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I'd like to learn how to develop software which will run under Lynux. I only have one computer though. Can it be installed to run on the same machine as my Windows 98. Is there some way to toggle which operating system runs at a given time?
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Yes you have to install Windows and Linux and different partitions and install the Linux lilo to choose which Os you want to boot.
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What's lilo?

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LILO is the LInux LOader. It comes with all distributions of Linux. LILO sits in the MBR (Master Boot Record) of your harddisk. When you boot your machine, it reads in the MBR and runs the program. Normally this just loads Windows 98 or whatever OS you are using. If LILO is installed then you are presented with a prompt from which you can type in the name of the operating system that you wish to boot. Each OS should be contained within different partitions on your harddisk.
This allows you to have lots of Operating Systems on one harddisk and boot whichever one you please.

If you want to install Linux on your machine that already has Win98 installed then you can either install it in your existing windows partition and use an appropriate program i.e. 'LoadLin(?)' (in all distributions) to boot it once you are in DOS/Windows or you can re-partition your drive, install Linux in another partition and use LILO to boot them. To re-partition your drive you will need to wipe your harddisk completly and use FDISK to set up new partitions or use a 3rd party partition resizer such as 'Partition Magic' or 'Partition It' which will avoid having to re-install Win98.

Unlike most Operating Systems, Linux distributions contain a complete development kit. (GNU C++, etc.)

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