View Full Version : Can You Boot Redhat & Windows On Same PC?
06-05-2001, 09:29 AM
I have not tried this, but I was wondering if Redhat Linux (7.0,7.1) could be installed on the same PC as Win'98? (on different hard drive partitions of course)
I was wondering this, because I am intriqued about the Linux System.
I want to use it, so I can be prepared for the new Linux(+) Cert. from CompTia.
Can I practice both OS's on the same PC?
("If at first you don't succeed, suck harder, then you will succeed!" cited Curly Howard of the 3 Stoogies)
06-05-2001, 09:54 AM
Most Linux versions come with a boot manager, LILO, and work fine with Windows on the same HD.
"I am not able to rightly apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."
-- Charles Babbage, mathematician, computer pioneer, analytical engine designer (1791-1871)
-- (Question: 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?')
"Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand."
-- Homer Simpson
Redhat 7.1 and Lilo work great on a dual boot system.
In fact I am using RH at this moment and the KDE Konqueror Browser to read your post.
And Star Office to write this reply.
Sharing the Cable modem connection with another win98 system.
One thing you may want to do before installing RH7.1.
Clear out a partition on your hard drive .
The Use Fdisk to remove the Extended partition. ( Assuming you have your drive partitioned into multiple drives)
RH install will detect the empty / un-formated partition and use it automatically.
BTW. RH7.1 has Both KDE and Gnome desktops included and allow you to install and use what ever one you want as the default . Or switch to the other at log-in.
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