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I want to keep whatever operating system I'm using now(windows95) and still have linux Red hat5.1. Can I do it ? and If I need to divide my hard drive into separate partitions,what do I have to do ? and If I install Linux Red hat5.1,can I run any application such as: Mirc,Netscape,Games: Age of Empires,
Kali,Real player...... I'm newbie so I asked you too many question but I need your help.
Thanks


P.S Here are platform of my computer:
Windows95-16 Mb Ram-Pentium 100 MHz
1,1 Gb HD. Free space=300 Mb (just deleted something)
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Yes, you can install both linux and windows on the same PC
You should either backup you harddrive, repartition your
disk, install both OSes, and restore data or use Partition
Magic to decrease your windows partition.

You may run Netscape, RealPlayer, Descent with integrated Kali,
Some programs looks like Mirc (kirc for example)

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dyp
Thanks for answering but Please you tell me how can I divide hard drive ? so It would be easy for me to use two systems. i mean I need tool in order to I can divide HD.
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sorry, I forgot something. I need tool beside Partition Magic ver3.0 cause that program requires order but Firstly , I need download demo to know How It will woork and look like.
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You should decrease Windows partition using Partition Magic
You will have some free space after that.

When you will installing linux
you will create new linux partition using linux fdisk
or cfdisk or druid (it depend on your linux distribution)

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I have just increased points to 100. I'll install Linux so perhaps I need you to walk me throught it but first off,I must read user's guide.If I have trouble could you help me, please ?
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Sure.
Mail me to
dyp@inetlab.com
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Thanks
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