> I have little experience of installing Linux over win98.
> I have a 40 GB HDD I want to retain all my windoz & install linux RH
> 7.0 with it. I have one pri 7 GB Partition & rest 6 Partitions each of
> 5 GB.
> I want to retain all my current windoz & install linux
> anyone with experience in this type of installation plz help me out in
The easiest way of doing this will be to cram as much as possible into
the early partitions. Clear out the last few partitions, depending on
how much space you want to give Linux. Then install Linux as the
dual-boot FAQs and Howtos recommend (RH7 is very friendly during
install) and you'll be allowed to repartition your hard drive so the
last two or three partitions become one big partition for Linux.
I had a similar situation (a few months ago, when I decided to give
Linux a try) with Win95 living on the first of fif* two-gig
partitions. Linux got the last three. No disaster struck Windows,
except that the CD drive, previously known as Q:, suddenly became N:,
and a whole slew of programs failed to realise what had happened and
came up with 'Insert CD!!!!' messages. I was working with RedHat 7.0
from the 'For Dummies' book, which is very helpful throughout the
install and setup but after that is much less so. I've since upgraded
to 7.2 which is MUCH nicer.