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Partitioning Hard Drive for Redhat

By virleebry ·
I am a student at my local community college. I am majoring in computer programming, graduating in May. I am taking Unix and the class is using Redhat. The computers in the lab that are dedicated to Unix are not working this semester. I am hoping, desperately, that someone could talk me through partitioning my laptop for redhat installation. It would be greatly appreciated. I have 4GB left on my laptop. Thank you.

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formatting drive?

by fredjansen In reply to Partitioning Hard Drive ...

I'v installed redhat on mw second harddisk
(dualboot with Win 2000) use unallocated space
redhat will install in that part of the harddisk!
it worked for me (using redhat 8.0)

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Formatting HD.

by michael_orton In reply to formatting drive?

I'm afraid I always cheat.
I alter the BIOS to boot from a CD, the boot from Partition Magic 5 will do but I use 8.0.
Then partitioning is very easy.
I do know experst that can do it with FDISK, but then you loose data.
Though you should back up before using PM, I have never lost data and I have taken some very great liberties with PM, especially running triple boot
Don't leave too much disk space unallocated, if you do Linux will hog it all.
I shring the windoze partitions to leavre max of 10 gig (4 gig would do) set up a 256 to 512 meg Linux swap and then let SuSe install itself in the free space and set up GRUB boot loader by itself.
You then do have to go into YAST to edit the boot order if you want 98se or XP to be the defualt.
It sets SuSe(or Redhat) as the first boot.

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Partitioning on Redhat

by kernel.opensource In reply to Partitioning Hard Drive ...

See here on linux we need essentially the following

/boot 128MB
SWAP 2 * RAM you have on Mother board (Double of RAM)
/ The rest you can give to /

***but /boot must be primary partition on the hard disk.

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