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Old 08-04-2004, 06:02 AM   #1
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Hello everyone,
I am an absolute newbie to Linux. I have a PC with 176MB Ram and 9.7GB HDD with an Intel Celeron running Windows 98. I alos have the Fedora core-1 CD's with me.Can you guys tell me how to install this on my system. I don't want to lose the windows 98 as I've some important files in word docs. I tried installing it but at the partitioning phase I couldn't go forward -- actually everything that came up went above my head.
How do I partition the HDD (already has two win98 partitions C: and D and then how shld I proceed.
Please do help me in this regard. I want to be a serious Linux user.

TigerTux (aspiring to be a Linux expert in the longrun)
Thank you.
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The first step is to back up any and all important data.

How big is your d drive? If your d drive is half the total that should be enough disk space. A default install will be about 2.2GB so if your d drive is a least 4 GB the easiest solution would be to copy or archive everything on your d drive to the c or CDRs. Then delete the d drive partition because the default install creates 3 partitions. You can then select the default install using unallocated space.

Even though this isn't the docs for FC1 the basic install procedure is the same as RH9.


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