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How do I install Windows on a Linux enabled machine?

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     I don't understand Linux all that well yet, and have tried to install my Windows XP operating system on an already enabled Linux machine with Red Hat Fedora Core 5 installed. Can you give me a step by step exact set of instructions for creating and installing the 2nd partition for Windows and also how to get the Windows CD to begin installation succesfully on the 2nd partition?
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Normally we install windows before linux  here is some info.

http://www.littlewhitedog.com/content-52.html

unless you have harddisk space left and big enough, if not, you need to delete some unuse partition to make space, you can use fdisk to check the partition status.

if there is no space left, can't see anyway to install XP unless add another harddisk in :)

for install windows XP I think you know how to. just make sure you have choose the correct partition during the installation.

after the windows XP install, you have to  make change of the boot manager (grub normally for FC5) here some info may help

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Multiboot-with-GRUB.html

or the NT loader  http://www.winplanet.com/article/1917-.htm

http://www.tburke.net/info/ntldr/ntldr_hacking_guide.htm

http://mirror.oir.ucf.edu/LDP/HOWTO/Linux+NT-Loader.html

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/multiboot.mspx

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oh forgot the say backup everything before doing the installation of XP
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     I am not against loading Windows first as this is the setup I would most often face applying Linux to a system, it is just that I needed to get on the internet quick for information, and on this particular machine I had a Linux core 5 Fedora disk I had access to quick and a blank hard drive. Since I am not that famalier with Linux yet, I do not know how to Fdisk on this nor how to back everything up yet. I did try to install Windows on a boot-had machine set to boot from CD thinking maybe Windows would sense the Fedora operating system and might automatically check hard drive space and partition the hard drive as Fedora does, but the Windows system went to boot from CD and then just stopped progress. Is this normal the way it will always happen? I should know this as I recondition workstations a generation or so back and would be nice to offer customers systems based on Fedora with an option to install Windows if they want to pay for it. Thanks for any of your insight as I am really learning alot very quickly about all of this.
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since there is no space left in the harddisk or no partition for the windows to install, I can't figure how to install the XP unless you can add a harddisk in the computer.

f you just wanna to have the internet access (browser the internet) why not install the Xwindows like gnome
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