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Old 02-20-2014, 04:45 AM   #1
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Trying to install RHEL6 on my computer, which has already windows 7


Hi Team,

I want to install RHEL6 on my computer which has already got Win7. I have got another new SATA hard disk and want to install RHEL6 on it dedicate. Please help me with the steps in order to boot when the system starts up. ( I am not getting any notification when the system starts up to choose the operating system )

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Old 02-20-2014, 05:48 AM   #2
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Post the make & model of your computer.
The first thing you need to do is get into the BIOS (generally use one of the Fn keys; often F2 or sometimes the 'Del' key) to get into the BIOS at boot time.
Then you can set the system to boot off the CD/DVD drive.
Put the RHEL6 install media in the CD/DVD drive and reboot, then follow the instructions.

BTW, I hope you intend to pay RH for a subscription, otherwise you won't get any updates or support from them.
If you want a free version with updates but no support, try Centos.

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Old 02-20-2014, 06:00 AM   #3
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Hi,

Thank you for the Quick reply Chris. I am using HP desktop, Core2duo, 4GB RAM.

I am planning to install with the help of USB bootable copy of RHEL6, which i already installed, now i want to do dual boot with another hard disk.

In this process, please help me what is the difference between sda,sdb and sdc.? Which one should i select ??

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Old 02-20-2014, 06:18 AM   #4
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If that is a bootable install media, it should show a GUI tool to install if you select to not take any defaults (custom install iirc) and it'll show the disks and partition types.
IT should show NTFS I think for Win7, or the numeric code eg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_partitioning.
Only you can decide which disk to use.

BTW, I haven't had any MSWin OS for about 12 years, so we're getting into uncharted territory for me here
 
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Thank you for the information Chris !!
 
  


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