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i have a window 98 millinium edition.  I would like to partition the hard disk and install the red hat linux.  can some body let me know how to do it.  

Also where can i download the disk partition software ...

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Kotamraju
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do you mean your hard drive is one partition and you would like to re-partition it without losing windows?
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yes.  its a new machine which i bought recently.  I would like to install Linux in the same box along with windows 98.

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i could have helped if you were willing to wipe out and re-partition.  there might be some software tool outthere to let you repartition current partition, but i don't know.  I'll look around though   :-) sorry  
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If you want to re-partition without losing files, the only tool I know of that is reasonable in reliability and cheap ( absolutely free) is fips and it should lie on your Linux cd in the dosutils folder. You should first run defrag on your disk and use the "consolidate free space" option to move all free space to the back of the disk.
Now you can run fips to "shrink" the windows partition and thus make space for new Linux paritions.
Please note, there is a limitation on older LILO ( linux boot loader) of 1024 cylinders, meaning that you must make a /boot partition within the fisrt 1024 cylinders ( +/- 8GB) in order to get Linux to boot from the hard drive.
So, you should shrink your existing windows partition to just below 8GB if possible. This will allow you to create the /boot partition during Linux install, and also the rest of the Linux partitions.
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It's a very easy question, just do like:

download an software which named: pqmagic (find in yahoo.com) and use this software you can change all the partitions of your device without any data lost. you can change the partitions and creat two linux partition: one is linux native and the other is linux swap(same size with your memory and <128M) and the you can boot the system with your redhat linux CD-ROM. Then in the disk partions creater in redhat setup steps, you can find the partition out.


Good Luck :)
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