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I want to install windows 2000pro and linux redhat 7.2 . I have partion the drive 50/50 and installed windows 2000 using FAT. Linux install will prompt me to a list of the drive I am not familiar with this at all. Any information would be great. I dont even mind if I have to reinstall the whole deal. Help me out with mister potato head style teaching.

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by taisn In reply to duel operating system

Hi there

In order to have dual operating systems on the machine, Linux root partition (/) must be present within 8GB space of the hard drive. Therfore, first install Windows with approx. 4GB primary partition, and then install Linux which will be installed where the Windows partition ends i.e. starting from 5GB area. Please, make sure that root partition should not exceed the 8GB limit of hard disk, otherwise, Linux will not boot, however you can create other mount points like home and varetc beyond 8GB area. Interestingly, you can create another Windows partition after Linux installation, if u think there is still free space available on the hard drive.

Regards

Tahir

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by taisn In reply to duel operating system

Hi there

In order to have dual operating systems on the machine, Linux root partition (/) must be present within 8GB space of the hard drive. Therfore, first install Windows with approx. 4GB primary partition, and then install Linux which will be installed where the Windows partition ends i.e. starting from 5GB area. Please, make sure that root partition should not exceed the 8GB limit of hard disk, otherwise, Linux will not boot, however you can create other mount points like home and varetc beyond 8GB area. Interestingly, you can create another Windows partition after Linux installation, if u think there is still free space available on the hard drive.

Regards

Tahir

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by taisn In reply to duel operating system

Hi there

In order to have dual operating systems on the machine, Linux root partition (/) must be present within 8GB space of the hard drive. Therfore, first install Windows with approx. 4GB primary partition, and then install Linux which will be installed where the Windows partition ends i.e. starting from 5GB area. Please, make sure that root partition should not exceed the 8GB limit of hard disk, otherwise, Linux will not boot, however you can create other mount points like home and varetc beyond 8GB area. Interestingly, you can create another Windows partition after Linux installation, if u think there is still free space available on the hard drive.

Regards

Tahir

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by taisn In reply to duel operating system

Hi there

In order to have dual operating systems on the machine, Linux root partition (/) must be present within 8GB space of the hard drive. Therfore, first install Windows with approx. 4GB primary partition, and then install Linux which will be installed where the Windows partition ends i.e. starting from 5GB area. Please, make sure that root partition should not exceed the 8GB limit of hard disk, otherwise, Linux will not boot, however you can create other mount points like home and varetc beyond 8GB area. Interestingly, you can create another Windows partition after Linux installation, if u think there is still free space available on the hard drive.

Regards

Tahir

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by taisn In reply to duel operating system

Hi there

In order to have dual operating systems on the machine, Linux root partition (/) must be present within 8GB space of the hard drive. Therfore, first install Windows with approx. 4GB primary partition, and then install Linux which will be installed where the Windows partition ends i.e. starting from 5GB area. Please, make sure that root partition should not exceed the 8GB limit of hard disk, otherwise, Linux will not boot, however you can create other mount points like home and varetc beyond 8GB area. Interestingly, you can create another Windows partition after Linux installation, if u think there is still free space available on the hard drive.

Regards

Tahir

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