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Dual boot OS

By eddy05
Feb 26, 2003
  1. How do I create Dual Booting?

    This may sound like a n00b question, but I do have certain criteria on the dual boot.

    Partitions:
    IDE0 C:NTFS 90gb
    IDE1 D:NTFS 6.4gb
    IDE2 E:CDROM
    IDE3 F:CDRW
    SCSI G:VirtualCD
    IDE0 Z:NTFS 30gb

    I want to use the boot manager in Windows 2000, and I'm intending to dual boot a second OS. It'll be Red Hat 8 if possible. Or if Win2k boot manager can't read it, Windows XP Pro.

    So I wanna know what are the criterias and how to I make dual boot so that it'll make use of my current Win2k's boot manager.
    ie. Must install 2nd OS on a logical drive... bla bla

    Thanks for helping me.
     
  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,384   +15

  3. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,384   +15

    I cant seem to find an 'Dual Boot Win2K-Redhat 8.0' guide, but from what i've been skimming threw, alot of people preferr RH 7.1 over 8.0. Just thought I'd let you know that ;)
     
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,692   +337

  5. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,384   +15

    I've got a slight question...I see you guys going to all this trouble installing RH8/Mandrake or whatever, but why? I know absolutly nothing about Linix/Unix/RedHat,etc,etc. I'd think Windows would do the job just fine:confused: Whats RedHat/Linux,etc, offering thats so appealing?
     
  6. eddy05

    eddy05 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 223

    An alternative to Windows.

    Freeware.

    For servers, Linux may prove to be a cheaper and better alternative to Windows
     
  7. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Agissi....there are quite a few reasons that people switch to Linux. To start with, it is considered a more advanced OS, in which people who know a lot about computers tend to run it. As eddy said the servers in LIinux are MUCH more stable than windows, and the OS in general is much more stable.

    For others it is just a something different than what M$ has to offer. People like Mict don't like M$ so they use BeOS, just an alternative.

    I recommend you give it a shot if you can. I learned quite a bit about it when I used to run it and play with it. I have gotten away from in temporarily, but plan on getting back into it.
     
  8. eddy05

    eddy05 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 223

    My current partitions are NTFS... so since Linux don't fully support NTFS, phan99's guide is abt FAT32..
     
  9. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    Linux can read NTFS no problem if support is compiled into the kernel. It can also attempt to write, but this is experimental and dangerous, and likely to cause file system corruption. The best way to share a partition between operating systems for data is to use FAT32. FAT32 sux for a number of things, but that's one of the things its good for. On a pure Windows 2000 / XP system use NTFS.
     
  10. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Maniac Posts: 537   +12

    I converted my file system to FAT32 from NTFS, does it really make that much of a difference performance wise?
     
  11. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    That depends on the size of partition, size of clusters, what sort of files you've got there, etc.. But the difference will not be sth very noticeable.
     
     
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