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Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:48 pm
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Hi guys

im new in Linux ...wondering ...
Is it possible to dual boot win 98/2000/2000as with red hat on a primary hard drive ?

Any comment are greatly appreciated Smile
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Yes Its possible .
but why would you? Laughing

2000/XP would probably work best. But then again XP is a partition hog.

And for linux u will need atleast two partitions one hda1 and one Swap. (but thats good practice) if you get it up and running..then hey good for you.
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reddrakehat wrote:
Yes Its possible .
but why would you? Laughing

2000/XP would probably work best. But then again XP is a partition hog.

And for linux u will need atleast two partitions one hda1 and one Swap. (but thats good practice) if you get it up and running..then hey good for you.


Thanks Reddrakehat Very Happy
In fatc I've got :
win 98 10GB fat32
win 2000 pro 10Gb NTFS
win 2000 AS 10 GB NTFS
and 42 GB free on my 1st HDD
I searched in google and some said its better to have win 2000 with fat32 and better to use GREP and not LILO , is it true ?
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yeah i mean GRUB ... and not GREP in my last reply Rolling Eyes
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yes or you can use lilo
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what yes ? Confused
Does linux recognise NTFS ? and what is the best or the one I wont messed up with with a multiboot , Grub or Lilo ?
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Linux can generally read NTFS partitions but not write to them (unless you get a 3rd party utility or something). Linux can read and write to FAT and FAT32 partitions fine. Grub and LILO do the exact same thing. Grub is a little prettier and marginally easier to use.
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Actually on one of my machines at home I have a Pentium II that I set up as a dual-boot Win98/Linux using LILO. I have the windows partition formatted in fat32, and Linux formatted it's own partition.

Someone asked before why do this. The primary reason that I have done it is to practice with LINUX to I am not totally unfamiliar with it when I take thos e classes down the line.

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I want to become familiar with linux im totally new at it ... just installed once on a empty HDD and did a automatic installation .

JUst installed it with GRUB and druid ... I can go on all my windows OS's as before but on the multiboot menu , linux doesnt appear . It comes only at boot up few second asking me to press any key to enter on it ... if I dont press key ,I come to the original windows multiboot menu....quite happy but I wanted to have the multiboot windows-linux Smash Computer grrrrrrr

I suppose I shouldnt enable " other" when it ask for other os's at boot ...
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Are you talking about the dual boot menu you get when you have two windows systems installed. Or are you talking about Lilo. With Lilo you will get a prompt to enter the system you want. In my case "Dos" for windows or "Linux" for linux. It is referring to the type of partition.

I don't think Linux is going to show up on your regular windows boot.

Give us a little more information and I am sure between us all we can sure figrue out what to do.

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My question is why do you want to dual boot?

Passed are the days where you needed to truncate a partition in tiny pieces just to see what other grim os you could install...

Here are some very interesting alternatives to messing up your hard disk:

Use Knoppix. Download this cd based distribution, burn the iso image and boot your pc on the cd. That's it! no hardcore installation, no hd messing. This is truly the most efficient way to learn linux.

Now, if you really want to learn how to install linux without any driver frustration, I recommend you install VMWARE and then download whatever linus distro you want and then install it inside a virtual machine. Again, this will prevent hd partitionning.

Truly , the only advantage of having a dual boot system is for... Well I really don't know any advantage other than having specific hardware needs... (ex: promiscuous access to the nic)
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Ok im giving more info Smile

When I boot up, i've got " press any key to enter the menu , booting other in x second " ( when I did the partitions , it asked if i want to have dual boot with other os 's and had the possibility to edit myself which os's but i didnt edit it , just clicked " other " )

If I dont press any key ... the windows boot menu appear with 98/2000pro/2000 as

If I pres any key ....I've got the menu " linux ES " and " other" ... clicking "other" bring back the windows boot menu.

I used : ( hda ) GRUB

created "/ "
ext 3 file system type
size 15000 MB

created "/boot "
ext 3
100Mb

created "swap" 1000Mb

red hat is working fine , i've got no problem. But the only thing is I wanted to have the Linux included on the windows boot menu

So do you think I wont be able to have "linux" on the same windows boot menu
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Prime60minister wrote:
My question is why do you want to dual boot?

Passed are the days where you needed to truncate a partition in tiny pieces just to see what other grim os you could install...

Here are some very interesting alternatives to messing up your hard disk:

Use Knoppix. Download this cd based distribution, burn the iso image and boot your pc on the cd. That's it! no hardcore installation, no hd messing. This is truly the most efficient way to learn linux.

Now, if you really want to learn how to install linux without any driver frustration, I recommend you install VMWARE and then download whatever linus distro you want and then install it inside a virtual machine. Again, this will prevent hd partitionning.

Truly , the only advantage of having a dual boot system is for... Well I really don't know any advantage other than having specific hardware needs... (ex: promiscuous access to the nic)


Prime60minister ,
I want to learn how to install linux without any xtra additional partition software or whatever . (Partitionning was fine i dont think I messed up with that , just the boot menu problem.)......... thats why I wanted to have that up and running like that .... I've got knoppix but my though is , if I become familiar with Linux , i'll leave windows and carry on with linux Wink ..........I would love to boycott big companies like microsoft Laughing
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how about vmware? that would've taken care of partitioning without the risk of corrupting your hd...

Anyways, happy to see you are slowly switching over.

here are a couple of websites for cool things you might want to do:

www.kdelook.org

http://www.gnome-look.org/
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