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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.

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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 fenaikh In reply to duel operating system

Hi
Plz read this from MS:

HOW TO: Create a Multiple-Boot System in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us; q306559


Mohamed


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by X-Cyber In reply to duel operating system

First: Always try the HOW-TOs. www.linuxdoc.org
You will have several options:
1- Use a Linux boot loader(LILO or GRUB).
2- Make a DOS boot disk, and use loadlin.
3- Make a Linux boot disk.
4- ....other ways.

Links:
1- http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/mini/Linux+NT-Loader.html
2- http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/mini/Loadlin+Win95-98-ME.html
3- http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Bootdisk-HOWTO/index.html
4- http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/os.html#OSBOOT

Hope you find your answer there.
X-Cyber.
Linux: because restarting is only to install new hardware. AND, A computer is like a house with air conditioning... everything is nice until you open Windows.

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by elemzy In reply to duel operating system

well, first install win2kpro. then start linux installation, i assume uve done this and gotten to the place it shows u the disks.
just click on add, a small box wpould pop up, the on the first drop down menu within the box, select root(/). then in the next box, type the space u want to use for the root, say 4500.
then select file system as linu native.
click add again, in the first drop down box, select linux swap, then type the space , specifically 127. te installation would then ask u for the the partition to format, select the too u just created. it woyuld then ask u if it should install lilo, deseclt it. the creat a boot disk which would be used to boot linux later. enjoy the rest of the menu driven installation.
get back to me.

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