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I want to install Linux on a PC that is runing under Windows 98 and Windows NT..what are the setps that i have to follow to install Linux on this machine??

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by jcmcintyre In reply to Installing Win98,WinNT an ...

Here is the process to follow

1. Boot the PC from either the CD or from a linux boot disk.

2. The install program on the CD will run automatically. Select the type of installation you want to perform (workstation, server, etc)

3. Next, youwill be prompted to partition your hard drive to make room for linux. if Windows 98 is using all of the available space, you have a few options.

If windows is taking up all of your disk space, you will have to edit the partition to make room for linux.

If there is enough free space to perform an install, create the partitions required for linux. The only partitions you MUST have are, ther root partition (/), and swap space.

Once you have the partitions created, select OK, or next, and you will be asked a question about formatting your linux partition(s). For a first-time install, you will usually format all of the partitions you have created.

Once the paritions are formatted, the next step is to actually install linux. Serlect the programs and servi ees you want, and install linux. If you're curious or unsure about what you require, you can always go with a default workstation or server install, or just select "install everything".

Once the OS and its programs are installed, you will receive prompts about configuring X-windows, networking, printers, etc. Just folow the instructions. They are pretty simple and clear.

You will also receive a prompt about the default boot OS for your system. Select either windows (dos), or linux, and tha's the OS your system will boot to by default.

I assume you have a lot of data on your windows partition that you would like to keep. I founf the Mandrake the best distribution for a new user. It includes a good partition tool, which will allow you to resize the existing on your drive withou. losing data.

I'm a RedHat user, but Mandrake might be your best bet here. Acutlaly, there isn't to much dif

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by zbrain75 In reply to Installing Win98,WinNT an ...

See the CTDP Linux User's Guide at:
http://ctdp.tripod.com/os/linux/usersguide/index.html
Read Item 3, "Installation and getting started", especially the section under the header "Installing multiboot systems with Windows NT or Windows 2000:.
Special items to pay attention to:
1. Read the Linux+NT-Loader mini howto from http://www.linuxdoc.org
2. I assume Win98 and Win2k are installed already. If not install Win98 then Win2k.
3. When you install Linux, be sure to make an emergency boot disk and install LILO on the same partition you install Linux on. Do not install on the Master Boot Record (MBR)!
4. Create a bootsect.lnx file from Linux and read it into Win2k as instructed and edit the c:/boot.ini file.
5. Any time you makea change to how you want lilo to boot, and reinstall it with the command, "lilo", you will need to re-create the bootsect.lnx file and put it on your Win2k drive to make the changes effective.

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