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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.
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).