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Dual Booting Windows Server 2003 & RedHat Enterprise Linux 4

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What is the best scenario to implement a dual boot system of Windows Server 2003 and RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 update 4

I have Windows Server 2003 already installed

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Use a repartitioning utility to make your windows partitions small enough so there is enough free, unpartitioned space for your Linux PS. Also make a backup as sometimes things can go wrong.

A good such utility that works on M$ server OS's and which can also make images of partitions or copy them is bootit-ng.

http://terabyteunlimited.com/

Then just start up the installation of Linux using the CD's. The installation procedure should see the already installed windows and offer to include it in it's boot menu...
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Another thing you should consider, isn't a dual boot, but rather using vmware server and installing redhat as a VM. The advantages are that you can have both OS's running at once, you don't have to adjust partitions, and it is free.

http://vmware.com
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Linux will need to be installed at the begining of the hard disk but Windows is already occupying those sectors

VMware is good but both Windows & Linux will be running at the same time , performance will be degraded for both

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It's not necessary for Linux to be installed at the beginning of the disk, at least I can't think of any reason for that. All that would be at the beginning is the MBR for Grub, the boot loader, it doesn't remove your windows installation though. Grub itself would be in the boot partition of Linux.
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That is exactly what I mean

Is there a roll back plan in case I need to remove Linux?

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You can boot the windows CD and enter the recovery console, then use the tools on there (fixboot, fixmbr) to restore the mbr to teh windoze version, or you could restore the backup images you made with bootit-ng.
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your welcome
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