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I've been using windows (3.1/95/98/NT) from 5-6 yrs and started with RH
Linux just a few weeks back, so even I could be wrong.
I guess you are not wrong anywhere, but I think you want the hardway to run
Linux and here to my friend Anuranjan. Firstly, you don't have to format
everything. Since, Anu already has a HDD having 2 partitions. Mail the
parameters of your hard disk to begin with. Also the size of each partition
because if the partitions are adequate enough you can simply make one
partition empty (by copying data from one to the other) and start your Linux
installation on the free partition (you can either leave it as MS Dos
partition or convert it to Linux native).
Simmilarly, using Lilo is one of the best options. I don't mind having a
bootable disk (which I can use for rescuing the system if my Lilo crashes or
gets damaged). But, Lilo works great, no problem if you have windows 95/98
or NT as another OS on your machine. Lilo will identify (during
installation) and give you the option to boot to any OS of your desire
everytime when you boot your PC.
Personally call someone to get help, because several issues need to be
discussed. But, if you love adventure then don't worry and go ahead install
RHL 6.2 just take care that you select the right partition while
installation. Rest assured, you'll not loose your Windows data if you don't
tamper with the Win partition.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jasmeet S. Virdi" <jasmeet_singh@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, November 24, 2000 9:38 AM
Subject: Re: [linux-delhi] Installing
Hi anuranjan, i can surely help u out on that, cos before joining this list
i too was a die hard windoze user , but now i shifted to RH6.2, it works and
it works great..
What i am gonna write is according to me and i might b wrong, so take care
while attempting it, and all u guyz out there correct me if i am wrong....
i advice that you start from taking the back up of ur existing data, then
formatting ur system from the start, leave about 30Mb of space in the
beginning of the drive for the linux boot partition, partition the rest of
the disk in three parts, one for linux, one for linux user partition and one
for good old windoze, linux user partition is created in case u want to
reinstall linux, ur data in user will be preserved, and u can install on
then install Windoze of ur choice(NT, 98, Millenium, whatever),
then install RH or which ever flavor u want, i tried with RH6.2, when it
asks whether u want to install lilo, choose no, just create a boot disk.
boot the system, if u boot without the floppy u'll get the loader for
windoze and if u use the floppy u'll get into LINUX,
that was it according to me , and i have done this a couple of times, u can
do this to get a flavour of LINUX and at the same time use Windoze... This
worked for me till now, but the only glitch is thr floppy based booting, in
case ur floppy is out or the drive is giving some probs u r stuck, i am yet
to find a solution for this prob, though since i am using WINNT i guess a
minor entry in the boot.ini file should solve the purpose, neway if nebody
out there can help me, plz pulllllease do......
get back and plz report the result of ur experiments...
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On Thu, 23 Nov 2000 16:45:29
Anuranjan Kukreja wrote:
>i am a old user of windows and now want to try Linux
>can u please tell me how to install Red Hat
>and how can i make partition for it, as i have lisned that disk will not
>work.My computer is alredy having two partitions of hard disk.
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