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I have now Win95 on 3.1GB Segate HD in one Fat32 partition.
I don't know anything about linux, and I wan't to try it. So my question is, what distribution should I get (cause I saw about 10 different ones), and can it run with my current system config(meaning no need to repartition, and preferably without reinstalling Win95).
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You can run any distribution in USMDOS.  This is how you would do it without repartitioning.  I don't know anyone who does though.  It is slow, if it becomes corrupted or your win95 becomes corrupted, you risk losing BOTH OSes.  Get partition magic.  Run 4 partitions and you will be much happier when your win95 crashes and you put all you IMPORTANT stuff on the 4th partition.
MikeP090797Author Commented:
OK, What distribution you recommend, and does it support Fat32 & NTFS partitions(I'm thinking to switch to NT as my main OS), or do I need to go back to Fat16.
S ConnellyTechnical WriterCommented:

Get yourself a copy of System Commander (Partition Magic is not very good).  Here at Dipix I have a number of Engineers using System Commander to support, in some cases, five different OS's.  This program is rock solid and has proven itself from two years without incident.  
Of course, backing up is always recommended!

Get Redhat v5 (Kernel 2.0.31).  It’s very solid and no catastrophic bugs.

For Linux support of FAT32 and NTFS check out the following:

Hope this helps!
MikeP090797Author Commented:
Post your comment as an answer, and I'll give the points to you
Try RedHat. Install it with umsdos(inculuded with the disk), I did and it didn't cause any problems  to my harddisk or windows 95.

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