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Old 12-12-2003, 05:47 PM   #1
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Question W-xp, W200Sever & Red Hat9

Hi all

Just signed up tonight, anyway this maybe a stupid Q, but I am going to ask it.

I have a 160GB HD, partitioned into 3 = parts. The primary partition as W-XP Pro, the secound W2000 Server, the third partition as not been formated yet. XP & 2000 are NTFS. I would like to know, how easy is it to put Red Hat 9 as the third OS ?

I don't really want to attempt this, unless I am sure it's going to work. I have all my stuff backed up, so thats no problem (except

I was using Mandrake 9.1, but I would like to get to know Red Hat 9.

Thanks in advance

Old 12-12-2003, 07:40 PM   #2
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when insert rh first cd, when its to the point you can handle ur paritition, druid (or fdisk) will be able to read NTFS paritition and rest of the empy space.

btw, you said third parition hasn't been "format" yet, .... how did you do that? because by default, M$ will automatically format the entire harddisk, unless before u install M$, you used stuff such as partition magic to split'em....

anyway, linux will be able to read it, and just choose to install on the empty space, and you will be fine.

[the following msg is personal opinion, can disregard]
i think rd9 isn't as cool as all the previous redhat, u ain't get xine, mplayer, ur xmms can't play mp3 for legal reason, and so on ...
kde default is very slow unless u have to fine tune it

but that was just my 5 days redhat9 experience.


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