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    Question multiple OS on single HDD

    Hi Everybody,
    I am planning to install multiple OS's on my computer i.e. Redhat Linux, Debian Linux, WinXP and Win2000(80GB HDD). So I was looking for some beginner and intermediate level documentation/tutorials on the subject. Any links to tools which would help me do the partioning/formatting are most welcome. I would be very grateful if some of you could help out here. Thanks in advance.


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    Most Linux distro's guide you thrue this..

    And there must be a hundred threads about this on AO
    Search the forum for a good tutorial http://www.AntiOnline.com/search.php?s=
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    this tut shows you how to install redhat and win, http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=228654
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    Smile thank you

    I appreciate all your replies. I will look up the afore mentioned resources and get back to you guys for clarifications if necessary.


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    Question query

    Thanks to your links, I have a fair idea abt the partitioning process now.
    #1. I just wanted to know if Redhat Linux 7.1 has any problem in reading / writing to a NTFS partition.
    #2. And I will be installing XP,Win2K and then Linux. I would like to use LILO as my boot manager. So I need to know if Linux will have any problem in writing to the MBR overwriting whatever XP and Win2K wrote on it earlier.


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    if yu want to run multi - OS , consider good BOOT MANAGER.
    THN FIRST MAKE PARTIION WITH WIN 2000(FIRST)
    2. LOAD WIN2000
    3.LOAD WINXP(IT WILL OVERWRIETE BOOT RECORD)
    4.NOW YU HAVE TWWO OS RUNING
    5.IN LAST PARTION RUN REDHAT (C,D,E,F,G, IN F DRIVE)
    6. IN G DRIVE DEBIAN
    REMEMBER:- MAKE EACH OS RESUE DISK
    IT IS BETTER ONLY TO RUN RED HAT LINUX AS IT DISTINGUIH WINDOWS PARTITION
    & GIVE ALL PAKAGES YU WANT
    NO NO , LINUX WIL HAVE NO PROBLEM ESPECIALLY RED HAT
    YES IT HAS PROBLEM IN READING\WRITING
    BOOK :- UNLEASHED LINUX RED HAT
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    Re: query

    Originally posted here by darkangel007
    Thanks to your links, I have a fair idea abt the partitioning process now.
    #1. I just wanted to know if Redhat Linux 7.1 has any problem in reading / writing to a NTFS partition.
    Reading NTFS is no problem, however writing to a NTFS partition is still experimental. Writing may cause loss of data and is not recommended.

    #2. And I will be installing XP,Win2K and then Linux. I would like to use LILO as my boot manager. So I need to know if Linux will have any problem in writing to the MBR overwriting whatever XP and Win2K wrote on it earlier.
    Nope, shouldn't have any problems there.

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    DarkAngel007.. well i don't think you really need all those OSes on your Hard Drive.. if you really need different partitions.. i can see you making 2.. but that's all that's really needed (winXP or Win2k) and RedHat linux.. nothing else is really needed.. truthfully you dont even need a windows partition becuase you can just run almost any windows apps in linux thanks to Wine.. but hey... if you want to make all those partitions go for it
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    please consider the following

    You'll probably set up your drive once, then want to change it again a few times. I've been down this road before. I had Redhat, W98, and NT4 on once. It can be done without special boot loaders but man it's work!

    Then you'll want to change partition sizes, etc etc.

    Consider System Commander deluxe. It will give you an OS option at boot up. It will allow you to change partition sizes on the fly.

    I'm only running RH7.3 and W98 with two drives and I still use it.

    Have fun.
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