I am window user who would like to give linux a try.
I have a 3 year old Gateway G6-333. It is running a Pentium II 333mhz
processor, with 191 MB Ram, a 6 gig hard drive and Windows 98 second
edition. I have a cd rom drive that I can boot off of ( I stuck a red hat disk in, turned the thing
on and landed in the Red Hat Install program ).
I would like to wipe my hard drive clean, and partition it into 3 gigs and
3 gigs. I would like to put Windows 2000 with the NFTS file system on one
half and Red Hat Linux on the second half.
I am told that the tools that come with Red Hat can't deal with the NFTS
file system, so that I will have to partition the hard drive myself.
I am also told that Windows 2000 under nfts needs to be in the boot sector
of the hard drive so that I will need to find a way to make windows boot
Are both of these statements correct? Are there other problems with
putting windows 2000 and Red Hat on the same hard drive that I need to be
What is the best way for me to proceed?
I know next to nothing about computer hardware or computer set up tasks.
I can read and I program for a living. If someone can point me to
something suitable for an ignorant, but an intelligent beginner that would
I guess at the least I need to read something that will tell me how to
partition a hard drive with the resources I have.
Thanks in advance