SURE that the XP drive is first. For example, hdaX should be XP, and hdbX should be Redhat 9.0. The steps depend on whether you have GRUB or LILO, and if XP is already installed when you install RedHat.
Old 07-17-2003, 01:45 PM   #3
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Hi TimProdyma

Install XP FIRST - on your 1st hard drive (primary master one)
You can use either NTFS or FAT32 for your main XP partition on your 1st hard drive - I would advise having a second partition on your 1st hard drive using FAT32 - you can use this partition to read/write files from both operating systems

Install Red hat 9 SECOND - and put it on your 2nd hard drive

In Linux your drives will be described like

/dev/hda drive on primary master
/dev/hdb drive on primary slave
/dev/hdc drive on secondary master
/dev/hdd drive on secondary slave

So when you come to install Red HAt it will ask you were you want to install it to - if your 2nd drive's on primary slave then its /dev/hdb - if yoru 2nd drives on secondary master then its /dev/hdc

Make sure you install either GRUB or LILO to the MBR.

If there's any problems just re-post


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