Linux Redhat 9.0 Installation (newbie)
Posted on 2004-09-30
I have 2 scenarios I can do for these ideas,
I want to install Linux Redhat 9.0 I got a copy of that today. I want to try it out and see what all the hype is about and it be nice to learn a new Operating system and not be confined to Microsoft domination. I have a few questions I need addressed and please as clearly as you can . My goal is to have a dual booting system that I can backup with Norton Ghost software I have System Works 2004 (got it for b-day). I just want enough to get me by because I dont want to waste any space since I was told Linux and windows xp dont like sharing the drive.
So how can I get a dual/booter system that can be backed up with norton ghost and how much space do i need for my hardrives . Currently I have 2 hardrives ... 160 gig , and a 40 gig for Norton backup.
Can I have my windows in NTFS format still? I will use Windows XP the most I just want linux to play around with to see if I like it and learn it .
Will they be able to share files ?
How many hardrives partions will I need to make and what ones?
Which OS do I install first?
I have a extra computer around 300 mhz 128 mb computer .. maybe more ram cant remember now but winxp is on it and it runs nice.
Should I just install Linux on this computer and what version ? I dont think redhat will work I think it might be to slow. Hardrive is 10 or 20 gig dont remember at moment.
So as you can see I want to install a Linux but just caught on what to do. Suggestions are greatly welcomed .