How To Install multiple Operating System

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How To Install multiple Operating System

Postby TH » Sat Mar 08, 2003 8:41 pm

Hello All there,

Well my Question is wether i can install multiple operating system with RedHat Linux like windows.

Further More there are no intalllation Docs on the Red Hat CD's :? . No reference how to install what so ever. :roll:

What is RAID partition i know about Virtual Memory of Windows but what the Hack RAID the is!! there is no reference on CD about this too.
If there is some thing written that is just too HI FI for me to understand!

Help me with this "Document less" Operating Sytem. :(
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:) dont worry

Postby farhanksa » Sun Mar 09, 2003 5:07 am

aoa
dont u worry about installing
do u have any linux book??for the newbie linux book is very important (hard copy printed form)
linux have lots of documentetion with it while installing chose custom install and select the manuals ..(man).. to install.another thing is that RAID is redundent array of inexpensive disks .... it means u combine more than 3 hardisks for ur data security against loss or any other reason for backups u need not to do any thing with it
good luck
btw which linux u r going to install
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Re: :) dont worry

Postby mahin » Sun Mar 09, 2003 10:34 am

May I suggest that you try either of the following:

1. Demo Linux
2. Knoppix

Both are available in market you need not install them just make sure that you have following:

1. Minimum PI but PII is recomended.
2. Minimum Ram 64 but more recomended
3. CD Rom min 24x
4. Bios supports boot from CD.

Just make sure that boot sequence is CD Rom first then either C or A.
Try Demo Linux as it is less resource hungry.

You can try out real Linux system with out installing it, learn at your own pace and then install what you need. BTW you can install Knoppix but the version available on CD is not that simple you will need latest version.

If you want to read best is buying some book or if you have two computer then read manual installation guide from CD.

BTW you can install upto 24[ more?] different oprating systems on single PC subject to resources of your PC [ yes you can have more then 2 instances of Win9x on single PC ] for this take a look at xosl.org . What you need is pretty simple and no need for xosl for that still it is good to know the capability of system though one may not be able to use it for any number of reasons.
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Postby fawad » Mon Mar 10, 2003 12:45 am

TH,
Actually, Redhat has a 3rd CD in the CD set containing the documentation. It has the redhat guides (getting started, reference, customization) and the LDP docs. The CD is not very widely distributed (mostly because it's really low on content), but I think it should be due to Redhat being so ubiquitous these days. The docs are also at https://www.redhat.com/support/resources/howto/rhl80.html. Particularly, https://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-8.0-Manual/install-guide/s1-diskpartitioning.html discusses disk partitioning (refers to https://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-8.0-Manual/custom-guide/ch-raid-intro.html for RAID info). You might want to look at the installation guide before you perform the install.
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Postby PakiBlue » Wed Mar 12, 2003 4:26 pm

Come on...
You people really screwed the topic. Fawad's url list is helpful but I think you would be asking how you can install linux and windows on one system (as this is a linux forum and windows is the mostly used os in the world, and all the newbies 1st try hands at win). That is simple...
As the partition type is different (without going into details) you can install both in one system. first install win (whatever version) and get hold of a redhat version (8 is good but any one like 6.2 would go) and insert the cd in the rom and boot from the cd rom if its not bootable. follow the instructions and ......
I think yer done, don't ya?
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Postby fawad » Wed Mar 12, 2003 6:18 pm

Sorry, PakiBlue; I guess I was focusing on the part of the question after 'Furthermore'. My attempt was not to fish for him, but to teach TH how to fish.

TH, if your windows <=2000, you don't need to do much. All you need is some space on your HDD that can accomodate a linux (ext3) partition. The redhat installer will install grub on your MBR (unless you specify otherwise), and add a GRUB menu item to chainload NTLDR.
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Nice!!!

Postby PakiBlue » Thu Mar 13, 2003 6:20 pm

Well, fawad I didn't want to disgrace you but wana help him out through a more easy way... I admit your post were fruitful for me too...
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