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Old 05-15-2003, 12:32 PM   #1
Ghengis_Khan
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XP/RedHat9 2 HDD's How to go about installing?


I currently have WindowsXPpro installed on my system with 2 HDD's.
I just completed the download for RedHat 9, and I want to make sure that I'm going to be installing it correctly. I plan on using my 60Gb HDD for WinXP and the 30Gb one for RH9. what would be the best way of installing this so that I will have the minimum amount of problems.
Would a toggle switch for the HDD's power lines be enough to run dual-boot? (ie. running windows, shut down, flip the toggle switch, boot up and Linux starts up, and vice-versa)

and yes, I'm a
 
Old 05-15-2003, 01:08 PM   #2
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Just install RH. RH install program will do the rest. It will ask if you want Lilo or Grub for a boot loader. I use Lilo, but it doesn't matter both work fine. There is no need to buy a HD switch, Linux does it for you.
 
Old 05-15-2003, 01:25 PM   #3
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ok, so when I start up the computer after installing RH9 for the first time, what will happen? a text choice to pick which OS to boot up? or will I need to do something special to boot into Linux? (like hit F9, use a boot disk, etc, etc...)
 
Old 05-15-2003, 01:28 PM   #4
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Not there will be either a text or a fancy GUI type windows that will let you select Linux or Windows. Just use the arrow keys to select and then hit enter.
I have never used RH9, but if is like 7.x then it will be a fancy windows. I have used RH 7.1 to 7.3 with XP and had no problems.
 
Old 05-15-2003, 01:45 PM   #5
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Thanks for your help tangle, I'll stop back in and let you know how it goes (probably won't be till the weekend, as I start college today for my BS in IT, wish me luck)
 
Old 05-15-2003, 01:48 PM   #6
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Good Luck with college. I plan on finishing this time next year.
 
  


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