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NT and Linux Installation!!

I want to install NT Server and Red Hat Linux 6 on the same machine.  Can someone give the important points in chronological order on how to go about this process.  Linux will be the primary OS used.  Thank you in advance.
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ihardingCommented:
The only pointers I would give are to install NT first and give it a small partition if it is not going to be the main OS on the box.
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babblegeekCommented:
0) Download tom's root/boot from http://www.toms.net/rb/home.html. Create the disk. This will come in handy if there are problems.

1) Decide which boot loader you will use (NT's or LILO). This is a matter of personal preference -- I prefer LILO, and will assume here that LILO is your choice, too.

2) Partition the disk. You really only need to create the NT partition at this point, as Linux install will want to discuss partitions with you anyway.

3) Install NT on the partition set aside for it.

4) Install Red Hat. When asked where you want LILO to put the boot loader, say the Master Boot Record (MBR) of the primary drive. Red Hat will ask if you have another OS. Say Yes, and point it at the NT partition.

5) Reboot, and LILO will ask which OS you want. To change the boot manager, you will have to boot to Linux. You may want to change the timeout and the default in /etc/lilo.conf. REMEMBER TO EXECUTE lilo AFTER CHANGING THIS FILE!
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jesse_phoenixAuthor Commented:
babblegeek,
do i partition the harddrive using the nt installation process since it is the first one being installed?
install nt on a partition other than the primary??
then install linux in its partition and continue???
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babblegeekCommented:
You can use whatever method you like for partitioning. I use tom's root/boot disk and the Linux fdisk command, but you can use the NT partitioning stuff if you like.

Life will be much easier for you if you install NT on the first partition. You can make it small, but it should be first. Linux is *much* more forgiving about putting the OS on other than the first partition.

Chris
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jesse_phoenixAuthor Commented:
Thank you, babblegeek!
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