co-exist with NT on notebook

Posted on 1999-12-14
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I want to install Linux on my notebook which runs Win NT4 workstation. My hard disk has another partition [FAT16 as e:], i want to install Linux RedHat 6.1 on e:. Is it possible, if kindly let me know if any serious issues are involved.

Moreover, i want my system to give me a dual boot option while start-up for NT/Linux :)

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Well, it is definitely possible, but you should consider moving any files from e: to another drive letter and clean e: of any wanted info.  Then, remove the partition for e: with fdisk in windows.  Then, you can boot to Red Had cd (or boot disk and cd together).  Run the setup program and choose Disk Druid as the Partition tool.  Create necessary partitions and sizes with mount points (/, /usr, /opt, /var, /home and so on as needed).  Then continue the install as per normal.  When it asks where to put LILO, choose the Master Boot Record or you could end up with a 1024 cylinder problem.  Then, when you boot your machine, you will get a LILO prompt.  If you type nothing, it will boot Linux.  If you type NT or whatever the partition label for the NT partition is, it will boot winblows.

Good Luck.

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