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win98/linux dual boot

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I am currently running win98 and want to dual boot to linux aswell.

I have a partioning program called ezdrive which came with my westerndigital harddrive.

I would like to know which is the best version of linux to use as in a dual boot system and if I need any dual boot software (If so what do you recommend).

My system: (should be capable)
Cyrix MII 300
160meg RAM
40X CDROM
10.2 gig & 1.2 gig HD

THANKS
AJJ
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by:dmaguillo
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Hi ajj1. U have no problem: install your Linux version (REd Hat, SuSe, Caldera...), and use LILO (= boot manager that comes with any Linux version or distribution).

Normally, during your Linux instalation, it request to you about to install LILO loader... It's compatible with any kind of partition.

Bye... :)
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Ajj..

U should have no probs at all..
U should start with the linux installation first .. Take a custom set up so that u can create u own partitions and not to allow the installation process to create partition . U have a utility within linux which allows u to create partition . U can create a FAT 16 partition from within Linux Installation and that should do the work . U have the Linux Loader(LILO) which will automatically allow u a dual Boot (LILO will get installed automatically).After bootin through Dos u install windows.
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Do I need to boot it to dos through a dos disk to install windows or will it boot to DOS automatically ?
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by:prax_n
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LILO allows the Dual Boot...
Just press enter at the lilo Prompt..which automatically boots through dos..
Then Install Windows
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After having installed linux ...
Now boot through a bootable floppy..
and then Install DOS
LILO allows the Dual Boot...
Just press enter at the lilo Prompt..which automatically boots through dos..
Then Install Windows

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