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Old 11-15-2000, 04:27 PM   #1
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I have a P-I machine with 32MB RAM and 7.4GB HDD. I have created 4 partitions. I want to install redhat linux on one of the do i do that? Also i have windows 98 runing on primary partition (C-drive)...will it create any problems? I would also like to install windows NT ver 4.0 after i install Red hat do i do that? Pls help....pls give a detailed info on installing Red hat Linux on my machine...
Old 11-16-2000, 06:05 AM   #2
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A good start would be to install Win NT right now... because then you have the windows OS's working correctly and after that, on reboot you will get the NT boot loader where you can choose between NT and Win'98.
If all that works fine, flip in the RedHat CD and start installing RH.... just follow the instructions and let RH install LILO on the MBR (master boot record of your primary harddisk) which is the default b.t.w.
After install you will get LILO as a boot loader and you can boot Linux, to get NT and Win'98 to boot again you have tou reconfigure LILO:
login as root or su to root
edit /etc/lilo.conf
add the following lines:


now safe the file and run lilo (you have to put the configuration file in the MBR by typing lilo at the prompt and pressing enter)

NOTE: /dev/hda1 schould ofcourse be your primary harddisk where Win'98 was installed and where NT left its ntldr, boot.ini, io.sys and msdos.sys files. in the case of an IDE disk this usually is /dev/hda1

after rebooting you can now type "windows" at the LILO: prompt to switch to the NT boot loader and there you an choose NT or Win'98 like you did before.


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