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I'm interested in installing Linux RedHat or FreeBSD on my new computer, already installed with Windows98.  I'd like to learn all about Linux/Unix while I need to have Windows applications available, though not necessarily at the same time.  Someone suggested loading System Commander to be able to boot up either system.  What are the potential problems involved and will I be able to successfully use both environments?
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Hi. You can split your current partition with "fips" it's a program that comes with
Linux Red Hat.

In the installation process, you can install the Linux boot loader.
It allows you to boot from either OS. Just label both your partitions,
then when you boot up, it will ask you for the label. Type it there.
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Well first I installed System Commander and then rebooted, then I used partition magic to resize my hard drive to make extra free space. Then I started the install of linux and used the fdisk program in the setup to make a linux native and a linux swap partition on the main drive. And I have done this many times without fail.
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Will I lose files when I create the partition?  Sorry, but it seems there is so much I don't know about this.  Reason I asked in the first place.
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