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Old 01-23-2003, 08:59 AM   #1
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win 2000 and linux redhat 7.2 dual boot

This question concerns installing both linux redhat 7.2 and win2000 on the same hard drive. I am a complete newbie so pls explain patiently and clearly.
I have only one 10 gb IDE hard drive on my system. I am planning to use dos fdisk to partition the disk as 5gb/5gb. On the primary partition I am planning to format it as NTFS and install win2000. And i want to install redhat on the other 5gb. My question is: How do I set up the other 5gb with fdisk(dos)? Do I create an extended partition on that space and then a logical drive on which I can install linux? Or I do I just leave it alone? If I leave it alone will redhat setup recognize that space so that I can format it appropriately for linux? I guess my question stems from a poor understanding of partitions.

Any reply would be great,
Old 01-23-2003, 10:07 AM   #2
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You just leave the other partition unformatted, somewhere in the redhat setup you'll have the chance to create filesystems on your unformatted partition.
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Then do
Old 01-23-2003, 11:00 AM   #4
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Cool info on your page that xp/2k on NTFS method would work without NTFS or with NT 4.0 or 3.51...

I prefer the NT bootloader over lilo or grub not because it's cleaner or better but because it's easier to fix Linux to work with the NT loader than the other way around.

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