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Installing Linux 7.0

By jonsf1 ·
I'm running win2000 in a 8GB Harddisk with 3 partitions. Is it possible to install Linux 7.0 into the same harddisk in different partitions? If can how? Any support site to visite?

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by adlerj In reply to Installing Linux 7.0

Yes, but make a "ERD" disk before starting this operation. You should install LILO in the first sector or the root partition of linux if your windows NT s present on you computer. But if you use another boot manager, install LILO int the root partition of the hard disk. Then configure your boot mananger to be able to start LILO as well. Your boot manager will be read first and will then pass control to LILO to launch Linux.

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by adlerj In reply to Installing Linux 7.0

Yes, but make a "ERD" disk before starting this operation. You should install LILO in the first sector or the root partition of linux if your windows NT is present on your computer. But if you use another boot manager, install LILO in the root partition of the hard disk. Then configure your boot mananger to be able to start LILO as well. Your boot manager will be read first and will then pass control to LILO to launch Linux.

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by zbrain75 In reply to Installing Linux 7.0

You may want to refer to:
http://ctdp.tripod.com/os/linux/usersguide/index.html
Read section 3, "Installation and getting started".
The part under the headers "Installing multiboot systems with Windows NT or Windows 2000" and "Allowing Linux to boot from the Windows boot manager" apply here.

Be aware that you can install Win2k, then Linux, It should work either way. However, with Win2k, be sure to install LILO on the partition you are installing Linux on. Do not install it on the masterboot record (MBR).

One other item is the filesystem you should use with Win2k. You can use NTFS or FAT32. If you use NTFS, NTFS has some performance and reliability improvements over FAT32 but I don't believe Linux can read and write to NTFS yet. The advantage with FAT32 is that you can mount it in Linux and read and write files. In this case, you could salvage files if Win2k should at any point fail to work.

I hope this helps.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Installing Linux 7.0

If You have some free space on your harddisk simply boot from Redhat 7.0 CD. It will install linux ext2 and linux swap inside 4 extented partition and LILO in MBR.
If You have not free space use some tools like Power Quest PQMagic to free it.

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by gregsptl In reply to Installing Linux 7.0

If one of the 3 partitions are empty or you have existing UNUSED space within that drive absolutely, boot the linux CD and depending on where the empty partition is ... once booted into linux the fdisk or disk druid utilities should help identify you partitions. BTW you can boot the linux CD and poke around without messing up any W2K filesystems. The if can/how question needs clarification, what partitions are available? Is there any unallocated free space? Are these partitions FAT? If so you can install within one of these ( comprimising speed).

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