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Hi all,
Hope anybody can help me with this pls.
I have WIN98 System 8GB, 96MB RAM. I am interested in installing LINUX alongwith my WIN98.
I did partition on my C DRIVE for 2.5 GB and 5.5 GB using PARTITION MAGIC 4.0. Now my 5.5 GB partition has WIN98, FAT 32. My other partition 2.5 GB doesn't have anything -- not even MSDOS.. and when I partioned it, It asked me the filesystem I want to put in.. suggesting EXT2 for Linux.. so i opted for EXT2.

Now my problem is -- How to start with installing LINUX on my inactive partition.. It doesnt read any CD.. I did 1 bootable disk .. Only file on my floopy is COMMAND.COM..
when I reboot my system using the floppy ..  it takes me to DOS PROMPT.. But then what to do next.. I am trying to install LINUX 6.1 FROM CD .. I WANT TO INSTALL USUING ITS GUI..
I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE ANY HELP

BEST REGARDS
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If I understand it correct I would opt for this:

(I assume that win98 still boots as normal)

-startup windows
-put in the Linux CD (what distribution do you use RedHat 6.1?)
-create a linux bootdisk:
If there is /dosutils on the CD go there
from a command-prompt type rawrite. Your image is probably \images\boot.img, and the destination is a:

- Now restart your PC using this Linux bootdisk. (The rest is easy as-is)

Tip: Don't forget to create a rescue disk (you're automatically prompted at the end of the installation)
This is a linux bootdisk with your installed settings.

succes!

Ton
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by:rnarang98
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I don't know what u mean when you ask for distribution .. But Yes .. I do use Linux REDHAT 6.1.. Understood what you said.. But still wondering .. Why it don't directly read my CDROM Linux CD when in manal its written that it should read bootable directly from CD not needing any bootable floppy disk..

Thanks alot for your help..
I will try your answer and will close the question..
Wud appreciate your reply with my this doubt..

Regards
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by:rnarang98
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I don't know what u mean when you ask for distribution .. But Yes .. I do use Linux REDHAT 6.1.. Understood what you said.. But still wondering .. Why it don't directly read my CDROM Linux CD when in manal its written that it should read bootable directly from CD not needing any bootable floppy disk..

Thanks alot for your help..
I will try your answer and will close the question..
Wud appreciate your reply with my this doubt..

Regards
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