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Old December 18th, 2005, 01:54 PM
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I am brand new to Linux and have a question. Is it possible to have a dual installation of both Linux (Red-Hat in this case) and Windows?
I want to install Linux but have Windows available whilst I teach myself Unix. If anyone help this will be great as I've not been able to find an answer anywhere yet.

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Tony

 
Old December 25th, 2005, 01:17 AM
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Hi
It is easy with fedora core3 is best with windows for dual boot.
you can also try suse 9.3

bye for now

 
Old December 28th, 2005, 09:34 AM
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Install Windows first then install Red Hat. Red Hat will set up a boot manager that will let you select the operating system you want to load up when your computer first starts up. Windows must be installed first however, unless you're going to use something like Partition Magic to create the different disk partitions. You also want to be sure you have enough disk space to install both. Keep in mind you can access the Windows partition from Linux, but cannot access the Linux partition from Windows (without the help of third party software). Linux can read and write to FAT 32 file systems on its own, but can only read NTFS (and at that you'll have to install third party software to do it for Red Hat or Fedora distributions).

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Thanks for your advice. I'm in the process of building a PC from oddbits I've colected on the way, and will install Solaris on that, and also intend to have RedHat on my Windows PC. Cheers again

Tony






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