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Installing dual boot on a Linux system

By d_sandiford ·
Hi All,

I just recently had fun going from RedHat 8.0 to 9.0. Getting the ISO's was a pain, but once I got the disc made, installation was a snap. NOW, I would like to take this RH9 system and make it a dual boot system with
RH9 and windows XP. Is there a was to completely fdisk, remove, get rid of the RH9 install and partitions (including the Grub app.) start over with a cleared & clean hard disk and do the dual boot installation? If I try to fdisk using DOS, it will only see 8gig out of 20gig. I've tried to partition using Linux's Disk Druid which will see
the 20 gigs just fine but the DOS won't evey time I go back to make my FAT. Again, the main thing that I want to get past is clear out and see the full hard drive (20Gigs) so I can split\partition it down the middle and install my OS's. Thanks

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by dmiles In reply to Installing dual boot on a ...

Check the following site ,ithis may apply to RH9
http://www.asia.cnet.com/itmanager/netadmin/0%2C39006400%2C39048805%2C00.htm
Cut and Paste the RL in address bar

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by ndjalva1 In reply to Installing dual boot on a ...

Use Linux Mandrake 9.1. forget the headaches.

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by cbrandt In reply to Installing dual boot on a ...

First thing you will want to do is wipe the drive
Unless you know enough to install Windows and
then boot to Linux and edit the config files to
add the Windows install to the list. If you have problems wiping the drive find out who makes the drive and go to the web site, all of the major players have a floppy download that has utilities to "zero" the drive

Here's how I do it

1. install Windows (whatever version)
2. boot to the Linux install disc
3. create at least 2 partitions
(using Disk Druid)for the Linux install 1st is the EXT2/3 for the system 2nd is the swap
4. finish the install and when prompted to
create a boot floppy MAKE SURE YOU CREATE IT
5. boot to the floppy you just created
6. type "lilo" or "grub" at the command line (depending on which boot loader you installed by default it is grub)
7. reboot the system and you will get a choice on which OS to boot to, one will say DOS this is your Windows install, boot to Linux and edit the config file, either /etc/grub.conf or /etc/lilo.conf to rename the DOS to whatever version of Windows you installed
8. retype either "grub" or "lilo" and reboot

enjoy

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